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Music Industry Round-Up : May 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : May 2017 The people over at Propellerhead have finally added VST support to Reason! Reason hit our shelves 17 years ago and was released as a self-contained studio with synths, samplers and drum machines. In 2009 they released Record, which added the ability to record, mix and arrange audio which was another thing missing from the original Reason. They have it all now! Upgrades to Reason 9.5 are free for all version 9 holders. Learn more here.    Roland have released the SPD::ONE electronic percussion pads. There are four to choose from Electro, Kick, Percussion and WAV.

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New Music Monday – 29th May 2017

James Vincent McMorrow – True Care JVM is back with his new album, and it does not disappoint. His fourth album to date, you can see how he has developed and grown as a musician but still keeps all the essentials to release a chart-topping album. Check Out : Constellations, Glad It’s Raining & True Care.   Dave – 100M’s London based grime artist Dave isn’t messing about with this track. Following on the footsteps on Skepta & Stormzy, 100M’s contains more raw & minimal production which makes for a brilliant comeback track after previously working with Drake & J-Hus.

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Dublin Gig Guide : 29th May – 4th June 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 29th May – 4th June 2017 This week Manchester and the world was devastated when 22 people lost their lives and 59 people suffered injuries when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the lobby of the Manchester Arena. Words cannot describe the pain these families and friends have suffered. Our prayers and best wishes go out to each of the families, friends and loved ones that have been affected by this terrorist crime. #RIP So let’s kick off this weeks gigs! We’ll start as always on Monday night, with George Ezra playing a sold out

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Synthesis : A Basic Understanding

Synthesis Many of us will know what a synthesizer looks and sounds like through our experiences with both the software and hardware versions, whether it was bashing away at your brothers keyboard or fiddling around with your first synth VST! They have been around the music industry since the first early concepts began to take shape in the late 50’s early 60’s by a German engineer, Harald Bode. Bode was a pioneer in the development of electronic music instruments, and ended up developing a modular synthesizer and sound processor and in 1961. After this development, he wrote a paper on

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New Music Monday – 22nd May 2017

Francis and the Lights – May I Have This Dance (feat. Chance the Rapper) Nice disco-pop vibes from Francis and the Lights with a cameo from Chance the Rapper. Chance’s relaxed and laid back vocals create a cool chilled out Summer song with his input on May I Have This Dance.   Blink 182 – California (Deluxe) After only releasing California in the past year, Blink 182 have released a Deluxe edition which features 11 new songs and an acoustic version of “Bored To Death”. It shows that even without Tom DeLonge they can still write brilliant pop-punk songs.  

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Dublin Gig Guide : 22nd – 28th May 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 22nd – 28th May 2017 It’s Friday! So, that can only mean one thing here at Sound Training, it’s time for our weekly instalment of our Dublin Gig Guide! This weeks guide comes to you with a heavy heart as this past Wednesday we lost Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, Audioslave and more recently Temple of The Dog. Cornell was a powerhouse vocalist and is widely recognised as the voice of a generation. Rising out of the grunge scene in Seattle in the late 1980’s, Soundgarden quickly established themselves as one of the dominating forces,

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New Music Monday – 15th May 2017

Paramore – After Laughter New album from the pop-punk rockers, and this release shows them drift to a more pop oriented album. Swapping their distorted guitars for disco type beats. Check out : Fake Happy & Hard Times   The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness After announcing a world tour and new album “Sleep Well Beast” for September, The National dropped their newest single off the upcoming album. The single just goes to show no matter how many albums they put out The National have still got IT and IT doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.  

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Dublin Gig Guide : 15th – 21st May 2017

With some massive gig news recently as of one of the best alternative rock bands there has ever been announcing two headline shows later this year, The National will play Vicar Street in September as part of a worldwide tour and new album, ‘Sleep Well Beast’ which is also set for release in September! We can’t hide our excitement! Anyway, moving on to this weeks gigs! Two heavyweights kick off the week as we have Take That and Natalie Imbruglia! Take That were one of the most popular boy bands of their generation and probably all time. Performing as a

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New Music Monday – 8th May 2017

Gorillaz – Humanz Previously featured on our New Music Monday, this is the album we have all been waiting for. Took a few listens to get into it, but it really possess all the things we were expecting from Albarn and Co. Check out : Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M), Saturn Barz (feat. Popcaan) and She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis) Lethal Bizzle – You’ll never make a million from Grime Lethal Bizzle’s latest effort is a must for anyone who is into grime, or trying to expand their musical horizons. Production is fantastic and guest appearances from Skepta & Melissa Steel,

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Dublin Gig Guide : 8th -14th May

  Dublin Gig Guide 8th – 14th May As the sun sets on the best week of the year so far (weather wise) it’s a small reminder that when it’s nice and sunny outside this is the best country in the world! So with that in mind, let’s crack on with this weeks Dublin Gig Guide! A couple of very special shows throughout the week, covering pop, metal, blues and a gig for the fantastic charity Aware! Anyway without further ado, let’s crack on! Monday night sees The Vamps take the stage at the 3 Arena, the young English four-piece began

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