We have selected the best drum machine VSTs from emulation of legendary classic to cutting-edge AI-driven sample scanner. Get your groove on!
Are you stuck in the mud creatively? We check out some of the best budget grooveboxes for standalone beat creation and live performance.
Drum machines provide the creative foundation for songwriting in so many musical Genres. We check out some of the best budget drum machines.
This week’s round-up of the best free plug-ins features a cool little ROMpler for 808-style basses. We’ve also got a hard clipper and a waveshaper.
Over the summer Roland introduced us to 3 little AIRA Compact machines, the T-8, J-6 and E-4. Are they a perfect techno party or will they fall flat?
TRAKTOR PRO Plus is an add-on subscription plan launched by Native Instruments to sell upcoming updated and upgrades.
SubLab XL goes from where the original took off into a deeper exploration of its potential with new modules, new effects, and 100+ presets.
With shades of Korg Volcas and Behringer Minisynths Roland's AIRA Compact series introduces the T-8 Beat Machine, J-6 Chord Synthesizer and E-4 Voice Tweaker.
Kazrog's new Ampcraft 1992 plugin models the classic high-gain tones of the Peavey 5150 amp head and brings them to your favourite DAW.
In this week's collection of free plug-ins: Analog filtering and distortion, 808-style bass drums and an open-source version of Logic's Delay Designer.
The pursuit of perfection and authenticity has brought 4 black buttons to the RD-8 MKII and a lot of redesigning under the hood. BACK IN STOCK!
Behringer says they are trying to fix the RD-8 MIDI sync which impacts the RD-9 firmware and so once one is ready the other will ship because "we simply don't compromise on quality".
The best sample packs this week: sounds that will heal you, vocal pads that add a heavenly shimmer, a robust pack with a staggering list of world instruments, and a simple free 808 plug-in. Enjoy!
Looking for booming 808-style basses? This week's roundup of the best free plug-ins has got you covered! We've also got a cool little drum sampler and an experimental synth.
Yoshinosuke Horiuchi came up with this modelling of the classic TR-808 Rhythm Composer during lockdown and is offering it for free. It can take you inside the coded heart of 808 sound design.
Cool new sample packs! 808s that can be easily modified, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument, everything you need to get your rave on, and a versatile virtual bass plug-in. Let's dive in!
Samples is a simple 4HP Eurorack module that features 6 sounds sampled from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. You'll not find Kick and Snare here this is purely the percussion end to mix things up a bit
New in the Revolution series: The Joyo Baatsin R-11. Looking inconspicuous, the R-11 packs in 8 overdrives and distortions in one pedal - and all are generated using analog components.
Open Labs has taken Stagelight as far as they can go and Roland has picked up this versatile touch-orientated DAW and will move it forward as Zenbeats. Free move for existing users plus classic Roland kits
The Jupiter-X looks fantastic and runs all their vintage models and has a built-in drum machine. The Jupiter-Xm has all that in a more hipster package. Is this the flagship we've been waiting for?
Sampleson has put together a virtual vintage drum instrument packed with 18 synthesized percussion sounds and a sub-bass oscillator and it's yours for free.
European retailer Thomann has listed the highly anticipated Behringer RD-8 analog drum machine for pre-order. The price is EUR 299 and shipping may take up to 4-5 weeks.
We all need a bit more cowbell in our lives and Erica Synths has a new module that does nothing but cowbell. They've also released a very exciting mult - happy days!
Just as the System80 880 Eurorack drum machine starts shipping they reveal that they are working on a desktop version and a trigger and transport expansion for the original.