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Novation Launchpad Now for iPhone
Novation have updated their Launchpad App for use on iPhone which has had over 200,000 downloads in a week! Go make & remix your beats and grooves on iPad & iPhone with version 1.6 for FREE.
Jul. 24, 2014
Free Loop Pack: Glitched Rhythms, Vol. 1
Are you looking for something to maintain interest in your tracks rhythm section? Check out these free loops created by G. W. Childs for AskAudio Magazine and add some glitch to your music.
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 23, 2014
Programming Beats Straight into Logic Pro X
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.
Jun. 23, 2014
Unleash Your Beats in FL Studio
C'mon, who doesn't like their beats served big?! If you enjoy slick shuffles, funky flams and crazy note bursts, then this FL Studio beat building tutorial will get your juices flowing.
G.W. Childs IV
Jun. 18, 2014
Native Instruments introduces Arcane Attic Expansion for Maschine
Let's face it, more of us than ever are making beats using Maschine. The more beats we make, the more unconventional we need our beats to sound to stand out from the crowd. Enter Arcane Attic from NI.
May. 27, 2014
4 Quick Tips for Fatter Drums in Ableton Live 9's Drum Racks
Everyone wants bigger, fatter, chunkier drums right? Thin sounding drums very rarely cut it! Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, shares 4 quick tips to plump up your beats using Live 9's Drum Racks.
May. 8, 2014
Make Drum Patterns Interesting with Ultrabeat's Step Mode in Logic Pro X
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.
Apr. 14, 2014
7 Top Tips for FXpansion Tremor
Make the most of FXpansion's versatile drum synth, Tremor in these essential tutorial-article. Hollin Jones shows you how to become a beat bad-boy (or girl) with these 7 top tips.
Mar. 7, 2014
5 Essential Tips for iZotope BreakTweaker
When iZotope & BT get together you can expect something innovative & revolutionary! And BreakTweaker is no exception, it will literally transform your beats. Here's 5 essential tips to blow your mind.
Feb. 28, 2014
Review: Heavyocity DM-307: Modern Groove Designer
Billed as the next big "modern groove designer" for Kontakt, Heavyocity's DM-307 brings their much admired cinematic sculpted sonics into the world of EDM drums, rhythms and fat beats.
Feb. 11, 2014
NAMM 2014: iZotope and BT Release BreakTweaker
It's simple. You want to make beats you've never heard before, so you need to use the beat machine of the future. Welcome to the future of beat making with BT and iZotope's BreakTweaker.
Jan. 25, 2014
Review: Korg Volca Beats
Would you love a little analog in your life? Of course you would!! Korg's Volca series is designed for you! G. W. Childs couldn't resist and gets into Volca Beats in this in-depth review.
G.W. Childs IV
Nov. 19, 2013
Review: Native Instruments DrumLab
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.
Sep. 15, 2013
Akai Unveils MPC Element: Most Portable and Affordable MPC
The brilliant minds at Akai have come up with the next big for MPC users... MPC Elements! They tell us it's the most portable and affordable MPC yet. We, at AskAudioMag, can't wait to get hands on...
Sep. 13, 2013
Spice Up Your Beats with iZotope Trash 2
Who wants hotter, fatter and spicier beats? iZotope's Trash 2 is an ideal companion in such a quest. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs gets gnarly with his beats using Trash 2's side chain feature.
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 1, 2013
Creating Quick And Dirty Drum Sounds
Every DAW worth its salt can help to create distorted, lo-fi drum sounds. In this tutorial, Toby Pitman shows his dirtying techniques that'll make your drums beg you for some soap and water.
Jun. 13, 2013
Review: FXpansion Tremor
Although drum synths & samplers have become standard fare within most modern DAWs there's still a huge appetite for 3rd party offerings. Hollin Jones trembles not and puts Tremor through its paces.
Jul. 14, 2012
Drum Programming: Using Kicks In Fills
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.
Dec. 21, 2011
Making beats in Reason: Synthesized vs sampled drums
If you are a Reason user and love to program your own beats then you will need to familiarize yourself with the different sound creation methods the application uses to produce it's drum sounds. There
Feb. 16, 2011
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