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An Interview with Redshape

Berlin producer Redshape talks new album, A Sole Game Berlin's Sebastian Kramer, who performs under the alias Redshape is set to release his next album, A Sole Game, through Monkeytown Records on October 26th. Redshape has been a faceless project for Kramer in the past, but he is now ready to take off the mask. A Sole Game's 8 tracks "take you on a journey through the nighttime worlds and dusky industrial landscapes haunted by howls and other strange voices". The album was created with a limited amount of instruments, including the Roland TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm Composers. We asked Kramer…

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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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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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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…

  Buying Guides

SYNTH BASS FOR BASS PLAYERS – PART 1

In today’s music world, the vast influence of EDM and other electronic styles has crept into the fabric of nearly every popular genre. The core of EDM is a driving rhythm groove, with the low end held down by synthesizer bass. To cover this essential sound, traditional bass players are now called upon more and…

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BOSS SY-300 GUITAR SYNTHESIZER VS. ROLAND GR-55 GUITAR SYNTHESIZER

For over 35 years, Roland guitar synthesizers have provided guitar and bass players with the means to coax astonishing sounds from their instruments. There’s something special about seeing a musician wielding a guitar which can unleash the sound of a full orchestra, a percussion ensemble, a sequenced trip-hop bass line, a piano concerto, or a…

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WHY DO I NEED AN ACOUSTIC AMP?

In recent years, we’ve seen a huge boom of popularity in acoustic guitars. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that we’ve also seen a surge of popularity towards acoustic amplification. Acoustic amps cater to the needs of players wishing to amplify the sound of their prized acoustic guitar. They are used either…

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ES-8 Effects Switcher and DD-500 Delay Explained by Guitarist Sef

Sef, the lead guitarist for the Canadian alternative band, Your Favourite Enemies, is a pedal fanatic. His board is loaded with a massive selection of stompboxes, which he blends together in highly creative ways to craft his diverse guitar textures. Sef recently replaced a simpler effects switcher with the BOSS ES-8, and he was blown away by all the amazing things he…

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Pedal Juice on the Fly

Written by Maurits Nienhuis for Roland Canada Have you ever set up your pedalboard only to find out there’s no power outlet at the front of the stage? Or, you’re ready to noodle on the couch but there’s no power socket nearby? Well, there’s a solution for that! For a limited time, BOSS is offering…

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Robbie Grunwald: My Time at Hillside Festival

Hillside is a truly special little bubble that has few parallels in the world of summer folk festivals. This past July, I had the pleasure of playing the Hillside Festival for the first time in my 10 plus years of being a professional touring musician. I can’t believe it has taken this long for me to…