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10 ways guaranteed to quickly improve your music production

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10 ways guaranteed to quickly improve your music production

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Getting more from your music production setup doesn't have to be headache-inducing or break the bank; Today, home recording equipment is both affordable and compact, but there’s more to making a good recording than simply hitting the big red button and then playing. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the best out of your music production setup, regardless of whether you are using DAW recording software, an integrated hardware recorder/mixer or even an old tape machine. It goes without saying that good music production starts with a good performance of a well-arranged song, but even a…

5 ways a Roland TD-25 module will help boost your drumming

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5 ways a Roland TD-25 module will help boost your drumming

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A great sound module is at the heart of any good electronic drum kit. As the newest kit in the Roland V-Drums range, the TD-25KV is driven by the Roland TD-25 – and it’s one of the smartest modules around. If you want a quick primer on the TD-25’s onboard technology, check out these five…

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5 Reasons Why the TD-1K is the best Electronic Drum Kit For Beginners

Have you always wanted to play the drums, but haven’t taken the plunge yet because of concerns about noise, setup space, or cost? If so, you should really reconsider—the recently released Roland TD-1K makes getting into drumming practical, cost-effective, and most of all, fun. As the new entry-level member of the mighty V-Drums lineup, this…

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Top 15 Musical Gifts To Spark Creativity This Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, you may be looking for inspiration for the music lover in your life: if so, why not give them more of what they love? Luckily, we’ve created a top 15 gift list to spark their musical creativity. With musical must-haves and stocking fillers ranging from just £25 right up to a shiny…

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What’s the difference between Roland TD-11 and TD-15 electronic drum kits?

Hypothetically, let’s say you’re a planet-straddling, snakeskin-booted, Ray-Banned rock god who wants it all and wants it now. Choosing your Roland V-Drums kit is a no-brainer. It’s got to be a gleaming Roland V-Pro Series TD-30: the holy grail of electronic kits, delivering infinite tone, playing like a dream and easily assembled by your tech…

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Roland HPD-20 HandSonic vs the previous HPD-10/HPD-15

  Last year the brand new Roland Handsonic HPD-20 was unveiled to the world. But what’s so different about the new one and the HPD-10 and HPD-15 it replaces? What’s new? The HPD-20 HandSonic uses key Roland technologies that have been developed since the HPD-10 and HPD-15 were released. Ultimately, these bring a higher level of…

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Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad vs Roland Octapad SPD-30

Spend a little time loitering on the live circuit and pretty soon you’ll see a pro musician beating on two mysterious black boxes bearing the Roland logo. Both of these units sound equally awesome, creating mind-blowing sounds that drag percussion into a bold new dawn. They look kinda similar, too, with rubber pads, LEDs and…

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Hybrid drum kits – Frequently Asked Questions

  There’s a lot of talk about hybrid drum kits right now – combining electronic percussion and acoustic percussion together in one set-up. We’ve produced plenty of videos and advice, including our Hybrid drum series on the subject. But for some, hybrid raises as many questions as it answers. So, if you’re looking for answers on hybrid,…

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Roland KT-10 Kick Trigger Pedal – a closer look

  Drums are all about noise. It’s part of the attraction in picking up the sticks and bashing the tubs. But here’s the problem; while noise may play a big part of what is great about the drums, noise is also nuisance for those around us or for the rest of the band. But as…

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Finding the right electronic drum kit for you

  It’s the big day. You’re ready to sprint down to the Drum Palace, wad of crisp tenners burning a hole in your wallet. Before you make a knee-jerk choice, allow us to gently guide you to the kit that’s right for your needs. There are kits within each price range that are perfect for…

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Noise – The Drummer’s Biggest Problem

Let’s set the scene. A chap’s been working hard all day, endured the daily commute, finally arrives home, sits in his favourite chair for moment of peace and he hears ‘boom, bash, crack’ coming from the ceiling above. “You’ll never guess who’s moved into the flat above?” his wife says. “A drummer!”. You’re a drummer,…

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