Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.
You’ve heard them on countless records and some have even helped to define entire genres of music. Here are 7 of the most legendary drum machines of all time.
Add variable randomness to some or all of the parts of a drum pattern to create beats that are fun, interesting and unique. In this short video, Multiplier explains how.
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.
Use the Boom, Punch, Squash and Air controls to shape your beats for a fat sound. There's even a live online demo for you to try out for yourself.
Digital music making tools make creating sounds easier than ever, yet many of us are becoming more entranced by mechanical machines with moving parts and organic ways to create and sequence beats.
Changing Grid Resolutions during the creation of a drum pattern is pivotal in creating better drum beats. In this tutorial, G.W. Childs shows how important the Grid is for beat making in Ableton Live.
If you're into glitch or any kind of creative beat processing, then you'll likely be familiar with iZotope's BreakTweaker. So, how can you make a good thing better? The Modern Grooves expansion pack.
Billed as the next big "modern groove designer" for Kontakt, Heavyocity's DM-307 brings their much admired cinematic sculpted sonics into the world of EDM drums, rhythms and fat beats.
Having already received critical acclaim for Damage, Evolve & AEON... what's next from the good people at Heavyocity? Watch this video to get a taste for their next big thing.
Every DAW worth its salt can help to create distorted, lo-fi drum sounds. In this tutorial, Toby Pitman shows his dirtying techniques that'll make your drums beg you for some soap and water.
Toby Pitman returns with another excellent set of tips on programming realistic drums. This time he focuses on using kicks in fills to create impressive results.
In some of the recent Hip-Hop tracks I've heard, specifically Waka Flocka Flame, I've been seriously impressed with the hi-hat programming that has been taking place. Instead of regular 8 beats, and 1