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Make Your Life Komplete - Kontakt 4

As included in Komplete 7, this video explains how Kontakt 4 works and how to use it!

Make Your LIfe Komplete - Introduction

KOMPLETE 7 is the latest version of the ultimate software collection from Native Instruments. Now bigger and better and featuring 24 KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, this 90 GB package is bursting with more than 10,000 production-ready sounds for all styles and genres…

Orange Thunder 30 Review

Orange Thunder 30 Review

PlayMusic PickUp sat down with the new Orange TH30 guitar amp head and one of Oranges new 410 speaker cabinets. “If I were in the market for a guitar amp right now I would buy one of these unreservedly: everything from the power rating to its features feels right, nothing feels superfluous and weighing its price against what it delivers the TH30 feels like a bargain. Certainly nothing in its class matches it for sheer bang for buck.” See what else they have to say and a great demo video….

BPM 2010

BPM 2010

The Ultimate DJ Event. If you’re going, lucky you…aside from attending Europe’s biggest dedicated DJ’ing, electronic music and club culture event - Novation Music are giving away over £7000 of DJ gear! As if it isn’t enough having Novation letting you try out their brand new UltraNova Syntheszier. See info on how to enter this amazing competition and what Dolphin will be sure to see this weekend…

EHX Effectology Vol.18

From New Dehli to the Australian Outback, Bill Ruppert dials in the shortwave radio bringing the sonic mysteries of the East skillfully cloaked with EHX designs. Sitars shimmer as tablas relay the rhythm. Magical kalimbas meet the aboriginal drones to weave textures that define the interactive power of each and every Electro-Harmonix pedal.

Music & Education Go Hand in Hand

The Telegraph yesterday wrote about the major review of music education in England, which has been launched in attempt to prevent the subject remaining the preserve of children from middle-class families.Under Coalition plans, children will be given the chance to learn an instrument at school.  Although it’s currently compulsory in the National Curriculum to study music up to the age of 14, there is concern that fewer than 1 in 10 pupils study the subject at GSCE level. Should this be a major concern or is it a simple fact of kids not wanting to study music academically and more recreationally?

iLove iRig

Following from last weeks Channel 5 Gadget Show coverage (which you can see here…), yesterday morning the BBC’s World Service included a 10 minute discussion on the AmpliTube iRig in their Technology Feature Digital World. The IK Multimedia AmpliTube iRig Guitar Interface For iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad - The easiest way to get your instrument’s signal into iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. Simply plug iRig into your mobile device, plug your instrument into the iRig, plug headphones or amplifier to the output and you are ready to rock…

Ashdown at Help for Heroes

Ashdown at Help for Heroes

Ashdown were proud to be on stage behind Robbie and Gary at the Help for Heroes concert last month. Held at London’s Twickenham Stadium, the benefit concert saw Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow perform together for the first time in 15 years infront of a crowd of more than 60,000.