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Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast  Influenced  as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space! I have been a lover of music for as long as I can remember, an amateur lyricist for 25 years, a music writer for 15 years and a hobbyist musician and blogger for almost 10 years. My tastes range from jazz to house to hip hop and I love helping artists from all genres develop their sound. My music, videos, reviews and interviews have been featured in a variety of magazines and websites, including: B-Boy Tech Report Gimme That Beat Humanhuman Audio Skills Dream House Beats Where Did the Road Go Beat Tape Co-Op Push Power Promo Drum Magazine You can find my music on Bandcamp: Monkey Mind Sounds AKA LeeTNB And you can find me on Facebook: The New Beatmaker page Lee's personal page

NAMM 2013 Hardware Selections


Apologies, I really wanted to bring you some of the great footage from the NAMM show 2013 by some of my favourite sites that bit sooner, especially when the quality of the products and the footage is this high.  In the name of 'gear lust', here's some of what these lucky people got up close and personal with in Anaheim last month

Korg KingKorg Synthesizer


Beautiful looking and more importantly, absolutely stunning sounding, this gem from Korg is masterfully demonstrated by Korg Rep Richard.  I can imagine those types of sounds on a Cameo record or something of that nature and if I were to hit the lottery this weekend (not that I play) this would be copped faster than you could say 'Candy'. 

For more, visit: Future Music

Ableton Push



Something for all the Ableton heads out there.  Ableton's Head of Documentation Dennis DeSantis gives the guys over at DJCityTV the low down on their latest, a rival to the MPC.
In addition to this video, there's some great footage of Jeremy Ellis (natch) gettin' it in with this thing.

For more, visit: DJCityTV  

Arturia SparkLE and Minilab

 
Here's another TNBM favourite checking out the new SparkLE drum controller and software in conjunction with the new Minilab keyboard controller and software synthesizer.  When I talk about drum controllers (I'm using that term loosely here) on the site, I often over-simplify the playing field into MPC / Maschine and I shouldn't.  I've heard a lot of good things about the SparkLE.  There's some footage floating around from a few years ago of DJ Quik going crazy over the Spark during a 'Detox' session, I'd love to hear what he thinks of this latest addition to the Arturia family.

For more, visit: SoundsAndGear.com

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