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Novation Circuit 1.7: Create Full Songs, Take Notes Off The Grid
Novation just won't leave the Circuit alone. The latest free update, v1.7, brings some truly powerful features to the table with the focus on chaining patterns.
Jul. 20, 2018
Review: Yamaha EAD10
Could Yamaha's latest compact, multi-functional drum system really replace a whole drum mic kit? Matt Vanacoro found out when he road tested the EAD10...
Mar. 19, 2018
How To Edit & Tighten Up Multitrack Drums In Cubase
Working with multichannel drums doesn't have to mean headaches when editing. Here, learn how to align, cut and quantize drum tracks without losing sync.
Dec. 9, 2017
Review: Big Fish Audio Sequence
Big Fish Audio's latest Kontakt-based instrument delivers multiple classic drum machines, effects and a powerful sequencer. Plus it's affordable, as Hollin Jones discovered.
Sep. 26, 2017
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
Review: Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
Superior Drummer 3 represents a massive upgrade, with artificial intelligence just one of its major new features. In this world-first review, Shane Berry takes you in-depth with Toontrack's latest.
Aug. 15, 2017
Novation Circuit 1.4 Intros Polyrhythmic Sequencing, Instant Pattern Switch, New Sounds & More
Novation Circuit 1.4 packs in some major new features like polyrhythmic drum patterns, new Circuit packs, new content, instant pattern switch, session color select and improved MIDI control settings.
Nov. 1, 2016
5 Alternatives To A Human Drummer
So you want your drum tracks to sound convincing... or at least good? But you don't have a drummer to hand and your own arrangements leave a lot to be desired? Here are 5 viable alternatives.
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 5, 2016
Drum & Bass Production Tip: Adding Drum Variations
Keeping your Drum and Bass tunes from sounding overly repetitive can be a challenge. In this video tutorial, Multiplier offers some useful advice for adding subtle variations to the drum track.
May. 14, 2016
This Arduino Drum Machine Uses Magnets To Sample, Loop & Sequence Sounds
OK. Therein innovative drum machines out there, but this one from Axel Bluhme takes the creative approach a step further with the XOXX Composer.
Apr. 30, 2016
Review: Toontrack Traditional Country EZX
Country music is growing in popularity and having an influence on mainstream pop. Happily, Toontrack now offer a Country drum expansion for EZDrummer & Superior Drummer. Hollin Jones takes a look.
Feb. 16, 2016
5 Mistakes To Avoid When Programming Drums
When programming drum patterns, especially if you're trying to emulate a live drum performance, there are some things you just shouldn't do. Here's five tips from Joe Albano to make your drums shine.
Nov. 16, 2015
Using Cubase 8 Groove Agent SE for Quick & Easy Drum Patterns
In this tutorial video, Cubase trainer Matt Loel T Hepworth shows how useful Groove Agent SE can be for quickly generating drum patterns with no fuss or programming needed.
May. 10, 2015
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
Make Drum Patterns Interesting with Ultrabeat's Step Mode in Logic Pro X
Now we're not saying your drum patterns aren't interesting... but, here's a way to breathe new life into them using Step Mode in Logic Pro's Ultrabeat drum synth/sample plug-in powerhouse.
Apr. 14, 2014
Roland Unveils AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer
The TR-8 is a rhythm groove machine that melds the sound & vibe of the TR-808 & 909. Watch the video below from our friends at SonicState & stay tuned for our own full review coming soon!
Feb. 14, 2014
Creating Realistic Drum Sounds With FXpansion's BFD3
There's not much you can't achieve with drum sounds using FXpansion's excellent BFD3. In this tutorial, Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test and shows how to create realistic sounds using it!
Jan. 26, 2014
Review: Liquid Rhythm: The Future of Rhythm Programming
Every once in a while something comes along that changes the way we approach making music. Find out why WaveDNA's Liquid Rhythm takes the prize as the most innovative and cool rhythmic generator yet.
G.W. Childs IV
Dec. 9, 2013
Making Trap Music Drum Fills in Reason
The Trap music genre is constantly evolving... and in his second tutorial on this musical style, G. W. Childs shows you how to make Trap style drum fills in Propellerhead Reason with download project.
G.W. Childs IV
Nov. 21, 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
Drum Programming: Simple Latin Trick
What do you get when you combine Brazilian rhythms based on Samba & Bossa Nova, a traditional western drum kit & a professional drum programmer? Toby Pitman hits the spot in this essential tutorial.
Sep. 27, 2011
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