Posts with tag drum-sound

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5 Of The Best Hardware Drum Machines 2018

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?

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.

Roland To Re-Issue TB 303 Bass Synth Without Resonance Knob? We Doubt It!

Take this with a pinch / shovel of salt. We’re not sure Roland would see value in re-releasing an analog TB 303 to compete with the AIRA TB-3, but many companies are re-issuing classic synths...

Review: Analogue Candy Sample Packs

Analog Candy is fairly new to the market with sample packs for musicians and producers. Sara Simms take a closer look and listen to Ice Choir and TR-LAX (6 classic processed TR drum machines).

Review: Native Instruments Polyplex

Since Twisted Tools' Ultraloop the idea of manually programming drum patterns feels so antiquated. Now they've teamed up with Native Instruments to create Polyplex, an amazing 8-part drum sampler.

How Sound Affects You: Drumming for Health, Part 1

Continuing her exploration of using sound for healing, Lynda Arnold delves into the rhythmic side of music: drumming. Combining science and experience this article is a fascinating read.

Review: Wave Alchemy Synth Drums

Some sounds never seem to go out of fashion. The classic 808 and 909 kits are great examples, and rather than sampling these sounds, Wave Alchemy have synthesized them as Noah Pred discovers.

Review: The Blues EZX for EZ Drummer

Toontrack are back with a new Blues expansion pack featuring the veteran Swedish blues drummer Hans Lindbäck to sample two of his kits and perform the MIDI library. Toby Pitman plays the Blues!

3 Tricks When Organizing Clips for Every Ableton Live DJ

When Djing with Ableton, it's easy to let all your clips get disorganized. It's great that you can have hundreds of songs, hundreds of beats, stacks of melodies, and movie quotes all on one screen.

Creating Custom Stereo Drum Hits in Logic

There are a huge amount of drum libraries available now and these feature just about every style of drum hit you could imagine but one thing I find is that they are often lacking in basic stereo width