Mixing drums is one of the most important parts of producing music, and potentially one of the most delicate. Joe Albano shares 7 quick but invaluable tips to help you get it right.
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.
What if you could get both the sound and the actual playing of some of the world's top drummers in your productions and then edit them? With DrumCore4 Ultra, that's just what you can do.
Before you reach for your EQ and compression plugins to shape the sound of your snare drum consider adjusting the character by using multiple microphones and mixing those. It's a powerful way.
Positioned as a creative beat-making, rhythm production environment featuring deep sample manipulation, arrangement and modulation capabilities, we investigate how well FXpansions' Geist2 performs.
Another 909 plugin? Monade Sound feel there’s room for theirs, and after listening to it, they might be right. It’s not going to empty your wallet either!
What do you get when you cross a drum machine, robotic mechanical balls, and an acoustic drum kit? Polyend's Perc is just that and can play the drums that'll make your human drummer jealous.
Reason comes with some great kits but creating your own is the way to get a truly unique sound for your productions. We show you how in 10 simple steps…
During Metal Month 2015 Toontrack released a whopper! It comes in the form of a new SDX expansion for Superior Drummer called The Progressive Foundry. Toby Pitman checks it out.
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.
Marco Scherer's latest Drum Depot pack release is pretty stunning. It features 5 kits from the awesome Vermona DRM1 mkIII drum machine. Plus you can grab 50 loops for free - yes, free!
While the quality of Logic Pro X's Drum Machine Designer kits is very high, there's room for more! Darren Burgos shows you how to create your own custom kits for DMD and Logic's Drummer.
Setting up a multi-mic recording of a drum kit is complex, so it’s no surprise that there are any number of things that can trip up an intrepid recordist. Here are 6 potential pitfalls to avoid.
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.
Musicrow has released '909 Freaks', an expansion pack for NI Maschine & WAV formats that uses high end analog and digital processing to bring an up-to-date and production ready iconic 909 drum sound.