drum machines

Roland Aira: The Future Of Drums, Beats And Crazy Electronic Sounds

Roland Aira: The Future Of Drums, Beats And Crazy Electronic Sounds

For a month, Roland has been teasing its mysterious “Aira” products with a series of videos that invoke the TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm Composers, classic beat machines that are amongst the best-sounding hardware, even 30 years after they first hit the market. But it turns out the new Aira series…

7 Groundbreaking Drum Machines That Changed Music As We Know It

7 Groundbreaking Drum Machines That Changed Music As We Know It

When the first drum machines hit the market in the 1950s, they must have felt like the future. Imagine that — a robotic drummer that does exactly what you tell him to, and doesn’t get loaded after the show. Of course, the human drummer never quite went out of style,…