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5 Of The Best Hardware Drum Machines 2018
Here's a list of our five favorite drum machines of 2018 so far, from super portable to heavy hitters. Behringer, Arturia, Roland, Modal... which one will you choose?
Aug. 4, 2018
5 Unusual Drum Programming Tips
Most people know how to bash out some beats on a MIDI keyboard, but how about taking things to the next level? Here's how to generate some more unusual beats without breaking a sweat.
Sep. 21, 2017
Roland To Re-Issue TB 303 Bass Synth Without Resonance Knob? We Doubt It!
Take this with a pinch / shovel of salt. We're not sure Roland would see value in re-releasing an analog TB 303 to compete with the AIRA TB-3, but many companies are re-issuing classic synths...
Aug. 3, 2016
Review: Analogue Candy Sample Packs
Analog Candy is fairly new to the market with sample packs for musicians and producers. Sara Simms take a closer look and listen to Ice Choir and TR-LAX (6 classic processed TR drum machines).
May. 27, 2016
Review: Native Instruments Polyplex
Since Twisted Tools' Ultraloop the idea of manually programming drum patterns feels so antiquated. Now they've teamed up with Native Instruments to create Polyplex, an amazing 8-part drum sampler.
Oct. 23, 2014
How Sound Affects You: Drumming for Health, Part 1
Continuing her exploration of using sound for healing, Lynda Arnold delves into the rhythmic side of music: drumming. Combining science and experience this article is a fascinating read.
Jan. 12, 2014
Review: Wave Alchemy Synth Drums
Some sounds never seem to go out of fashion. The classic 808 and 909 kits are great examples, and rather than sampling these sounds, Wave Alchemy have synthesized them as Noah Pred discovers.
Aug. 30, 2013
Review: The Blues EZX for EZ Drummer
Toontrack are back with a new Blues expansion pack featuring the veteran Swedish blues drummer Hans LindbÃ¤ck to sample two of his kits and perform the MIDI library. Toby Pitman plays the Blues!
Jun. 26, 2013
3 Tricks When Organizing Clips for Every Ableton Live DJ
When Djing with Ableton, it's easy to let all your clips get disorganized. It's great that you can have hundreds of songs, hundreds of beats, stacks of melodies, and movie quotes all on one screen.
May. 25, 2011
Creating Custom Stereo Drum Hits in Logic
There are a huge amount of drum libraries available now and these feature just about every style of drum hit you could imagine but one thing I find is that they are often lacking in basic stereo width
Apr. 27, 2011
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