Everyone needs a drum machine and I mean everyone! I’m quite serious because sequencing intricate electronic rhythms, no matter how simple or complex can really elevate your tune, no matter what kind of music you’re creating. Obviously, I am asserting my opinion here, but please
Today Arturia have (finally) announced a much requested and anticipated product, the KeyStep Pro CV/MIDI controller and sequencer, adding an enormous array of features and additional connectivity to their original 2016 KeyStep. It joins Arturia’s ‘Step’ product line among the BeatStep (2014) and BeatStep Pro
Being less bound by traditional song structure and very friendly to on-the-fly improvisation, Techno is a genre of music that lends itself extremely well to hardware music gadgets. Even the weirdest bleeps, bloops and textures can find a home in Techno, in fact, they’re encouraged.
Drum machines are an integral part of a music producers arsenal as they have been ever since the 60’s when KEIKO the original company name of Korg released the Doncamatic DA-20 drum machine. So we take a look at 5 drum machines that are still
Whether it’s a pounding synthesised kick or randomly generated glitch patterns, sometimes percussion that’s a little unusual and experimental can really make a track. The bread and butter sounds of classic drum machines are great and all, but with some of the powerful machines on
In early September, the Noisegate team went to the BIGSOUND festival/conference in Brisbane to host music-making workshops with Ableton Live. In my ‘Push New Ideas’ presentation, I demo’d a performance setup using Ableton’s Push controller, that was controlling external hardware synths and drum machines (see