Glossary of music terms and what they mean

Music theory can be confusing at times. Here are a handful of music terms you’ll need to be aware of when collaborating with fellow musicians. For a breakdown of common music industry terms, click here….

Roland’s 808 reaches it’s natural conclusion and becomes a beer

Another year and another 808 Day passes celebrating the world’s most influential drum machine, and this years festivities saw the 808 relaunched in a brand new format. It’s been 38 years since Roland turned the…

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…

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…

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…

Discover the legacy of Roland’s famous 808 drum machine in this Apple exclusive documentary

‘808: The Movie’ is a deep exploration of history’s most influential drum machine, Roland’s famous TR-808 that created a generation of entirely new sounds. If there’s one name that people associate with when they think…

Keep the beats going with this musical ping pong table

Table Tennis, or ping pong, is fun as it is but add music and a new level of competition and it gets a whole lot more interesting. Ping Pong FM is a unique take on…

The 6 most influential Drum Machines ever made

Drum machines have had a massive influence in contemporary music with drum synthesis appearing on more tracks than you’d ever realise. With it’s prevalence today, I want to take you back to the classics that made…

A car is your drumkit with this unique Motor Rhythms sample pack

The pursuit of new sounds is a common one among producers and musicians, and it doesn’t get much different than Motor Rhythms sample pack made entirely out of various car parts. Sound marketplace Soundiron have…

Playing Chords With One Button – Is This The Future of Learning Guitar?

It seems every week there’s a new “simpler way to learn guitar”. It’s true that learning guitar can be an arduous process with a steep learning curve. But does making it constantly easier really help…