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Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - September 30, 2012

Zoom H4N Handy Recorder Oct 2012. Reza Nasseri Distributor: The H4N is the next generation of the widely popular Zoom H4, improving on the size of the display and adding a new 4-channel capture mode. Just looking at the unit I was impressed with its solid build, perfectly positioned…

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Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 1, 2012

OH MERCY September 2012. By Greg Phillips Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips gets an armchair view of Oh Mercy rehearsing their brand new album Deep Heat ahead of an extensive national tour beginning in late September 2012. Word to the wise! If you’re looking to find the same Great Barrier Grief-style…

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Posted in Gear    //    Post Date - June 1, 2012

PRODUCT: Takamine EG50th – 50th Anniversary G Series REVIEWER: Reza Nasseri INFO: June 2012 Situated at the base of Mount Takamine, what originally started as a family business in the early 60’s has now expanded into one of the world’s most popular acoustic guitar companies. This long lineage of…

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Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 1, 2012

June 2013. Cover pic by Kane Hibberd In 2008 Missy Higgins lost her musical mojo, only to find it again a few years later after a soul-searching reconnection with the outside world. Lanie Lane is just enjoying the ride and hoping it lasts forever. AM’s Greg Phillips sat them down…

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SLIPNOT, TRIVIUM & BUGDUST-In Heavy Conversation

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 31, 2012

March 2012 SLIPNOT’S Jim Root and TRIVIUM’S Matt Heafy interviewed by BUGDUST’S Adam Cole. Pics by Kane Hibberd It’s never a good idea scheduling your cover story so close to the print deadline, especially when it consists of juggling guitarists from not one, but two international metal bands on the…

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Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 28, 2012

Product: Hammond SK1 organ Guest Reviewer: Dan Mansfield (You Am I) Distributor: Imagine this. You are an organ player booked for a big tour and six weeks out from the start your trusty rig – that should have been replaced five years ago – conks out. Sure, there were…

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Watch / Dead Meadow Interview

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 19, 2012

Greg Phillips sat down with US psychedelic rockers Dead Meadow at sound check for their Corner Hotel show back in 2012. Video editing by James Phillips.

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LAST DINOSAURS-Recording In A Million Years

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 1, 2012

In The Studio with Last Dinosaurs March 2012. By Michael Smith There’s been quite a buzz building around four Brisbane school friends, Last Dinosaurs, who have just released their debut album In A Million Years, not only here but in the UK. Michael Smith spoke to Sean Caskey about the…

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JIM KEAYS: Turns up the dirt

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 1, 2012

JIM KEAYS- TURNS UP THE DIRT March 2012. by Greg Phillips It’s disappointing that I have to even explain who Jim Keays is. The Brits and the Americans seem to embrace their rock n roll history, whereas here in Australia our music pioneers are relegated to obscurity. OK, listen up….

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Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 9, 2012

Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich is plugging his own album, a new musical project called Ultraista which he recorded with Beck, REM drummer Joey Waronker and vocalist Laura Bettinson. Much to his annoyance, he knows that in any discussion he has with the music media, they’re going to mention the ‘R’…

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