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The Elektron Octatrack Hardware Sampler

The Elektron Octatrack Hardware Sampler

Elektron looks to revolutionise the concept of sampling without a piece of software in sight. Never before has so much potential been offered by just one machine. Put the fun back into sampling…software samplers are becoming even more powerful and even more complicated…Elektron’s hardware sampler takes all that away and leaves you with a simple, powerful and original hardware tool.

Gear Up Your Sound - IK Multimedia Amplitube iRig

Gear Up Your Sound - IK Multimedia Amplitube iRig

From the leader in studio-class guitar and bass software…the AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter and guitar and bass tone mobile software. You can plug your guitar into your iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad and jam anywhere in the world with world class guitar and bass tone right in the palm of your hand.
See what the AmpliTube iRig has to offer, videos, images and specifications right here…

2010 Festivals are Orange…

2010 Festivals are Orange…

Orange amps are turning the 2010 festival season Orange with an incredible line-up of artists hitting the stages this summer with Orange amps…
Dolphin Music fill you in on what artists at what festivals you can see using Orange amps, videos and more info…

Trent Reznor Starring in Movie…About Facebook.

Trent Reznor Starring in Movie…About Facebook.

The former Nine Inch Nails frontman is set to star in a film about the phenomenon of Social Media. The documentary aims to capture the essence of the Facebook phenomenon which has enjoyed incredible success. Reznor explained to fans about how he got involved with the film…and enhances on his statement of how it is, “really f***ing good. And dark!”

Into The Spotlight with the Roland AX-09

Into The Spotlight with the Roland AX-09

Roland joins the 80s revival and revamps the shoulder-synthesizer.
With so many bands now looking back to the 80s for inspiration, Roland have developed the Lucina AX-09 which is poised to capture the hearts of glory-loving keyboard players everywhere.
It’s very different to those 80s shoulder-synths however, it has a 37-note keyboard, weighs only 4kg and can be powered by batteries for hours on end of portable playing….

Still the Boss: The Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder

Still the Boss: The Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder

The new Boss portable digital recorder has arrived - still the same user-friendly unit but with extra features to play with!
The build quality of the Boss BR-800 is very impressive, the knobs and faders have a good action and it’s sleek back design is very pleasing on the eye. The orange screen is not only good, but functional to - all the paramaters an engineer could ever possibly want on a screen!
We made the most of the BR-800 at the global MusikMesse 2010 show in Frankfurt and saw exactly what all the hype is about…

Banjo Or Freakout

Banjo Or Freakout

Italian disco king moves to London and Banjo or Freakout take the capital by storm.
Does the name Disco Drive ring any bells? Thought now! Seriously though, Banjo or Freakout are as find as any band under the ‘punk funk’ umbrella.
There is one reason why this band haven’t ever toured with the likes of Bloc Party or the Klaxons…it’s because they’re from Italy.
The root of Banjo or Freakout’s experimentation is pop music. Listen through the fuzz and thee are songs you can lose yourself in.
With an album set for September, recorded in New York City, the buzz is already growing, and this band are set to reach international success…

Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan

Introducing the next big thing on the indie-pop scene… you might forget his name, but it won’t be for long.
Dan Mangan has one of those names you think you’ve heard before.
Mangan is an underground sound of the social networking generation. Hailing from the distant metropolis of Vancouver, word of Mangan’s talents hasn’t risen to prominence through canny media campaigns or soundtracks to advertisers’ crap. Quite simply, it’s just the type of music people want to hear. It’s acoustic folk for indie rockers who are bored by Coldplay and instantly allergic to Scouting for Girls. Essentially, this is the vast majority of human beings!