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In this video Omar Tavarez, both drummer and musical director for Pitbull, discusses how he uses Roland’s SPD-SX sampling pad. He explains how he has customized his SPD-SX for Pitbull’s show and where it falls in place with his acoustic drum kit.
More of Omar:
- Omar’s Instagram: drummer_305
- Omar on facebook
Billy Duffy is one of the founding members of the extremely influential band The Cult. He and singer Ian Astbury have been in the band since 1983. Billy discusses the early days of the band and how he discovered his signature sound. According to him, BOSS pedals have been part of his sound for over 30 years. Find out which pedals he’s talking about.
Want to be on The Voice? Watch this! Romeo Johnson is an acclaimed musician, vocalist and vocal coach. He’s worked with Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Diddy, Queen Latifah and countless others. He is presently one of the selection coaches for NBC’s The Voice. Romeo explains the audition process and what it takes to make it onto the show.
Roland US is an official sponsor of NBC’s The Voice providing all the electronic keyboards, electronic drums, percussion and digital pianos to the show.
In this extended clip, Russell Graham, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer with Ray Chew of American Idol, demonstrates real-time sound control as he improvises on the Jupiter-80. Russell has also performed alongside such artists as Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and many more.
Russell Graham, “My rig”:
Jeremy Dawson explains his take on how to make music for everybody. He discusses the pros and cons of listening to your previous material for inspiration. Is it better to focus on current musical trends instead? Do you focus on making music for you to enjoy or music for the masses?
Shiny Toy Guns recently released the official music video for “Loverunner” on Vevo. On their new album titled III, Shiny Toy Guns employs the sounds of the Jupiter-50, Jupiter-80, and Fantom-G7 and recording on an R-1000 48-track recorder.
Serj Tankian FAQ’s for Harakiri Album
1. What does “Harakiri” mean, and how does it play into the themes of the album?
“Harakiri” is a Japanese term signifying ritualistic suicide, the cutting of the abdomen and is similar to the term “seppuku,” a ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword.
The year 2011 started with a fire. Some kids in Piha, NZ were setting off fireworks that landed on my neighbor’s property and lit the whole hill on fire. I knew it was going to be a hell of a year and it certainly was. Within five days of that, reports came out about birds and fish dying in massive numbers globally without any reasonable explanation. The omen was not lost on me. Varied creatures on earth were committing massive hara-kiri. Do they know something we don’t about the coming times or the sustainability of the environment? That is the day I started writing this record and ‘harakiri’ was the first song that materialized. More
James Dewees, keyboardist for My Chemical Romance, talks about the move away from high-tech electronic music, to more simple, organic tones and how that’s changing the sounds in My Chemical Romance. Currently, James relies on the Jupiter-80 and Gaia SH-01 to deliver these tones, both in the studio and on the road.