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Free for Beat readers: Korg MS-20 in God mode for any DAW

BEST NEW SYNTHS: 21 units in review | plus Advent Discount Calendar

Published 9:43 am on Friday 8th December 2023 by Beat Magazine

Exclusive tipps from Andrew Huang, Loopop and others

Extensive tests of the hottest new synths, thrilling performances, tutorials or even crazy sound experiments – all of this awaits you in the channels of YouTubers like Andrew Huang, Loopop, Rachel K Collier, Doctor Mix, Hainbach, Once Upon A Synth and Limbic Bits. Have you ever wondered which instruments are these synth-fluencers‘ favorites? We just asked them for you!

Free for Beat readers: Korg MS-20 in God mode for any DAW

With its aggressive but charismatic sound, Korg‘s MS-20 has written music history. Dance greats such as The Chemical Brothers, Mr. Oizo, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy and Röyksopp swear by this monosynth. Our software highlight recreates this gem in detail, garnished with ingenious extra features. We bet you‘ll fall in love with the MS-20, too.

Test: Roland GAIA2 – Fancy look, harsh sound

The compact successor to the GAIA SH-01 has a large motional pad and a built-in sequencer in addition to a control surface with plenty of knobs, and could therefore be recommended as a performance synthesizer for the stage or live jams in the studio. Inside is Roland‘s favorite child, the tried and tested ZenCore engine, which in the GAIA 2 offers wavetables as well as virtual analog sound creation.

The 7 most important questions about studio monitors

The most important tool for judging mixes are - of course - the studio monitors. But what should you look out for when choosing studio monitors? Why is it important that they have a linear frequency response? And are 2-way or 3-way speakers the better choice for studio monitoring? We‘ll tell you in a moment! Look forward to answers to the most frequently asked questions about studio monitors.

The Spotify problem: does the AI listen to AI genereated music?

Streaming is the future of the music industry. Even artificial intelligences see it that way and have started listening to their favourite songs on Spotify. Equally absurd and problematic, it is a thinly veiled attempt at cashing in on royalties which should really go to human musicians and labels. Can the big streaming providers stop the attack before streaming breaks down

Advent discount calendar: Save big on your Christmas wishes

It‘s about time! Time for Christmas and a decent Advent calendar for musicians. And that‘s exactly what behind 24 doors are sensational discounts, exclusively for you as a Beat reader. And the best thing is: you can even open all the doors at once! Synths, recorders, tutorials, limiters, sound banks ... there‘s simply something for everyone. In short: a well-rounded package for inspiring holidays. We hope you have a lot of fun with the offers!

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