Tag Archives: Drum

The 10 Best Electronic Drum Kits in 2020

Electronic drum kits are in a special category of instruments. Most people buy them to use in their apartment or home studio because they’re quiet, not because they sound better than the real thing. This has spawned a lot of poor quality electronic drum sets that were designed to be disposable. That’s why first consulting … Continue reading The 10 Best Electronic Drum Kits in 2020

A bass and drum machine, inside your KORG hardware, with Sinevibes’ Groove plugin

What if I told you you could take a KORG keyboard – or even the ultra-cheap NTS-1 – and add a bass and drum machine, just by downloading a file? Sinevibes’ Artemiy Pavlov has been raving about the possibility of KORG’s platform. Now he’s realizing it. The post A bass and drum machine, inside your … Continue reading A bass and drum machine, inside your KORG hardware, with Sinevibes’ Groove plugin

New Music Gear Monday: Avantone Kick Sub-Frequency Bass Drum Microphone

One of the things that engineers have always struggled with was getting enough girth frequencies on the kick drum. This was eventually solved by Nashville engineer Russ Long, who mounted a common (at the time) Yamaha NS-10 woofer on a snare stand and used it as a microphone exclusively on the bass drum. The sound … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Avantone Kick Sub-Frequency Bass Drum Microphone

New App, Drum Replacer, Uses Artificial Intelligence To Improve Your Drum Tracks

With Drum Replacer you can easily remove bleed from drum recordings, replace drums in a mix with your favorite samples or VSTi, add sub-bass, layer existing drum sounds, and more.… Read More New App, Drum Replacer, Uses Artificial Intelligence To Improve Your Drum Tracks

The 10 Best Drum Sample Packs for Head Turning Beats

There’s nothing more fun than piecing together a drum part over top of some cool samples you chopped up and put together. But there’s so many drum samples out there, it’s pretty hard to find a collection of sounds that’s unique and inspiring. To help you on your way to finding the perfect drum samples … Continue reading The 10 Best Drum Sample Packs for Head Turning Beats

New Gear Review: UNO Drum by IK Multimedia

Though it’s become incredibly crowded, Italian music manufacturers IK Multimedia jumped into the synth swimming pool with both feet back in 2018 with their analog-driven UNO Synth. We reviewed their first effort and took a liking to the plastic-encased, dual-oscillator instrument, which featured a multi-mode filter, variable wave shaping, and Read more… The post New Gear Review: UNO Drum by IK … Continue reading New Gear Review: UNO Drum by IK Multimedia

InMusic acquires BFD drum instrument from ROLI-owned FXpansion

ROLI has sold acclaimed virtual acoustic drum instrument BFD by FXpansion to InMusic, the parent company of Akai Pro, Alesis, Denon DJ and more. The sale will see the popular FXpansion BFD drum software along with its sample libraries, and its development staff of four, move over to InMusic. The remainder of FXpansion titles, such … Continue reading InMusic acquires BFD drum instrument from ROLI-owned FXpansion