Eight of the best drum machines and percussion synths on the market go head-to-head in our latest shootout. We rate them on sounds, workflow and value – and offer up some handy tips to help you get the most from your drum sounds.
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Clark – The electronic experimenter turned soundtrack specialist talks new release Playground in a Lake
Gaetek – The Naples techno legend on his storied career
The Track: Nookie – UK drum & bass master breaks down a rave-inspired take on his track Kaeya on video
Classic Album – Steve Bug talks The Other Day track-by-track
Battle Of The Beatmakers – The best drum machines and percussion synths go to head-to-head
Producer’s Guide – Build your own DIY Studio desk
Retrospective – The history of Chillout
Ableton Live 11 Suite
ALM Busy Circuits Akemie’s Taiko
M-Audio BX 3 and BX4 monitors
Focustrite FAST plugins
Aston Mics Element
Plugin Roundup: Plate Reverbs
Output Frontier monitors
CME WIDI Master
Sample Synths – Capture the sound of the late-’80s and early-’90s with our bundle of classic sample-based synths. From pads to basses and beyond
Touchplates – We find new ways to get hands on with our ‘touchplate’ synths – from MicroFreaks to Monotrons – for a pack off oddball electronics
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