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Showroom: Sonivox Tony Coleman Drums Sample Library

Sonivox has released Tony Coleman Drums, an all-new sample drum instrument for drummers, producers, and songwriters. Using a MIDI keyboard, electronic drums, or pad controller, users can access 10 GB of Tony’s blend of playing, timing, and touch to enhance…

Modern Drummer
Mar 28, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Electronic Percussion

This article originally ran in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Drum Business. Drummers are drawn to electronic percussion for the same reasons today as we were back in the early ’80s, after the introduction of the Linn LM-1 and the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 2, 2015

Check out the Loop Loft’s Matt Chamberlain Drums, a Collection of Loops, Multi-tracks, Samples, and MIDI by the famed session drummer.

As one of the most in-demand session drummers of the past twenty years, Matt Chamberlain’s extensive list of recording credits reads like a veritable who’s who of the music industry: Peter Gabriel, the Wallflowers, Fiona Apple, Kanye West, David Bowie,…

Modern Drummer
Jul 28, 2014

Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle TEDx Performance

  Drummer Zach Danziger and bassist Owen Biddle of the group Mister Barrington recently conducted a unique performance for the TEDx series at UMass Amherst. By pre-recording their speech, Biddle and Danziger set out to challenge assumptions about live electronic…

Modern Drummer
May 3, 2013

Jon Sterckx

Hello, modern drummers! I’m a percussionist based in South West U.K. I’ve been playing for around twenty-five years, focusing mainly on world percussion, particularly North Indian tabla, but also Arabic & West African drumming. I have been playing Indian tabla…

Modern Drummer
Jan 16, 2013

Alesis SamplePad

This compact four-pad instrument has twenty-five built-in percussion and electronic drum voices, as well as an SD card slot for loading your own sounds. An external trigger input is included, and a MIDI output allows the pad to control sound…

Modern Drummer
Apr 24, 2012

Alesis iO Dock

Built to accommodate current app-development standards, including Core MIDI and Akai Pro’s AkaiConnect SDK, the iO Dock is a universal device for iPad audio recording, playback, and MIDI that bridges the user’s choice of music-creation and performance apps with virtually…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 2011

Virtually Erskine - Peter Erskine Drum Sample and Groove Libraries

Virtually Erskine features samples of two of the legendary drummer’s personal kits, formatted for FXpansion BFD2 and BFD Eco, plus a MIDI groove library of more than 400 files played by Erskine in twelve unique styles, including jazz, swing, rock,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 15, 2011

Loquat's Christopher Lautz

Hey, all you butts of drummer jokes—. My name is Christopher Lautz, and I play drums and sing back-up in San Francisco's Loquat. My band is a mix of electronic and organic sounds, in the trip-hop/dream-pop realm of things. I…

Modern Drummer
Sep 8, 2008