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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!

The M-Audio KeyRig 49 Keyboard

The M-Audio KeyRig 49 Keyboard

For the plug-and-play musician, M-Audio holds the Key…
It has been created especially for the plug-and-play musician.
For most experienced producers, their choice of which controller keyboard and virtual instrument is not a problem, but for the novice it can be an absolute nightmare…and here’s where the KeyRig 49 comes in: you will find a 49-note MIDI Controller Keyboard that connects to a PC or a Mac via a USB port, and can be used to control any virtual instrument or DAW…

Mighty Monotron

Mighty Monotron

Analogue synethesis on the go - the pocket-sized synth you can take anywhere.
Perfect for both professional musicians and beginners, Korg embraces cutting-edge technology and advanced ease of use to produce dynamic and inspiring sound..
Analogue synths were once massive, temperamental monsters; but no more! The true analogue Monotron fits in your pocket and is ready to play – anytime, anyplace. The Monotron measures just 120mm x 72mm x 28mm!
Korg offers every musician the ability to enjoy analogue synthesis with the all-new Monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer…see exactly what it can do with the best review here!

One For The Money

One For The Money

Looking for a virtual synth? Arturia’s new package lets you try them all before you decide! The choice of virtual instruments is growing and growing, and we don’t think it’s going to stop anytime soon. With ‘The One’, you can have the privilege of ‘try-before-you-buy’.The ONE is a DVD containing 8 of our software products and their manuals. Install these 8 virtual instruments (Analog Factory 2.5, Minimoog V, Moog Modular V, ARP2600V, CS-80V, Prophet V, Jupiter-8V, Brass 2) and use them with no function limitations for 15 days. Once you’ve tried them all out you pick The ONE you want to activate.
The ONE gives you full acces to our range of virtual instruments for a 15 days trial period at the end of which you pick your software of choice.

Fender American Special Telecaster

Fender American Special Telecaster

A new American-made Fender with all the class and quality we’ve come to expect from the US giant. A superb instrument that you can rely on. Big tones, fantastic playing experience, and a price that means you can actually buy one… or maybe two?
Features include an alder body with gloss urethane finish, 9.5”-radius maple neck, jumbo frets, Texas Special™ pickups, and vintage-style three-brass-saddle strings-through-body Telecaster bridge.

Electro Harmonix Memory Toy Pedal

Electro Harmonix Memory Toy Pedal

It’s playtime! Looks like Electro Harmonix have done it again - a pocket-sized delay pedal that packs an almighty punch.
If you’re looking to add a delay effect to your rig, or are stuck in a rut in your playing, then buying one of these could prove a very sound investment…
When you think of effects pedals that are innovative, inspiring and just plain fun, the chances are they’re made by Electro Harmonix. They’ve made a number of classics over the past 30 years and the Memory Toy Pedal is just another addition to their legendary collection!

Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats

Unifying heavy music lovers? It’s a dirty job, but these boys might just make it happen…
It’s never surprising to learn that someone doesn’t like heavy rock. Like Marmite, it’s simply not to everyone’s taste.
And yet, the reason why Marmite is an accepted part of British culture, while heavy rock music is seen as an alternative lifestyle declaration, is that every yeast extract lover can agree that it’s a taste sensation, the ultimate accompaniment to a cup of sugary tea.
Read more to Dolphin Music’s favourite Cancer Bats tunes and videos…