Keyboard - July 2014 - Stewart Copeland
The July 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features Stewart Copeland. Best known as the drummer in The Police, Copeland has been much more than that. He is also a lifelong proponent of music technology and an accomplished film composer. On the heels of his latest opus, a full-length soundtrack to the silent version of the Biblical epic Ben Hur, he shares his thoughts on why working to picture taps the ultimate musical skill set.
Talent Scout - At 21, Reuben James is making a big splash both solo and with retro-soul srtist Sam Smith. He leads the British soul invasion playing on Smith's debut record, In the Lonely Hour, released in May of this year.
The Art of Synth Soloing - Progressive rock keyboard giant Adam Holzman talks to our own Jerry Kovarsky about the lead and pitch-bend technique of Jan Hammer.
Beyond the Manual - Check out Craig Anderton's top tips on getting more realistic sampled bass guitar sounds.
Dance - Improve the groove part 2: Last month, we looked at small rhythmic and timing tweaks that can dramatically improve the feel of an electronic dance track. This month we look at ways to customize pre-existing loops.
Rock - Five ways to play like Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.
Jazz - Geoffrey Keezer on getting your left hand to think like a bass player.
Roundup - Nine great developers of Soundware for Electronic Music.
Virtual Orchestra - MakeMusic Garritan Instant Orchestra.
Sound Library - 8Dio Rhythmic Aura and Hybrid Tools.
All this and much more in the July 2014 issue of Keyboard!