Carry Your Synth With Style
Dolphin Music on Jul 8, 2014
Find out how to get a free bag with your Novation MIDI controller or synth.
Could this new Fender Pine Cone Stratocaster, which has 550 diamonds, be the most expensive guitar in the world?
The Seaboard Grand is a digital keyboard that changes the way how a player interacts with the instrument. Could it show the way for musical instruments of the future?
Jimmy Page recently announced he’s getting “match fit” to play gigs by the end of 2015. Find out more,a nd check our Top 5 Reasons why you should be excited by his live comeback…
Dolphin Music on Jan 28, 2015
For a band who are as into analogue as Chvrches visiting Moog HQ must have been a kind of pilgrimage. When they were there they paid homage with an awesome rendition of The Mother We Share.
It looks like the legendary Roland TR-808 drum-machine is the musical equivalent of the “Present that keeps on giving” having inspired this new invention!
The Big Muff (in all its different versions) is very popular with guitarists, but bassists can also enjoy its classic fuzz sound. Check out this demo
From his inspiration listening to Andy Summers, through his first Strat to the massive collection of guitars that he currently uses live and in the studio.
Dolphin Music on Dec 9, 2014
Jonathan Bates tells us how he’s been using the Akai Rhythm Wolf. Programming beats for inspiration and getting the exact snare sound he needs to spark the tune into life.
If you think you’ve seen it all, think again! A creative Korean designer has just made the world’s first fully-functional record player!
They both hail from upstate New York, here Joe tells us how he started out with MXR.
Orange Amplification were once again the main sponsors of the Classic Rock Roll of Honour in Los Angeles. Find out more
Pink Floyd have just shared an atmospheric new track from their forthcoming album! Classic Floyd, we say…
Dolphin Music on Oct 28, 2014
Every inch a modern monitor system. With the 8351A Genelec takes it’s holistic approach to monitor design to the next level.
The new Rhythm Generator from Electro-Harmonix is an ideal accessory for the Korg Monotribe and Volca Key synths… find out how it works!
Dolphin Music on Oct 22, 2014
Watch Gibson’s expert luthier, Jim De Cola, explain the new changes and upgrades on the Les Paul guitar models for 2015.
There’s something new coming out of Blackstar HQ. We’re not sure what it looks like but you can hear that it sounds great.
Dolphin Music on Oct 20, 2014
Watch the new Pioneer introduction video for the HDJ-C70 DJ Headphones, which are arriving soon and promise to be very popular! Find out why
Can you believe this? The TR-808 is such a legendary piece of gear, that it deserved its own documentary, featuring Rick Rubin, Beastie Boys and Pharrell Williams, among others.
Dubspot have made a thorough examination of some of the new synths available in Komplete 10. Rounds, Kontour and Polyplex offer incredible new sound design potential and they’ve taken a close look at Kontrol integration too!
The new Boss Waza craft pedals should be landing soon, and as this new video featuring Rob Zombie’s guitarist John 5 shows, guitar players all over have a very good reason to be excited about these new pedals!
Very useful controller for VoiceLive 3 and VoiceLive Touch 2, out now. Find out more
Dolphin Music on Sep 23, 2014
Benjamin Booker recently supported Jack White on tour and has been attracting attention on his own right, thanks to his blistering sound. Find out more.
The new Akai AMX and AFX DJ Controllers add extensive hands-on controls to a variety of DJ setups ranging from Serato NoiseMap Control Vinyl (DVS), minimalist controllers, HID-capable CD transports, and more. Find out more!
Last night marked the return of Kate Bush to the stages - 35 years since she last performed live! Watch this video report.
Flo Mounier, from the extreme metal band Cryptopsy, talks about how he incorporates the new Roland TM-2 Drum trigger module into his drum-kit. If you ever wondered how to mix electronic and acoustic drum sounds easily, into one drum kit, then read on.
The new Roland System-1 Plug-Out Synth can turn into a classic SH-101 Synthesizer at the touch of a button! Find out how to get the classic sounds used by artists such as Blur, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem & many others…
Check the new video for the new Novation Launch Control XL, the ultimate controller for Ableton Live. Ivan Corraliza, aka. ill Factor (Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Kelly Rowland) shows how you can have total hands-on control using Launch Control XL!
Dolphin Music on Aug 21, 2014
Ahead of their set at Reading & Leeds Festival 2014, why not watch the Marshall Headphones ‘On The Road’ episode featuring Queens Of The Stone Age? This is a quite a fun series showing a guy’s search for the last remains of true rock’n'roll…
Cool record label Trunk Records has associated with EMS to release the first ever VCS3 Synth app for iPad. Fans of vintage synthesizer tones such as the ones heard on The Who’s ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ will be delighted…
The Ditto Looper from TC Electronic has been spruced up in a nice gold finish. Same great pedal, nice price and a snazzy new look.
An all new dedicated controller from Numark that ups the ante. Allowing hands on control over Serato while saving you from getting glued to your laptop screen.
Dolphin Music on Jul 8, 2014
Find out how to get a free bag with your Novation MIDI controller or synth.
It starts with a pair of hands and some classic instruments, you wont believe where it goes from there
Valves, cabs, grilles and speakers. Guitar amps and cars have got more in common than you might think. Marshall worked with Alfa Romeo for this slinky concept car.
Five guitar legends including Slash, Jimmy Page and Hank Marvin speak to the BBC about starting out and why they love their instrument.
Dolphin Music on Jun 18, 2014
Academy Radio station is on-air thanks Rotherham College of Arts and Technology providing a state-of-the-art recording equipment.
Dolphin Music on Jun 12, 2014
Big drop tuned tones from the Whammy masters.
For a chance to win some amazing prizes, Shure are offering amateur guitarists a chance to showcase their guitar skills. Be sure to enter for your chance to win a trip to LA, admission to NAMM 2015, plus a USA Fender Strat and a wireless guitar system.
If you are considering a set of the highly acclaimed Roland V-Drums then this summer is a fantastic time to finally get that set you have been saving up for. They have thrown in two special one-off extras if you buy a HD-3 or TD-11/TD-15 between the 30th May and 31st July 2014.
Push integrates beautifully with hardware, we take a closer look at pairing it with an AIRA TR8 plus some advice on getting your own setup.
Ever wondered just how the SM58 survives being dropped, run over, set on fire, spat on by vocalists, mauled by bears…
A royal visit to Orange Amplification HQ from the Duke of Kent recognises the award of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, which they have received 3 times in the past 6 years.
Dolphin Music on May 22, 2014
We went to see the awesome Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL’s tour in Manchester and also had a good look at their gear too.
Pete Thorn reviews the latest distortion creations from Boss.
Premier Guitar took a look at the great man’s rig.
Dolphin Music on May 8, 2014
What makes a great pedal for live use? It’s gotta be tough for the road, compact for your board and sweet for the ears.
Dolphin Music on Apr 24, 2014
Boss music vid with boss equipiment by Novation.
Chamberlin, Fairlight & Mellotron sounds have been a staple on classic records since people put the needle down on Strawberry Fields by the Beatles.
TonePros Tune O Matic & Wraparound Bridges are now in stock at Dolphin Music.
Dolphin Music on Apr 11, 2014
Always wanted to learn how to play an instrument? Learn To Play Day will help you do just that!
Dolphin Music on Apr 1, 2014
Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel was on a quest to find an amp that let him get loud enough on stage, then he found Ashdown.
Dolphin Music on Mar 26, 2014
The Waves Gold Bundle has always been great value but this March it’s gone crazy at £199! We do the math.
Dolphin Music on Mar 25, 2014
They’ve been innovating, creating and delivering big tones for 40 years now. To celebrate MXR are releasing a number of short videos detailing the history of the company.
Dolphin Music on Mar 17, 2014
A Shure guide to checking that your earphones fit for proper bass reproduction.
Dolphin Music on Mar 12, 2014
Get a full copy Ableton Standard or Suite together with Push and save money this spring.
Dolphin Music on Mar 11, 2014
The latest powerhouse synth plugin from Rob Papen is here for download.
Dolphin Music on Mar 6, 2014
A look at the new Control Pack from Novation, that offers the Launchpad S at a fantastic price.
Pink Floyd’s four decade history is being compiled into a multi-sensory exhibition which will take place in Milan this September.
Orange Amplifiers announce limited edition run of white amps.
Our very first Synth Of The Week goes to the MiniMoog Voyager Performer Edition
We took some time out to review the synthesizers Jon Hopkins uses to record and perform.
Introducing the Gretsch White Falcon Guitar, most famously used by Neil Young and Stephen Stills.
If you love music and enjoy running, the Rock N Roll Marathon may just be the event for you.
Multi-instrumentalist Petrels, is well known for his textured ambient music. We took some time out to interview him about his recording process, live setup and future plans.
Electronic experimental musician Squarepusher will collaborate with a robotic band on his next EP ‘Music for Robots’.
Korg announced this week that they plan to revive the classic Korg Arp Odyssey synth in 2014.
Fancy going to a music festival this year? Why not try something different?.
Novation release Free Synth Sound Pack for Novation UltraNova and MiniNova. Guess the tracks to win a limited edition Novation T-Shirt.
Fender announced this week that they’ll be holding a ‘Learn to Play Day’ in partnership with the Registry of Guitar Tutors in London this April.
This week news broke that the European parliament has voted in favour of law changes which would benefit musicians travelling by air.
What is the world’s largest synthesizer? How was it made and who made it?. We answer all your questions.
Get £129 worth of samples free with the Numark Mixtrack range of DJ controllers.
In celebration of The Cure’s new album, we decided to analyse Robert Smith’s live setup.
This morning, the team at Roland have taken 1 step closer to the big reveal and the following photos and video have been released.
Dolphin Music on Feb 7, 2014
Introducing the Rickenbacker 360 in Ruby Red. A tradition vintage style guitar with all the components of a modern model.
In advance of the AIRA launch, we take a look at why the TR808 and TR909 drum machines were so popular amongst musicians when they were originally released in the 1980’s.
Dolphin Music on Feb 5, 2014
Tinnitus is a condition that will affect many musicians and music fans in their lifetime. Read our tips on how to prevent it from affecting you.
Introducing Suzanne Ciani: one of the first female electronic musicians to make a living from composing electronic music.
In this article we take a closer look at the pedal boards and effects processors being used in Julianna Barwick’s home recording setup.
There was an awful lot going at the Fender stand when we dropped by at NAMM. Very considerate of them to condense it all down in this neat video.
The return of a legend, the latest Reveal monitors from Tannoy have started arriving at Dolphin.
Getting a good look at exactly how the Apollo Twin can deliver pro studio results on your Mac at home.
The pedal maestros at Jim Dunlop have taken the classic sounding preamp from the Echoplex and put it in pedal format.
What have the British tone merchants got up their sleeve?
Smiths legend Johnny Marr talks to Boss about why he loves his GT-100 Multi Effects Pedal.
Pure analogue synth goodness from Novation. With six Bass Stations playing together in perfect, filthy harmony.
Lance Reynolds is the live sound and studio recording engineer for British band, Alt-J. In this article Reynolds talks about the introduction of sE microphones into Alt-J’s live setup.
Producer James Loughrey talks to sE electronics about recording the New Skindred Album ‘Kill The Power’ with the sE Electronics VooDoo VR2 Mic.
We take at the Novation Launchkey and how it’s being used in Will.I.Am’s live setup.
Eddie goes over his live rig and why he loves sE Electronics ribbon mics.
Set your amps tubes screaming with hot overdrive.
The Orbit can change the way you perform live as well as play in the studio.
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 reveals how he became an in demand session player and what Boss pedals he uses.
The Spinto Band have put together a cracking remix of their single ‘Shake It Off’ using a range of Korg synths. From the humble Monotron to the meaty MS-20.
Felix Da Housecat shows us how it’s done with Traktor X1. Remix, rearrange and tweak FX on the fly.
As if Cubase LE and Komplete Elements weren’t enough already. For a limited time you can get Guitar Rig Pro too!
Dolphin Music on Jul 30, 2013
Some forgotten classics are returning with Squier.
Dolphin Music on Jul 25, 2013
Work is underway on a new Duran Duran album. The Roland TD-30KV plays a big part of the creative process.
Listen to how the new Fuzz Face Mini’s compare to their big brother and to each other.
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