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.
Stories suggest Akai's analog drum machine, Rhythm Wolf, has divided user opinions to the extreme. Not one to shy away from controversy G.W. Childs reviews this drum machine from a neutral position.
Beats: we all create them'"some better than others'¦ Sound Designer, G. W. Childs is here to share 8 tips to help you create better beats for your tracks, whatever DAW you use.
If you've never imagined using BFD with concert percussion for film scores and commercial compositions, FXpansion have a treat for you with their new BFD Orchestral expansion pack.
Now we're not saying your drum patterns aren't interesting... but, here's a way to breathe new life into them using Step Mode in Logic Pro's Ultrabeat drum synth/sample plug-in powerhouse.
Elektron's Machinedrum is about to be superseded by Analog Rytm, but fret not. Noah Pred sampled the original and painstakingly made a Drum Rack out of them. Live 9 users download these FREE here.
The Trap music genre is constantly evolving... and in his second tutorial on this musical style, G. W. Childs shows you how to make Trap style drum fills in Propellerhead Reason with download project.
Native Instruments DrumLab promises to make beat creation quick, easy and immediately gratifying. Hollin Jones takes a deeper look. Scroll to the bottom of the see Toby Pitman's DrumLab intro video.
Most of us don't have a pro drummer inside our studios waiting to help us out... enter Logic Pro X's new artificial intelligence drummer. It follows the groove of your song, and actually sounds great!
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.
When it comes to creating drum parts, Ultrabeat provides a ton of suitable sounds for almost any musical style. And for programming the patterns? Mo Volans steps up with a laid back hip hop pattern.