Month: December 2015

IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonic 2 Review

Miroslav Vitous gave us the first really famous sample library. The samples date back to 1993, recorded on state of the art digital systems at 20 and 24 bit resolution. It came out on various hardware sampling platforms and was very costly. When IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonic came out in 2006 as a VST plugin, the price was more affordable, it generated a huge buzz, and quickly became a must-have for any DAW composer. Version 2 builds on that legacy with a completely new set of samples, but also includes all the samples from the original.  The installation process takes...

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Musician.ie Best of 2015

Here at Musician.ie we love music. We were started by two music enthusiasts who have spent the past ten years promoting Irish music. They have also encouraged and supported a bevy of music reviewers and journalists who also shared this love for not only Irish but emerging music from this Isle. And I’m sure in the past ten years they have seen much change in the scene itself and the quality of music Ireland is producing. Instead of the usual list of top picks from the last year I asked our team to nominate their top picks for song,...

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New Venue for Cork Community “Emergence”

Emergence has found a new home and will celebrate its inaugural gig on December 27th in the City Limits Comedy Club. The monthly music event run in Cork City was set up by young members of the music community to showcase emerging talent had been putting on full to the brim shows in the space above the Half Door Cafe. But with the hope of revitalising the live music scene in Cork they felt it was time to find a bigger venue. Organisers have done just that after forming an agreement with the City Limits Comedy Club on Coborg Street. The line up on the day is jam-packed with local and emerging Acts/Bands such as Festival, Stuck On Repeat, Umbrella Weather, Run Down Washington Street and Crojayn. The gig will be all ages with doors opening at 4pm and great local food will be served on the night. Doors open 4.00 – 8:30pm with tickets at €6 available at the...

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Live At The Marquee 2016 tickets go on sale today December 16th

Tickets for one of Cork’s most popular summer festivals, Live At The Marquee, went on sale this morning. The festival operating since 2005 and located in Cork’s Docklands over the years has attracted big name artists. And as a true sign to the pull of the festival familiar faces return year after year to full houses. This year’s event should prove no exception with acts like Imelda May, Olly Murs, Nathan Carter and The Coronas making a welcome return to the People’s Republic. Tickets went on sale this morning at www.ticketmaster.com List of dates include: June 7th – Dropkick...

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Morrissey and Marshall Interview play The Workman’s Thursday and new single

It’s not often that rushing the stage during a gig leads to you joining forces with same stage invader but that is exactly what happened to Darren Morrissey and Greg Marshall when Greg decided he had to join in for an Oasis song. “Let’s just say the first 10 seconds after that moment were very important”, jokes Darren when I catch up with him ahead of the bands gig this Thursday, December 17th, in The Workman’s Club, Dublin. Morrissey and Marshall as they have become known have been in London the past five years have one album under their...

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