Monthly Archives: April 2017

  1. Disneyland Paris To Launch EDM Festival

    Disneyland Paris have just announced plans to launch its electronic music festival 'Electroland'  this July ommemorate the theme park’s 25th anniversary.

    This one-day event will feature some incredible EDM acts including headliner Steve Aoki and NERVO,  Michael Calfan and also artist Richard Orlinski.

    Visitors to Disneyland Paris will be able to attend this magical experience on Saturday 8 July 7pm - 12am when the park plays host to Electroland.

    As well as enjoying live performances, festival-goers will also have evening access to the theme park's many attractions and the park will also have giant LED screens and projection mapping to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

    Disney Business Solutions, the events arm of Disneyland Paris (DLP) says, “Electroland needs to be seen to be b

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  2. Serato Announce Sample Plugin For Producers

    DJ software specialists Serato have recently announced Serato Sample, a sampling plug-in that allows users to manipulate audio using hot cues.

    Designed to bring speed and ease to a DJs workflow including digital audio workstation (DAW) environments where sound quality is of the upmost importance.

    Serato Sample allows users to place up to 16 cue points in a track that you’ve loaded including songs, loops or samples. Users can then trigger cues in their DAW exactly how you would with Serato DJ. Alongside this, users can alter tempo and musical key giving users ultimate control over how audio is manipulated.

    The Serato Sample layout is very similar to those who are currently using Serato DJ and the platform features its signature coloured waveforms and cut point system.

    It supports Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro X and Maschine, and Serato have confirmed it will work alongside other DAWS.

    Users can sign up for a public beta and try it ou

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  3. Doritos Launch Bag With Headphone Jack

    Doritos have launched a limited edition bag to promote the upcoming Marvel film Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

    This new limited edition Doritos bag features a cassette deck design and a fully operational headphone jack which can play the film’s soundtrack in full.

    Alongside this the bags are also rechargeable so users can listen enjoy the soundtrack multiple times.

    The soundtrack from the first film reached no.1 and also became one of the best-selling vinyl records of recent years thanks to its range of 70s and 80s radio hits.  However the second film includes tracks featuring Parliament, Fleetwood Ma, ELO and David Hasselhoff.

    The bags are limited edition and will only be available through Amazon from the end of April. 

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  4. Gearooz Invite You To Our VIP Pop-Up Event

    Gearooz welcomes you to our exciting VIP pop-up event on Thursday 27th April at our central Brighton location of 114 Church Street.

    This FREE evening welcomes you from 6pm onwards to explore our pop-shop showroom and listen to live music on the downstairs busking stage.

    It will be a chance for our valued customers to come and enjoy a drink with the Gearooz team as you get access to our first ever pop-up shop, and get a chance to explore what we have on offer.

    Discover a new hobby, build upon your existing skills or simply socialise with other budding musicians, DJs or industry veterans. 

    Throughout the evening there will be a chance to get hands on with the latest tech as well as many event-only discounts and offers.  Alongside this, customers can watch our interactive demonstrations  and try something new themselves with our interactive performance stations including products pe

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  5. Pop Up & Perform By Gearooz

    Gearooz invites you to pop up & perform at the Gearooz performance venue and pop-up shop in Brighton.

    On Tuesday 25th April until Sunday 30th April, Gearooz will be opening its first ever pop-up shop in the heart of Brighton town. Located at 114 Church Street, the shop will have two floors; the lower ground floor and the main ground floor. The lower floor will host a small busking stage where budding and professional musicians and DJs can come in and perform throughout the week.

    The main ground floor will showcase a variety of products allowing customers to demo and experiment with a variety of equipment.  Each area of the shop will have areas of interest and whether you are a  DJ, musician, perfor

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  6. Going To Glastonbury? Hire One Of Our Band Vans!

    Going to this year's Glastonbury festival? If the answer is yes, then Gearooz can offer you our new festival band van hire package! 

    If you need a transport solution to take you then for only £399 including VAT and insurance, you can collect a band van from our Brighton City Airport location and travel across the country for the weekend. 

    Customers can choose from our 9 seater self-drive splitter or our 5 seater self-drive splitter van. Both vans come with tinted privacy windows, an entertainment system, interior lighting and air conditioning. Alongside this mains power sockets are included so you can charge your phone or iPod and insurance and roadside assistance is included should you ever need it. 

    Our self-drive vans are extremely reliable and both provide secure storage space for equipment and belongings. They can be driven on a standard driving license and they are the perfect transport solution for any

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  7. Streaming Set To Overtake Physical Music Sales In The UK

    Music streaming is to overtake physical sales as the biggest generator of income for UK according to figures released by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

    Streaming accounted for 30% of overall label revenues in 2016, compared to 32% for physical sales. According to the BPI, the rate of growth means that streaming is expected to overtake physical Cd and Vinyl sales in 2017.

    According to the BPI’s report, 11% of the UK’s adult population were subscribed to a service such as Apple Music or Spotify at the end of 2016. This means that customers are continuing to opt for subscriptions to streaming services rather than popping into their local music store. 

    The figures also revealed that overall revenue (streaming, physical and download sales, performance rights and licensed music) rose by 5.1%. The £926 million total is the largest in five years.

    The boom in streaming and rise in overall reve

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  8. An Exclusive Look At The Mixars Range

    While the Gearooz team were at the Prolight + Sound event in Frankfurt last week, they got an exclusive look at the Mixars range that will soon be coming to Gearooz! 

    Mixars is a brand new product range; they have a selection of products including Serato mixers, standalone mixers and also MIDI controllers. 

    One key unit in the range is the Quattro, 4 channel Serato compatible controller and mixer. Featuring built in beat pads for controlling midi, 16 RGB pads with hot cue sampler control and dual USB audio connections, users can control of their mixers with this standalone controller. 

    The Quattro also has 2 microphone inputs, dedicated 4 high-quality effects for each controller with a single knob and it is completely MIDI mappable. 

    Auto loop encoder, a sampler switch and dedicated sampler volume control make this an effective

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  9. Roland Releases Anthology 1990 Synth Based On The Vintage D-70

    Roland has announced a new software version of its D-70 synthesizer to its Roland Cloud service, Anthology 1990.

    Originally released in 1990, the D-70 was the successor to 1987’s D-50 and combined sample playback with digital synthesis.

    According to Roland, Anthology 1990 features “breathy flutes, luscious layered voices and big, beefy basses” and has an intuitive interface designed to make production easy. It has 64 synth patches, sampled from the original model.

    The  Roland Anthology 1990 Synth, which contains meticulous and sampled sounds from this decade. Warm basses , pads or even the typical Grand Pianos are of course included. Alongside this is has 4 velocity layers per note and supports multiple instruments per plug.

    Altogether 64 presets are present, which give users many sound possibilities of this virtual sound generator. Roland's typical&

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  10. Police Shut Down Underground Rave On London Tube

    A few unsuspecting London tube commuters were in for a surprise when they stepped into a Drum ‘n’ Bass rave inside a car on Monday night.

    The tube rave took place as the train travelled from Embankment to Paddington and was complete with flashing lights, a sound system and an MC.

    The party lasted several stops where MC Harry Shotta got commuters dancing before British Transport police broke it up. Even the police seemed bemused by the bizarre situation when they posted about it on Twitter later.

    “Whilst officers relish any opportunity to experience underground drum and bass,” a spokesperson for the British Transport Police said. “We’d kindly ask DJs to refrain from using the Tube as a pop-up club.”

    The rave appears to be the work of internet prank group Trollstation and featured a performance by DJ Discoboy and Shotta, an award-winning MC who at first pretended to be an unsuspecting member of the general publi

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