"ONLINE DUB ARTISTS (2)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, April 3 2009 - I started to work with sequencers and other computerized forms of Studio technology somewhere around 1987. Primitive stuff, I only had sounds that would even be too cheap for children's toys today.
It enabled me to practice and develop my own techniques. I listened past the cheap sounds as I programmed drum patterns and thing, knowing that as technology would grow, so would the quality of the sounds.
I created a set-up with two SoundBlaster Soundcards, led the output to my mixing board, where I had an old tape recorder as echo and a cheap phaser, along with a microphone.
It took me about ten years, before I would get online and start sharing some of my works. The year was 1997 and I was about to witness the birth of a complete new generation and kind of artist: the Online DUB Artist.
One Love, Give Thanks,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)
The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.
ITEMS FOR THIS EDITION:
From April 1 to April 15, we will be releasing a track per day from the brand new Heartical release "DUB Remnant". Click on the Album Cover to read all about the album, or scroll down to download the track in MP3 or CD Quality Wave Audio!
TRACK 3: RUMOURS OF WAR
A haunting bass and echo's coming from afar, the bassdrum enters and shows the way. All around us are rumours of wars, aimed at driving us crazy, which we would become if we would not be strong. Strong like the foundational bassdrum. Ah who said DUB don't speak?
From April 2 to April 12, we will be reviewing each track of the free DUB Vibrations compilation and include links to download the tunes, too. Click on the album cover to read more, or read on to download the reviewed track of today.
SELEKTISAM - ETRE ET AVOIR (PART 2)
Part two definitely takes off, where the first part left us: in need for some serious DUB Mixing. After about 40 seconds of pure riddim, the bassdrum enters and we step on forward!