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Octapad SPD-30 Review and Videos…

Octapad SPD-30 Review and Videos…

The brand new electronic drum and percussion tool from Roland gets a very good review from Future Music’s Chris Barker…
Roland’s original Octapad profoundly changed the landscape of electronic percussion. The size of a briefcase, the Octapad offered drummers and percussionists the equivalent of an entire electronic rig in one self-contained unit - a new level of convenience and expression.
Today, decades later, an exciting new chapter in the Octapad history begins. The Roland SPD-30 blends the world’s most essntial sounds with the latest triggering technology in a road-tough package that’s ready for the most demanding performers.
See what Future Music think of Roland’s Octapad SPD-30, its thumbs up and thumbs down - and exactly what this amazing innovative electronic drum and percussion tool can offer all you drummer and percussionists…

Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)

Friends of Dolphin Music The Wombats are poised to storm back to prominence with the release of the new single ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ on September 27th on 14th Floor Records. The single introduces the band’s eagerly anticipated second studio album (title to be confirmed), which is set to launch their unique style to a wider audience when it’s released towards the end of the year.

Say Hello To My Little Friend - Focusrite Saffire Pro 14

Say Hello To My Little Friend - Focusrite Saffire Pro 14

With their innovative design and award winning Preamps Focusrite has long been a name linked with fine audio quality. Their new interface the Saffire Pro 14 comes loaded with fantastic pro quality specs and features.

Wowzer it’s Weezer

Wowzer it’s Weezer

Since the Dolphin office are more than a little bit excited about the return of Weezer, who will be playing at Leeds festival this Saturday, check out this interview with Brian Bell about the forthcoming September 18th release of the new album ‘Hurley’.....and why he named after a character from lost even though he’s never seen the show…

Eat My Fat Sandwich - Exclusive Jeorge Tripps Interview

Eat My Fat Sandwich - Exclusive Jeorge Tripps Interview

Dolphin Music chats to the man behind Way huge’s FX Pedals Swollen Pickle and the Fat Sandwich! The legendary Jeorge Tripps…

Arcade Fire Go On Tour With Yamaha

Announcing their new UK tour last week, and following a US number 1 album with their most recent outing ‘The Suburbs’, Arcade Fire are a group that has never shied away from theatricality.

Meet The Tube Guru…

Meet The Tube Guru…

In 2007, Line-6 approached Reinhold Bogner with a radical idea. We wanted the tube-amp legend to lend his world-renowned expertise, experience and imagination on a revolutionary new series of guitar amplifiers. After careful consideration he remarked, “This opens up a world of a possibilities…let’s see what we can do with it!”

Can You Use Effects Pedals With Bass?

Can You Use Effects Pedals With Bass?

As a bass player, you shouldn’t feel that your job is solely to fill out the bottom end and anchor the music. Although you may not attract as much attention as other musicians, bass is a vital and indispensible part of any rock band. While the nature of a bassist’s role in a band means it’s unlikely to use highly intrusive effects, adding subtle embellishments can really help as an enhancement. Here are a few of what we consider to be the best effects pedals..