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BREAKING NEWS

BFD releases Sphere

FXpansion has released BFD Sphere, an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 designed to provide hard rock and metal drum sounds.

Kits by DW and Vibe are featured alongside a Ludwig Black Beauty snare, all of which come in natural and mix-ready processed versions.

iRig Pads Editor released

IK Multimedia has launched iRig Pads Editor for Mac and PC. It’s the companion application for iRig Pads that allows musicians to completely edit and customise IK’s ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller to suit all music production styles and live performance workflows.

iRig Pads Editor is available as a free download for all current iRig Pads owners.

Southern Soul for EZ2

Toontrack has released the fourth EZX sound library expansion since the EZdrummer 2 launch in 2014: the Southern Soul EZX.

The Southern Soul EZX sets out to recreate the unmistakable sound of soul.vIt comes with five complete kits and two set-ups.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Taylor-made for e-drums

As the drummer for Duran Duran, Roger Taylor was one of the early adopters of electronic drums, becoming the poster boy for Simmons. Thirty years on, he’s still finding new ways to use e-drums.

Taylor talks e-drums and shares some insights into the road to fame.

New at Messe

Among the surprises at MusikMesse was a new module from 2box. The DrumIt Three boasts all the features of its big brother, but with fewer outputs and dials. It will ship later this year.

A new KAT kit

Similarities between KAT Percussion’s KT3 and the Simmons SD1500 are noticeable, but not everything is the same under an identical skin.

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