We’ve gone ‘total funk’ this issue, with two new sample packs and no fewer than four packs from the vault. First up, Robbie from Cyclick explains how he assembled his banquet…
“There is so much ‘funk’ that it was hard to choose a flavour to favour for this collection. I started by picking up the sticks, setting a click and pressing record on a drum kit setup that was already sat in the live room at Sandpit Studio.
“The drums differ across the three tempos with either a change in dampening or tuning, and the snare was switched from a Ludwig to a Tama for the 105bpm beats. Each tempo features three mixes, produced simultaneously by blending different mics into separate effects chains.
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How To Build A Home Studio
We show you how to turn your humble abode into a recording studio, complete with control room
New funk samples!
We set our sampling gurus a funk task this issue and they have two all-new packs for your funktastic delight on the DVD or download at filesilo.co.uk
15 questions with…ISHMAEL ENSEMBLE
Ishmael Ensemble is a collective of Bristolian musicians, throwing elements of that city’s rich and varied history into a melting pot of styles and fusions. ‘Experimental jazz’ is one label, only the results are much better than that sounds, and have already drawn praise from the national press and landed the band two BBC sessions…
Audio Imperia Solo $299 PC MAC
With many orchestral libraries offering music en masse, Audio Imperia distill things to a singularity, going for virtuoso with Solo
15 questions with…BOMBA ESTÉREO
As one of the biggest bands in South America, Bomba Estéreo have notched up more views on YouTube than most bands can dream of and have built up a huge audience with five acclaimed album releases and half a dozen Grammy nominations. The band’s founder Simon Mejía shares his refreshing production ethos: “Don’t let your brain lead you…”
4 funk ‘n' disco packs!
We’ve gone deep into the mighty Vault this month to grab three classic funk packs and one disco one to maintain the happy dance summer vibes…
SANDUNES AGAINST THE TIDE
With live performances that ‘reveal an appetite for integrating the worlds of studio and stage’, Sandunes was on something of a roll pre-pandemic, having made a mark at many high profile festivals including Blue Dot, WOMAD, Roskilde and more. However she’s used the enforced time and studio world to come up with her best EP yet, and continue an upward momentum that has brought her sound to the attention of everyone from Ableton to Warp, Bonobo to Red Bull…
ROOM ACOUSTICS IN DEPTH
We’ve just looked at some DIY acoustic solutions. Now some simpler and more ‘pro’ routes to turn your abode into a studio
Toontrack Cinematic Pads - EZ Keys Expansion pack £129 PC MAC
With sound design running through its core, Toontrack’s latest visit to the flicks brings complex pads to a DAW near you!
XILS-lab KaoX €179 PC MAC
FM synthesis is associated with certain typical sounds, but maybe this new synth can expand that palette. Will you order some Kaox?
Anxiously Awaiting a New Museum Opening
With the year 2021 upon us, Arizona collectors are certainly excited about the pending May opening of the University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum in downtown Tucson. Of course, the excitement extends beyond the border of Arizona and to far reaching locales around the globe.
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary eight years ago was one of the saddest events we have ever covered. Yet as her story from 2017 shows, this mother of a young victim found hope and healing
ROBBIE GALLOWS: SHADOWS OF THE PAST
I paint my memories, so people will know how we used to live, and then I am reminded that Punk is not dead; it has evolved, and it remains within me, and in the world I live in. - Robbie Gallows
AN ESSENTIAL EVENT FOR 2020
EDITH MAXWELL aka MADDIE DAY
Cozies certainly provide solace from many of the dark edges of the actual world,” says Edith Maxwell.
NELSON, B.C., IS ONE OF THE LAST DWINDLING HOLDOUTS OF OLD-SCHOOL DH IN NORTH AMERICA. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE KEEPING IT ALIVE.
A CHARISMATIC ROBBIE GIVES HARLEY QUINN HER WINGS
At one point in “Birds of Prey,” crime lord Roman Sionis, aka Ewan McGregor, sits down with a tub of popcorn to watch Harley Quinn suffer through a brutal interrogation.
Dancing With Destiny
Robbie Robertson tells the history behind the bronze Fender Stratocaster that became the guitar star of the last waltz.
Robbie Madison's Pipe Dream
With land and air covered, all that was left for Maddo to conquer was the sea.
Shorty stars Harry & Natalie - LOVE, LOSS & LAUGHTER
The besties reveal the close bond that’s got them through personal tragedy