Gear that needs serious wattage can be tricky to power when you're away from the mains supply. But Scott Riesterer found some high powered solutions. Here, he shares his impressions.
Polyrhythmic sequencing, battery power and sounds ranging from small to huge are just a few of the talents of Korg's newest and most advanced Volca - the Volca Drum.
Get the sound of authentic 90s-tinged hip hop and R'n'B with this new expansion pack from NI for Maschine and Battery.
Roland's recreation of its classic SH-101 is the latest addition to the Boutique family and puts amazing sound and control at your fingertips. Check out Rishabh Rajan's in-depth video review here.
A portable recording interface that can be self-powered, with seamless software integration? Watch Matt Vanacoro's video review to find out if iZotope Spire Studio delivers all it promises.
Being an electronic musician precludes you from street performance, right? Not at all! G.W Childs recounts his experiences of taking his setup to the streets, and shares some valuable tips.
Beats are at the heart of many different kinds of music. Here are some of the best drum software tools around, for your consideration!
NI's Battery is an incredibly powerful sample-based drum machine but it's easier to get to grips with than you might imagine. We show you how to edit one of the many preset kits and make it your own.
Handcrafted by Jason Cushing and Yan Doiron of SoundMorph, this 2.9 GB library from Twisted Tools is sure to add some darkness to your edgy cinematic tracks in Reaktor, Live, Logic, NI formats
In collaboration with Jason Cushing and Yan Doiron, Twisted Tools have released their darkest sound library yet: DarkMorph. It's over 2.9GB and includes preset kits for Maschine, Ableton & Kontakt...
Battery 4 has seen a major overhaul with a new refined interface and loads of new features. Get the most out of this drum sampler powerhouse with Toby Pitman's essential tips.
Check out how to quickly and imaginatively create your own custom convolution reverbs in Native Instruments' Battery with Ruari Galbraith!
What if you want to process each part of your Battery 3 drum kit separately? Cue: multi-output mode! Mo Volans shows how to set up and process individual sounds from battery in Logic and Cubase.
Native Instruments' Battery comes with excellent kits, but you can go one step further and create your own, too. Mo Volans shows you all the steps needed and includes the kit as a FREE download!