This Weeks' Stream Schedule, Spring Tour Updates and What's an 808?

Last week we aired our second "Quaranstream" Full Stream Ahead.  If you didn't get a chance to watch it it's available to watch anytime on our Facebook page. You don't need to have an account to watch it. So if you're not keen on social media you can still catch a virtual show.

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We had so much fun getting to interact with y'all! We've been going a little stir crazy not being on the road. We're so grateful that you've continued to support us through all of this so we can keep making music for you. If you're wondering how you can join the awesome group people that have been helping us press on during these strange times you can check it out at roshambeauxmusic.com/donate. There's multiple donation tiers with different perks but even just a $1 helps us continue to do what we do.

Special Thanks to Our New Supporters Last Week!

Colby W, Airbound Entertainment, Nancy B, Melinda S, Charles F, Alisha B, Toni & Israel F, Kaitlyn C, Codey M & Lauren S. Y'all are amazing! We really couldn't do this without you!

Live Vlog Q & A Tonight!

If you've been following us you may have caught us experimenting with turning the Blog into a Vlog. We'd suspended the Vlog for that past few weeks due to Covid-19 regulations in Georgia. We hadn't quite figured out a way to follow CDC guidelines with our Vlog set. However, since we've found a way to live stream and meet social distancing requirements we're excited to announce that we'll have a live version of our Vlog airing tonight, Wednesday 4/22/20 at 8pm/est streaming from our Facebook page. We don't have to much of an agenda but we'll recap how we've been spending our time, what's coming up and answering any questions you want to know. We miss y'all and we really just want to take some time just to hang out. It's so easy to feel disconnected to each other during this quarantine and we think it's important to continue making an effort to see each other. We can't wait to see you! Be sure to tune in right away at 8pm!

Friday Night: 808's N Chill Live Remix Show

We have another live show stream planned for this Friday 4/24/20 at 5pm! We've always had it in the back of our minds to come out with and old school chilled out remix record so we figured we'd try the idea on you this weekend. We going for a chill, extra intimate and dare we say "sexy" vibe. We promise we won't try to talk you into (or out of) anything. It's just a completely innocent, consensual "808's N Chill" live stream. Have a drink and relax with us. You deserve it.

So... What's An 808, Anyway?

Your brain is amazing! Did you know that when you hear sound you not just listening to one thing? You're brain is actually listening for and processing the presence or absence of  20,000 individual things on average. These things are called hertz. Most sounds cover a pretty wide spectrum of frequencies but with technology we're able to find out which frequencies seem to show up the most often in any given sound. We call these "fundamental frequencies," and humans are generally pretty good at hearing frequencies that fall between 20-20,000hz.

Normally, we can't assign just one frequency to a sound because sound is typically a collection or range of noise but every once in awhile there's a specific sound that carries a specific frequency and without it, it just wouldn't sound right. One of these sounds is a kick drum, the base of rhythm in a song. It's most important fundamental frequency is 808hz. Take that out and it just doesn't sound right!

The Original Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer or more commonly referred to as "The 808" was a drum machine made by Roland between 1980 and 1983. It was one of the very first drum machines of it's kind that allowed the user to program rhythmic patterns instead of relying on preset drum machine beats (like the pre-programmed beats on your uncle's cheap keyboard). Not only was the tech revolutionary the sounds were iconic and remain in a wide range of music to this day. If you hear a good hip hop song it probably is using an 808. If you want to learn more about it you can on Roland's Official Website HERE.

Spring Tour Officially Canceled...

We sadly made the decision yesterday to cancel the final 6 weeks of Spring Tour bringing the total up to 14 weeks off the road. We're really bummed. And we'd be lying if we said we didn't have to hold back some tears. We had planned to hit Savannah, GA, Jacksonville FL, Louisville KY, Columbus OH, Myrtle Beach SC, Southern Pines NC, Chattanooga TN, Tallahassee FL, Ocean Springs MS and a bunch more! We feel it's important to continue you to do our part in flattening the curve of Covid-19 not necessarily for us but for our fans, friends and close family members that are at high risk for complications.

In the mean time we will continue to work on new music, content & live show show streaming so we can still maintain a connection to you. You are why we play music. It is such a privilege. We'll see you soon, even if it's not in person. We're in this together. Be sure to tune in this week. We're not saying you need to dress up, rock your Roshambeaux merch and be as cool as our friend Joe G pictured below... but you should probably dress up, rock your Roshambeaux merch and be as cool as our friend Joe G. See you on the next stream. Stay well & send pics!

All photos by Roshambeaux
Additional photo credits:
Roland Corporation "TR 808"
Jerry Grillo, "Joe Grillo"

 

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