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.
Stutter Edit is a unique playable effect designed by BT and developed by iZotope. Create entire tracks from just a short loop, or generate incredible live remixes just by using your MIDI keyboard and a host like Ableton Live. Stutter Edit is perfect for both the stage and studio.
2010 was a huge success for folk-quartet Mumford and Sons. Their debut album went platinmum five times over and the follow up is the most anticipated second record since the Arctic Monkeys. The band’s Ben Lovett tells Roland why he loves the V-Piano and why it’s perfect live and in the studio.
Sound engineer Adrian Bushby has worked with Foo Fighters and Muse, among countless others, picking up numerous accolades along the way, including a GRAMMY for engineering the Foo Fighters’ ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace’ in 2007. Here, he speaks to Focusrite TV about how he works and how Focusrite’s ISA range has helped him to make the mix.
We’ve noticed that trending on Twitter this afternoon is a strange #RIP Guitar Hero. We believe that Activision has disbanded their Guitar Hero business unit after their Twitter announcement earlier on. This means no Guitar Hero to be released in 2011, which is sad in some ways, but with Rock Band 3, you can use Fender’s iconic Stratocaster electric guitar as it doubles as a functional Rock Band 3 controller. We saw it in LA at Winter NAMM for ourselves and were blew away with the progression from Air Guitar Hero to a becoming a Real Guitar Hero in Rockband 3. See how you can play like a rockstar in this video.
Dolphin Music are shocked and saddened to hear the death of one of the greatest British rock ‘n’ roll guitarists, Gary Moore.
It’s been confirmed that Gary Moore is likely to have died of a heart attack. The Thin Lizzy lead-guitarist whos career sparred blues, hard rock and ballards sadly passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning after arriving in the Costa Del Sol for a holiday, the BBC reported earlier today.
Paul Carrack was pop music’s ultimate journeyman. A vocalist and keyboardist who enjoyed considerable success over the course of his lengthy career while playing in bands such as Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics. You can now catch him selling our solo tours accross the UK - check out the exclusive video from Yamaha when they were lucky enough to sit down and chat with him about his love of their CP1 stage piano and his musical career.
Being the ‘Machine’ in Florence + the Machine, means you need the right kit. Isabella Summers invited Roland to her studio in South London, explaining how she wrote the band’s award-winning record on her best mate, the JUNO-Di synth.