Reviews

Short Interview | The Origin Of XpressPads Finger Drumming

Touek & Andreas Interview

Last week I met finger drummer / beat maker Touek and we shot a couple of videos for a different purpose, but while doing so, he asked me about the origin of the XpressPads Finger Drumming technique which turned out to become a short interview and I thought I’d share this part of the recording…
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Touek releases debut-album “Holotropic”

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Congrats to music producer, finger drummer and XpressPads power-user TOUEK for releasing his first album “Holotropic”! Holotropic contains 9 – mainly relaxed instrumental – tracks, touching various electronic styles of music, but also elements of drum-n-bass and breakbeat. What you can expect? Lots of ethnic vibes, anthemic flavor, well-crafted harmonies, and (of course!) GROOVY BEATS. Check…
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Novation Launchpad Pro for Finger Drumming

launchpad pro

Novation Launchpad Pro for Finger Drumming? Update 2016-12-04: Please check out this awesome MIDI converter script for Ableton Live. It is a huge time saver, super-easy to setup, and works with Ableton Push 2 & 1, and with Novation Launchpad Pro & MK2. +++ The Novation Launchpad Pro is more than just another control surface for Ableton…
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Travis Rodgers: The XpressPads finger drumming method is really unique.

Hi Andreas, [XpressPads] truly is a unique method compared to the typical “monotonous” finger drumming and creates the ability to get a live drum feel with the pads. Though i’m just starting with this two hand method, it looks to be a real treat (and challenge). Maybe I’ll get up to your level one day, HA!…
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Ableton Push for Finger Drumming

Ableton Push Thumb Placement

Content Introduction 64 Pad Drum Rack Since Ableton Live 9.2 Moving From Regular 4×4 Pad Controllers To Ableton Push Establishing A New 64 Pad Layout For Finger Drumming On Ableton Push Specific Ideas For XpressPads Layouts With 64 Pads For Ableton Push Creating A Live 64 Drum Rack For Ableton Push For Your Favourite Virtual Drum Kit…
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Novation Launchpad for Apps OTHER THAN Ableton Live

launchpad pro

Contents Update 2016-12-04: Please check out this awesome MIDI converter script for Ableton Live. It is a huge time saver, super-easy to setup, and works with Ableton Push 2 & 1, and with Novation Launchpad Pro & MK2. +++ What Is The Novation Launchpad? Novation Launchpad & Automap Novation Launchpad For Finger Drumming And The “Magic Tone…
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NI KOMPLETE Ultimate Review For Finger Drummers

NI Komplete Ultimate 10 Box Shot plus included products overview

Content Native Instruments KOMPLETE Ultimate: What’s In It For Finger Drumming? Let’s First Take A Look At Native Instruments As A Company. Enough Praise. Why is NI KOMPLETE Ultimate So Great For Finger Drumming? It’s Too Late For Me, But Maybe Not For You. KOMPLETE Ultimate Integration With Maschine. Native Instruments KOMPLETE Ultimate: What’s in it for…
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NI Studio Drummer Review for Finger Drummers

NI Studio Drummer - All 3 Virtual Drum Kits

What’s NI Studio Drummer? “Studio Drummer” is Native Instruments’ 3-pack of general purpose acoustic virtual drum kits. All three virtual drum kits have been sampled in great depth and with serious attention to detail. Up to 25 velocity levels per kit piece transport the realism of these drum kits into the virtual world of drum…
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NI Abbey Road Drummer Review for Finger Drummers

NI Abbey Road Drummer - product overview - condensed

Contents What’s NI Abbey Road Drummer? The Sound Of Abbey Road Drummer Usability Of Abbey Road Drummer Shaping Sounds In Abbey Road Drummer All Abbey Road Drummer Products In One Big Bundle Conclusion What’s NI Abbey Road Drummer? “Abbey Road Drummer” is Native Instruments’ high quality range of virtual drum kits, all recorded in the…
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The Best Virtual Drum Sets for Finger Drumming

virtual drum kit collection

Contents Introduction To Virtual Drum Sets What Is A Virtual Drum Set? The Most Renowned Virtual Drum Sets Available Today Free Virtual Drum Sets Overall Virtual Drum Set Sound Available Drum Kit Piece Articulations Velocity Layers And The Dreaded Machine Gun Effect Quality Of The Transitions From Low- To High-Velocity Hits Tweak Ability Of The Raw…
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