Archive for February, 2016

The Many Voices of Gideon Emery

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He is best known for his roles as Steve Fox in the Tekken Series and Sun Quan in the Dynasty Warriors Series.Gideon Emery (born September 12, 1972) is an English actor and voice actor. He’s known for his stage work in South Africa and for providing voices in video games. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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ROLI unveils innovative Seaboard RISE keyboard

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Back in March 2013, UK-based startup Roli introduced a new kind of expressive musical instrument called the Seaboard Grand. From a distance, it had the look of a digital piano, but getting closer revealed a playing surface that looked like a plastic keyboard cover had melted over the keys after being left in the hot sun for too long. The whole of this SEA interface was actually one continuous, pressure-sensitive playing area with pitch, volume and timbre controlled by strikes, presses, glides and slides. The company has been working to improve its Keywaves expression technology ever since, and has now revealed a new portable member of the Seaboard controller family called the Rise. Continue reading →

Moddi – Norwegian musician

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Pål Moddi Knutsen (born February 18, 1987) is a Norwegian musician. Moddi is self-taught, counting accordion and guitar as his main instruments. His music has been described as a blend of folk music and pop, although he refers to himself as a songwriter and storyteller. Moddi received the Norwegian Spellemann award for ‘folk album of the year 2014’. Continue reading →

10 Best Websites to Find Free Sound Effects

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Looking for a cool sound effect for your video or audio editing project? With simple to use video editing programs like Windows Movie Maker and iMovie, just about everyone knows how to create short movie from video clips. I have thousands of videos taken from my digital camera and smartphone and using WMM or iMovie, I can create titles, add sound tracks, put in transitions, overlays, and lots more! Continue reading →

The recording of Bach – Hilary Hahn

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Hilary Hahn at Zipper Hall, Los Angeles
A documentary showing the recording of Hilary Hahn’s debut album. As a top young violinist, she played BACH’S VIOLIN CONCERTOS for Deutsche Grammophon. Continue reading →

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Courtenay Taylor – Voice work in major franchise video games

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Courtenay Taylor is an American actress best known for voice work in major franchise video games and animated series, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Regular Show and Fallout 4. Continue reading →

The 2016 Oscars’ Original-Song nominees

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While diverse, this year’s nominees in the Academy Awards’ Best Original Song category are competing on an even playing ground. Most of the writers and performs are first-time nominees, with two-time Best Documentary winner J. Ralph and, now, eight-time Best Original Song Nominee Diane Warren as the exceptions. Still, it’s an Oscar-winner free game and has many hitmakers vying for a very rare award for musicians to nab. Continue reading →

7 Home recording studio changes that can improve your sound straight away

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The 7 home recording studio changes you find below can all improve your sound to various degrees.  Some are more expensive than others, so cherry-pick the ones you can do at the moment.

Every step you take to get closer to a great room is a step in the right direction because it’s vital as a producer to have as accurate a response in your room as possible. Continue reading →

The Recording of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD

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The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD is an album of rearranged musical scores from throughout the Legend of Zelda series, recorded by a live symphony orchestra. It was released in conjunction with a special edition version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, as part of the The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary celebrations. Continue reading →