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The Top 10 Music Technology Websites On The Web

June 3, 2009

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1.  SOUND ON SOUND

http://www.soundonsound.com/

SOUND ON SOUND has consistently remained at the forefront of music technology since it was launched on Channel 4 TV’s The Tube in 1985 by the visionary SOS Publications Group, championing the convergence of MIDI, computer technology and recording equipment that continues to revolutionise the music production industry today.

The magazine is excellent and the website is no exception!

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2. YOU TUBE

Youtube can teach you lots of useless and wondeful things, music technology and software is no exception. If you have query or a problem simply ask yOUTUBE and chances are 14YRD old from  Milwaukee will tell you eveything you need to know!2 Audio tuts+

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3. Audio Tuts+

Audiotuts+ is an in depth blog for musicians, producers and audio junkies! It features tutorials on the tools and techniques to record, produce, mix and master tracks. Audiotuts+ also features weekly articles for the music obsessive. Our commisisoned tutorials are written by industry experts and professionals, but anyone with an awesome skill to showcase can contribute a post and  pay $150 if we publish it.

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4. MUSIC RADAR

Like a few of the sites who are on this list, Musicradar.com is not exclusively about guitars, but a good amount of their features, including news, reviews and tutorials focus on guitars and are all of excellent quality, making this another essential stop. And their lists of the most outrageous guitars are simply hilarious…check them out!

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5. REMIX MAG

Endles resource of information. Remix educates DJs, engineers, producers, and performers of electronic music about the latest applications and new products specific to the electronic and urban music markets. Remix is the premier consumer magazine in North America dedicated 100 percent to the tools, techniques, and production syles of electronic and urban artists

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6. HARMONY CENTRAL

Harmony Central is generally a great place for anyone interested in any sort of musical gear info: tons of resources including news, reviews and forums about synths, souncards, software and much more. Great user reviews section!

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7. SYNTHTOPIA

Synthtopia is a portal devoted to electronic music.There are lots of electronica sites, but they all seem to cover one tiny aspect of electronica: trance, classical electronic music, dance, or synthesizers. Synthtopia covers it all.

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8.  eMUSICIAN

EM is the premiere resource for musicians interested in personal-music production. EM consistently publishes the most “how-to” applications and reviews-a real benefit for the recording musician. Our editors react quickly to changes in the industry to deliver the in-depth technical expertise and tools necessary to successfully use new concepts and technology.Being an American publication  this could be the first place you hear news!4 http://www.kaosaudio.com

Kaos Audio is a huge database of audio software and news, books, synth presets, samples and loops libraries, video software, links, interesting free soft and much more for all the audiophiles out there.

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9. KAOSS AUDIO

Kaos Audio is a huge database of audio software and news, books, synth presets, samples and loops libraries, video software, links, interesting free soft and much more for all the audiophiles out there.

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10. COMPUTER MUSIC

CM and its similar sites (Futuremusic etc) have  vast array of reviews articles and good image content

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4 Weeks Of Rode: Shop With Dolphin, Enter to win a Rode M3 Mic!

April 28, 2009

It couldn’t be easier! Buy anything from the Dolphin Music website, between 24th April and 24th May, and you’ll be entered to win a Rode M3 condenser microphone! Dolphin Music 4 mics to give away, and will be picking a winner each week! Good luck!

Rode M3Want a Rode M3? Shop with Dolphin between 24/04 and 24/05 and you may be one of the 4 lucky winners!*

Whether you want to record acoustic guitars, mic a guitar cab or record drums, you’ll find that the Rode M3 offers outstanding condenser microphone that works great in the most diverse recording situations.

The Rode M3 is an extremely versatile microphone that is at home in the studio, on location, or wherever a low-noise wide-response cardioid condenser microphone is demanded.

An end address condenser microphone, the Rode M3 features a heavy-duty metal body, category leading low self-noise, three stage PAD (O, -10db, -20db), a battery status LED and a High Pass Filter.

The M3 also comes complete with windshield and a stand mount, and can be powered via a 9V battery or 24-48V Phantom.

  • Rugged metal body
  • Internal capsule shock mount
  • Switchable High-Pass Filter @ 80Hz-12dB/Oct
  • Three step PAD – Flat, -10dB and -20dB
  • Low handling noise
  • Heat treated high strength head mesh
  • 9V battery power or 24/48V phantom power
  • Battery status indicatorWhat’s Your Need?Rode M3: Guitars, drums and acoustic guitar

    Live or in the studio? Electric guitar, acoustic guitar or dums? The Rode M3 is suitable for a wide range of applications. Recording, stage, and location work are all well within the capabilities of this microphone. Its low noise and full frequency response ensure the sound quality is at a standard that is expected by today’s musicians and engineers.

    You may use either phantom power or 9V battery to operate your M3.

    Reviews

    “The M3 is hard to fault. It’s versatile, projects an open midrange tone… and comes shipped as a total package that’s competitively priced.”

    “the M3 is a hugely flexible microphone that will produce a good result almost irrespective of the application for which you intend to use it. The inclusion of a pad switch and high-pass filter on a microphone of this type and cost is almost unprecedented”

    “A well engineered microphone that is capable of handling just about anything, with a remarkable degree of competence for the price.”

    *Every customer who makes a purchase at www.dolphinmusic.co.uk between 24th April and 24th May 2009, will automatically be entered to win a brand new Rode M3 condenser microphone, worth £90 SRP.  One winner will be announced each week, starting Friday 1st May, then Friday 8th May, Friday 15th May and finally Monday 25th May. Good luck!

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    Why Not Visit Our Dolphin Music Lesson Blogs..

    February 6, 2009

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    Why not take advantage of our FREE Dolphin Music Lesson Blogs.

    These are user generated videos picked by us here at Dolphin Music to save you time trawling the Internet for hours….

    Have a go today!

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    Get in touch on our forums and visit our artist pages

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    Dolphin Music’s 2008 Top 10 Xmas Gifts ‘n Gadgets

    November 19, 2008

    Christmas time is here again, and Dolphin Music has decided to highlight 10 very desirable products that we think will  be a success this year???

     

    Meet the ultimate palmtop guitar companion and recording studio. Only slightly larger than an iPod, the tiny-yet-powerful Micro BR is a dream for musicians on the go. The Micro BR offers four simultaneous playback tracks (plus 32 V-Tracks), MP3 compatibility, onboard multi-effects, built-in rhythm patterns, a tuner, USB, an SD Card slot, and more. No guitar case or gig bag…
     

    Pocket POD® exhibits all the celebrated features and pro tone that makes POD a standard in recording studios everywhere. Don’t be fooled by the smaller package, Pocket POD is packed with over 300 custom presets dialed in by some of today’s hottest rock stars like Maroon 5, P.O.D., 311, Hoobastank and many more.

    It’s no secret that Mackie makes some of the most popular and award-winning professional studio monitors in the world. Now that uncompromising monitor design expertise is available at a musician-friendly price with the TAPCO S·5: desktop studio monitor with rich, accurate sound. What does the “S” in “S·5” stand for? Try “smooth,” “satisfying,” and “superior” to everything in their…

    The ultimate software and hardware solution for bridging the analog world of vinyl and the digital world of computer audio files. Using regular turntables or CD players, you can scratch and mix files from your Mac or Windows XP computer’s CD or hard drive, add in a live mic input for scratching, and even bypass to standard vinyl if you wish. Scratch LIVE is the complete digital solution for the vinyl junkie — take your entire collection wherever you go and leave your precious vinyl at home!
    Introducing the amPlug – the headphone guitar amp that lets you enjoy serious guitar sound, fast. Jamming late at night? Don’t want to wake the neighbors? Maybe you want to work out a lick with your MP3 player without taking the time to set up your amp. You want to play guitar right now. amPlug is the answer.…

    Great songs begin with great ideas. Capture all your revelations, epiphanies and inspirations the moment they strike. Inspiration Insurance Inspiration is spontaneous, and BackTrack™ + Mic is your guitar’s instant replay button. Easy to use, BackTrack + Mic captures everything you play without ever hitting record. Always on, BackTrack + Mic begins recording as…

    The Vocal Set includes a hand-held transmitter with a dynamic capsule, cardioid and a diversity receiver. The transmitter is exceptionally comfortable to hold and provides a lively and assertive sound. Features 4 switchable UHF frequencies for interference-free reception Absolutely safe transmission Diversity Technology for highest reception quality Adjustable Squelch for undisturbed operation Receivers…

    Fantastic `All in One’ Portable Karaoke, roughly the size of an iPhone! Take it to parties, camping or wherever else you need some good Karaoke fun! Bring people together, have fun and showcase your talent anytime, anywhere! This is a full function karaoke player, except for a difference – it fits in your pocket! The best karaoke player around? You bet! Supports voice recording, Nintendo games, and much more!

    The Oxygen 8 v2 is an updated version of the mobile MIDI controller that started the mobile studio revolution. You get a fully functional MIDI keyboard with great action, plus eight MIDI-assignable knobs to control any MIDI parameters you desire in your hardware or software. It’s perfect for composing on the go or performing live bass lines and pads…

    Roth Audioblob 2 (White) 

    The new Roth Audioblob2 multimedia audio system is an idea partner for PC or Mac based music/multimedia systems.

    And coming soon watch out for…

    The JamVOX is an integrated monitor and software system that extracts the guitar from any MP3 and plugs you into the mix of their favorite bands. JamVOX gives guitarists instant access to dozens of legendary amps and effects all in one easy to use “drag and drop” software interface. Revolutionary Guitar XTracktion (GXT) technology lets you remove the guitar part…

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    IK Multimedia Announces “Master Your Room” Promo

    September 4, 2008

    From the 1st September 1st until the 31st October 2008, IK Multimedia makes it easier than ever to mix and master great sounding songs: every customer purchasing the revolutionary acoustic room correction system plug-in ARC System will receive a copy of T-RackS® for FREE as a download!

    The ultimate gear combination for mixing/mastering

    ARC system and T-RackS make the perfect partners in the studio: When you are mastering your mix with T-RackS  you must be able to trust the sound you are hearing from your speakers. Now with your studio treated with the ARC system, you can be confident that what your speakers are telling you is a true representation of the recorded and mastered sound. ARC and T-RackS working in perfect partnership!

    The ARC System, powered by Audyssey MultEQ® technology, has revolutionized the studio-correction industry with its advanced approach and solution to acoustical problems in any DAW-based studio. Combining a pro-calibrated microphone, standalone software that captures sound information and a multi-platform plug-in, this technology will improve how your studio sounds forever.

    T-RackS suite of plug-ins offers everything needed to create superb, tube-toned masters right inside your computer. With its analogue-modelled and easy-to-use interface, T-RackS  makes it simple to control five powerful processors: EQ, compressor, multi-band limiter, soft-clipping output stage and a complete mastering suite. This is the ultimate tool for creating a hit sound right inside the box!

    View the IK Multimedia ARC System at Dolphin

    Special dedicated promotion site
    www.ikmultimedia.com/masteryourroom