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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…

New Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist – arriving in June 2014

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New Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist – arriving in June 2014

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The Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist will be available to buy instore from your local Roland and Boss UK dealer in June 2014. If you’re a singing guitarist or a solo vocalist, the VE-2 makes it easy to achieve polished vocal sounds with rich harmonies everywhere you perform. Compact and affordable, the VE-2 features automatic harmonies that can be controlled…

Roland TB-303 acid house flashback

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Roland TB-303 acid house flashback

  Image from ‘Forward to the Past 2′ on PokerFlat Recordings. www.pokerflat-recordings.com The machine that put a smile on the faces of electronic dance music lovers all over the world, without even realizing—the incomparable Roland TB-303 Bass Line. It’s hard to make a definitive statement these days without kicking off an almighty flame war, but we’re…

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Take It Today

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Take It Today

What is Take it Today? Take it Today is a new finance scheme run by Roland to help with the purchase of Roland musical instruments.  The scheme is available through participating music dealers in the UK.  Three options are available: Representative Example – 9 MONTHS INTEREST FREE FINANCE Interest free finance (representative 0% APR) is…

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Roland AIRA electronic dance music products arrive in the UK

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Roland AIRA electronic dance music products arrive in the UK

Some people said it would never happen. That Roland would never reissue some of the classic products from its back catalogue. And even if we did, that they wouldn’t sound a patch on the originals. And after Roland AIRA was announced last month, the debates began, speculation reached fever pitch, the rave reviews started coming in,…

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Roland Connect – New gear from Roland and Boss  2014

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Roland Connect – New gear from Roland and Boss 2014

If you’re a musician and you live in the UK, there are a few things you can be certain of; it’s cold, dark and wet outside, there’s nothing good on TV and there’s a ton of new music gear being announced by Roland and Boss. With the mighty NAMM show just over a week away…

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Roland & Boss at Bestival 2013

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Roland & Boss at Bestival 2013

One last party of the summer. Or at least that’s what it feels like as the Isle of Wight gets ready for festival seasons final farewell of 2013. Bestival has always been called one of the best of the bunch, largely down to the eclectic music taste of its brain child, Radio 1 DJ Rob…

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PowerOn 4 out now

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PowerOn 4 out now

Issue four of PowerOn, Roland’s music magazine for the iPad and iPhone is now on the App Store. This issue includes interviews with Alt-J, Whitesnake’s Bernie Marsden, Paul Kodish from DJ Fresh Live and Charlie Prince who has played keys for Rhianna and John Meyer. We also examine recent trends affecting the music industry such…

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Roland at the NAMM Show 2013

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Roland at the NAMM Show 2013

January 24th 2013 – The day has finally arrived, the opening of the NAMM Show 2013! The world’s largest music products trade show which is attended by industry specialists from all over the globe. Roland is always a big exhibitor at the show and this year is no exception. A host of new gear announced…

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The LoopStation movement is underway

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The LoopStation movement is underway

Repetition is part of human nature. Eating, sleeping, walking the dog or band practise – it’s all part of the loop of life. You can add Boss LoopStations into the mix too, given their ability to record, layer and loop audio – something that has captured the imagination of creative types all over the world….

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New Roland Gear For November

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New Roland Gear For November

Roland are pleased to announce new products this November including an innovative portable fold-up V-Drums kit (TD-4KP) and optional carry case (CP-TDP), two new V-Guitar stompboxes (GR-D & GR-S) designed for use with guitars with a 13-pin pickup and the new BK-3 Backing keyboard in black or white finish. See below for details on all…

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