Sugar Bytes brings a taste of the past and the future to its latest drum machine. But it’s so much more, as Hollin Jones finds out.
Harness the power of Logic Pro's Drummer to really take control of your beats, percussion parts and arrangements. Jay Asher is here to show you how it works.
With over 8000 samples supplied, XO is able to collect and sort your one-shot samples then sequence and add effects - but it's much more than that.
Join Dave Mech as he uses everyday tools to create a cool kick drum sound using Elektron's Digitakt sampling drum machine.
Incorporate electronic sounds into your acoustic drum performances easily with the new Roland TM1 - here's a product specialist to show you how it works.
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.
Arturia's DrumBrute Impact could be just what you need to make powerful rhythms on the move. Here are 5 pro tips to get the best results from this cool drum machine.
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.
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.
As the iPad continues to evolve, so do its apps. And this is a good thing for iPad producers and musicians in particular. Hollin Jones highlights 10 excellent apps for iPad designed for making beats.
Korg's new electribe promises to satisfy the needs of DJs and producers with its step sequencer, trigger pads for beat making, synth engine, effects and groove templates & Ableton Live workflow.
Logic users are spoilt with the number of ways to program drums: Ultrabeat's step sequencer, the Piano Roll, Hyper Editor... and also the main window. Darren Burgos explores the path least used.