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Sam Islam

Joined 3 years ago from Vancouver, WA. Last activity 6 weeks ago.




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Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1986, moved to Vancouver, WA in 2000, went to college at Washington State University in Pullman, WA in 2006, graduated and moved back to Vancouver, WA in 2009, and......done!  I'm also a full time slave to the corporate machine, a performing and recording musician with seven self-made albums under my belt, a heavy consumer of televised and projected media and an avid fan of animals.  I am currently the lead guitarist for Portland, Oregon-based hard rock band Tripnol.

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    8 Ways to Inspire Your Songwriting

    6 weeks ago

    Try these eight ideas to chase your muse, find inspiration and combat songwriter's block. Includes links to additional resources.

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    Build a Top-Entry Cat Litter Box for Cheap

    6 weeks ago

    Use these instructions and build your very own DIY top-entry kitty litter box--it will barely cost a thing, they are extremely easy to make, and your cats will love it!

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    11 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet Green Iguana

    6 weeks ago

    Taking a peak into the exciting world of pet green iguanas. Includes key facts, original pictures of a domestic iguana in action, and links to additional resources.

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    Toontrack EZKeys Review: A Virtual Piano for the Rest of Us

    6 weeks ago

    Taking a look at EZKeys, a simple and useful virtual piano that makes composition and recording on a computer a whole lot easier than it should be. Key features are discussed in depth.

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    Toontrack EZDrummer 2 Review: Virtual Drums at their Best

    6 weeks ago

    Taking a look at Toontrack's new and vastly improved EZDrummer 2, a powerful yet easy way to add realistic virtual drum tracks to your home recording sessions. Key features are discussed in depth.

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    Make Easy Money On Your Smartphone the Fun Way

    5 weeks ago

    Earning a little extra "fun money" doesn't have to be dull and boring! Explore five fun ways you can earn money and gift cards directly on you iOS or Android smartphone.

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    Enhancing Your Home Recording Rig With a Hardware Mixer

    11 months ago

    Looking to expand your simple little home recording get up with a little more functionality? Consider adding a hardware mixer to your musical toolshed. Mixers open up the limited capabilities of most inexpensive...

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    10 Terrific Talk Box Guitar Moments

    12 months ago

    The talk box is one of the coolest guitar effects around, and therefore songs that use it are almost always going to be awesome by association. Here are ten great rock songs that feature talk box guitar in action.

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    5 Great Low Cost Gift Ideas for Guitarists

    7 weeks ago

    Guitarists can be a finicky bunch, so getting them low cost gifts that cater to their hobby may be a daunting task for the uninitiated. Fear not non-musician, we've got you covered here with five great gift ideas for...

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Video Games: A Retrospective Look

    2 years ago

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a pop-culture phenomenon that helped define an era, and have been the subject of many different video game titles spanning the course of two decades. This is a look at all of the...

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    Five Computer Recording Interfaces Under $150

    2 months ago

    Home recording can get really expensive, and getting the right hardware for the job can be a bank-breaking affair. But it doesn't have to be! This article discusses five computer recording hardware interfaces under...

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    Choosing Inexpensive Home Recording Software

    6 weeks ago

    Recording software is notorious for costing even more than some instruments, but that doesn't have to be the case. Here are five digital audio workstations under $100 that will do the job just fine.

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    Using the Harmonix Rockband 3 Keyboard as a MIDI Controller for Home Recording

    6 weeks ago

    Did you know that the Harmonix Rock Band 3 Keyboard Controller doubles as a home-studio ready MIDI controller? You do now! Learn more about this awesome functionality here.

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    7 Awesome Cover Albums

    12 months ago

    Albums dedicated to cover songs are typically a labor of love from recording artists, and these seven albums are great examples of how effective such works can be. Any fans of the groups listed and/or specific musical...

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    7 Awesome Metroid Games You Need to Play

    6 weeks ago

    Metroid games exist as one of Nintendo's key franchise offerings, and Samus Aran is one of the best video gaming protagonists in the history of the craft. This list discusses the seven best games in the Metroid series,...

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    Using EZDrummer to Make Great Sounding Drum Tracks

    13 days ago

    This beginner's guide to EZ Drummer will help you get started on that virtual percussion fix you so dearly crave.

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    7 Great Sonic Games You Need to Play

    12 months ago

    With so many games featuring Sonic the Hedgehog flooding the video game market, it's difficult for the uninitiated to know where to begin. This list details the best Sonic games, describes what makes them great and...

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