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The Roland Synth Legacy

Musical genres come and go, but Roland synths crop up time and time again in the history of electronic music. For all you synth geeks out there, Roland has produced the Synthesizer Chronicles, a poster covering the entire line-up of Roland Synthesizers, from the SH-1000 in 1973 to the current GAIA SH-01. So if you’re wondering which was the first synth to have a pitch bend lever, or you can’t tell your Jupiters from your Junos, then jump in and take a trip down memory lane…

Yamaha: In The Studio With Four Tet

Kieran Hebden talks to Future Music Magazine about his love of the Yamaha Tenori-On and how it was used in his new album. For the full ‘In The Studio With Four Tet’ video pick up a copy of Future Music 227, out this month!

Fender: Conversation with Michael Todd

Fender sit down with Coheed & Cambria’s bassist, Michael Todd….

Audio-Technica: Art of Record Productioin

Audio-Technica: Art of Record Productioin

Audio Technica have announced they are this years Art of Record Production keynote speech sponsor. The event which takes place between 3-5 December will see legendary producer (a title he still refuses to accept) Steve Albini - famous for working with Nirvana and PJ Harvey - deliver the keynote speech. See what’s happening at this years Art of Record Production Conference and what BIG names are attending here!! Another Dolphin Music must attend…

The Big Muff Blockbuster Story

The Big Muff Blockbuster Story

When Premier Guitar Magazine said they were doing an effects pedal special, it was obvious that Electro Harmonix’s Big Muff Pi was going to be included. Read the blockbuster story with never before told stories of the iconic Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Effects pedal in an interview with Mike Matthews. Also inside the 253 page digital magazine are reviews on brand new pedals, Andy McKee answering your questions, an interview with Ron Wood and a 2010 Pedal Round Up. An issue not to be missed.

V Studio 20

V Studio 20

Guitarists have only dreamed about it until now: BOSS guitar effects and Roland’s breakthrough COSM modelling built right into powerful hardware and recording software. That’s the V-Studio 20. Matching the simplicity of a portble, hardare recording system with the power, flexibility, and control of modern PC-based recording. Whether you’re at home or on the road, you can easily connect your guitar or mic to the VS-20 hardware and dial up genuine BOSS sounds. Check out Roland’s 5 easy steps to recording guitar and vocals, the e-book and 7 tutorial videos here….!

Introducing Pro Tools 9

Leveraging a next-generation architecture, version 9 of Pro Tools offers customers the unprecedented choice to work with Avid audio interfaces, third-party audio interfaces, or no hardware at all when using the built-in audio capabilities of a Mac or PC. This first-ever software-only option for Pro Tools delivers customers the most open, flexible and feature rich version in history, while also providing top professional features customers have requested. Also, new support for the Avid EUCON™ open Ethernet protocol now enables customers to expand control surface options to include Avid’s Artist Series and Pro Series audio consoles and controllers (formerly known as Euphonix® consoles and controllers).

Ashdown ABM 500 Limited Edition

Ashdown ABM 500 Limited Edition

Already a classic in its own right the Ashdown ABM 500 Head has been the power behind countless high profile bass players over the last decade providing the low end for bands such as U2, The Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Biffy Clyro, Pink Floyd, Crowded House, The Jam and The Stranglers. Ashdown have made a very limited, very special edition of the ABM 500 Head - the ABM 500 Head Black Edition. Handmade in the UK and only 40 worldwide, this bass amp is definitely a collectors item integrating a custom matt black finish, chrome push buttons and alloy race inspired rotary knobs. The upgraded power section has faster transient attack, more headroom and even less noise!