Posts with tag beats

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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.

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.

Vintage Drum Machines: 5 Reasons We Still Want Them

Software is great but there are many reasons why some people still prefer - and will pay a hefty premium for - real hardware drum machines, particularly vintage ones. Here's why.

Review: Boss DR-01S Rhythm Partner

Not all drum machines are aimed at electronic musicians. The Boss DR-01S Rhythm Partner brings something new to the table for acoustic and other live performers.

Review: UVI Beatbox Anthology 2

Did you know there are over 100 models of hardware drum sampler out there? Why not save tracking them all down by simply getting this excellent new beatbox instrument, Beatbox Anthology 2, from UVI.

Master The Art Of Programming Drum Fills In Ableton Live

Drum fills are an essential component of modern electronic music. In this short video, DJ Kiva shows you how to program them quickly in Ableton Live to create cool sounding variations.

Create Advanced, Mind-Bending Beat Repeat FX In Ableton Live

Nothing sounds cooler than stuttered, repeated beats and patterns faster than the hand could ever play. Here, Noah Pred shows you how to create them in Ableton Live with the Beat Repeat effect.

Make Better Beats With These Syncopation Concepts

Understanding syncopation can be the key to making more interesting and more human-sounding beats. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

Production Tip: The How & Why of Punchy Drum Compression

Everyone wants punchy drums. This simple tutorial will show you how to get extra punch out of your kicks, or your kicks and snares for you breakbeaters, rockers, junglists, and dubstep badmen!

Review: Elastic Drums for iOS

Elastic Drums for iOS has received plaudits since its release, so we were curious to find out if it really is as good as it sounds. Plus, 5 randomly selected comments will get a copy of Elastic Drums!

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.

Using Reason's Redrum as a Melodic Device

G. W. Childs delves into the dark side (not really...) of Propellerhead Reason and uncovers how Redrum can actually be used to create melodic sounds and phrases.

Creating Dub, Trap & Glitch Stutter Effects with Korg volca beats

Are you into creating dub, trap or long echoes in your beats, or are you after some glitchy effects for your drum patterns? G. W. Childs shows how in this Korg volca beats tutorial video.

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.

Finger Drumming Contest: Jeremy Ellis on Maschine Vs Guy on ProdiKeys

It’s not a fair contest by any stretch of the imagination, so file this under "fun". One guy rocks out a beat on a ProdiKeys and Jeremy Ellis shows how it's done on Maschine.