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Friday December 15, 2017. 04:39 PM
The Keyboard family is saddened to report that Dave Christenson, a founding member of the 80s synth pop duo Stabilizers and a leading expert in pro audio, has died.In the late 1980s, the band’s song “One Simple Thing” was inescapable on radio, with David Fincher...
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Wednesday December 13, 2017. 10:46 PM
(December 13, 2017) — In celebration of the legendary sounds of metal guitarist George Lynch, Celestion is pleased to announce the addition of the G12-50GL Lynchback IRs to their acclaimed line of Impulse Responses. With the original classic Lynchback being only the second ...
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Los Angeles CA (December 2017) — Precious few hard rock guitarists are more accomplished than Steve Stevens. From his prolific work with punk-crossover pioneer Billy Idol, to his lead on Harold Faltermeyer’s instrumental anthem from the blockbuster movie Top Gun, to...
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The Cars. Photo by The Associated PressBon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on Saturday,...
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The Cars. Photo by The Associated PressBon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (who will will receive the Award for Early Influence) will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall...
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Organteq Alpha Modartt, the producers of the award-winning physically modelled software instrument Pianoteq, hereby introduce Organteq Alpha, a new generation of virtual instrument that models the complex physics of organ flute pipes. Organteq Alpha is a small organ with a...
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Tuesday December 12, 2017. 07:06 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released the latest editions of their most popular general sound effects libraries, the Hybrid Library 2018 and Master Library 2018. Designed to enhance audio workflow on any project, Pro...
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Released in 1981, Kraftwerk’s Computer World was astonishingly ahead of its time. So much so, that Rolling Stone added it to their Top 10 EDM albums of all time. Not bad for a record that’s 35 years old!The album includes several how’d-they-do-that sounds, some of...
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December 12, 2017 - IK Multimedia is pleased to announce the version 1.1 update of Syntronik™, the legendary synth powerhouse, is now available for both iPhone® and iPad® from the App Store®.GarageBand®, Cubasis®, Auria™, AUM™ Mixer and others, allowing users to...
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The hidden power of external inputsNearly every modern analog monosynth includes a jack on the back panel called “Ext In” and whenever the topic comes up in my workshops and classes, students often ask, “What’s it for?”As it turns out, the External Input is...
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Control Reason's ThorThe velocity parameter is something we take for granted and rarely modify when programming patches. This month, we will have velocity control different parameters than the typically used filter cutoff and amp modulation. The goal is to develop expressive ...
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Get the classic sound of Casio's CZ-101This article explores wavetable design using Xfer Records Serum’s sophisticated editing tools. To begin, we’ll emulate the character of the classic Casio CZ-101 and its unique approach to waveshaping.Back in 1986, the CZ-101 became...
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Tweak your RhodesIf someone came up to me and said, “You only have only five steps to make Donald Fagen’s Rhodes ready for his recording session tonight,” my initial reaction would be, “That’s hard,” because so many variables determine how a piano sounds and...
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Classic 1979 interviewShe’s one of the top studio synthesists in New York, and while you’ve more than likely never heard her name before, it would have been hard for you to have avoided hearing her work. Take this, for example: Remember that Coca-Cola commercial where...
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Tips to help you play with attitudeDerek Sherinian has been at the forefront of the aggressive keyboard playing pack for almost thirty years, from his first gig with Alice Cooper through his time with Dream Theater and Black Country Communion, on more than seven solo albums, ...
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Same as it ever was, and more!Introduced in 1970, the Minimoog set the template for how most musicians used subtractive analog synthesis. The signal chain was based on a patch scheme owners of large Moog modulars almost always used; oscillators into mixer, mixer into filter, ...
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The synth design icon talks analog, MIDI and moreWhen it comes to how keyboard players make music, Dave Smith just may be the most influential person alive. His early experiments building sequencers led to his first company, Sequential Circuits, releasing the first...
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Friday December 8, 2017. 06:15 PM
LISTEN TO THE LEAD TRACK “RAVEN” NOWGoGo Penguin has announced the release of their vivid new album A Humdrum Star, which comes out February 9 on Blue Note Records. The album’s propulsive lead track “Raven” is available today to stream or download. Hear it...
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When this renowned infertility doctor leaves the office, he heads straight for the stage.Dr. Fred Licciardi is known the world over as an acclaimed Infertility Specialist at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. But after hours, you'll find him writing songs at...
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The song’s co-writer Rob Hyman tells us how three words and a reggae riff turned into a pop masterpiece.In the early ’80s, I was playing clubs around Philadelphia with the Hooters, with an early sound influenced by the English “2 Tone” scene. I’ve always been a big ...
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