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.
Aimed at the modern beat maker, Beat Sync Maker for iOS emables users to pump up their EDM/DJ performance videos with pro beat-synced visual effects.
The all-in-one kit includes ROLI’s Lightpad Block and generous software bundle for $299. it's designed to get you up and running making beats and tracks in no time.
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.
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.
Make your bass shake and your drums cut through - here are 5 ways to ensure your dub tracks can do the business.
Roland has released an updated version of its much-loved AIRA drum machine, the TR-8S. Combining Analog Circuit Behaviour-modelled sounds with samples, Rishabh Rajan put it to the test.
Micro recording tweaks in the Sample Player, MIDI recording improvements and more can all be found in this free update to Elastic Drums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.