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Eric Clapton Inspired Blues Lesson

What makes the guitar playing of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and B.B. King so amazing? Line 6 and GuitarJamz.com’s Marty Schwartz teaches you how to make the Eric Clapton “hammer on/pull off Signature Sound. For all you blues beginner’s, Schwartz slows it down for you to learn at a slower pace. Sign-up to get Stevie Ray Vaughn and B.B. King style lessons straight to your inbox!

VOX and You Me At Six

It’s day 3 of our VOX week at Dolphin Music. In this session, Vox headed down to London’s Hammersmith Apollo and caught up with You Me At Six guitarist Max Helyer, to find out how the Vox AC30C2X and the 55-series Vox guitar play their part. It’s fair to say that this last year has been a pretty big one for pop punk band You Me At Six. The Surrey based group have toured Europe, sold out their headline UK tour, released a hit second album and were nominated for not one, but three Kerrang! awards; including Best British Band, Best Album (Hold Me Down) and scooping the coveted Best Single award for Liquid Conference.

Panic! At The Disco Release Short Film

Panic! At The Disco’s short film The Overture features music from four songs on the upcoming album, Vices & Virtues - out March 22nd on Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen. Preorder your copy now at panicatthedisco.com.

VOX and Cancer Bats

The hardcore scene is thriving, and at its centre are Canadian band Cancer Bats. The band may hail from Canada, but home these days is most definitely on a tour bus, as the guys take their hardcore punk sound (with some metal thrown in) to pretty much every country on the planet. Vox had the chance to catch up with them in Birmingham, where they were on tour supporting Bring Me The Horizon - just before the UK saw Cancer Bats headline their own tour last year! If you read our Cancer Bats blog we posted back in May 2010, it’s clear we’re major fans of the guys here at Dolphin Music. VOX have the pleasure of catching up with the Bat’s and find out exactly why they love VOX gear so much…

Traktor 2 Launch: Qbert’s Breakfast of Champions

As excitement continues to grow in the build-up to the Launch of Traktor 2, it’s creators Native instruments have released a new video featuring a trio of DMC legends putting the new software and hardware through it’s paces SIMULTANEOUSLY! Check out the video to see what happened when 3 of the worlds very best went head to head with the next generation of digital DJ gear.

VOX: The Sound of British Invasion

The legendary British Vox tone has created some of the most memorable recordings of all time. It all started back in 1957, when VOX kicked off its line of guitar amplifiers. In our first part of VOX week here at Dolphin Music, see how the AC15 and AC30 became to define the British sound invasion….

Everything Everything to judge Shure’s Songwriting Award

Everything Everything to judge Shure’s Songwriting Award

Together with the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Shure’s 2011 Songwriting competition, previously judged by the likes of Amy McDonald, KT Tunstall and Paloma Faith, will be this year judged by Everything Everything. Fancy entering yourself? The prize is a fantastic one-year Professional Diploma in Songwriting course at the Institute worth over £5,000! Read more for details…

Tinie Tempah Wins 2 Brits with the help of Roland

He didn’t win two Brit awards last night for nothing you know! Kola Bello, Tinie Tempah’s keyboard/synth player, Kola Bello is a self-confessed keyboard, synth and music addict plus a huge fan of Roland gear. Why? The UK grime scene is a hotbed of talent and you need to be tooled up to stay on top of your game. Roland TV caught up with him not so long ago so he can tell you all why he loves them and how he helps make Tinie Tempah such a big success. He talks through the Juno GI which aids him programme mainstream sounds with features such as pro-edit, live-edit and Phantom Power, and if you’ve wondered what the Portamento feature is in many Roland keyboards, you’ll definitely want to tune in.