Internet gets first authentic TR-808 added to Roland Cloud collection

The Roland Cloud is home to over $4000 worth of amazing synths, drum machines, samples and now they’ve got the legendary TR-808 drum machine. Earlier this month Roland updated their online subscription service which gives…

8 of the best and most popular Hip-Hop sample packs

Hip-Hop and R&B is now the most popular genre in the world, here are some of the greatest sounds that are making the hits of this generation. Last year Hip-Hop/R&B overtook rock as the most…

All Roland’s classic drum machines are packed into their new TR-8S

The best of Roland’s iconic drum machines are all coming together in one powerful and versatile new rhythm composer. Over the years Roland have created some of the most iconic machines in drum synthesis like…

The legendary 808 drum machine is free in your web browser

Roland TR-808’s defined drum machines when they launched and you can play with one for free, right in your web browser. The power of technology combined with the vast reach of the internet never fails to…

Roland’s new electronic drum pads could change the way you drum

Roland are taking digital drums to the next level with their new SPD::ONE pads putting realistic drums at your fingertips. Roland’s new SPD::ONE series is a range of digital percussion pads that gives drummers authentic…

A drum machine, synth, sequencer, controller, all in one with Zoom’s AR-48

It’s getting easier and easier to compact the things you need to make music into one piece of equipment. The Zoom ARQ AR-48 takes that to the next level. Your days of searching for tech…

Meet the instrument that “pushes the threshold of electronic music production”

Klip is a powerful instrument and drum machine that creators Sample Magic say will push the threshold of electronic music. Klip is a unique digital instrument and drum machine designed by sample and plugin creators Sample…

Watch this DJ play Avicii’s ‘Without You’ like a giant arcade game

This DJ re-created Avicii’s Without You like an arcade game with all the samples on drums around him. Watch the video of DJ AFISHAL drumming the track out perfectly all the way through, or does he?

Transform the world through music and colour with just a ring from Specdrums

This Kickstarter project innovates music playing in an entirely unique way combining colour and the world’s largest tool – the world itself. Specdrums is the name of these new “instruments”, developed by students hailing from…

Cubase launch new essential groove pack for classic rock and roll

Rock and Roll Essentials is a new pack filled with the classic rock fills and grooves that defined a generation of music for Cubase. Heralding the earliest, most famous and respected drummers in rock ‘n’…