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Every beginning drummer faces the same question: What is the best way to position the first basic cymbal set-up around the drum kit? The knowledge and experience that will help to guarantee a relaxed playing position on the drum kit is not something that the beginning drummer has. An important issue in ensuring comfortable playing is the correct positioning of the cymbals. Following are some valuable guidelines for the ambitious beginner…
This week we’ve been surfing on a wave of exciting news - that brings the hugely popular and highly acclaimed Symphobia slap bang back in the spotlight - Symphobia 2 is now in stock at Dolphin Music! If you have absolutely NO idea why we feel this is major news, here we have a video, some artist testimonials and what’s in store for you with Symphobia 2. You’d be sorry to miss out. Already an owner of Symphobia? See the differences between the two versions and the benefits of upgrading to Symphobia 2….
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.