Q&A: Yoshihiro Ikegami from Boss
I was recently in Japan and figured it was a great opportunity to head over to Roland Corporations headquarters whilst there and check it out. With the plan being for me to sit down and have a chat with the president of Boss, Yoshihiro Ikegami. After failing miserably at trying to navigate to Roland HQ, I ended up having a chat with Yoshihiro over Skype whilst only a few hundred measly miles away about how he got started at Roland, designing some of music's most iconic processors and the Boss ethos towards taking guitar forward.
Published Nov 18 by Daniel Moss
Q&A: Jon Cusack from Cusack Music and Mojo Hand FX
Holland, Michigan: A town located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa and home to one of the pedal worlds most respected and innovative builders - Jon Cusack. We recently had a chat to Jon about how it all started for him, the 15 year history of Cusack Music, his recent acquisition of Mojo Hand FX and what he thinks the future holds.
Published Nov 14 by Daniel Moss
New Releases from Roland's #909 Day
Last Friday, September 9 Roland celebrated the release of over 30 new products with their #909 day. In what was the biggest release of new products from a musical instrument company in recent memory, Roland released a wide variety of products through an online music festival, featuring demos and performances from artists across numerous cities such as Tokyo, Paris, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Berlin and more. We take a look at some of our favourites.
Published Sep 14 by WOM Staff
What is Recorded Music's Greatest Year?
The last few months in store has involved some heated debate brought about by listening to Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Lists like this are highly subjective and when it comes down to it quite trivial, but listening to it has never the less sparked plenty of conversation about a wide range of different things. It also got us thinking about what was music's greatest year for album releases?
Published Aug 12 by WOM Staff
Q&A: Jamie Stillman from Earthquaker Devices
As well as the birth of gmail and facebook and debut albums from Arcade Fire and Kanye West, 2004 also saw the birth of one of the boutique pedal worlds most well known and respected companies, Earthquaker Devices. We have a chat to EQD's founder Jamie Stillman about their humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio to where they are now.
Published May 3 by Daniel Moss
In The Blues Visits World of Music: Amp Shootout
A few weeks back our friend Shane from 'In The Blues' came into the store to film some demo videos in The Alamo studio which is located above the shop. He did a preview on some amps from Fender, Vox, Supro & Roland as well some shootout videos.
Published Apr 2 by Tom Grubb
The Studio Innovation of Sir George Martin and The Beatles
2016 has so far seen some tragic losses from the world of popular and recorded music with another huge loss yesterday in the passing of Sir George Martin at 90 years old. In celebration of his legacy we're going to take a look at ten Beatles recordings that best showcase their innovation and influence in the recording studio.
Published Mar 10 by Daniel Moss
Highlights from The Namm Show 2016
The annual Winter NAMM show has just wrapped up in Anaheim, California. As usual the industry is abuzz with new models and reissues of old classics throughout the musical instrument and hi-tech world. There's a lot to take in, so we've picked our favourite 20.
Published Jan 25 by Daniel Moss
A True Iconoclast: The Legacy of David Bowie and his 36 Greatest Songs
For some reason we assumed him immortal, a man of so many faces, so many personas. But ultimately he was just David Robert Jones - a mere mortal from South London. Although just a regular guy like the rest of us, the influence of David Bowie on music and culture as we know it today is immense.
Published Jan 15 by Daniel Moss
- Q&A: Yoshihiro Ikegami from Boss
- Q&A: Jon Cusack from Cusack Music and Mojo Hand FX
- New Releases from Roland's #909 Day
- What is Recorded Music's Greatest Year?
- Q&A: Jamie Stillman from Earthquaker Devices
- Remembering Prince: Five Classic Albums
- In The Blues Visits World of Music: Amp Shootout
- The Studio Innovation of Sir George Martin and The Beatles