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JOYO Audio Introduces the O.M.B. Looper/Drum Machine Pedal
Pedals & Effects

JOYO Audio Introduces the O.M.B. Looper/Drum Machine Pedal

JOYO Audio has announced the O.M.B., a pedal that combines a looper and a drum machine to make yourself a one-man band. The functions can be used separately or together.

Singular Sound Announces BeatBuddy Mini 2 Drum Machine Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Singular Sound Announces BeatBuddy Mini 2 Drum Machine Pedal

Singular Sound has expanded their compact drum machine pedals with the BeatBuddy Mini 2. Building upon its predecessor, the new pedal offers twice as many beats, improved sound quality, a reworked LED layout, and a new ergonomic footswitch. The BeatBuddy Mini 2 comes with 9 drum sets, 24 genres, over 200 styles, and can be set to any time signature....

Boss Introduces The DR-01S Rhythm Partner Drum Machine
Accessories & Strings

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 our out of the mix....

Singular Sound Unveils BeatBuddy Mini Drum Machine Pedal
Pedals & Effects

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. It includes 100 built-in songs...

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

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 machines of old, then you’ll...

Repeat After Me: Metronomes (and Drum Machines) Are Fun
I Wish I Knew That

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. We’ll examine the differences between...