Meet Michael “Nomad” Ripoll, our newest addition to the family. Michael is a music veteran with credits and experience that spans decades. As a professional guitarist, he has worked and played with many of the most respected artists in the music world. He remains committed to pushing the envelope and has broadened his career by seeking and securing opportunities in other facets of the industry such as operating as Musical Director for world renowned artists such as Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, composing for film, television, and teaching guitar. More
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You may know him from Guns N’ Roses, Carole King, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Alice Cooper, Bruce Willis and the Boxing Ganhis but most recently Teddy “Zig Zag” Andreadis has been counseling the campers of Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp. We caught up with Teddy in Las Vegas last week for his take on Roland’s RD-700NX stage piano, check out what he had to say. More
OV Valle [Roland US] Artists Bruce Kulick, David Fishof, David Rosenthal, drums, Gene Simons, guitar, John Moyer, Kane Roberts, Kebyboard, Kip Winger, Lita Ford, Mark Fournier, Phil Soussan, Richie Cotzen, Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp, Rod Morgenstein, Rudy Sarzo, Teddy Andreadis, Vince Neil, Zakk Wyld 0 Comments
David Fishof discusses Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp‘s history and it’s new permanent home in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Hotel. Since 1997, the camps have taken place in different cities in the United States, England, and the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. At Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp attendees, write and record music alongside famous talent, culminating in an event where attendees perform live on stage. More
A long time advocate of Roland products, Static Revenger AKA Dennis White is an extremely prolific, in-demand musician. His work spans a wide number of musical genres and styles and is perhaps best known for his EDM (electronic dance music) hits. In using the INTEGRA-7, Dennis explains that his turn around time for his projects has significantly decreased. Dennis explains, “The best part of all is that sound processing by the INTEGRA-7 is done at the speed of thought and is a piece of gear that should be in every professional studio.”
On June 30th, the remix of Standing Shadows‘ “We Are Everlasting Silver Sessions Remix” single and video was released on all digital outlets and featured on the front page of VEVO. Over the last year, the band has released several songs from their recording sessions at Rancho de la Luna studio in the famous Joshua Tree National Park with producer Chris Goss (Queens Of The Stone Age, UNKLE, Duke Spirit, The Cult) featuring engineer Ethan Allen (Gram Rabbit, Daniel Lanois, Spindrift). The remix is a break from the norm for the band whose influences consist of Muse, Arcade Fire, The National, Jesus And Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Interpol, Sigur Ros and oldies such as Beach Boys, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground and many more.
In this video Omar Tavarez, Musical Director and drummer for Pitbull‘s band, explains the dynamics of playing live the music from Pitbull’s recordings. Omar says that during the show he plays off the Pitbull’s vocal rhythm for added accents with drums and cymbals. According to Omar, in keeping to the integrity and familiarity of the original recording, Pitbull stresses to keep the playing and arrangements concise. This balance between the band’s talent, and keeping it simple, is what makes this show so exciting. While the audience comes to hear and watch something that is familiar to them from the radio or music videos, they also gain the added experience of watching The Agents deliver a world class performance. To conclude, Mr. World Wide (aka Pitbull) is backed by a world class band.
Pitbull’s band, The Agents consists of: More
Robert “Bubby” Lewis is not only an incredibly talented composer, he is also a killer bass player. In this video, Bubby gets funky as he demonstrates one of his favorite patches in the Roland VB-99 V-Bass System.
Aside from being a touring musician, Bubby also produces and composes music for Marvel comics and FUNimation Entertainment. As a bass player, the VB-99 provides a wide spectrum of sounds that allow him to produce music without restrictions. A self-proclaimed bass and “comic nerd”, the pairing of both of Bubby’s passions is a dream come true. More
On her break from touring with Beyonce, Brittani Washington stops by the Roland office to explain her new album “Space For Music“. A turn from the latest trends in POP music, Brittani explains that “Space For Music” is an organic and nostalgic experience to the days when musicians were heroes. Brittani limits the use of technology in terms of sampling and pre-recorded tracks on her album and relies on her organic musical abilities. Watch the video for the full interview and stay tuned for the video outtakes of Brittani on the Jupiter-80. More