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Taylor

Taylor
August 21, 2013

BOSS RC-505 Loop Station with Angela Sheik

The BOSS RC-505 is a tabletop loop station for songwriters and performers. While traditionally loop stations have been used by instrumentalists and vocalists, more and more electronic music artists from DJs to electronic based rock are utilizing live looping within their performances. It’s a great tool for adding some elements into an otherwise straightforward, if not sometimes, stale performance.

In the hunt to show off what this tabletop loop station can do, we couldn’t think of a better person than Angela Sheik to come and demo all the features on the BOSS RC-505. A loop artist and 2011′s BOSS Loop Champion, Angela has a unique sound that utilizes her voice and multiple instruments to create a sound that is literally all her own. From beat-boxing rhythms to swelling vocal sounds Angela not only creates a unique sound, but utilizes all of the features within the BOSS RC-505 to their fullest …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
June 23, 2011

Allen & Heath Xone DB4 Review: Witness The Strength

Every once in while a new product is introduced to the world that redirects the path of existing trends. In the DJ world that product is the Xone DB4 by Allen & Heath. The DB4 comes equipped with a built-in 24bit/96kHz, multichannel, fully patchable USB2 sound card and it is also MIDI compatible. It also boasts a Quad FX Core DSP effects engine borrowed from to the Allen & Heath iLive pro touring console with the effects tweaked just a bit to be more relevant to electronic and dance music for a DJ performance. The layout and design is state of the art but you will find some semblance to Allen & Heath’s vastly popular Xone:92 mixer in terms of the stellar filters on the lower left and right of the channel faders. Where it differs most is the inclusion of a a multi-function 3 band EQ (isolater, LP/HP filter, …