Friday, July 13, 2012

Andrew Russe, the UK's best kept secret.

Recently I had joined and created a profile on a music sharing and distribution site called . My main purpose in doing so was to eventually share music that I am currently working and to create a fan base. In doing so I uploaded a backlogue of old material that I had recorded throughout the years in hopes to garner some attention, feedback and maybe even some laughs! ( some of my old stuff leaves much to be desired.) Anyway, most of the Hendrix cover song material that I posted was getting some great comments, especially from one cat. His name is Andrew Russe, a singer, songwriter and musician from the UK. After some flattering  comments on my music I opened up his profile and gave his music a listen. First off I would have to say he has a great command and a dynamic voice, a sort of  Cat Stevens / Ed Roland quality but truly unique one. Once you realise this, it is apparent that the music that surrounds his vocals completely compliments it in every way imaginable. He creates a seemless marriage of instrumentation and song. No one instrument or element is more powerful than the other. There is alot of attention to detail here and the payoff is some great music. If you want to here some great Indie music from Andrew Russe click on the link below. I know you will enjoy his music as much as I did.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Heart Strings

You Rock guitar Midi Controller

The other night I finally had the chance to sit down and test out my new You Rock Guitar as a MIDI controller via the USB connection to my laptop. I would have to see I was totally impressed with how responsive it was in controlling the various VSTi's loaded in my DAW. I specifically enjoyed using the Piano One VSTi while playing along to one of my latest songs. Piano One has a more realistic sound compared to Acoustica Classical Piano or Grand Piano. The ability to quickly cut tracks for virtually any imaginable instrument without having to learn how to play that specific instrument is Priceless. The YouRock guitar should be in every musicians arsenal.