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10 ways guaranteed to quickly improve your music production

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10 ways guaranteed to quickly improve your music production

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Getting more from your music production setup doesn't have to be headache-inducing or break the bank; Today, home recording equipment is both affordable and compact, but there’s more to making a good recording than simply hitting the big red button and then playing. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the best out of your music production setup, regardless of whether you are using DAW recording software, an integrated hardware recorder/mixer or even an old tape machine. It goes without saying that good music production starts with a good performance of a well-arranged song, but even a…

Deep Purple’s Ian Paice on the “genius” of Roland V-Drums

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Deep Purple’s Ian Paice on the “genius” of Roland V-Drums

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Ian Paice remembers the bad old days of digital drums. A time when the latency of lesser kits killed the groove. An age when dodgy triggering made audiences wince. But that was before the Deep Purple drum god pulled up a stool at the Roland TD-30KV. “I came across Roland’s V-Drums,” he explains in this…

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Craig Blundell on the exciting challenge of drumming for Steven Wilson

As a battle-tested session warrior, Craig Blundell doesn’t do nerves. Even so, the long-standing Roland artist will admit that slipping onto the drum stool for Steven Wilson was not a gig for the faint-hearted. In this exclusive video interview, filmed during soundcheck at the British prog giant’s Royal Albert Hall shows in September, Craig reveals…

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5 ways a Roland TD-25 module will help boost your drumming

A great sound module is at the heart of any good electronic drum kit. As the newest kit in the Roland V-Drums range, the TD-25KV is driven by the Roland TD-25 – and it’s one of the smartest modules around. If you want a quick primer on the TD-25’s onboard technology, check out these five…

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5 Reasons Why the TD-1K is the best Electronic Drum Kit For Beginners

Have you always wanted to play the drums, but haven’t taken the plunge yet because of concerns about noise, setup space, or cost? If so, you should really reconsider—the recently released Roland TD-1K makes getting into drumming practical, cost-effective, and most of all, fun. As the new entry-level member of the mighty V-Drums lineup, this…

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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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Introducing the new Roland RT-30 Triggers – your ticket to a hybrid drumkit

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a drumming revolution going on. Hang out with the percussion pack and pretty soon someone will raise the subject of hybrid drums. Hit the live circuit, meanwhile, and you’ll see the concept come alive. Every night, ambitious drummers are augmenting their acoustic kits with electronic sound modules, and unleashing…

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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

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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Kelis’ band talk gear with Roland

Last year, Kelis’s triumphant Food Tour ate the planet. All eyes might have been on the New York warrior-princess as she performed lip-smacking hits from 2003’s breakout Milkshake to 2014’s Jerk Ribs, but the setlist each night was driven by her crack seven-piece live band. “Kelis is really cool to work with,” explains musical director…

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Thomas Lang and Roland European Tour

Winter. It’s the time of the year that heading out of the door is least fun. But that’s good for us drummers – the winter months are the perfect excuse to stay in; get your chops in order, nail those grooves, find your inner swing and emerge ready to take the spring/summer gig circuit by…

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