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Synth-ify Your Life

Learn how to augment your boring beat library with the hottest new synthesizers on the market.

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Drums In The Key Of (Stevie) Wonder

PC Muñoz collaborates with drummer Kevin Carnes and recording engineer Willie Samuels for a Stevie Wonder-inspired song called "New York Times."

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Don’t Pull That Trigger!

Mike Snyder gives us the skinny on understanding and tweaking drum trigger settings to find the perfect electronic drum sound.

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In The Studio: Mayorga, Philips, and Bottrill

Stone Sour drummer, Roy Mayorga and his crack production team lay out the nuts and bolts of capturing perfection on the band's latest project.

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Phase Interference: Don’t Phase Me, Bro

Jake Wood teaches us how to properly phase herd, by repositioning mikes and overheads, using placement strategies, and simply flipping the phase switch.

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Gen16 Pickup: Eliminate Cymbal Spin

L.A. drummer Jamey Tate talks about how to eliminate cymbal spin for Zildjian’s Gen16 Direct Source Pickup.

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Create Loops That Sound Organic

Mike Snyder gives us some shortcuts and tips to help optimize the drum looping process. Here you'll find the perfect method for creating an acoustic-sounding loop.

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Studio Tip: Reamping The Snare

If you want to give a lifeless-sounding or monodimensional snare track a bit more pizzazz, there’s an organic way to go about it.

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Drum Sample Replacement Workshop

Finch drummer, experienced mixer, engineer, and producer Alex Pappas reveals his method for seamlessly and organically replacing live drums with samples.

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Kenny Aronoff Shreds On A Yamaha DTX Kit

First-call session ace Kenny Aronoff demonstrates the power and expressiveness of Yamaha’s DTX System e-kit in this live power-trio performance video