The Beatdown Step Sequencer For Akai APC40

Sonic Faction has introduced The Beatdown & The Beatdown Step Sequencer for the Akai APC40 and Ableton Live. This custom device comes with the Beatdown library and lets you program beats and note velocities,while saving and recalling patterns in realtime. It also features realtime looping, FX and groove manipulation for killer live performances.

Native Instruments Studio Drummer

Native Instruments has announced Studio Drummer, a new instrument for Mac & Windows, designed for creating high-quality ‘acoustic’ drum tracks. The instrument provides an easy-to-use “virtual drummer” for pop, rock, metal, jazz and related music styles. Studio Drummer makes use of the advanced features of Kontakt 5 to provide the ‘necessary components for a first-class studio drums production’.