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
New Effects coming from Earthquaker Devices
It's almost NAMM time, which means lots of new gear is about to be announced really soon! Akron, Ohio's finest Earthquaker Devices have just announced a heap of new effects including Tremolo, Fuzz, Boost, Overdrive, Distortion, Envelope Filter and Delay/Reverb.
Published Jan 13 by Daniel Moss
Some Favourites from Web Series Guitar Power
We've posted in the past about a show called Guitar Moves. The show has now split off into another show called Guitar Power which is largely the same concept but with a new host and some behind the scenes business changing. Here's some of our favourites from the recent 2015 videos including Mary Halvorson, Ruban Nielson (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Julian Lage and a favourite from the older batch with Blake Mills.
Published Dec 22 by Daniel Moss
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