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Review: Sugar Bytes DrumComputer
Sugar Bytes brings a taste of the past and the future to its latest drum machine. But it’s so much more, as Hollin Jones finds out.
Sep. 10, 2020
Get Creative With Drummer Regions In Logic Pro X
Harness the power of Logic Pro's Drummer to really take control of your beats, percussion parts and arrangements. Jay Asher is here to show you how it works.
Jul. 30, 2019
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
Elektron Digitakt: Cooking Up A Kick Drum
Join Dave Mech as he uses everyday tools to create a cool kick drum sound using Elektron's Digitakt sampling drum machine.
Feb. 6, 2019
Roland's TM1 Hybrid Trigger Drum Module In Action
Incorporate electronic sounds into your acoustic drum performances easily with the new Roland TM1 - here's a product specialist to show you how it works.
Jan. 25, 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
5 Tips For Adding Character To Your Beats With Arturia DrumBrute Impact
Arturia's DrumBrute Impact could be just what you need to make powerful rhythms on the move. Here are 5 pro tips to get the best results from this cool drum machine.
Aug. 6, 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
Programming Drum Patterns For Novice Producers
Making authentic drum patterns even if you're not a drummer isn't as hard as you might have thought. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of programming a great beat.
Oct. 2, 2017
10 Essential iPad Apps for Beat Makers
As the iPad continues to evolve, so do its apps. And this is a good thing for iPad producers and musicians in particular. Hollin Jones highlights 10 excellent apps for iPad designed for making beats.
Sep. 1, 2015
Korg Electribe for DJs and Music Producers with Ableton Live Workflow
Korg's new electribe promises to satisfy the needs of DJs and producers with its step sequencer, trigger pads for beat making, synth engine, effects and groove templates & Ableton Live workflow.
Sep. 7, 2014
Programming Beats Straight into Logic Pro X
Logic users are spoilt with the number of ways to program drums: Ultrabeat's step sequencer, the Piano Roll, Hyper Editor... and also the main window. Darren Burgos explores the path least used.
Jun. 23, 2014
Akai Unveils MPC Element: Most Portable and Affordable MPC
The brilliant minds at Akai have come up with the next big for MPC users... MPC Elements! They tell us it's the most portable and affordable MPC yet. We, at AskAudioMag, can't wait to get hands on...
Sep. 13, 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
Review: Patternarium by Sonic Charge: How Your Vote Can Change Beats Around The World
Evolution is a controversial subject at best, and its premise has sparked debate since inception. However, its theory has been beneficial for technology in major ways.
G.W. Childs IV
Jun. 13, 2011
Making beats in Reason: Synthesized vs sampled drums
If you are a Reason user and love to program your own beats then you will need to familiarize yourself with the different sound creation methods the application uses to produce it's drum sounds. There
Feb. 16, 2011
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