Thanksgiving XXL beat battle

We picked 3 teams of our favorite YouTubers and asked them each to create a beat – now it’s your turn to pick the winner.

November 20, 2019 in

Watch: 8 ways to humanize your MIDI drums

Robotic rhythms? Give your programmed percussion a human touch with product expert James Russell.

November 19, 2019 in

4 free KONTAKT drum libraries you need – and one you probably don’t

We’ve scoured the web for some unique, 100% free percussion libraries that’ll fit right into your next track. Most of them, anyway.

November 14, 2019 in

Musical polymath Cheche Alara on finding crossover success

The Grammy-winning composer, producer, music director, conductor, and keyboardist charts his journey from Buenos Aires to the heart of Hollywood.

November 13, 2019 in

Watch: Sicko Mode producer Rogét Chahayed on crafting killer hooks

Watch the Grammy-nominated producer talk music theory, and how KONTAKT inspired the hook for Travis Scott and Drake’s multi-Platinum SICKO MODE.

October 24, 2019 in

Free download: Dusty, downtempo drum loops from the new Moonkits

Hear Soniccouture's latest release now and grab a pack of pro-grade, royalty-free loops.

October 28, 2019 in

A New Phase for The Soft Moon

Post-punker Luis Vazquez on his musical evolution and why he’s adding Native software to his setup.

October 18, 2019 in

The Stereotypes, hit by hit

Get to know the super-producers behind our latest Expansion with a quick run-down of their biggest tracks.

October 23, 2019 in

Nicki Minaj producer Blank talks creativity, Bob Ross, and giving something back

We catch up with the Toronto native and learn why, as her own career hits new heights, she’s already focused on the next generation.

October 15, 2019 in

7 ways to amp up the atmosphere

Got the basics down? Here's how to elevate your tracks with a little something extra.

October 2, 2019 in

Watch: Exploring the sound of Orchestral Tools

Some of Hollywood's favorite scoring instruments are currently up to 63% off in our online shop. Here, Reuben Cornell runs through the sounds on offer and shares his top tips for using them in your own scores.

September 23, 2019 in