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Review: Wave Alchemy Evolution

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...

Make Better Beats in Propellerhead Reason

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.

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.

Advanced Ableton Live Drum Processing Techniques

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.

Vintage Drum Machines: 5 Reasons We Still Want Them

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.

Everything Producers Need To Know About Drum Maps

If drum maps seem confusing and mysterious, fear not! Joe Albano is here to demystify the ways in which different systems and setups deal with translating drums to your MIDI keyboard.

6 Acoustic Drum Plug-Ins Worth Exploring

Using a sample-based acoustic drum instrument can be a lot easier than recording a real drum kit. Joe Albano takes you through some of the best on the market.

Programming Drum Patterns For Novice Producers

Making authentic drum patterns even if you're not a drummer isn't as hard as you might have thought. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of programming a great beat.

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.

Mixing Drums For Dance Music? Make Sure You Consider This...

Pay attention to your drum mix, and your track will surely benefit. In this short video, Multiplier breaks down how to address different kinds of drum sound when mixing.

Elastic Drums 2.1 Released: 4 New Futuristic Synths, Master EQ And More New Features

Elastic Drums looks to be expanding its already impressive horizons by adding four new synths, with more to follow. Plus there's a raft of other tweaks and improvements. Here's the detail.

How To Keep Your Drum 'n' Bass Tracks Sounding Dynamic, Varied And Interesting

A lack of variation can be the death of any drum'n'bass project. In this short video, Multiplier shows you a few simple tricks to keep your drums and basses interesting over the course of a track.

Master The Art Of Programming Drum Fills In Ableton Live

Drum fills are an essential component of modern electronic music. In this short video, DJ Kiva shows you how to program them quickly in Ableton Live to create cool sounding variations.

Review: Elastic Drums 2.0

The developers of Elastic Drums are relentless with their updates, constantly adding new features. We road tested the new version 2.0 and found some unexpected and very welcome additions.

Creating Realistic Drum Kits in Reason

While it's easy enough to make drum patterns and beats, it's a little trickier to make realistic sounding drum kits. Here's how to convince yourself and others using Propellerhead Reason.