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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
UPDATE: The entry period has ended. Thanks to all who participated. The winner will be announced on or about November 14.
In celebration of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s 15th Anniversary and Roland’s 40th Anniversary, Roland Corporation U.S. is honored to announce the first ever Roland Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Giveaway. One lucky Roland fan will win a chance to rock with Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction and The Who’s Roger Daltrey this January in Las Vegas. Monthly installments of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s highly successful music-magic experience are scheduled to take place at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and will feature top-line Roland musical instruments and recording gear.
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On Saturday, September 29, our good friend, Brendan Buckley took a break from his very busy touring schedule with Shakira and Taiwanese super star Leehom Wang to judge the V-Drum semi final contest at Sam Ash in Torrance California. Sandwiched between tour dates in Italy and China Brendan had just one week in the United States before jet setting over seas. Besides the judging criteria, Brendan shares with us what he was personally looking for in contestants. 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.”
Like all members of the Agents (Pitbull’s band), Omar Tavarez wears many hats. When Pitbull is not touring, Omar is in the studio with Pitbull working on new songs and productions. Omar explains how using MIDI mapping of samples helps brainstorm ideas and significantly expedites production. (This is a common technique used in dance music. Omar’s example in this video is from Justice‘s 2007 hit D.A.N.C.E.) More
On September 24, RolandUS.com launched its newly redesigned website. In charge of this facelift is Joe Sparacio, Web Manager for Roland US. In this video Joe explains some of the technologies and exciting new features integrated into the new redesign.
According to Joe, when planning the redesign our goals were to: More
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