Get Beat Magazine #182 With 11 GB Of Software For FREE!


You can currently get Beat Magazine issue #182 for free, including 11 GB of downloads and more.

You can claim your free issue (English) by signing up for the Beat Magazine newsletter. For the German language issue, you’ll get more information from Falke Media.

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As well as free downloads, Beat Magazine is packed with tutorials, reviews, interviews, and more. This particular issue features one of my current favorite synths on the cover; the UDO Super 6.

The 11GB software download features a couple of synths; Retromod LoFreq Wired by Tracktion and DS Audio’s monophonic Thorn Solo.

The magazine originally shipped with free copies of the Waves Codex synthesizer plugin, but the free license codes have been depleted in the meanwhile.

Tracktion sampled eleven pretty hardware synths for Retromod LoFreq Wired. The sampled synths range from 2009 to 2018, and it’s a pretty impressive list.

Here it is:

  • MFB Kraftzwerg
  • MFB Dominion 1
  • Doepfer Dark Energy II
  • AS Telemark V2
  • Make Noise 0-Coast
  • Antonus 2600
  • Pittsburgh SV-1
  • Arturia MiniBrute 2
  • Dreadbox Erebus V3
  • Behringer Neutron
  • Moog Grandmother

Retromod LoFreq Wired is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux, in AU, VST, and AAX formats.

Thorn Solo is a three oscillator, monophonic synth with some interesting features, like the Glitch Sequencer. It offers abundant modulation options and effects that should be great for experimentation and modern sound design.

Thorn Solo is available for macOS and Windows in AU, VST2, VST3, and AAX formats.

Also included in the free downloads is the Ænigma expansion for Zampler and Akai MPC. The pack is a hybrid of a Gregorian choir and various synths. So, you get the powerful mystique of the choir with a modern twist from pads and leads. It’s an interesting mix, for sure.

UPDATE: Please note that the free Waves Codes licenses are no longer available.

More info: Beat Magazine #182 (free when you sign up via email)

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James is a musician and writer from Scotland. An avid synth fan, sound designer, and coffee drinker. Sometimes found wandering around Europe with an MPC in hand.


  1. Long time lurcker, thanks for all you and your team does here. Awesome resource for all musicians especially those of us who are tight on funds.

    I just want to point out that Beat magazine downloads has doesn’t have resume download support for whatever reason. So if your internet has hiccups while trying download gigs of software and samples from them, you’re out of luck. The downloads just will not resume now complete even if you’re at 99%.

  2. been subscribed to beat for a long time, not only are the plugin giveaways a huge plus, but the mag itself is very worth reading

  3. Michal Ochedowski


    This giveaway is very generous even without licenses for Waves Cortex. Thanks for sharing the good news!

  4. Welcome BEAT Magazine readers!
    Thank you for your interest in Tracktion.
    This offer is no longer active, but you can explore our other software including Waveform Free.

    Seems like it’s too late to get Retromod

  5. Michal Ochedowski


    I realized yesterday, that DDMF The Strip plugin attached to this Beat Magazine issue was really outdated, from 2015 to be exact. It works fine, like a full version, but no serial number was provided unfortunately. Latest release of The Strip from March 2021 has VST3 version included and probably some bug fixes. Pity we can’t update. It would probably be too much to ask.

  6. I bought this one back in February, I have collected lots of Zampler packages over the years, and I gotta say that Ænigma Zampler pack is one of their best. Miss it at your peril :-)

  7. Odd… I’ve filled in my details and submitted but haven’t received the follow up email? Tried twice. Does it only work for new subscribers to the newsletter?

  8. Not good of Retromod LoFreq Wired by Tracktion. They just cancelled the offer with no warning. Right after the start. And this was the big one in this issue.

    • Michal Ochedowski


      At first I was quite happy to get this synth. Shortly after – a big letdown when I read about the offer being over. From my perspective it’s just not a positive image for the developer. Sure they have the right to cancel, but it didn’t do them much good.

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