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    Melodics: New Tool Helps You Find Your Beat

     

    Give​ ​the​ ​drummer​ ​some!​ ​Electronic​ ​drums​ ​are​ ​now​ ​supported in​ ​Melodics:​ ​New​ ​Tool​ ​Helps​ ​You​ ​Find​ ​Your​ ​Beat

     

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    For​ ​immediate​ ​release:​ ​September​ ​7th​ ​2017:​ ​Want​ ​to​ ​be​ ​the​ ​next​ ​Bernard​ ​Purdie​ ​or​ ​Travis​ ​Barker?​ ​Get there​ ​faster​ ​with​ ​an​ ​addictive​ ​new​ ​learning​ ​tool​ ​that​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​fun​ ​to​ ​practice​ ​and​ ​master​ ​playing​ ​the​ ​drums.

     

    New​ ​Zealand-based​ ​start-up​ ​​Melodics​​ ​has​ ​partnered​ ​with​ ​electronic​ ​drum​ ​manufacturers​ ​and​ ​iconic​ ​artists to​ ​create​ ​an​ ​exciting​ ​product​ ​that​ ​teaches​ ​aspiring​ ​drummers​ ​how​ ​to​ ​perfect​ ​their​ ​rhythm​ ​and​ ​timing.

     

    “We’ve​ ​developed​ ​the​ ​best​ ​way​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​to​ ​play​ ​your​ ​electronic​ ​drums​ ​quickly​ ​and​ ​with​ ​precision, and​ ​what’s​ ​more,​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​fun,”​ ​says​ ​Melodics​ ​founder,​ ​former​ ​Serato​ ​CEO​ ​Sam​ ​Gribben.

     

     

     

    Electronic​ ​drums​ ​have​ ​exploded​ ​in​ ​popularity,​ ​with​ ​sales​ ​growing​ ​faster​ ​than​ ​traditional​ ​acoustic​ ​drums​ ​for over​ ​a​ ​decade,​ ​and​ ​over​ ​US$100​ ​million​ ​spent​ ​worldwide​ ​every​ ​year.​ ​​ ​Their​ ​appeal​ ​is​ ​obvious. Controllable​ ​volume​ ​makes​ ​them​ ​a​ ​practical​ ​option​ ​for​ ​at-home​ ​use.​ ​Beginners​ ​love​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​plug​ ​in another​ ​music​ ​source​ ​to​ ​play​ ​along​ ​to,​ ​while​ ​more​ ​advanced​ ​players​ ​choose​ ​them​ ​because​ ​they’re​ ​easier to​ ​record.

     

    “Drummers​ ​often​ ​use​ ​electronic​ ​kits​ ​to​ ​play​ ​traditional​ ​genres,​ ​but​ ​more​ ​and​ ​more​ ​we’re​ ​seeing​ ​them​ ​used with​ ​modern​ ​styles​ ​of​ ​music,”​ ​Gribben​ ​explains.​ ​“Until​ ​now​ ​though,​ ​the​ ​teaching​ ​methods​ ​have​ ​lagged​ ​far behind.​ ​It’s​ ​been​ ​really​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​to​ ​play​ ​styles​ ​like​ ​trap,​ ​footwork​ ​and​ ​future​ ​beats.​ ​Melodics​ ​is​ ​music education,​ ​but​ ​with​ ​tracks​ ​that​ ​you​ ​actually​ ​want​ ​to​ ​play.​ ​Mastering​ ​classic​ ​breaks​ ​like​ ​Amen,​ ​Funky Drummer​ ​and​ ​Impeach​ ​the​ ​President​ ​has​ ​never​ ​been​ ​this​ ​much​ ​fun,”​ ​he​ ​says.

     

    Melodics​ ​launched​ ​in​ ​2015​ ​with​ ​software​ ​that​ ​has​ ​helped​ ​over​ ​100,000​ ​musicians​ ​to​ ​build​ ​their​ ​finger drumming​ ​skills.​ ​The​ ​company​ ​has​ ​now​ ​applied​ ​the​ ​same​ ​proven​ ​Melodics​ ​method​ ​to​ ​electronic​ ​drums.

     

    Melodics​ ​takes​ ​the​ ​musician​ ​through​ ​step-by-step​ ​lessons,​ ​starting​ ​with​ ​simple​ ​patterns​ ​and​ ​building​ ​up​ ​to more​ ​complex​ ​structures​ ​as​ ​their​ ​ability​ ​and​ ​confidence​ ​grows.​ ​“The​ ​real​ ​beauty​ ​of​ ​Melodics​ ​is​ ​that​ ​it listens​ ​to​ ​how​ ​you​ ​play,​ ​and​ ​gives​ ​you​ ​instant​ ​visual​ ​feedback​ ​on​ ​your​ ​timing​ ​and​ ​accuracy,”​ ​Gribben says.​ ​“It​ ​also​ ​learns​ ​as​ ​you​ ​play,​ ​and​ ​after​ ​going​ ​through​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​basics,​ ​it​ ​suggests​ ​lessons​ ​to​ ​help hone​ ​your​ ​talents​ ​further.”

     

    Regular​ ​lesson​ ​contributors​ ​include​ ​industry​ ​icons​ ​like​ ​DJ​ ​Jazzy​ ​Jeff,​ ​Eric​ ​Lau​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Gaslamp​ ​Killer.

     

    The​ ​Melodics​ ​app​ ​is​ ​free​ ​to​ ​download​ ​and​ ​comes​ ​with​ ​20​ ​free​ ​lessons.​ ​Subscribers​ ​unlock​ ​30​ ​more lessons,​ ​with​ ​new​ ​lessons​ ​added​ ​each​ ​week.​ ​Subscriptions​ ​are​ ​significantly​ ​cheaper​ ​than​ ​conventional lessons,​ ​starting​ ​from​ ​just​ ​US$9.99​ ​per​ ​month.​ ​Melodics​ ​will​ ​work​ ​with​ ​any​ ​drum​ ​kit​ ​that​ ​sends​ ​midi​ ​over USB,​ ​and​ ​has​ ​plug​ ​and​ ​play​ ​support​ ​for​ ​dozens​ ​of​ ​kits​ ​from​ ​major​ ​brands​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Roland,​ ​Alesis​ ​and Yamaha.

     

    Ableton​ ​CEO​ ​Gerhard​ ​Behles​ ​is​ ​a​ ​big​ ​believer​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Melodics​ ​method.​ ​“Musicians​ ​know​ ​that​ ​practice​ ​is the​ ​key​ ​to​ ​success,”​ ​Behles​ ​says.​ ​“The​ ​magic​ ​of​ ​Melodics​ ​is​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can​ ​get​ ​lost​ ​in​ ​it.​ ​You’re​ ​practicing without​ ​even​ ​thinking​ ​about​ ​it.”

     

    What​ ​is​ ​Melodics?

    Melodics​ ​is​ ​a​ ​learning​ ​tool​ ​that​ ​is​ ​part​ ​game,​ ​part​ ​music​ ​making​ ​software.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​desktop​ ​app​ ​that​ ​adapts to​ ​your​ ​ability​ ​and​ ​taste,​ ​to​ ​make​ ​mastering​ ​drumming​ ​easy​ ​and​ ​fun.​ ​Melodics​ ​is​ ​a​ ​subscription​ ​service​ ​for all​ ​abilities,​ ​with​ ​over​ ​100​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​lessons,​ ​each​ ​broken​ ​down​ ​into​ ​steps.​ ​It’s​ ​free​ ​to​ ​download​ ​and​ ​try​ ​the first​ ​20​ ​lessons.​ ​Subscribing​ ​unlocks​ ​access​ ​to​ ​all​ ​content,​ ​including​ ​lessons​ ​made​ ​by​ ​major​ ​international artists,​ ​with​ ​new​ ​tracks​ ​added​ ​every​ ​week.

     

    The​ ​Team​ ​Behind​ ​Melodics

    Melodics​ ​was​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​2014​ ​by​ ​Sam​ ​Gribben,​ ​the​ ​former​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​Serato.​ ​“I’ve​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​to​ ​play drums​ ​for​ ​years,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​frustrated​ ​me​ ​how​ ​difficult​ ​it​ ​was​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​new​ ​patterns​ ​and​ ​beats.​ ​I’ve​ ​had​ ​lessons, but​ ​it​ ​always​ ​felt​ ​so​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​the​ ​dexterity​ ​and​ ​muscle​ ​memory​ ​you​ ​need.​ ​Melodics​ ​makes​ ​my practice​ ​feel​ ​so​ ​much​ ​more​ ​productive​ ​and​ ​efficient."

     

    Download:​ ​​melodics.com/electronic-drums



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