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Bass legend Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, Winery Dogs) will be appearing at Yamaha Music London for an EXCLUSIVE clinic performance on Friday March 6th @ 7:30pm.
The clinic will include playing tips, advice on being a working musician, and anything else you would like to ask this true bass innovator during a Q&A!
For more details contact YML on 02074324400
Yamaha are proud to announce that product specialist and synth guru Dom Sigalas will be hosting a special day of
demonstrations and advice on all things music production related on Saturday 28th February at Absolute Music Bournemouth.
A prominent and respected composer and in-demand music producer with credits including National Geographic, Dom will be on hand all day to answer your questions and inspire you with demonstrations and guidance on the MOXF, MOTIF & MX synths, CP Stage piano and the latest line-up of studio monitors. As an expert on Steinberg's Cubase, Dom will also be showing how this production software - bundled with many of these products - integrates beautifully with the hardware and is way more than just another freebie!
Any of you who remember the ubiquitous Yamaha NS10 passive studio monitor may on first glance be tempted to think the HS7 is a slightly modified version of the same but, apart from the obvious nod to the past in terms of cosmetics, this is a different beast entirely!
There is a lot of competition in the mid price active monitor market so Yamaha’s HS range need to doing something very right in order to stand out from the pack and in the HS7 I think they have pretty much succeeded.
There are three models in the range. The HS5, HS7 and HS8 plus the optional HS8s sub, although if your working in a small studio the sub is really not a necessity and would in fact probably hinder rather than help when trying to get your mix right. In any case the HS7 has more than enough low end for most situations covering as it does 43Hz to 30kHz.
Despite it’s name it actually does not have a 7 inch driver. It’s 6.5 inches but of course HS6.5 would not exactly have rolled off the tongue so “7” seems more fitting in this context. The tweeter is a 1” dome.
The HS7 cabinet is made from rigid MDF and the corners are jointed. It weighs 8.2kg and is reassuringly solid and gives the impression of something built to last. There is a black plastic foil covering which offsets the white cone of the driver nicely (HS range is also available in all white). All in all they are well made and very sharp looking.
Total power is 95W which is split 60W for the LF driver and 35W for the tweeter. Cross over point is at 2kHz.
The HS7 is rear ported so shouldn’t be set too near a wall as obscuring the ports will obviously muddy the base response. There are controls on the rear for room control and high trim which to some extent can offset the effects of placement and room response. The room control has settings for -2dB or -4dB below 500Hz and the high trim switch can adjust the high frequency response between 0dB, -2dB and +2dB.
There is a rear mounted volume control and connections for balanced XLR or balanced/unbalanced quarter inch jack.
Learn To Play Day is a national event organised by the Music for All charity to inspire new, or lapsed, musicians of all ages to take up playing an instrument.
This year KORG UK are inviting visitors along to enjoy a free introductory lesson on a whole range of instruments. Visitors can choose from Takamine guitar, KORG piano, MAPEX drums, KORG synths or JUPITER brass and woodwind.
This is the ideal opportunity to try out a new instrument or get back into playing.
Running at the stadiummk, home of Milton Keynes Dons, the event will coincide with the clubs famous Family Fun Day.
So all you have to do is turn up to the stadium for your free lesson. No entry fee and no booking required. Running on 21ST March from 12-3.
Now you can download the latest edition of the MUSIC PRODUCTION GUIDE.
The download size is about 3.5 MB.
Overview of the current edition:
• Yamaha Synth Book - A new "birthday gift"
• Hybrid Live Performances on the MOTIF XS/XF
• MOTIF XF / MOXF Performance Soundset „Hybrid Performer“ Set 2
• Mobile Music Sequencer Workshop part 3
• DTX-Multi 12 Workshop - Small drum kit for traveling
Yamaha introduces the AG03 and the AG06—hybrid mixing consoles and USB audio interfaces for webcasting, podcasting, gaming and music production. The AG Series offers high-resolution (24-bit/192kHz) audio recording and playback, iOS compatibility and battery operation.
A key feature of the AG Series is the intuitive ‘TO PC’ switch that allows users to select which inputs are routed back to a computer or iOS device. Selecting Dry CH 1-2 allows the computer or iOS to record inputs 1 and 2, while the INPUT MIX switch routes all inputs to the computer or iOS device via USB for standard music production applications. The LOOPBACK function in the TO PC section, which is perfect for podcasters, routes all inputs to the stereo USB output, along with the USB input from the computer.
This makes mixing mics and instruments with music beds, sound effects or the audio from computers and iOS devices a breeze.
Gamers are also able to adjust their sound in real-time with the included headset interface and hardware controls, removing the need to open a software control panel. The AG is the perfect tool for creating videos on sites like Twitch.tv.
Free ! 128 new sounds for Yamaha CP4 Stage Piano , performed and programmed by Bruno Zucchetti
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Having pioneered low-latency digital audio interfacing and processing on select Android Samsung Professional Audio devices with iRig HD-A, AmpliTube, iRig MIC HD-A and EZ Voice, IK Multimedia will present a breakthrough universal solution that provides near zero latency and real-time audio processing on a wide assortment of Android devices (running Android 4.0 or higher and compatible with USB host mode/OTG mode) at NAMM 2015.
Despite representing over 80% market share of mobile devices in circulation, Android smartphones and tablets have not established themselves as a reliable music creation platform. This is due to factors like the OS’s performance, which is not suitable for real-time processing, and the fragmentation of the platform across dozens of manufacturers and carriers.
Even with the addition of standard USB Audio I/O in the recent release of Android 5.0, the platform still lacks the ability to perform rock solid real time ultra low latency audio processing.
IK Multimedia has solved this problem with a paradigm shift of a universal solution that delivers astonishing near zero latency performance (down to 2 ms round-trip total latency) on every Android device running Android 4.0 or higher and that supports USB host mode/OTG mode independently from the device manufacturer.
BETTENDORF, Iowa – When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.
When he closed Foster Family Music in late December, not one was still selling pianos in the Quad-Cities area of Iowa and Illinois.
"We did try hard to find a buyer," Foster said. There were no takers.
Stores dedicated to selling pianos like Foster's are dwindling across the country as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do often opt for a less expensive electronic keyboard or a used piano. Some blame computers and others note the high cost of new pianos, but what's clear is that a long-term decline in sales has accelerated.
The best year for new piano sales in the U.S. was 1909, when more than 364,500 were sold. But after gently falling over the years, piano sales have plunged more recently to between 30,000 and 40,000 annually.
Larry Fine, a Boston-based piano technician, consultant and author, said it is an indication of a changing society.
Yamaha Music UK and Steinberg join forces to Educate, Motivate and Inspire with Song Writing and Music Production workshops at the Emirates Stadium.
14th-15th November 2014, London
The Music Production Expo - UK’s premier event for hi-tech music takes place at the Emirates Stadium on the 14th and 15th November. Bringing together exhibitors from the biggest names in music production gear, the show also plays host to a busy schedule of workshops and tutorials aimed to open up your mind and get your creative juices flowing with all things music production.
Yamaha Music UK and Steinberg will not only be exhibiting their latest gear at the event together, but their Song Writing and Music Production Workshop, having toured the UK over the past month will conclude with a session on Saturday afternoon.
The workshop, featuring critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Martyna Wren, session/touring drummer Emily Dolan Davies (Tricky, Becky Hill, Bryan Ferry, The Hours) and multi-instrumentalist/producer/Cubase expert, Andy Schrav (Peter Andre, Delta Goodrem, Paper Aeroplanes) will take place in the seminar room at the MPX show on Saturday 15th November at 2.45pm. Martyna, Emily and Andy will build and record one of Martyna’s tracks from scratch and look to challenge each other and the audience as they work through valuable song writing, production and recording techniques.
Taking apart the art of song writing, Martyna will start the proceedings in an open forum discussing how she instinctively approaches the creative process behind song composition and the tools she uses to compose. This section will also focus on artistic direction and collaboration and we’ll hear from Martyna on her personal experience of working with producers and session musicians.
At every stage of the workshop there will be conversations on home/project studio recordings and the equipment required to make the most of your creative space. Andy and Emily will move the session towards a challenging collaborative production environment. Andy will take a demo recording of Martyna’s song and start the production shaping process with Emily providing drum advice/groove DNA and Martyna ensuring her artistic vision is maintained. There will be a strong emphasis placed on progressive mixing and making use of software based tools to help shape the song and the overall sound. Audience participation is invited so come prepared to be involved. On hand will be a tasty collection of recording kit including the latest Yamaha keyboards, drums & monitors, sE microphone & reflection filters, Steinberg software & VST plugin partners.
Yamaha are also pleased to be joined by Dom Sigalas at this years show hosting a Music Production Session on Friday @ 14.45. A prominent and respected composer and in-demand music producer with credits including National Geographic, Dom will be on hand to inspire with demonstrations and answer questions on music production and offer advice on workflow. The Yamaha MOXF synthesiser is Dom’s instrument of choice and he will show how you can quickly build idea’s and introduce new means of sound control using ipad apps.