Tag Archives: Drum

Patterning is as unique and as circular as drum machines get – now on your iPhone

Stuck for ideas and inspiration? Maybe you just need something on your iPhone that brings its own groove and is more, um, circular. It’s a match that was waiting to happen – the handheld interface of an iPhone meets the drum machine and pattern maker that runs in a circle. That’s a beautiful way to … Continue reading Patterning is as unique and as circular as drum machines get – now on your iPhone

Strokes is a powerful Euclidean drum sequencer, inspired by a real-life master drummer

The latest pattern tool for Ableton Live and Max for Live is a source of complex rhythms, new ideas, and performance tools. And it all started with a good read about a real drummer. The overload of social media and news means we live in a great time to slow down and read a book. … Continue reading Strokes is a powerful Euclidean drum sequencer, inspired by a real-life master drummer

The 10 Best Drum Machines on the Market Today

Drum machines have a lot of practical uses. They help you make beats to go under melodic elements in your track. You can control them with MIDI or use them to clock your entire setup and sync it all up. The best machines are more than just a sequencer with a bank of stock drum … Continue reading The 10 Best Drum Machines on the Market Today

Toontrack expands your drum collection with Kicks & Snares EZX

Toontrack’s virtual drumming software is already jam-packed with an impressive collection of drum sounds, like the recent Decades SDX pack which was designed with the legendary Al Schmidt. Now Toontrack are back with Kicks & Snares, which is exactly as it says on the tin – a collection of 74 multi-sampled instruments containing around 130 … Continue reading Toontrack expands your drum collection with Kicks & Snares EZX

How Drum Construction Contributes To A Great Recorded Drum Sound

Probably the single most troublesome instrument to record may be the drum kit. Engineers obsess over the drum sound – and well they should, since the drums are the heartbeat of virtually all modern music. It’s a fact that drums that sound small in the track will make the rest of the track sound small … Continue reading How Drum Construction Contributes To A Great Recorded Drum Sound

Synthetic Sound Labs 1140 ThunDrum Drum Voice Module For MU Systems

Synthesist John L Rice shared this hands-on demo of the new Synthetic Sound Labs ThunDrum, a two-oscillator FM percussive membrane / metal based drum voice, in a single width Dotcom-compatible module. The module is designed to create a wide variety of percussive sounds. Details are available at the SSL site. Topics covered: 0:00 – Beginning… … Continue reading Synthetic Sound Labs 1140 ThunDrum Drum Voice Module For MU Systems