I would say that over half of the live bands I have seen that incorporate Electronica have done so with a MicroKORG.   I have a microKORG in my setup, so I know first-hand what it’s like to use live.   This article will cover the pros and cons of  the synth in a live environment.

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I’m not going to lie to you – I began blogging regularly like this to earn money. When you’re in a band that has regular gigs to play it can be difficult to find a job that fits, and blogging just seemed to have the flexibility I was looking for whilst not destroying my soul like some other jobs I have taken (Data Entry is not as fun as it sounds.)

My girlfriend recently introduced me to a method of making definate amounts of cash from my blog. If you yourself are a blogger/ thinking about becoming a blogger, you’ll probably know that the income generated from a blog can be hilly at best. The number of clicks you get on your ads can vary from one day to the next. That is why I was happy to hear about this company…

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Let’s set the record straight here: I like Sonar. It’s the sequencing software I am most comfortable with and I use it for the majority of the projects I do. However, this is probably because I was taught to use it for 2 years in a Music Technology course. It was kind of annoying to discover that I’d spent 2 years apparently learning to use a defunct piece of software.

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Making money from being a musician is HARD.   It takes time, effort and ridiculous amounts of patience, but as MTV cribs will no doubt show you, the rewards can be well worth the effort.

I have worked my band “You and What Army” up from nothing into a successful money-making business.   But remember – as a band, you have to spend money to make money.   And initially, you will be spending a lot.   So you will probably need either a hefty savings account or a job behind you if you intend to make this work.

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It is a nightmare trawling the internet for good quality samples. So many websites promise so much only to be another splash page asking you to pay for some obscure sample CD.

Here are 5 sites from my personal bookmarks that provide useful and good quality sounds in .wav format and more!

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Okay.   It is my understanding that Nu Rave comprises traditionally rock/metal elements, such as guitars, bass and drums, with traditionally electronic elements, such as samplers, synths and DJ setups in a well produced contemporary manner.

But hang on – hasn’t this been done before?

I’m not talking about the 80s, when electronica comprised hexagonal electronic percussion and a soundbank not out of place on a childrens keyboard, I’m talking about high quality synth based Rock music.

Lets have a look at some examples.

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