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XLN Audio Releases XO, A New And Innovative Way To Make Beats
With over 8000 samples supplied, XO is able to collect and sort your one-shot samples then sequence and add effects - but it's much more than that.
Apr. 15, 2019
AVP Synth ADS7 Analog Drum Machine Review
A fully hands-on way to craft and create electronic beats, the ADS7 from AVP Synths is truly an old school instrument. Rishabh Rajan put it through its paces in this video review.
Mar. 22, 2019
Deton8 Your Tracks With This New, Ultra-Compact Drum Machine From Twisted Electrons
Combining the best of classic and new technology, this portable hybrid sampler and drum synth will even let you upload and manage your own sounds. Here's when, where and how to get it.
Mar. 18, 2019
4 Tips For Tweaking Electronic Drums To Sound Real
Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.
Jan. 13, 2019
7 Legendary Drum Machines That Launched Entire Genres
You’ve heard them on countless records and some have even helped to define entire genres of music. Here are 7 of the most legendary drum machines of all time.
Oct. 25, 2018
Randomize Your Beats With Arturia DrumBrute For Infinite Variation
Add variable randomness to some or all of the parts of a drum pattern to create beats that are fun, interesting and unique. In this short video, Multiplier explains how.
Sep. 10, 2018
Music Theory: Breaking Away From The ‘Original Beat Recipe’
It's easy to make your beats unique and interesting, even if they start off pretty conventional. Here are some top tips to liven up your rhythms and create more life and variation for your tracks.
Jul. 8, 2018
Beatformer Is A New, All-In-One Beat Sculpting Plugin, On Sale For A Limited Time
Use the Boom, Punch, Squash and Air controls to shape your beats for a fat sound. There's even a live online demo for you to try out for yourself.
May. 31, 2018
The Koka Beat Machine 2 Is A Marvellous Mechanical Music Making Machine
Digital music making tools make creating sounds easier than ever, yet many of us are becoming more entranced by mechanical machines with moving parts and organic ways to create and sequence beats.
Sep. 19, 2016
Learning the Ableton Grid for Better Drum Patterns
Changing Grid Resolutions during the creation of a drum pattern is pivotal in creating better drum beats. In this tutorial, G.W. Childs shows how important the Grid is for beat making in Ableton Live.
G.W. Childs IV
Sep. 16, 2014
Modern Grooves by Black Octopus: A New BreakTweaker Expansion Pack From iZotope
If you're into glitch or any kind of creative beat processing, then you'll likely be familiar with iZotope's BreakTweaker. So, how can you make a good thing better? The Modern Grooves expansion pack.
Jul. 18, 2014
Review: Heavyocity DM-307: Modern Groove Designer
Billed as the next big "modern groove designer" for Kontakt, Heavyocity's DM-307 brings their much admired cinematic sculpted sonics into the world of EDM drums, rhythms and fat beats.
Feb. 11, 2014
Heavyocity Sneak Peak: DM-307 Modern Groove Designer
Having already received critical acclaim for Damage, Evolve & AEON... what's next from the good people at Heavyocity? Watch this video to get a taste for their next big thing.
Dec. 27, 2013
Creating Quick And Dirty Drum Sounds
Every DAW worth its salt can help to create distorted, lo-fi drum sounds. In this tutorial, Toby Pitman shows his dirtying techniques that'll make your drums beg you for some soap and water.
Jun. 13, 2013
Drum Programming: Using Kicks In Fills
Toby Pitman returns with another excellent set of tips on programming realistic drums. This time he focuses on using kicks in fills to create impressive results.
Dec. 21, 2011
Hype up your Hip-Hop Hi-Hats in Reason
In some of the recent Hip-Hop tracks I've heard, specifically Waka Flocka Flame, I've been seriously impressed with the hi-hat programming that has been taking place. Instead of regular 8 beats, and 1
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 17, 2011
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