Saturday, February 21, 2009

5 Free Drum Machines For Your Computer

Here is a list of some drum machines you can use on your computer to create your own drum loops. If you like what i post, please click a few adds on the side, it really ads up in the long run and helps me out.

1- Hydrogen


A great drum machine that although originally developed for Linux, is still very strong on the Windows platform. It has support for WAV, AIFF, and AU sound files with export to midi or WAV functionality. It is pretty easy to use and also offers advanced features including unique human velocity, human time, pitch and swing functionality.

2- Leaf Drums

Leaf Drums

Leaf Drums uses standard WAV files for drum samples, so you can easily add your own or download more from the internet. this makes the uses of Leaf Drums limitless for creating drum loops, as you can add different drum kit sounds for the different styles of loop you are creating. It also supports loops that are re-sampled to fill the entire bar, whatever the tempo. It provides control over the length, attack, and decay of drum sounds. The effects given let you edit the delay, distortion, phaser, etc... Also, the loops can be exported as .WAV files for easy use in other application, which puts Leaf Drums up there with the likes of Fruity Loops

3- Drum Box


DrumBox is a great drum machine which uses .WAV files as the drum hits rather than having it's own presets. DrumBox is a 32 event, 8 channel drum machine in which you can edit the volume pan and shuffle of each channel. The graphical interface is basic, but the core of the drum machine is extremely well written.

4- Hammerhead


HammerHead Rhythm Station 1.0 is a drum machine based on the TR-909, which uses its own banks for samples, and if you want a different bank of drum sounds to use there is a program called 'MakeBank' supplied from which you create your own banks of drum sounds. HammerHead is a 16 event, 8 channel drum machine in which you can change the speed in bpm and the feel by adding shuffle.

5- Tuareg


Tuareg a sequencer/loop-composer/remixer that creates tracks out of the loops, samples and short sounds you feed it. It is simple to use, and has a very user friendly interface, the version offered here, but the is a 'FAT' version available for $35 from the Homepage with added features. It includes a drum machine and a bass line sequencer, and supports 6 channels of mono, with the ability to render to WAV, for use in other applications.

That's it for today!!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

4 Free Recording Apps For Windows

Hey guys! I know that a getting a good DAW program can be hard. Pro tools is the standard but there are a lot of people who use everything from Cubase to Audition. Even though those are good programs, they can be expensive to someone just starting out in the game. I dug around and found 4 free recording programs that you can use forever or just until you decide to drop big bucks on something else. One more note, if you like what I do, please click the ads on the side, it helps me make ends meet!

1 - Quartz Audio Master

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Quartz Studio Free is an easy to use multi-track digital audio recorder, perfect for quick creation of music tracks or audio assembly and…. Free ! Moreover, it features the basic functionalities required to use the Digital Sound Planet Virtual Studios - also Freely available registering on the Digital Sound Planet site. The program also includes, among other features, 4+2 audio tracks, real-time processing effects (Reverb et Chorus) on each track, along with volume and pan, audio track data editing functions, a spacialization interface, Skin change, etc

2 - tracAxPC

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TrakAx empowers you to create professional music and video mixes in an easy-to-use and fun environment. Whether you are creating a music track for your MySpace page or a video for YouTube, TrakAxPC is the most powerful FREE application on the web.” Features include beat matching, a drag-and-drop interface for mixing and adjusting tracks, and video editing features. Audio formats supported include WAV, MP3, OGG, and WMA.’s website is very slick. If the software is comparable, it may just deserve a place in your software toolkit. It may be a great DAW to get started on. The site also sells royalty-free loops, beats and tracks for a price.

3 - Audacity

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This is a fairly well known free open source program. Check out the site for all the info. I used to use this a long time ago, so trust me, it's a good investment. Oh wait, it's free!!

4 - KRISTAL Audio Engine

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KRISTAL Audio Engine is a powerful multi-track recorder, audio sequencer and mixer - ideal for anyone wanting to get started with recording, mixing and mastering digital audio. It is designed as a modular system. The main application provides a mixing console, while the audio sequencer, live audio input and so on are loaded as separate Plug-Ins

Thats it for today! Check back for more soon!!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Getting Instrumentals and Acapellas FREE

Instrumentals and Acapellas

Hey everyone! I know how hard it can be to get a instrumental or acapella when you really need one. You might want to remix a track, put a mix tape together or just have beats to freestyle to or use to model one you are creating to make it have a special vibe to it.

I found 2 good links for acapellas and instrumentals, check em out! - This is a forum I found where people post both acapellas and instrumentals up. You can request or just search for one you need. You can also post ones you found to help other people out, this is a good way to get connection from people. - For being as bare as this site is, it has a ton of beats. He has tons of newer instrumetnals and also has sample packs and beats he has made for you to check out. This is a really good site to find beats!

Thats it for today! It had been awhile so I decided to post something real quick!

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Monday, February 2, 2009

New Instrumentals Up

I just uploaded 3 new instrumentals to my blog. Check out all of them at and turn them up!

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