Posts with tag drum-plug-ins

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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...

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: Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore4 Ultra

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.

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.

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.

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.

Steinberg Release New Groove Agent 4 "The Songwriter’s" Drum Expansion Pack

Steinberg releases The Songwriter’s, the first expansion pack featuring an entire acoustic drum set for Groove Agent 4 & Groove Agent SE 4. The name gives it away... this is designed for songwriters.

Review: Softube Heartbeat

Heartbeat is Softube's first foray into creating software instruments, in this case a drum machine modeled on vintage drum machines. G.W. Childs checks out how this one performs, sounds and feels.

How to Use Third-Party Instruments Inside Logic Pro X Drum Machine Designer

Logic Pro X's new Drum Machine Designer is a great plug-in designed to make controlling and creating drum parts easier than ever. Now, Darren Burgos shows how to use 3rd-party instruments inside it.

Free Yamaha RX5 Vintage Drum Machine in Plug-In Format

Single Cycle Audio have released Vintage Drum Elements, an AU​/​VST plugin based on the Yamaha RX5 vintage drum machine. It's available via Bandcamp as an album and can be downloaded for free!

Creating Realistic Drum Sounds With Logic Pro's Drum Kit Designer

In five simple steps, Logic maestro, Matt Vanacoro, shows how to create a realistic sounding drum kit and pattern using Logic Pro X's Drum Kit Designer.

5 Essential Tips for iZotope BreakTweaker

When iZotope & BT get together you can expect something innovative & revolutionary! And BreakTweaker is no exception, it will literally transform your beats. Here's 5 essential tips to blow your mind.

Creating Realistic Drum Sounds With FXpansion's BFD3

There's not much you can't achieve with drum sounds using FXpansion's excellent BFD3. In this tutorial, Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test and shows how to create realistic sounds using it!

Review: FXpansion BFD3

FXpansion's BFD3 has arrived! BFD2 is still much loved and used for drum production... but, will BFD 3 take the crown for best acoustic drum instrument in a plug-in? Read our review to find out more.