Dan Friel’s Thumper – DIY Noise Pop Sounds

Check out Dan Friel’s Thumper, from his forthcoming album Total Folklore which he put together with recordings from his phone and his ‘computer purchased in 2001 running OS9′.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Here you go beatmakers, a fresh new round of free audio tools to check and test out in the lab. Don’t forget, whatever you do, to keep it funky – let’s go!

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A First Look At Digitech’s iPB-10 Multi-Effects Pedal

Check out Digitech‘s new iPad-integrated programmable multi-effects pedal…future friendly but you won’t want to stomp on this too hard.

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Cry Baby: A Documentary On The Pedal That Rocks The World

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically.

The hour long film by Guard House Pictures features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.

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