Combining hardware and virtual worlds can give you the best of both - a live performance feel with total control over the drum sounds. Joe Albano is your guide to making it happen.
It's easy to make your beats unique and interesting, even if they start off pretty conventional. Here are some top tips to liven up your rhythms and create more life and variation for your tracks.
Propellerhead tells us their new beat creation device, Umpf Club Drums rack extension, offers everything musicians need to make pumping, club-ready drum tracks in Reason.
AskAudio was at the Roland #TotallyDrums event to find out what was so special about the new V-Drums announced this year. The big news is three-fold. Here it is!
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...
Toontrack's latest EZdrummer expansion pack captures the sounds of classic British pop thanks to some meticulous production and big-name performers. Here's what Shane Berry made of it...
Buss compression is a vital technique used to pull your mix together for a radio-ready sound. Here, Olav Basoski shows you how to tighten up your beats in Ableton Live 10.
Swap out any drum sound for a different instrument or articulation to fully customise your kits. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works in Superior Drummer 3.
Yamaha's EAD10 is a clever new way to convert your acoustic drum performances to use different sounds, with a minimum of fuss. Here's the details.
Adam Pollard is here to walk you through your first steps with Arturia's powerful DrumBrute. Make your first beat by following his advice in this short video.
A forward-thinking drum sequencer with a wealth of powerful features and the immaculate samples Wave Alchemy is known for. Noah Pred falls in love with Evolution...
Reason Drum Kits is an excellent set of meticulously sampled kits that can really bring an authentic feel to your Reason tracks. Here, Hollin Jones gives you a hands-on demo.
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.
Using Live's sample manipulation tools and algorithms gives you many ways to creatively process and program drums. Here are a few tricks you may not know.
Software is great but there are many reasons why some people still prefer - and will pay a hefty premium for - real hardware drum machines, particularly vintage ones. Here's why.