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  • Boss Introduces The DR-01S Rhythm Partner Drum Machine

    Boss Introduces The DR-01S Rhythm Partner Drum Machine

    Looking to add a little rhythm to your acoustic sessions? Boss has introduced the DR-01S Rhythm Partner, a drum machine they describe as “the world’s first virtual percussionist designed specifically for acoustic musicians.” The unit allows for setting the tempo, volume, and variation for your beat with several percussion instruments that can be put into... »

  • Singular Sound Unveils BeatBuddy Mini Drum Machine Pedal

    Singular Sound Unveils BeatBuddy Mini Drum Machine Pedal

    Singular Sound is expanding the BeatBuddy series of pedal-controlled drum machines with the BeatBuddy Mini. The new compact pedal is described by the company as a smaller version with much of the same functionality at half the price. The BeatBuddy Mini allows for creating comprehensive drum loops with fills, transitions, accent hits, and drum breaks.... »

  • FunkBox: A Look at the Drum Machine App for iOS

    FunkBox: A Look at the Drum Machine App for iOS

    Funkbox Drum Machine is a fantastically done, retro-styled drum machine loaded with some of the most popular drum machine sounds from the 70’s and 80’s. This app has even been used live and in the studio by many artists including Joan Osborne and, most famously, by Gorillaz. If you’re at all familiar with the drum... »

  • Repeat After Me: Metronomes (and Drum Machines) Are Fun

    Repeat After Me: Metronomes (and Drum Machines) Are Fun

    First things first, I’m not trying to open a “metronome debate.” I’m also not trying to lecture people about using (or not using) a metronome during their practice sessions. Instead, I’m going to shed some light on why and how metronomes can be useful tools when it comes to practicing and experimenting with your instrument.... »