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.
As well as re-releasing Synthetic Vortice SampleScience have a brand new drum instrument plugin, Dr. Beat Box, which 35 drum kits from classic and rare drum machines of the 70s and 80s.
It's 808 Day and Roland have released a new feature for both the TR-8S and the TR-8. Step Loop is designed to improve live pattern improvisation on both drum machines. This update is free.
Here's a list of our five favorite drum machines of 2018 so far, from super portable to heavy hitters. Behringer, Arturia, Roland, Modal... which one will you choose?
Modal's CRAFTrhythm is a hands-on, tweakable self-build drum machine that has more features than you might have expected. Hollin Jones puts it all together for you.
We caught up with the developers of this tactile drum machine and MIDI trigger to find out what it can do, and made a short video showing off its many talents.
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.
Arturia's hardware family just keeps growing with the latest addition, DrumBrute Impact - a powerful new drum sequencer and sound design tool. Here's what you need to know.
We will have to wait a little longer for this 100% analog recreation of the TR-808 drum machine from Behringer as they push forward by adding user-requested features.
ADS-7 is a seven-track analog drum machine made in Russia with 65 hands-on controls, a sequencer, MIDI, individual audio outputs and trigger inputs. Here's what it sounds like.
Moscow-based AVP Synth have announced a new analog drum synth with 7 channels, individual outputs, and a sequencer with 65 knobs, 4 switches and 27 buttons for fully loaded hands on control.
The new, limited edition analog drum machine and mono synth from Arturia just got a creative makeover, merging Michelangelo's most famous fresco to the DrumBrute Creation & MicroBrute Creation.
On the fourth anniversary of Spark 2, Arturia have released an update to keep this sequencer, drum machine, sampler and synth/recording studio at the top of its game.
Featuring an all Moog synth setup: DFAM, Subsequent 37, Model D iOS app, this new video celebrates the increidble expressivity for the Touché MIDI, CV and USB controller.
Erica Synths' new all-in-one drum sequencing and sound tweaking system is a 15-module monster that puts the fun back into making beats. Here's a video of it in action.