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Go Beyond Sampling and Looping
Have you ever wanted just the vocal part of a song? Or, how about the opposite, where you wish you had just the backing track? DJs and remix producers go through great lengths to acquire track stems, loops, acapellas, and other bite-size sections of songs for sampling and remixing. In the old days of DJing, the only way to create a loop was to have two of the same record, which made it possible to capture and extend a portion of a song by reversing and crossfading between both pieces of vinyl. When CDJs became available, looping could happen with the push of a button. And now, with computers, DVS systems, and Loop Stations, it’s easier than ever to remix with loops. More
Mickey Hart Plays the Sounds of Outer Space
If we said that you could play the sounds of outer space with your drum set, would you believe us? We had a hard time believing it ourselves, but that’s exactly what Mickey Hart did at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with Skrillex. Actually, Mickey plays the sounds of the universe all the time through RAMU (Random Access Musical Universe). RAMU is Mickey’s personal sound library that he’s collected over decades. It includes rare and unique percussion instruments from around the world, historical sound bites, speeches, and the sounds of planets. According to Mickey, the planetary sound vibrations are captured from radio satellites, which he then treats for “sonification” to be playable music tones in Ableton Live. Technically, RAMU could be triggered from any MIDI device, however the V-Drums make the articulation of real drumming possible.
Win an Autographed BR-80 Digital Recorder
Marty Friedman’s music career reads like a boxing champ’s intro. It includes playing with hit bands like Megadeth and Cacophony, multiple Grammy nominations, film, television, and more. To celebrate his latest accomplishment, the release of his new studio album – Inferno, we’re giving away an autographed MICRO BR-80 Digital Recorder. According to his interview in Guitar World, Inferno is the most intense writing and playing that he has done so far.
CONTEST: BR-80 Autographed by Marty Friedman
Ends June 31, 2014 More
Practice Tips and Tools
Keyboard players from another era had a great idea: let’s get out from behind our boards and shine. Thus, the keytar was born. While some remember this instrument as a relic of the eighties, make no mistake, the keytar back, and it’s racking up cool points all over the place! And that’s not just marketing speak. The proof is in the pudding, on stages all over the world. So, let’s discuss how some of the features on Roland’s most versatile keytar, the Lucina AX-09, can help you become a keytar shredder. And then you, too, can join your front man and guitar player on stage.
CONTEST: Win a Lucina AX-09
Ends May 31, 2014 More
Pete Thorn’s Demo of the OD-1X OverDrive & DS-1X Distortion Effects Pedals
Guitar nerd Pete Thorn, delivers a detailed demo of the BOSS OD-1X Overdrive and DS-1X Distortion effects pedals. He gives a play-by-play explanation of the pedals with low-gain, single-coil sounds, high-gain sounds and humbucker. He also demonstrates how the technology in these pedals responds to his playing and what it means to the modern guitarist. More
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Greek-born Kostas Karamitroudis, also known as Gus G, is well known for his outstanding work with Ozzy Osbourne’s band and for leading his own group, Firewind. He has amassed an incredible body of work, both in the studio and touring worldwide. It’s the combination of gigging with Ozzy Osbourne’s band, his 2010 Grammy nominated album “Scream,” and his consequent worldwide touring that have boosted Gus G’s reputation as one of the leading guitarists in the current metal/rock scene. In addition to that, his ear for great tone and his ability to shred and apply it musically make him a triple threat. If there’s a metal guitarist who’s sound shapes the current metal scene, it is Gus, which is why we asked him to share his signature tone.
Tone Control for Your Music
What is Equalization (EQ)?
As far as music production is concerned, Equalization is really just a fancy word for tone control – a device that can cut or boost particular parts of the audio spectrum. EQ can be used both to create new tonalities and to help correct or equalize problems that occurred in the recording chain, though you should always strive to fix such problems first. While your home hi-fi might just have basic bass and treble controls, the studio equalizer, whether hardware or plugin, can be much more sophisticated. More
2014: SYSTEM-1 In the spirit of its predecessors (SYSTEM-100, SYSTEM-100M and SYSTEM-700), the SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility. It’s the worlds first Plug-Out synth, which gives access to plug-in versions of legendary Roland synths that can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 without a computer. It also features new Roland technologies, Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) and Scatter Effects.
2014: FA-06 & FA-08 The series completely reimagines the music workstation, streamlining it for effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility. Ready to support any type of music you play, the FA-06 is packed with a massive sound collection inherited from the flagship INTEGRA-7, a ton of studio-quality effects, expressive real-time controls, and Axial ready. More
Everything You Need to Know
Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) is the technology behind the authentic sound and responsive behavior of the AIRA products. It faithfully captures the sound and feel of some Roland’s most revered classics, using original design specs, consultation with original engineers, and a detailed, part-by-part analysis of each analog circuit in our own pristine units. More