Bandcamp unveils Facebook App

There’s an easy way, finally, to link you Bandcamp store to your Facebook page and get more chances to have your music linstened and, hopefully, buyed.

Bandcamp launches his Facebook App: ”the Bandcamp Facebook app puts all the functionality and content of your Bandcamp site into a tab within Facebook. This page will walk you through its installation, cover some common questions, and help you troubleshoot any problems you may run into along the way.”

Click here for all info and howto

AHEAD Metronome Practice Pad

The new AHEAD Metronome Practice Pad (AMP) from Big Bang Distribution is the perfect practice tool for every drummer. Recommended by teachers and students, the AMP combines the benefits of conventional practice pads and metronomes with the educational advantages of on-board electronics, including a Drum Meter-style stroke counter to measure progress. The interactive AMP helps drummers improve their control, speed, endurance, flexibility and timing in a variety of standard and odd-meters—making practice more enjoyable and more efficient.

AMP’s drummer-designed highlights include:
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Thomas Lang goes ‘app’: drummer application for iPhone and iPod Touch

Keep Thomas always on your *applething*, with ‘Thomas Lang, Drummer, Official App 2.7’ for iPhone and Ipod Touch.

It costs 1.99$ and you can have news, photos and music samples from Thomas Lang

Thomas Lang, Drummer:
“Welcome to my iPhone App!
Thanks for downloading. Remember that excellence is a habit — not a virtue.”

Lars Ulrich featured in Guitar Hero 6

According to 1up.com, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons are confirmed to appear in the Guitar Hero 6 game, which is tentatively due this holiday season. Simmons will narrate a brand new “Quest Mode,” where players will “recruit” other rock stars and unlock their “song sets” along the way. You can also unlock the musician’s “alter ego” (such as Lars becoming “Warrior Lars”) which give you bonus powers, like x6 point multiplyers instead of x4. QUEEN, BLACK SABBATH and KISS will reportedly have songs in the game;

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Omega GM-1 System: how to play Rock Band and Guitar Hero with your drumset

omega_gm1 Wanna play Rock Band or Guitar Hero on your Drumset? Omega GM 1 is a trigger system that fits mostly every drumset and connect your drums and cymbals to the console. You can also buy it with in a bundle with a Pearl Rythm Traveller Drumset.

omega gm1 * Hi/Lo sensitivity mode switch: Allows mesh head or real head play
* Game mode switch: Use Rock Band™ or Guitar Hero™ drum mapping
* Connects to Guitar Hero drum controller MIDI port
* Intelligent power management including auto power on/off
What’s Included
* Omega GM-1 plug-and-play drum brain
* 5 Omega Tech Trigger drum triggers (four snare/tom triggers and one bass trigger)
* Omega hi hat trigger and Coral choke for 13-14” cymbal
* Omega crash/ride cymbal trigger and Coral choke for 16” cymbal
* 3 cymbal kit version includes additional Omega ride cymbal trigger and Coral choke for 20” cymbal
* Includes all cables needed to play
What’s Required
* Guitar Hero drum controller or Mad Catz Portable Drum Kit to connect to video game console.
* Four AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable)
* GM-1 Accessory Cable if using Mad Catz Portable Drum Kit for Rock Band

Omega GM1 System

Lilypond 2.12 ‘Rune’, free music notator: your free sheets and midi

Lilypond, software per la scrittura degli spartiti Lilypond is probably the best free music notator and can face commercial monsters like Finale and Sibelius.

Lilypond is a code-driven editor and can generate PDF, PostScript, SVG, PNG and Midi file simply writing the code in a text editor. If you’re not code-minded, anyway you can use some editors and GUI for Lilypond

After a one-year work, Lilypond staff has released the 2.12 ‘Rune’ version, dedicated to Rune Zedeler (staff member, musician and contributor for six years recenltly passed away)

New features and bug fix list is here.

Lilypond is not easy to learn, but, once you familiarized with the Code, you’ll be happy. And Free. Lilypond documentation and user manuals is great and will guide you towards the learning process.

Lilypond is available for almost all SO and you can download Lilypond.org download page

GUI and Lilypond editors:
Lilypond Tool (Editor – Windows, Linux, Mac)
Canorus (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Rosegarden (Linux)
LilyKDE (Linux)
Denemo (Linux, Windows)

Example of Lilypond code for a c scale


relative c' { c d e f g a b c }

for a drums groove


markup "Smooth operator, from Diamond life (1984)"
markup "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efdfGeUKXuU"

new DrumStaff with {
consists "Parenthesis_engraver"
} <<
context DrumVoice = "1" { s1 *2 }
context DrumVoice = "2" { s1 *2 }
drummode {
<<
{ hh8 hh hh hh hh hh }

{ bd4 hhp8 bd bd4 hhp8 bd }
>>

<<
{ hh8 hh hh hh hh }

{ bd4 hhp8 bd bd4 hhp8 bd }
>>

}
>>

Lilypond 2.12 ‘Rune’, free music notator: your free sheets and midi

Lilypond, software per la scrittura degli spartiti Lilypond is probably the best free music notator and can face commercial monsters like Finale and Sibelius.

Lilypond is a code-driven editor and can generate PDF, PostScript, SVG, PNG and Midi file simply writing the code in a text editor. If you’re not code-minded, anyway you can use some editors and GUI for Lilypond

After a one-year work, Lilypond staff has released the 2.12 ‘Rune’ version, dedicated to Rune Zedeler (staff member, musician and contributor for six years recenltly passed away)

New features and bug fix list is here.

Lilypond is not easy to learn, but, once you familiarized with the Code, you’ll be happy. And Free. Lilypond documentation and user manuals is great and will guide you towards the learning process.

Lilypond is available for almost all SO and you can download Lilypond.org download page

GUI and Lilypond editors:
Lilypond Tool (Editor – Windows, Linux, Mac)
Canorus (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Rosegarden (Linux)
LilyKDE (Linux)
Denemo (Linux, Windows)

Example of Lilypond code for a c scale


relative c' { c d e f g a b c }

for a drums groove


markup "Smooth operator, from Diamond life (1984)"
markup "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efdfGeUKXuU"

new DrumStaff with {
consists "Parenthesis_engraver"
} <<
context DrumVoice = "1" { s1 *2 }
context DrumVoice = "2" { s1 *2 }
drummode {
<<
{ hh8 hh hh hh hh hh }

{ bd4 hhp8 bd bd4 hhp8 bd }
>>

<<
{ hh8 hh hh hh hh }

{ bd4 hhp8 bd bd4 hhp8 bd }
>>

}
>>