Craig Anderton, CMO of Gibson candidly speaks to us at Namm 2014 and gives us the skinny on a couple cool features he personally found exciting on the Gibson EB 2014 Electric Bass.
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Jordan Rudess, of Dream Theater gives us a very up close and personal tour of “Studio A” and his amazing arsenal of keyboards, MIDI controllers and synthesizers.
Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani’s new 15-CD box set, The Complete Studio Recordings, is scheduled for release on April 22 and celebrates his career with new digital remastering supervised by the artist. The set includes a disc of bonus tracks as well as all 14 of Satriani’s studio LPs, mastered in 96k 24-bit High-Resolution Audio and housed in a clamshell case.
The prolific bassist talks about his gear, career, and new album
The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of April 7
Linda Lafferty, performs some out of this world tones at the Moog exhibit during Namm 2014 on the new Moog Theremini, hailed as the next evolution of the ever popular Theremin.
Many guitar players obsess over the major gear in their rig: guitars, amps, microphones, and effects. While those items do the heavy lifting, the smaller choices in gear can still have a major impact on the sound and performance of any musician. Sometimes it’s the way the strings react to the magnets in the pickups, sometimes it’s as simple as the texture of your guitar pick. Every piece of gear matters, and we all have our preferences—some even cause heated debate!
British recording artist and actress Imogen Heap has unveiled the latest version of her electronic Mi.Mu gloves that let you create music with your computer using hand gestures. As she demonstrates in a video posted on Vimeo by design site Dezeen, Heap has added wifi to the gloves eliminating the cumbersome cables of earlier versions. The gloves are made using e-textile technology in which sensors and wiring are integrated into the fabric.
Frankie Knuckles known to many as the “Godfather of House Music” passed away on Monday March 31. He was 59 years old. The history of electronic dance music can be charted using Knuckles’ past, starting in the ‘70s with his celebrity at the Warehouse Club in Chicago and progressing into house music as the culture knows it today. Popular EDM artists such as Afrojack, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, and Daft Punk all link their legacy to Frankie. Like them, he was an innovator blending and mixing one track into another in order to create smooth transitions from one musical pathway into the next.