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Novation Launchpad takes DJ Hero 2 to the next level…
For those of you who love the increasingly popular “ryhthm” games, (though not too sure I like that name!) you’ll have probably already got your hands on (or have added it to your Christmas list) DJ Hero 2 which was released last week. And, you will probably know all about Novation’s Launchpad which is a new feature in the on-screen gameplay?
Foo Fighters and Grammy winning producer Gil Norton chooses SE
Gil Norton’s production credits read like a who’s who in the world of music and he recently won a Grammy for the Foo Fighters album Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace. After a quarter of a century producing the best, this man knows his gear, and of the sE range he says: “a great range and a mic to suit every occasion…”
Miles Kane Announces UK Tour
Miles Kane - the frontman of Liverpool band The Rascals and The Last Shadow Puppets band member, along with the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, will be performing his first London solo show this November, as well as supporting The Courteeners on their December tour! See tour dates, pre-order Miles’ Limited Edition 7” Vinyl Single here…
UK based producer Blame, AKA Conrad Shafie has been at the cutting edge of dance music for almost 20 years. It all started back in 1991 with the release of ´Music Takes You´ on Moving Shadow Records, which is regarded today as a key track in the early development of Drum and Bass music. Then in the mid 90s, Blame signed to LTJ Bukem´s Good Looking Records label and mixed the second volume in the now legendary ´Logical Progressions´ series. Then came his own 720 degrees label which saw the Blame sound evolve further and releases on Charge, Metalheadz and Hospital Records cemented his place in the hierarchy of UK Drum and Bass. Time and Space have interviewed him, and you can see it here!
Foxton Discovers Ashdown
He’s responsible for some of the most iconic British bass lines of all time, and now he’s playing Ashdown. Bruce Foxton was loving the tone of an Ashdown Electric Blue combo, purchased by the legendary Jam bassist for recording. Now hitting the road he’ll be bringing the low end with an ABM 900 head and ABM 810 cabinet. Check out From The Jam dates…
Audioholics.com reviews the SubDude HD, a platform for your subwoofer. Why would you want it? Well, a subwoofer, as you may know, generates a lot of vibration due to the fact that it puts out low frequencies and has a larger driver than most speakers. Well, these vibrations move into your floor and reduce the actual efficiency of the sub. After all, if it’s expending energy into moving your furniture around the room, its not putting all of its energy potential into making sound waves. Plus it can just be a nuisance - as anyone who has experienced dishes rattling in their cupboards during a bass-heavy scene can testify.
Ashdown’s Little Bastard Review
Music Radar have reviewed Ashdown’s Little Bastard Bass Amp this week. Their overall verdict: “There’s something very special about this set-up. It certainly looks good, but the sound of the EL84’s and a couple of 12-inch drivers is just so damn good to hear again. 4 1/2 out of 5!”
Korg and Gorillaz
Gorillaz are to release a new song called ‘Doncamatic’ on November 22nd. The group recorded the track, a collaboration with British singer/songwriter Daley, just a few weeks ago.The inspiration for the new song and its name came from the KORG DoncaMatic, the groundbreaking Japanese-designed drum machine, introduced by KORG Inc. in 1963. The song features a sample of the voice of KORG’s founder and Chairman Tsutomu Katoh.