Sequential TOM Drum Machine (and Knight Rider) and MIDI Implementation

A beat from a 1980s drum machine, combined with a 1980s TV show and new technology make for a wild ride.


Vintage Drum Machines: A Buyer’s Guide

Erik Hawkins offers tips for buying vintage drum machines, including what to look for and the best models for musicians on a budget.

Behringer Model D Review and Programming

Erik Hawkins shows you how this synth actually works in the mix by programming some patches and demonstrating how you can incorporate it into your workflow.

Atom Solid State Drive SSD by Glyph (Review)

Having a dependable hard drive for your projects is a really important part of your music production rig.

GoPro Music Video Set Up Tutorial

If you’re going to produce a home music video, you want to make it look good. Fortunately, this doesn’t require a lot of expensive cameras and lights.

Brian Funk is AfroDJMac, and Always in the Mood for Music

When Brian Funk first filmed an Ableton tutorial in his basement five years ago, he wanted to maintain his anonymity. So the high school English teacher put on sunglasses and dubbed himself AfroDJMac.

Building a Beat with Sample Packs in Ableton Live

A common question I hear from aspiring music producers is, “How can I use a sample pack to quickly build a beat?”

ehx b9

EHX B9 | Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine | Pedal Review

I love a great story around a pedal. I recently received an Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine by mail. I picked it up at the Berklee mailroom during my lunch break.

From Demo, to Mix, to Master

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins discusses how a song evolves from demo to mix to master.

StageTrix Wah Fastener Review

If you have ever had difficulty with getting your traditional Cry Baby Wah to stay on a pedalboard securely here is a must have product for you.