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.
The Roland GR-55 is a revolution in guitar synthesis, with features never before available in any guitar processor. In terms of speed, it’s the fastest ever. It’s also the most accurate, thanks to newly developed pitch-detection technology. As for sound, the triple-core generator houses a world-class array of virtual guitars, basses, amps, and synth voices, enabling tones and textures that have never been heard before. Check out the the demo video and Alex Hutchings testing the synthesizer out himself!
So we’ve had a heads up that the sorely awaited Maschine 1.6 will be launched as of February 2011. We saw Maschine 1.5 add features such as library expansion, improved workflow and DAW intergration, 16 velocity levels, improvied polyphony with choke and legato options on sound level and MIDI pitch bend support among many, many other sampling, slicing & audio editing features. What will 1.6 bring?