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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding syncopation can be the key to making more interesting and more human-sounding beats. Matt Vanacoro explains why.
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.
Starting with the four standard sounds: kick, snare, hi-hat and clap in a drum rack, Multiplier takes you through the basics of creating a Tech House beat.
Though the title might not seem sexy, when you start to unlock the power of Apple's Music Memos iOS app you'll be impressed, especially with the built-in beat detection and drum editing available.
With so many of us working directly with drum sample libraries, here's four quick tips on how to make your drums sound real when you don't have the budget to hire Lars Ulrich.
When programming drum patterns, especially if you're trying to emulate a live drum performance, there are some things you just shouldn't do. Here's five tips from Joe Albano to make your drums shine.
When you think of a drum sequencer you probably see a linear left to right grid? Patterning for iPad looks to shake up that metaphor. This is no conventional beat sequencer as Hollin Jones finds out.
Logic X Drummer helps songwriters/arrangers who want drum parts that sound like a real drummer's performance without needing to program patterns themselves. Here's 6 tips for a more flexible Drummer.
NI's Battery is an incredibly powerful sample-based drum machine but it's easier to get to grips with than you might imagine. We show you how to edit one of the many preset kits and make it your own.
Programming beats & drums need not be a chore. GW Childs shows how to get your beats grooving in no time (in Reason) in this excellent tutorial article.