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Synth Icons: Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer
Roland's TR-808 is a stone cold classic in the history - and the present - of music technology. But its story has a few more twists and turns than you might have guessed...
Aug. 8, 2019
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
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
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
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
Learn How To Make Bigger, Better, Beefier Beats in Logic Pro X Beat Masterclass With Josh Carney
Join Josh Carney for this unique, live MasterClass where he demonstrates Logic's beat-making tools in detail. Learn how to make bigger, better and beefier beats!
Oct. 14, 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
Producing Hip Hop In Logic Pro X
From sound selection through arrangement, beat-making and mixing techniques, here's everything you need to know about producing hip hop in Logic Pro X.
Aug. 13, 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
Advanced Ableton Live Drum Processing Techniques
Using Live's sample manipulation tools and algorithms gives you many ways to creatively process and program drums. Here are a few tricks you may not know.
Nov. 30, 2017
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
Waka Flocka Online Beat Maker, Wakapella, Powered by Splice
WARNING: This is pretty awesome. NSFW if your boss wants to actually get some work done. Splice have their released their online, interactive Waka Flocka Beat Maker sequencer with plenty to like.
Mar. 9, 2016
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
Watch The Fastest Maschine Finger Drumming, Ever?
Who's the fastest Maschine finger drummer in the world? Asadi is certainly up there as a contender. Watch this awesome video of his live production as fingers and pads blur into one.
Mar. 6, 2015
Programming Drums: 8 Tips for Better Beats
Beats: we all create them—some better than others… Sound Designer, G. W. Childs is here to share 8 tips to help you create better beats for your tracks, whatever DAW you use.
G.W. Childs IV
Jan. 15, 2015
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
Review: Modern Grooves for iZotope BreakTweaker from Black Octopus
iZotope and BT's BreakTweaker caused quite a stir earlier this year when it was released. If you've had a chance to play with it, you've probably enjoyed yourself a lot. Get ready for the next level.
G.W. Childs IV
Aug. 14, 2014
Novation Launchpad Now for iPhone
Novation have updated their Launchpad App for use on iPhone which has had over 200,000 downloads in a week! Go make & remix your beats and grooves on iPad & iPhone with version 1.6 for FREE.
Jul. 24, 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
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