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Drum Programming - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Sep 1992
A Series By Warren Cann

This month we look at the importance of backing up data, and explain how to produce more authentic drum patterns.

Drum Programming - Part 11

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming, Syncronisation | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993
A Series By Warren Cann.

Drum Programming - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Jul 1992
A Series By Warren Cann. Part 3.

This month: hints on creating more exciting song arrangements.

Drum Programming - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, May 1992
A Series By Warren Cann

If you use a drum machine or programme drum parts on your sequencer, chances are you need help. Warren Cann explains why in this introduction to his new series on drum programming.

Drum Programming - Part 8

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Dec 1992
A Series By Warren Cann.

Drum Programming - Part 6

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Oct 1992
A Series By Warren Cann.

This month, we go ever deeper into the mind of that unfathomable entity, the drummer...

Drum Programming - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Aug 1992
A Series By Warren Cann

In this month's instalment, Warren Cann circumnavigates his drum machine in search of the perfect song map.

Drum Programming - Part 10

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993
A Series By Warren Cann.

Drum Programming - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Jun 1992
A Series By Warren Cann.

Warren Cann continues his series on drum programming.

Drum Programming - Part 9

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Jan 1993
A Series By Warren Cann.

Drum Programming - Part 7

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Nov 1992
A Series By Warren Cann.

Electric Blues - Part 7

Feature | Topic: Arranging / Songwriting, Drum Programming | Recording Musician, Jan 1993

Edgar G Roover once more joins forces with the Heavenly duo. This month, we're programming the blues.

Groovy Train - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Arranging / Songwriting, Drum Programming | Recording Musician, Oct 1992

The fourth part of our dance music series, with more drum patterns and basslines for you to programme yourself.

Hands On: Roland TR808 Drum Machine

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming, Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993

Hey, Mr Tambourine Man

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming, Sampling | Music Technology, Jun 1991

Such a simple thing, a tambourine line, yet it's one of the lines drum machines can't handle. The Sample Workshop's Tom McLaughlin explains how to make convincing samples.

How To Create More Expressive Drum Machine Parts

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Sound On Sound, Jan 1989

Craig Anderton explains how you can add some 'humanity' to your drum machine patterns.

Instant Hip - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Arranging / Songwriting, Drum Programming | Recording Musician, Aug 1992
Key Ingredients For A Happening Dance Track

An insight into the sounds and structures that make up a successful dance record, by Edgar G. Roover.

Latin Lessons - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Arranging / Songwriting, Drum Programming | Recording Musician, Nov 1992
Steamy Rhythms to Warm Up Your Sequencer

The fifth part in our series on programming covers Latin dance rhythms and musical sequences.

MIDI Basics - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming, MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Nov 1987

In part four of this series Bob O'Donnell deals with rhythm by linking a drum machine into the expanding MIDI system.

On The Beat - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Aug 1989

This new series on drum machine programming is intended to provide an understanding of the drum patterns which form a wide range of music. Nigel Lord starts close to home with basic pop and rock patterns.

On The Beat - Part 17

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Feb 1991

Jazz - the final rhythm programming frontier; but if you treat jazz as an attitude (as the jazz greats all have), jazz patterns are just a state of mind away. Nigel Lord thinks cool.

On the Beat - Part 26

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Jan 1992

The secret of good comedy is timing... right? Nigel Lord reckons it's also the secret of some fascinating rhythms - and this month's beatbox programming column.

On The Beat - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | The Mix, Oct 1994
the next generation

How to funk up your drum patterns

On The Beat - Part 8

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Mar 1990

South America: home of Latin rhythms and countless rhythmic influences is this month's port of call for Nigel Lord on his rhythm programming journey.

On The Beat - Part 26

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Dec 1991

Returning to the subject of classifying rhythms sooner than expected, Nigel Lord investigates the relationship between the beats and the notes.

 

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