The Nord Drum is a unique 4-channel virtual analogue drum synthesiser, allowing drummers to create electronic sounds using traditional drumming methods. The Nord Drum contains a number of analogue waveforms, ideal for creating classic electro percussive sounds, but it is also packed full of harmonically complex waveforms and a number of different types of noise generators, giving you a huge palette to create a massive variety of different sounds.
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Posted on January 25, 2012 by Joe Stachowiak
Posted on November 21, 2011 by Joe StachowiakAll drummers need to listen up because Shure have some amazing prizes to give away in their latest competition! As a reward for showcasing your drumming skills, you could win a trip to Iceland, a masterclass with a drum professional and a whole host of pro Shure microphones! To enter the competition follow the step-by-step instructions below:
Posted on November 21, 2011 by Tony Long
You can read more reviews like this, along with Tony's productions at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.
INTRODUCING THE TRAPS E500 ELECTRONIC DRUM KIT
For me, Roland has always been the name that I have associated with Electronic Drums, but there are many other manufacturers out there, all with slightly different ideas. Like keyboards, I just wish that I could take the best bits from each one and combine them into one super kit! However, electronic drums are expensive so most people are forced into making compromises in some areas when making this type of purchase.
Posted on November 8, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
BUYING AN ELECTRONIC DRUM KIT
The electronic drum kit that is most suitable for you will depend on what you intend to use it for. For example, do you just want an electronic kit for quiet practice purposes, or are you planning on using it in place of an acoustic kit? Will you be using it for live performance purposes or will it mainly be kept in the studio?
Posted on November 2, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Self explanatory title really! Get your hands on one before someone else does! The Tempest is a unique analogue drum machine, capable of producing twisted percussive synth sounds like nothing else can! It features 16 backlit pads, a number of dials and buttons and two pressure and velocity sensitive control pads. However, the real highlight of the Tempest is most definitely its sounds. Check out the video below for an example (jump to 2:07 to hear them!):
Posted on November 1, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Get in! It’s time to test out another piece of Rob Papen software! Punch now joins up with my other Rob Papen Audio Units to make a team of SubBoomBass, Blue, Albino and of course Punch itself. Pretty tasty, I’m sure you will agree! I now have one piece of Rob Papen software that is perfect for creating those extreme low-rumbles in my songs (SubBoomBass), one piece of software that does… well… pretty much everything else, from bass to leads and pads to effects (Blue), a piece of software that provides a little bit more dirt (Albino) and now, finally, a Rob Papen instrument that is dedicated to drum and groove creation!
Posted on October 5, 2011 by Joe StachowiakIt's the news that many of us have been waiting for ever since it was announced at NAMM 2011... the Tempest from Dave Smith Instruments is finally on its way!Now, the Tempest is described as an analogue drum machine, although in reality it is so much more than this. In fact, even Dave Smith Instruments admit that describing the Tempest in words is a difficult task. This is probably why they have realised a couple of new videos... beacuse audio and video goes a lot further to describing the Tempest than words ever can!
Posted on October 4, 2011 by Joe StachowiakThanks to everyone who attended the absolutemusic Drum Clinic on 6th September and helped make the night a huge success. The draw of pro drummers Neal Wilkinson and Ash Soan was obviously huge as our tickets sold out, and we gave away nearly a hundred goodie bags on the night. A cracking event was had by all, as Ash and Neal talked us through some new grooves, showed off some amazing techniques and generally wowed the crowd in a very LOUD way.
Posted on September 30, 2011 by Joe StachowiakThe world's first fully interactive digital drum magazine, iDrum, recently decided to review the Traps E500 kit, which we stock! So, follow the link to find out exactly what they had to say on the matter:
Posted on September 27, 2011 by Joe StachowiakIt may look like a toaster/paper shredder/coffee maker, but the Roland PM-03 is actually a nifty little drum monitor!The PM-03 is part of the Roland V-Drums range of products. With its compact design, it is perfect for use in places where space is an issue, yet it still delivers exceptional stereo sound, as well as covering those all important low frequencies, making it the first 2.1 channel monitor in the PM series.