The July issue of the Beat Magazine takes a look at mixdown secrets with a 13-step plan and 4 DAW templates to help you get your mix right.

This much is certain: Mixing is (not) an art. The inclined hobbyist can try his hand at the perfect compressor settings, while turbo makers mix while arranging, true to the motto „sounds good, is good“. But what to do when the kick doesn‘t bang, the track in the car makes you howl or the hi-hats on the big PA make your ears bleed? Then there‘s our 13-point plan …

The magazine includes the SinMad BE virtual instrument, which offers an extravagant combination of virtual analog synthesis and physical modelling.

This synthesizer is an excellent choice for drones, dirty feedback sounds and organic textures; thus, its eccentric sound is naturally predestined for Ambient, but can also provide exciting accents in other styles with its unique and experimental sounds.

Also included is the Death To The Kore expansion for the Zampler virtual instrument and Akai’s MPC series, which delivers 128 sounds geared towards Hardcore, Frenchcore, Hardstyle & EBM music production.

Beat Magazine #198 is available to purchase for 4.99 EUR at the Falkemedia shop and from distributor Plugin Boutique, or as part of a subscription at Plugs & Samples.