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MiniMoog - Who Uses It? Apart from Everyone?
He may have just got an 8 week jail sentence for DIU, but George Michael certainly has good musicians in his band who make very good decisions on what instruments to use. Launched yesterday the Minimoog Voyager XL is the latest edition to Moog Music’s legendary synths. Designed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Minimoog is a sonic powerhouse that pays homage to important milestones in the Moog synthesizer legacy.
UltraNova Synth (Video)
UltraNova is a ‘Nova’ series analogue-modeling synthesizer with a powerful effects processor. It is a single-part synth taking the legendary Supernova II synth engine as a starting point and packing it with the latest technology including wavetable synthesis, a software editor and a revolutionary new touch-sense performance mode. See for yourself the sounds the UltraNova can make and how to do so with these videos…
Recording Tips from sE Electronics
sE Electronics - there’s no star or sE mic that Tony Antunes has not worked with. Producer and musician to the stars, Antunes uses pretty much the entire sE mic range when recording the biggest names in music. Read out blog to see what Tony finds so special about sE mics, the sounds he creates and gives you some recording tips when working with artists…!
Roland Gaia SH-01 Wins Platinmum Award
With its massive sound, hands-on ease and affordable price, the Gaia SH-01 is a high-performance value synth with old school charm. The triple stacked engine puts potent virtual analogue synthesis at your fingertips, yet the control panel is fun, friendly and inviting, so even first timers can create great sounds. This little powerhouse is a joy for music students, songwriters, session plaers and live performers of all styles and ability levels. See exactly why the Roland Gaia SH-01 won the Future Music Platinmum Award with Future Music’s very own review…plus videos of the Gaia!
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
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
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…