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2 weeks ago

Viv Lalu

Continuing to discover the Roland Fantom. I’m back on YouTube for another episode of “Ambient/Cinematic Scenes“. Until next time :)) ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Viv Lalu

Discovering my Fantom 7, and toying around with a bunch of Ambient/Cinematic scenes, abusing the Motional Pad, and cutoff/resonance filters.

Soundtrack composers are going to love this new Fantom! It doesn't matter if you're Vangelis, or Hans Zimmer. Roland got you covered!
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3 weeks ago

Viv Lalu

Hello my friends!
Head over to my YouTube channel right now for a special video: Roland Fantom 7 unboxing, featuring instrumental music from the new record. Filming/editing: Eleftheria Zavalis

Full video on YouTube (direct link):
youtu.be/3-hR3ilvyPw
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3 months ago

Viv Lalu

Drums recordings, part deux—Another preview of my upcoming album; Joop Wolters on guitar as always. Hope you guys enjoy it! 😉 🤘
#workInProgression
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3 months ago

Viv Lalu

Tracking live 🥁 for my next production (🎸 already recorded by Joop Wolters)...but who is this mysterious & monstrous drummer?
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6 months ago

Viv Lalu

Happy birthday, Roland! 🎹 🎂

All my albums have been recorded with Roland keyboards exclusively! There is no better way to unleash my creativity ❤️

Viv
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« On this day 47 years ago, Roland was founded in Osaka, Japan. Since the opening of our very first offices in 1972 (pictured below), our mission has been to bring the thrill and excitement of creative experiences to imaginative people all over the world. »
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2 years ago

Viv Lalu

4 years today! 🎹 ❤️

www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2014/03/19/lalu-french-composer-announces-roland-endorsement-new-al...

#EndorsingRoland #BestKeyboardsEver
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2 years ago

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2 years ago

Viv Lalu

Eleftheria Zavalis and myself just launched Unicorns Music. Check it out! 🦄 🎶

www.unicornsmusic.com
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2 years ago

Viv Lalu

📢 News time:

ARK was founded by John Macaluso and Tore Østby, as you may know.
Well I shared the funny story recently, about how I was invited to play some keys on the third ARK album, which finally never happened. It’s no secret that I was one of the band’s biggest fans. You can easily imagine my frame of mind.
Well John (Macaluso) contacted me recently, and asked me if I would be OK to join him for his upcoming 2018 clinics. I accepted immediately!
We’re not just going to play some ARK stuff. Something bigger is in the making. Something special.
I think you guys are going to love this one, can’t wait to announce it!
Rock.on! 🤟🏻
Vivster

#johnmacaluso #vivienlalu #drums #keys #roland #jdxa #ark #prog #2018
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2 years ago

Viv Lalu

Facebook reminds me that three years ago, I was lucky to be involved with this beautiful Evergrey project/video. Loving it very very much: ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

Viv Lalu

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." ...with a Roland JD-XA ;^)

#vivienlalu #roland #jdxa #synthesizer #keyboard #music #composer #record #producer #audio #sound #engineering #keys #synth #artist #create

Photographer: Eleftheria Zavalis
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2 years ago

Viv Lalu

I am sorry in advance for the long text, but I feel like I need to write... (after what happened in Manchester)

What is music? To me, it's a form of mental support. I believe music cannot change the world, but it can surely help to deal with its atrocities, and life in general. I see it as a mean of escapism. Just as people dance Friday night, to forget a long week of work. But I repeat it again and again: it cannot change the outside world.

An artist like Michael Jackson sold 700+ million albums worldwide. His music reached out to everyone of all backgrounds & ages. His song "Heal the World" in particular was heard by at least 30 million people. Here is a sample of his lyrics:

"Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me
And the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make it a better place
For you and for me​"

Well, the world didn't change. ​​You ​might be ​the ​number on​e artist, reach hundreds of millions of people, ​it doesn't matter at the end - you still won't be able to change the world.​

As if that wasn't depressing enough, yesterday music AND humanity have been attacked once more. There is nothing more cowardly than killing kids attending a peaceful event. The most disturbing pictures weren't the ones of victims, imho. It's pics like the one showing young innocent people celebrating before the explosion, carefreely swinging their 'pink little balloons'...for some of them, it was their first concert experience. For some others, it was their last (and for some others, both). The damage done is irreparable.

That's why we should all come out stronger from this. We should not stop making/attending music. It doesn't matter if we cannot reach millions of people. It doesn't matter if we cannot change the world. What matters is: the joy and happiness we provide to the REAL people out there, people like the young ones swinging their 'pink little balloons' at yesterday's Ariana Grande concert. In that sense, we make the world a better place.

Let's not let these terrorists dim the lights inside of us. Otherwise, they win...

Peace,
Viv
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