Drums

Converge’s Kurt Ballou: Rock hard, drum sampling

The philosophies and production tips behind the metal producer’s sampled drum library.

October 26, 2018 in

Top 5 drum libraries from The Loop Loft

A top five rundown of groove packs available from The Loop Loft compiled by Native Instruments.

October 24, 2018 in

The best vintage synth percussion ensembles from the REAKTOR User Library

Dive into the Reaktor User Library, and download for free some of the best vintage sounding, homemade instruments.

October 15, 2018 in

Watch: Omar Hakim talks drumming for David Bowie, Daft Punk, and more

Legendary drummer Omar Hakim takes us through his history as one of the most sought-after percussionists of our time.

October 8, 2018 in

Dylan Wissing on getting the most out of your drums

Native Instruments spoke to Wissing about his work on Yeezus, the importance of simplicity in pop composition, and the creative time-travel of drum recreation.

October 9, 2018 in

Explore new sonic possibilities with these five unconventional sounds packs

Bring new ideas and extravagant tones to your sound palette with these unconventional sample packs from Sounds.com

September 20, 2018 in

Soniccouture: Incredible Instruments

Known for their intuitive interfaces and innovative sounds, Soniccouture have gained a reputation as one of the most boundary-pushing developers in their field.

September 12, 2018 in

Top 8 bangin’ drum and percussion instruments

Looking for that authentic kick? Look no further.

August 27, 2018 in

Beats from the web. Part three.

Volume three of 'beats from the web' with highlights from the current status in the world of beat making with MASCHINE.

August 23, 2018 in

TesseracT: Processing, reassembling metal music

Guitarist Acle Kahney and co-producer Adian O’Brien from the progressive metal act TesseracT talk about how KONTAKT played in an integral role in the production of their new LP 'Sonder.'

August 1, 2018 in

Top kick drum downloads from the REAKTOR User Library

808s, 909s, and other emulated kicks and punches. Download the best kick generating tools from the Reaktor User Library for free now.

July 12, 2018 in