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’…

130 amazing drum machines for Kontakt now available as free VST/AU plugin

This awesome plugin gives you access to 130 of the rarest classic drum machines and is no longer exclusive to users with Kontakt. We wrote about the Mega Drum Machines collection earlier this year when it…

Roland founder, pioneer and 808 creator Ikutaro Kakehashi has died

One of modern music’s biggest influencers, the Japanese engineer behind some of the world’s most iconic drum machines and synths has died. Roland’s original founder, Japanese engineer Ikutaro Kakehashi, has died at the age of…

Arturia Beatstep Pro: step sequencer / controller review and hands-on performance

Arturia have been making some really interesting gear in the past few years, from analogue synths and drum machines such as the Mini/Micro & DrumBrute, to very impressive modular systems like the Matrixbrute. Wherever Arturia…

Lithuanian band Justin 3 drop inspirational new single ‘Survivor’

Lithuanian band ‘Justin 3’ release an atmospheric new single with their new track ‘Survivor’, with a catchy chorus and a kick ass video, this is definitely a band to look out for in months to…

Get a pack of Radiohead grooves for Ableton completely free

Transform your clips with the weird rhythms and time signatures of Radiohead thanks to this great, free pack of Radiohead grooves for Ableton. Radiohead are known for balancing accessibility with experimental techniques, most notably interesting…

Ableton’s new beatmaking kit ‘Beat Tools’ offers you amazing new sounds

With more than 120 Drum and Instrument Racks, over 180 loops for slicing, tweakable effects chains and more, Beat Tools has all the sounds you need for hands-on beatmaking – especially with Push. Developed by…

Get free Kontakt drum kits with G&S Custom Work 2.0

Autodafe are giving away a new version of the awesome free Kontakt library released all the way back in 2005, the new G&S Custom Work 2.0. The new version of G&S Custom Work comes with…