Posts with tag drum-patterns

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Novation Circuit 1.7: Create Full Songs, Take Notes Off The Grid

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.

Review: Yamaha EAD10

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...

How To Edit & Tighten Up Multitrack Drums In Cubase

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.

Review: Big Fish Audio Sequence

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.

5 Unusual Drum Programming Tips

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.

Review: Toontrack Superior Drummer 3

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 Intros Polyrhythmic Sequencing, Instant Pattern Switch, New Sounds & More

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.

5 Alternatives To A Human Drummer

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.

Drum & Bass Production Tip: Adding Drum Variations

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.

This Arduino Drum Machine Uses Magnets To Sample, Loop & Sequence Sounds

OK. Therein innovative drum machines out there, but this one from Axel Bluhme takes the creative approach a step further with the XOXX Composer.

Review: Toontrack Traditional Country EZX

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.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Programming Drums

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.

Using Cubase 8 Groove Agent SE for Quick & Easy Drum Patterns

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.

Programming Beats Straight into Logic Pro X

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.

Make Drum Patterns Interesting with Ultrabeat's Step Mode in Logic Pro X

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.