Keyboard - July 2014 - Stewart Copeland

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!