We have a very large selection of professional recording equipment; condenser mics, software, audio interfaces, mixers preamps, compressors we have it all! Want to build your own Studio? Easy Music Center can help!
Apogee | Digidesign | Line 6
M-Audio | Presonus | Tascam | Yamaha
Adam Audio | Focal | KRK | M-Audio | Roland | Yamaha
Akai | American DJ | Native Instruments
DAW & Accessories
Auralex | Boss | Edirol
IK Multimedia | Reason | Steinberg | Sonuus
Boss | Tascam | Yamaha
ADK | Avalon | Focusrite | Golden Age | Presonus
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Come join us this Monday, October 14, 2012, at 5PM for a vocal workshop and showcase hosted by Cat Wong of CatWongStudio.
“How can I help a singer achieve vocal success? How can he or she find their own unique voice?”
These are some basic questions Cat Wong, Honolulu vocal coach & instructor of Cat Wong Studio, must answer every time a client comes in for a session. Equipped with knowledge as a certified Speech-Level SingingTM (SLS) Instructor (Level 3) combined with 20+ years of off-and-on performing, 8 years of college-level teaching (Public Speaking & Critical Thinking), and a degree in Communication Studies, what better path is chosen than to pass on the right information to up-and-coming performers, musicians, and people who just want to sing. Period.
Speech-Level SingingTM (SLS) is an effective vocal training method that has been widely endorsed and practiced by over 120 Grammy Award winners, Broadway performers, and actors. Artists such as Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Linkin Park, and Kelly Clarkson have used this method. Now this same method and wisdom is accessible to the local community as a way of helping others sing in a relaxed, healthy, effortless way all those songs that are “out-of-reach” or just seem too difficult to sing. If you have had your struggles or need more help, vocal lessons may be the key.
Cat has been mentoring voices since 2005 and has done commercial work, voice-overs, and is a community advocate for affordable housing.
Contact: Cat Wong 808.375.7071 or visit www.catwongstudio.com
The Roland SPD-SX is in! This is the latest and greatest of sample pads released by Roland. It comes with 9 pads, 2 extra foot trigger inputs, a big library of preloaded sounds, 16 preloaded kits, 100 user kits, Quick capture sampling, on board sound editing, built in assignable fx with 2 control knobs, and more! These are selling fast so come get yours quick or place your special order for this product at any of our three locations: Honolulu, Pearl City, and Kapolei.
Check out this video demo!
Testing the THR10′s recording possibilities has been great fun. It’s so easy to dial in a certain tone for a project. Using this desktop amplifier as the sound generator for both the guitar sound as well as the source music, you will have all the editing options in post-processing because you are given left & right dry signals along with the affected, dialed-in sound.
I demonstrate this in the video below. I keep switching to my DAW’s sound, using captions to indicate when you hear the THR10′s dialed-in sound and when switching to a re-amped signal that sports the DAW’s visual guitar amp.
All in all, the THR10 makes guitar recording very comfortable and it provides a high-quality, dry signal. And this goes also for bass direct in as well as acoustic guitar direct in. On the latter, the THR10′s gain knob becomes the ‘mic modeling’ knob – with amazing results.
Yamaha’s new MX series keyboards combine great sounds with portability, containing over 1000 sounds directly from the Motif XS series in a portable package. Yamaha packed this keyboard with a ton of great features including 128 note polyphony, one-touch split and layer, and audio/MIDI over USB. The 49 key version (4 octaves) is especially convenient for smaller studios and as a powerful second tier for your gigging setups! Check out the video below to hear a few of the sounds and come down to Easy Music Center to try it out!
Come down to our Honolulu location at 5:00PM to hear some fresh beats from local producers.
Since 2005, the Lightsleepers, spearheaded by Kavet the catalyst, have been organizing The BeatRoot producer battles. This is the only known battle in Hawaii that pits producer vs. producer and beat vs. beat! Each battle consists of 8 producers that use production equipment ranging from AKAI MPCs to laptops. Each round is 1 – 2 minute beat each. The first round winners move on to the semi-final round, and the losers of the first round have to battle again to claim the wild card 4th spot. In the Semi-final round, the remaining producers battle to clinch a spot in the Finals! The finals consist of 2 rounds with each producer playing 2 – 2 minute beats. The winner of the battle claims a spot at the BeatRoot finals! BeatRoot brings a cool twist to the producers and beat makers in Hawaii and is a showcase for all of Hawaii’s producers!
If you would ever like to participate in the BeatRoot competition as a contestant or as an exhibitor, please email Kavet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this video about Lightsleepers history.