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How to use mastering for a BIG sounding mix

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How to use mastering for a BIG sounding mix

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It’s a common scenario — you mix your song, you think it sounds great, then you play your CD or MP3 alongside a commercial record and suddenly yours doesn’t sound so big anymore. Why is that? The short answer is that you are comparing your mix with one that has been through an extra stage known as mastering. The much longer answer is to describe what mastering actually means. [Photo: John Hult]. What is mastering? A top commercial mastering house has the best monitors, lots of expensive boutique processors — often bristling with glowing valves —superb acoustics and an engineer…

Introducing the Roland SPD::ONE range

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Introducing the Roland SPD::ONE range

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Are you looking to grow your evolving electro-acoustic drum setup, or do you need a simple solution to begin incorporating electronic sounds into your music? Roland’s SPD::ONE pads empower musicians of all levels to enhance their sound palette and performances.   The SPD::ONE range comprises four individual, palm-sized digital percussion pads: Electro, Kick, Percussion, and…

What’s so special about the digital pads in the new V-Drums TD-50 series?

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What’s so special about the digital pads in the new V-Drums TD-50 series?

It’s easy to see why pro drummers want a piece of the new V-Drums TD-50 series. We could give you a whole list of reasons why this flagship set is the must-play kit of modern times, but for now, let’s focus on the PD-140DS snare and CY-18DR ride that ship with it as standard. If…

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What’s new in the latest TD-50 V-Drums module?

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What’s new in the latest TD-50 V-Drums module?

At the heart of Roland’s new flagship TD-50KV V-Drums kit, you’ll find the tantalising box of black magic that is the TD-50. You’ve probably heard that it’s our most powerful drum module ever. But maybe you’re still wondering how that mighty spec can benefit you in real-world drumming scenarios. In this post and video, we…

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What’s so special about the new Roland TD-11KV Special Edition?

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What’s so special about the new Roland TD-11KV Special Edition?

There’s a new drum kit on the block. Landing at Roland dealers from March, the TD-11KV Special Edition is the third and newest member of the top-selling TD-11 V-Drums range. If you’re serious about your drumming and want an electronic drum kit that can match your technique, read our quick guide on deciding which TD-11…

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New products: TD-25K/KV V-Drums kits

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New products: TD-25K/KV V-Drums kits

By RolandUS With their unrivaled sound quality, playability, and expressiveness, Roland’s top-of-the-line TD-30 V-Drums are the number one choice of pro players around the world. Now, with the introduction of the new Roland TD-25KV and TD-25K V-Drums sets, drummers can access the acclaimed benefits of high-end V-Drums at a more affordable price point. Featuring the…

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Craig Blundell on Roland RT-30 Series

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Craig Blundell on Roland RT-30 Series

As a pro hybrid drummer since the ’90s, Craig Blundell knows the score when it comes to trigger performance. In this video, he gives it to you straight, explaining why the new Roland RT-30 series are a giant leap from the “cumbersome” old-school triggers that “couldn’t process information fast enough” – and why they’ll be…

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Ryan Jenkinson on Roland RT-30 Series

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Ryan Jenkinson on Roland RT-30 Series

As drummer with Yorkshire rabble-rousers Reverend & The Makers, Ryan Jenkinson and his hybrid kit have seen action all over the world. In this exclusive video walkthrough, the drummer puts the new Roland RT-30 acoustic trigger series through its paces, giving a real-world musician’s verdict on design, functionality, setup and performance. If you want to…

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TAMA Cocktail-Jam Hybrid drum kit – powered by Roland

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TAMA Cocktail-Jam Hybrid drum kit – powered by Roland

  The concept of adding electronics to an acoustic drum set is nothing new – it’s been around for decades. But until now, it’s been complicated to do, expensive and out of the hands of the everyday drummer. That’s all changed – for the first time it’s possible to buy a complete Hybrid drum kit…

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Two Fantastic Drum Offers; Free artist kits and drum samples

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Two Fantastic Drum Offers; Free artist kits and drum samples

  Promotions run from October 1st 2014 until December 31st 2014 The nights are drawing in, it will soon be time to start to lock yourself in your drum cave and practice, practice, practice, ready to re-emerge in the spring a better drummer. You might just need some inspiration to help you stay focused and…

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Roland TD-1K and TD-1KV Electronic Drum Sets

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Roland TD-1K and TD-1KV Electronic Drum Sets

Choosing a drum kit for learning and practise was once a straightforward choice – shells and skins were the only affordable option; buy new but buy cheap, or buy second hand drums. Alternatively, electronic drums are perfect for practice and learning – but owning a quality electronic kit usually came at a cost. Recently, the…

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