With an iconic (and slightly weird!) design, the Expressiv MIDI guitar joins a long list of controllers that promise to revolutionize the way musicians use synths. We’re not sure what’s going on at 1.22, however this is an impressive piece of technology that will win over progressive guitarists.

Pro Audio Essentials -Ear Training

Posted: May 12, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Techniques, theory
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Attention AS and A2 students! You could do worse than visiting the iZotope Pro Audio Essentials ear training site to help prepare for your upcoming exams!

https://pae.izotope.com/

Radiohead – Burn the Witch

Posted: May 12, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Recording, Songs
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Ever the masters of the sonic palette, Radiohead have released some incredible tracks this year including today’s featured track, Burn the Witch. A really interesting production including semi-spiccato strings, classic Thom Yorke reverb soaked vocals, and lo-fi drums. (Bonus points for the super disturbing Trumpton-esque video!)

MIDI controlled percussion – PERC

Posted: April 28, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in hardware, studio
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Attention drummers! Ever wished you had more than two hands to play with? Meet PERC: a MIDI triggered physical drum machine. Velocity sensitive and tempo controlled up to an insane 1200bpm, this could be a very creative addition to any drummers arsenal.

Chemical Brothers ‘GO’ – Analysis

Posted: April 19, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Techniques, theory
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A quick and simple breakdown from Computer Music on the recent Chemical Brothers song ‘Go’. Useful for AS and A2 students looking for information on how to structure a song for maximum impact while maintaining the flow.

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/anatomy-of-a-hit-chemical-brothers-go-636615

Turbo Kid!

Posted: April 19, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Synth Design
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Fans of the 80s will want to watch this fantastic film (available on Netflix) with a superb synthwave soundtrack by Le Matos.

Very useful article and video tutorial for all current AS and A2 students, especially at this crucial stage in the year!

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/guitars/how-to-record-your-band-part-9-the-final-mix-636489

Pure unadulterated funk. – Thundercat

Posted: April 11, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Guitar, Songs
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We got the funk, we got that funky….. wait. Thundercat has definitely got the funk. Great video, awesome production and a great Isley Brothers sample.

How to handle a broken string…

Posted: April 11, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Guitar
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Panic? Run off stage? If you’re Stevie Ray Vaughan, it’s not a problem.

As if you needed any more convincing that Dave Grohl is one of the most talented guitarists/singers/general human beings out there, here is a helpful article he has penned on how to make the most of your rehearsal space through soundproofing. We tip our hats to you, Mr Grohl.

http://foofighters.com/soundproofing