As a part of the Serj Tankian Facebook giveaway for August 2012, we’re building a custom housing for the main prize, a VoiceLive Rack signed by Serj. The mastermind behind the exclusive casing is Florian Zeh, a young graphic designer and musician from Hamburg, Germany. We discovered Flo when happening upon his custom pedal-making business, [...]
When System of a Down (SOAD) hit the music scene in 1998 their intense mix of metal and Middle Eastern folk music made everyone take notice. None caught the eyes and ears more than eclectic frontman Serj Tankian whose unique phrasings and singing style quickly became synonymous with the band’s sound – and has earned him a rightful place among the top vocalists of the genre. An Armenian immigrant born in Lebanon and re-rooted in Los Angeles, Serj has successfully used his experience of the melding of cultures, ideas and ideals to pave a singular way in music, one that has led to five albums with SOAD, three solo albums (with two more in the pipeline), and countless side projects – earning him considerable critical praise and professional accolades on the way.
A singer, poet, songwriter, activist, and composer; Serj Tankian has proven a creative powerhouse, and one who’s not afraid to [...]
A singer, poet, songwriter, activist, and composer; Serj Tankian has always created music as an outlet to express his thoughts and feelings with a level of passion and consciousness that few can rival. An Armenian immigrant born in Lebanon and re-rooted in Los Angeles, Serj is perhaps best known for his role as founding member and lead singer for System of a Down, but with three solo albums under his belt and two more currently in progress – not to mention a spatter of cool side projects – Serj is paving a remarkable path for music that is as diverse as it is exciting.
Serj’s latest solo album, “Harakiri” (July 2012) has served as the template for the 11 presets in this month’s Featured Artist pack. From big reverbs to distorted harmonies this is the full Serj Tankian experience coming at you – so you better get ready!
Although coming from a background of rock music and acoustic folk, it’s within the genre of electronic dance music that singer/songwriter Emma Hewitt has made her mark. Collaborating with big artists and DJs like Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Morgan Page, Dash Berlin and Chris Lake, Emma has had her fair share of top-of-the-charts experiences, which [...]
Emma Hewitt is the Featured Vocal Artist for July 2012!
Bio: Originally the lead singer for Australian rock band Missing Hours, Emma Hewitt has made a succesful transition to fronting for the hottest DJs and contemporary electronic acts. As a singer/songwriter Emma has written and released chart topping dance singles around the world with some of electronic dance music’s biggest names including Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Morgan Page, Dash Berlin and the U.S #1 Billboard hit single “Carry Me Away” with Chris Lake.
In May 2012 Armada Music released the first instalment of Emma’s own ambient/ downtempo debut artist album which has debuted in the itunes Top 10 dance charts in the U.S, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. The full remix and physical album package will follow August 3rd with remixes from Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Morgan Page, Dash Berlin and Ivan Gough amongst others.
Drawing from her extensive gigging experience Emma has co-created 4 atmospheric presets for live use. Great for clubbing!
Hannah Schneider is a Danish singer and a true vocal visionary with an unusual approach and a spectacular sound. First of all, it takes a great singer, of course, but TC-Helicon’s VoiceLive 2 vocal effects processor is actually partly responsible for Hannah Schneider’s amazing sound. We caught up with Hannah in 2010 and again in [...]
Hannah Schneider is the Featured Vocal Artist for June 2012! Bio: Inspired by the great number of interesting current Scandinavian artists like Lykke Li, Jenny Wilson and El Perro Del Mar, Hannah Schneider creates melancholic and playful pop, crafted with a love for the singer/songwriter tradition and a fascination with electronic sounds and samples. Her second [...]
Renowned coach Jeannie Deva uses TC-Helicon technology when she teaches. Jeannie Deva has long explored the singer’s voice. Her years of research into the voice and the challenges of singing contemporary genres resulted in her voice training method known as The Deva Method®, Complete Voice Training for Stage and Studio™. But Jeannie has been equally [...]
With versatile songwriting skills that generate stubbornly sincere lyrics, great beats and charisma, Daniel Bedingfield won us over a long time ago. His solo debut “Gotta Get Thru This”, famously recorded in his bedroom became a chart-breaking sensation in no-time and helped secure him as one of the top aspiring new talents of the 2000s.
Daniel Bedingfield is the Featured Vocal Artist for May 2012! Bio: His song “Gotta Get Thru This” was a #1 hit in the UK Top 40 in December 2001. He has since had two more no.1 singles (“If You’re Not The One” and “Never Gonna Leave Your Side”), as well as three further top 10 hits. [...]