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.
Could Yamaha's latest compact, multi-functional drum system really replace a whole drum mic kit? Matt Vanacoro found out when he road tested the EAD10...
Working with multichannel drums doesn't have to mean headaches when editing. Here, learn how to align, cut and quantize drum tracks without losing sync.
Big Fish Audio's latest Kontakt-based instrument delivers multiple classic drum machines, effects and a powerful sequencer. Plus it's affordable, as Hollin Jones discovered.
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.
Superior Drummer 3 represents a massive upgrade, with artificial intelligence just one of its major new features. In this world-first review, Shane Berry takes you in-depth with Toontrack's latest.
Novation Circuit 1.4 packs in some major new features like polyrhythmic drum patterns, new Circuit packs, new content, instant pattern switch, session color select and improved MIDI control settings.
So you want your drum tracks to sound convincing... or at least good? But you don't have a drummer to hand and your own arrangements leave a lot to be desired? Here are 5 viable alternatives.
Keeping your Drum and Bass tunes from sounding overly repetitive can be a challenge. In this video tutorial, Multiplier offers some useful advice for adding subtle variations to the drum track.
OK. Therein innovative drum machines out there, but this one from Axel Bluhme takes the creative approach a step further with the XOXX Composer.
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.
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.
In this tutorial video, Cubase trainer Matt Loel T Hepworth shows how useful Groove Agent SE can be for quickly generating drum patterns with no fuss or programming needed.
Logic users are spoilt with the number of ways to program drums: Ultrabeat's step sequencer, the Piano Roll, Hyper Editor... and also the main window. Darren Burgos explores the path least used.
Now we're not saying your drum patterns aren't interesting... but, here's a way to breathe new life into them using Step Mode in Logic Pro's Ultrabeat drum synth/sample plug-in powerhouse.