INTERVIEW: Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan

one-of-us-is-the-killerThe Revolver magazine Golden Gods awards are always a huge highlight on the metal calendar. It’s a chance for the heavy music community to get together over a few drinks – okay, a lot of drinks – remember a few fallen comrades (this year’s event took place just hours after the announcement of the death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hannemann) and to just generally celebrate heaviness in the same way that the mainstream music celebrates itself at the Grammys, or the film industry celebrates itself at the Oscars, or the theatre scene does with the Tonys. Of course, with the exception of the Bret Michaels incident a few years ago, the typical Tonys telecast doesn’t involve screaming, or bleeding copiously from the head – which is what happened when Dillinger Escape Plan took the stage at this year’s Golden Gods, with the added bonus of fire. Lots of it. “Aaha. There was certainly a lot of confused faces in the crowd,” laughs guitarist Ben Weinman. “I think that’s why they asked us to do the job.” Read More …

Recreate Kimbra’s live looping setup

Find out how to to recreate Kimbra’s live looping setup using free web software or your iPhone in this episode of Gear Gawk with Inch Chua on The Warner Sound. There are some cool tricks here for vocalists which can also be applied to guitar, bass, drums – pretty much any sound source.

Download the MmmTsss Playful Looper:
http://web.mit.edu/~eric_r/Public/mmmtsss/

Download SooperLooper:
http://essej.net/sooperlooper/

Get the Everday Looper iPhone App:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/everyday-looper/id333298831

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SUMMER NAMM 2012: New VoiceLive Touch, VoiceLive 2 Features

PRESS RELEASE:

TC-Helicon releases firmware updates that include new features for its bestsellers: VoiceLive Touch and Voice Live 2.

(Nashville, Tennessee, 12 July 2012) VoiceLive Touch, the ultimate stand-mountable, hands-on vocal effect and looper unit, and VoiceLive 2, the flagship, floor-based effects solution for singers, have been rocking the singing word for years. Still, even great things can be improved upon, and with this in mind, TC-Helicon decided to do a lot of listening – not a listening test, but listening to the users. A ‘share-an-idea’ page was set up on the TC-Helicon website and also users have been posting suggestions and ideas on the company’s Facebook page and via the vocal community, Voice Council.

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