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How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Compression

Compression is one of the most frequently used effects for audio production. Considered to be an essential studio tool, applying compression to every track in a mix, individually or overall, is an industry standard procedure. A compressor has the ability to radically alter sounds, or even a whole mix if need be. Despite having a…

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Preparing Samples For Your V-Drums

“While V-Drums modules offer the most in-depth editing and customization you can imagine, there are times when only the exact sound will do. Enter samples.” This exact sound could be a particular drum hit or a breakbeat from an album. It could also be a sample from your own music. No matter which sounds you…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-1

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many people to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-4KP

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make one…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-30

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many people to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-50

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many people to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-11, TD-15 and TD-25

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make one…

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How to Become a Professional Drummer

From finding gigs and knowing what to charge, to the importance of understanding electronics, here are the basics that you need if you want to become a professional drummer. Every drummer has their heroes, and it’s likely that session luminaries Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd and Jeff Porcaro feature somewhere on your list. At the music…

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How to Use Hybrid Drums to Give Yourself a Competitive Edge

Although the word ‘hybrid’ is widely used in drumming circles, the technology involved in bringing acoustic and electronic drums together often feels reserved for those with Einstein minds, or for drummers who play big stages with famous artists. However, this is far from the truth – and if you think hybrid drums are out of…

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Typical Drum Playing Techniques with V-Drums

A common assumption about electronic drums is that as a player, you will lose the ability to express yourself as easily as you can on acoustic drums. Contributed by Simon Ayton for the Roland Australia Blog With acoustic drums and cymbals, sounds can vary dramatically. This depends on many factors, which include drum material, size,…