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BOUTIQUE WEEK: AD Drums - 'Not all bespoke companies are out to make millions of pounds'

BOUTIQUE WEEK: AD Drums - 'Not all bespoke companies are out to make millions of pounds'

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MI Pro has kicked off another Boutique Week, this time focussing on some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting custom drum kit manufacturers.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 17th 2016 at 10:52AM
INTERVIEW: 'Wearable tech and VR will completely change the way we approach music creation' - Remidi CEO

INTERVIEW: 'Wearable tech and VR will completely change the way we approach music creation' - Remidi CEO

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In a recent MI Pro Crowdfunding Corner we featured the Remidi T8 – a sensor-loaded glove and MIDI wrist controller that lets you use your hands as a musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 13th 2016 at 11:56AM
INTERVIEW: Flock of Dimes on writing an album about learning to be alone, why artists need limitations, and the value of music

INTERVIEW: Flock of Dimes on writing an album about learning to be alone, why artists need limitations, and the value of music

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner to find out more about her solo project Flock of Dimes and new album If You See Me, ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 12th 2016 at 11:21AM
INTERVIEW: How the String Butler keeps guitars tuned for longer

INTERVIEW: How the String Butler keeps guitars tuned for longer

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One of the gadgets featured in a recent MI Pro Crowdfunding Corner was the String Butler. Created by Sven Dietrich, the device aims to keep guitar strings tuned for longer.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 10th 2016 at 5:30PM

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INTERVIEW: Tim Goodyer talks about the world of West End drumming

INTERVIEW: Tim Goodyer talks about the world of West End drumming

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes sat down with prolific West End drummer Tim Goodyer to find out what it’s like working on some of the biggest theatre productions, why brands ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 30th 2016 at 9:44AM
INTERVIEW: New MIA President Anthony Short discusses the firm's revamped Gala Dinner

INTERVIEW: New MIA President Anthony Short discusses the firm's revamped Gala Dinner

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The Music Industries Association (MIA) has announced Anthony Short as its new President. Joining from Shure, he will spearhead a number of changes to the group’s MIA Gala Dinner, which ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 9:17AM
INTERVIEW: Hannah Peel talks about her passion for analog and making an album about dementia

INTERVIEW: Hannah Peel talks about her passion for analog and making an album about dementia

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With her second solo album Awake But Always Dreaming set for release this month, MI Pro editor Laura Barnes sat down with multi-instrumentalist Hannah Peel to chat about making the ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 6th 2016 at 2:56PM
INTERVIEW: Kite Base on fostering creativity through restrictions and stirring up the synth scene

INTERVIEW: Kite Base on fostering creativity through restrictions and stirring up the synth scene

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Experimenting with a traditional band setup is nothing new. And it’s something that has always fascinated me.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 9th 2016 at 5:10PM

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INTERVIEW: Teleman on capturing spontaneity over perfection and why smaller festivals are so important

INTERVIEW: Teleman on capturing spontaneity over perfection and why smaller festivals are so important

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MI Pro caught up with British indie outfit Teleman at this year’s Standon Calling to find out how the four-piece drastically changed their approach to recording for new album Brilliant ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 5th 2016 at 11:17AM
INTERVIEW: How Magic Instruments 'reinvented the fretboard' to make the guitar more accessible

INTERVIEW: How Magic Instruments 'reinvented the fretboard' to make the guitar more accessible

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In one of our recent Crowdfunding Corner features, we highlighted the MI Guitar – a new type of instrument designed to get users playing songs instantly.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 3:34PM
INTERVIEW: Crash! Crate - The world's first interactive drumming subscription box

INTERVIEW: Crash! Crate - The world's first interactive drumming subscription box

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With the rise of subscription boxes and crates in the tech, gaming and entertainment sectors, it was only a matter of time before musicians were offered a ‘loot crate’ of ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 1st 2016 at 10:00AM
INTERVIEW: Rock Solid reveals how traditional retailers are using their online presence to get ahead

INTERVIEW: Rock Solid reveals how traditional retailers are using their online presence to get ahead

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Rock Solid is a specialist marketing agency formed by ‘passionate music fans and gear nuts’. We sat down with CEO Mark Bower to find out how the firm revamps websites ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 28th 2016 at 1:25PM

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INTERVIEW: God Damn on recording new album Everything Ever, visiting MI shops and loving their label

INTERVIEW: God Damn on recording new album Everything Ever, visiting MI shops and loving their label

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It’s sweltering outside in London’s summer heat, but that’s nothing compared to being inside the tiny cocoon-shaped room full of 50 special guests at Chiswick’s Metropolis Studios.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 27th 2016 at 1:43PM
INTERVIEW: Could the MOD Duo change the pedalboard as we know it?

INTERVIEW: Could the MOD Duo change the pedalboard as we know it?

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A few weeks back we featured the MOD Duo in our new Crowdfunding Corner, which aims to shine a light on up and coming MI instruments and devices.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:49AM
INTERVIEW: Catalan quartet Mourn on new album 'Ha, Ha, He', gear and sexism in music

INTERVIEW: Catalan quartet Mourn on new album 'Ha, Ha, He', gear and sexism in music

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Lead vocalist and guitarist from Barcelona alt rock outfit Mourn, Jazz Rodríguez Bueno, tells MI Pro editor Daniel Gumble about the making of their new album Ha, Ha, He, gender discrimination in ...

Daniel Gumble
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 10:30AM