Music Industry Round-Up : August 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : August 2017 IK Multimedia have released a brilliant all-in-one audio interface & MIDI controller. The iRig Keys I/O comes in 25 or 49 key variations and provides everything you need to get up & running, including balanced stereo and headphone outputs, combo input jack for line, instrument and mic input with 48v phantom power, gain control for the combo port and sustain pedal port too. It can also work off USB or 4 AA batteries for all the the people out there who are on the move! LANDR is the new software that makes it easier

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“Sound Check” – A Weird and Wonderful Showcase of DIY Audio Makers

Are you an analogue synth head? Then you will definitely want to check out the Moog Sound Lab currently set up and awaiting visitors at Dublin Science Gallery (head for the Trinity Pearse street entrance)! You can walk in and play with a room full of Moog synth goodness. Alongside that are a couple of dozen other sound and music-focused exhibits on display at the Science Gallery’s current “Sound Check” exhibition. Don’t expect to find the traditional audio tech here, it’s all about novel ideas and weird inventions. The Moog Sound Lab is probably the most mainstream of the offerings

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Game of Thrones Theme – Carina Guitar Duo

We were so blown away by the latest series of Game of Thrones, we invited the very talented Carina Guitar Duo into Sun Studios in order to record their version of the iconic theme music. Check it out below!

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Dublin Gig Guide : 28th August – 3rd September 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 28th August – 3rd September 2017 The most important musical weekend of the year has finally come around! Yes folks, this week sees the return of Electric Picnic! The countries most popular music & arts festival hits Stradbally once again! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! Monday night we have the ex-One Direction-er Niall Horan playing at the Olympia Theatre! Horan rose to fame as part of the 5-piece boyband and since their split has gone on to release two successful singles, however the release date for an album is yet to be announced! Singles

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Dublin Gig Guide : 21st – 27th August 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 21st – 27th August 2017   It’s that time of the week again! The Dublin Gig Guide brought to you by Sound Training! Lot’s going on this week covering all tastes, we’ve got Trad, Pop, Folk, Hardcore Punk and more! So let’s get in started! On Monday night at the National Stadium. With support on the night from JP Cooper who in his own right has gained a massive following over the last year or two and landing this support slot will only grow his popularity! The Script themselves have released a new album recently after

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Dublin Gig Guide : 14th – 20th August 2017

Dublin Gig Guide 14th – 20th August 2017 It’s time or this week’s Dublin Gig Guide! Brought to you by Sound Training! A fairly busy week this week, so let’s get straight into it! Kicking off the week in style, we have Mr. Glen Hansard who will be playing at Vicar Street. Hansard is a household name around Ireland and more than likely more further a-field also! He added a second show (15th) due to the demand! Performing solo, Hansard is know for his captivating performances and this will be no different! 14th is sold out, however tickets for the

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Dublin Gig Guide : 7th – 13th August 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 7th -13th August 2017 It’s that time of the week again! Our Dublin Gig Guide gives you all the info you’ll need to plan the weeks gigs! Let’s kick things off with Monday night, and as many of us will have those bank holiday Monday blues, Suzanne Savage’s Supersoup in Arthurs Bar will help kickstart your bank holiday! Suzanne Savage is a well established singer-songwriter and has made a name for herself as one of Dublin’s best. “Supersoup” consists of Christian Altehülshorst  on the trumpet, Suzanne providing the vocals, Scott Flanagan on the organ, and Dominic Mullan

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5 Best Microphones under €400

As nice as it would be to have a studio full of top-end expensive and classic microphones at our disposal, for many of us it is just a pipe dream! But thanks to the ever-developing technology these days, there are so many affordable mics available to us that you don’t have to break the bank to get a decent sounding recording anymore. Even when buying them brand new, many microphones will be quite affordable and again even cheaper if bought second hand. Weather you are a home-studio hobbyist or a seasoned professional, many of the mics mentioned in this blog post

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