Author Archives: John Moxey

iRig BlueTurn Review

IK Multimedia has an ever expanding selection of hardware and software music products for musicians using computers and mobile devices. The iRig BlueTurn is the latest addition to the extensive IK Multimedia product list. The iRig BlueTurn is a page-turning pedalboard foot controller, currently retailing at $/€69.99. It is an ideal accessory for their iKlip…

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Ocean Way Drums from Sonic Reality

I’m always on the lookout for good drum samples and the name Ocean Way couldn’t convey more expectation of quality. Ocean Way has become somewhat legendary when it comes to recording. It is the world’s most awarded studio complex with the recordings made there selling in excess of 1 billion units. Artists recording at Ocean…

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AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix Review

Many moons ago I remember spend hours upon hours playing with my 1971 Marshall® Super Lead 100w and 2 4×12″ Celestion TM Cabinets striving to recreate the sounds of the great Jimi Hendrix. While the rig was fantastic for gigging (with the exception of the weight and bulk of the gear) you could say it…

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AmpliTube Fender Review

For years Fender® has had one of the best reputations for guitar amplifiers so I was naturally interested to see how collaboration between Fender® and IK Multimedia® had influenced AmpliTube™ Fender®. I always enjoyed using a Fender® Twin Reverb™. Nice clear tones. I’d used several of the other early Fender® amp models, though not perhaps…

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10 Crucial Components Of The Band Bio

One of the fundamental modern band promotion tools, part of the Press Kit or Electronic Press Kit (EPK) and essential band web site components is the Band Bio / Biography. Important or not, many bands do not know how to write an effective band bio. If you pay attention to these guidelines the quality of…

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5 Tips To Help Your Band Become Successful

1. Follow Success – Copy What Works Rehearse and record where successful, local, signed bands rehearse and record. Take a look at what successful bands do for promo, the venues they play etc, and then do something similar, play at the same venues etc. You don’t need to exactly copy the idea, just the actions…

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Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.”
  Peabo Bryson