Aug 19

Here is something that caught my eye, not because it is a Roland / Boss product but simply because of what the person is doing with it. Watch Youngr in the youtube clip above. I know this sort of thing has been done before but he really demonstrates a variety of skills with using technology, playing various instruments and singing – great stuff.

The Boss RC-202 is a tiny but powerful little unit that I am sure will be great for club performers, electronic musicians and beatboxers. It is based on their RC-505 Loop Station which everyone loved but whilst it is just a two-track it does have a whole load of new features. Four Input FX and four Track FX are available at once, and loops can be saved to memories in real time. It is therefore ideal for looping musicians who have their hands occupied with guitar, keyboards, and other instruments like Youngr on the youtube clip.

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Jun 23

Hi,

I am sorry I haven’t been around for a while now, I have been busy on another project which I will tell you about hopefully by November if I complete it by then. In my brief spare time, I came accross this excellent version of “Moves Like Jagger” interstingly performed by an assortment of very tallented people.

First up is the beautiful drummer Meytal Cohen. I am sure you have seen her on many other You Tube clips. She has a very smooth and relaxed way of playing and always looks like she loves what she is doing – great stuff.

Then there is the famous keyboard and iPad wizzard himself – Jordan Rudess who actually dances on this clip. Vocals are performed by the angelic sexy voice of Tammy Scheffer who provides some jazzy tones to this great song.The arrangement and additional iPad playing by a young Gentle Giant Fan called Eyal Amir.

Anyway have a listen, I am sure you will find this entertaining stuff as I did. If you dont like the song enjoy the dancing:-

Apr 24

I came accross this today and thought what an excellent cover version of Sting’s classic song – An Englishman in new York.

It is about time we had a bit more music on the site and when you here these three guys – The Trio – if the Nord Piano doesn’t blow you away, I am sure the driving bass will. This is played with such a great perfect funky groove that really suits this song. See what you think – I love it.

Jan 18

New Roland TM-2 Trigger Module

Another unexpected new product from Roland is the new Roland TM-2 Trigger Module. There have also been quite a few rumours about a new drum machine based on the Roland 808 and I hope to bring you details of this when it is launched next week at NAMM 2014. Will Roland have any other surprises for us next week?

Anyway the Roland TM-2 Trigger Module is aimed at acoustic drummers who want to electronic sounds to their existing setup and/or beef up their acoustic sounds with a layer of electronics.

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Apr 20

Well what a great time I had in Frankfurt, we have seen the keyboards and drums in a bit of detail but there was some other memories to keep of this visit such as the Rhine, the Bose lorry, the Light show, the girls, the buildings and the guitars. Oh I nearly forgot, I have a small clip of Monolith – what a great performance and sound with their fantastic talent with midi controllers. Read on to see the clip.

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Mar 24

INTRODUCING THE MACKIE DL1608 DIGITAL MIXER

Mackie, who are renowned for their quality speakers and mixers have come up with an idea which allows you to mix easily and wirelessly away from the stage with an iPad and introduced the Mackie DL1608 digital mixer. Namm 2013 has brought two further products in this respect, one from Behringer (who love to copy ideas from other manufactures) called the iX16 iPad Mixer and the other is from Mackie themselves but as a smaller 8 channel mixer the DL808. You can’t help notice the speed at which iOS devices are being used more and more in serious professional music applications as an excellent tool to display all kinds of information in a much readable presentation than many small LCD screens have struggled with in the past. Maybe there will come a time when every piece of hardware has a facility to work with a tablet of some description.

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Mar 5

It is weird but I want to buy it now but I can’t until 27 March 2013. I suppose that is clever advertising or I am just a sucker for drums. I like the idea of Native Instruments saying “supercharge your beats, The sound of the 21st century comes wrapped in a futuristic user interface, fusing ultimate power with lightning-fast, visual workflow – seeing is believing. Stay tuned”

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Feb 22

I think it is time for some music and here is a great performance from Taylor Swift at the O2 Arena Brit Awards 2013 and her latest hit ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’

Jan 25

NAMM 2013 – Well we can’t let TC-Helicon steal the show, so let’s throw an Orange into the mix:-

For further information about THE ORANGE CUSTOM SHOP 50 AMP – Have a look at this – Click on:-

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Jan 25

NAMM 2013 AND HERE IS SOMETHING NICE FROM TC-HELICON:-

No, I am talking about TC-HELICON VOICELIVE TOUCH2 – Have a look at this – Click on:- Read the rest of this entry »

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