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East Coast Music Awards Recap

From May 2nd-6th, we hung out in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the East Coast Music Awards. The ECMA Festival and Conference is now a five-day, non-stop musical celebration showcasing and recognizing the best of East Coast artists and music. The internationally recognized event gathers Canadian musicians from the East Coast, music industry professionals, and music fans to learn from the industry's most respected players and watch some of the country's brightest rising stars. This year, we presented the award for Electronic Recording of the Year, and had the chance to interview the five incredible nominees and watch them perform during…

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ECMA Artist Feature: Nicole Ariana

Singer-songwriter Nicole Ariana has had a hugely successful year. Aside from the release of her EP, STRAND and being nominated for Electronic Recording of the Year at this year’s ECMAs, she’s had her music featured on OVO Sound Radio, an Apple Music radio show by Drake’s label OVO Sound. We had the pleasure of chatting…

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ECMA Artist Feature: Veev

Veev is one of the most prominent house music producers in Eastern Canada. Over the last 12 years, he has used a fusion of Jackin, Disco, Soulful and Tech house to carve out a successful place in music as both DJ and producer. This year, he was nominated for Electronic Recording of the Year at…

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ECMA Artist Feature: Rozalind MacPhail

Rozalind MacPhail came into this year’s ECMAs as last year’s Electronic Recording of the Year winner, and was nominated for another year in a row. The multi-talented musician has become one of the world’s most buzzed-about flutists, combining effected flute with recorded, manipulated sounds to create something truly unique. We had the chance to speak…

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ECMA Artist Feature: Elephant Skeletons

When describing Elephant Skeletons, the best way to go would be “if a Crew of Bohemian Rockers threw a disco dance marathon”. Elephant Skeletons is a one-man spectacle – his album, The Traveller, was completely recorded, produced, and performed all by himself. We had the opportunity to chat with the multi-talented artist ahead of his…

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East Coast Music Awards Artist Feature: PINEO & LOEB

Our first East Coast Music Awards artist feature is electronic duo PINEO & LOEB, the winners of Electronic Recording of the Year! Roland Canada had the honour of presenting this award, as well as being a part of the Electronic/Hip-Hop stage at the festival. We had a chance to talk with the duo and their…

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An Interview with Dorothy

Dorothy on their Freedom Tour, new album and partnering with BOSS   Los Angeles rock group Dorothy made a stop in Vancouver, BC as part of their 2018 Freedom Tour to promote their upcoming album, 28 Days in the Valley. The band, comprised of Dorothy Martin, Jason Ganberg, Eliot Lorango, Nick Maybury and Eli Wulfmeier,…

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Melodics for V-Drums Just Introduced

  Roland and Melodics™ have joined forces to introduce Melodics for V-Drums, a dedicated desktop learning app for Mac and Windows. With its interactive interface and engaging exercises, the app helps V-Drums users build and maintain drumming techniques. The app supports V-Drums modules equipped with a USB computer connector, including the TD-50, TD-30, TD-25, TD-15,…

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The Beatles ‘Revolution’ Tone Dissected

The Beatles. What can be said that hasn’t already been written about (and over analysed) so many times before!? While we’re all familiar with the legacy of songs they’ve given us, they’re also directly (and indirectly) responsible for many new recording techniques that were developed during their recording career.

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Jimi Hendrix ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return)’ Tone Dissected

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) is the final track on the 3rd (and, unfortunately final) 1968 studio album, Electric Ladyland, by the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. From the classic rocking wah fade-in, to the explosion of the whole band entering the riff, this is the sound of a guitar amplifier at full tilt! The classic fuzz…

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Drum Tech Tutorial: Customizing Kits on the TD-50

Recording live acoustic drums can be difficult. Throw in a full band and multiple vocalists and your simple off-the-floor recording gets much more complicated. Bobby James (DRUMNDIRTY) walks you through how he modeled the TD-50 V-Drums to sound like the Calvary Worship Centre’s original acoustic drum kit. The electronic V-Drums gave this church band more…