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BIT OF ‘FRENCH AND SAUNDERS’ END OF WEEK GUITAR FUN

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 30, 2014

An olden but golden video from a French and Saunders episode. The sketch was called ‘The Easy Guitar Book Sketch’ and featured David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Gary Moore, Mark King and Lemmy

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MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS TALK ROLAND AIRA AT VIVID LIVE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 29, 2014

On the eve of their Vivid Live 2014 performance at Sydney’s iconic Opera House, Midnight Juggernauts had a quick chat with Roland about their new show “Aerials” and how two instruments of the AIRArange, the TR-8 and SYSTEM-1 have fast become centrepieces of the audio/visual spectacular. 

Since the release of…

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MELODY POOL & MARLON WILLIAMS NATIONAL TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 29, 2014

Two of Australasia’s most exciting young musicians will join forces this July and August for a co-headline tour across the country. Singer-songwriters Melody Pool, hailing from the Hunter Valley, NSW and Marlon Williams originally from Christchurch, NZ will treat audiences to their outstanding individual talents for a run of shows that…

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TC-Helicon Announces User-Driven Update to VoiceLive 3

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 28, 2014

Since its launch in January, VoiceLive 3 has quickly proven itself to be an impressive 3-in-1-performance system for vocal processing, guitar FX and phrase looping, but innovation doesn’t stop there. Today, TC-Helicon announces a new firmware update based on user comments and artist suggestions – improving several functions, including a…

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FESTIVAL REVIEW – STONNINGTON JAZZ 2014

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - May 28, 2014

by Greg Phillips The audience at Malvern Town Hall have come in their finery, wining on wine and dining on dips as they mingle wherever a seat presents itself. They have come for the opening night of the 9th annual Stonnington Jazz Festival The festival runs for 11 days and…

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TAKAMINE G SERIES UKES

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - May 28, 2014

The folks at Takamine have released an exquisite range of new ukuleles with their G Series models. Included are the TGUC1 Takamine Concert Ukulele with dark grain and the TGUT1 Takamine Tenor Ukulele in a light grain.
(Lighter Grain) Features of these beautiful instruments include: Top: Laminated Ply Back: Mahogany Sides:…

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BEHRINGER X-TOUCH

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - May 28, 2014

First announced at NAMM in January was Behringer’s awesome XTOUCH, a Universal Control Surface with 9 Touch-Sensitive Motor Faders, LCD Scribble Strips and Ethernet/USB/MIDI Interface. Features of this amazing unit include: • Universal DAW Remote Controller for Studio and Live applications • Supports HUI* and Mackie Control* protocols for seamless…

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KATE MILLER-HEIDKE’S TOUR GETS BIGGER 

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 27, 2014

Following her sold out Sydney Opera House performance of VIVID live; Kate Miller-Heidke has added a new Sydney show to her national album tour which takes place throughout August. The show will take place at The Concourse – Concert Hall in Chatswood on Friday August 15th. Tickets are on sale…

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WATCH/TAYLOR GUITAR 800 SERIES DEMO

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - May 27, 2014

When Taylor Guitars Master Luthier Andy Powers redesigned Taylor’s flagship rosewood/spruce 800 Series, not only did he enhance the overall tonal response in terms of volume, clarity and uniformity, he also accentuated the unique acoustic strengths of each different body shape, from the small-sized Grand Concert to the big-bodied Grand…

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JOE BONAMASSA SEPTEMBER TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 27, 2014

Joe Bonamassa has announced his Australian tour dates for September 2014. Kicking off in Sydney on September 14, the whirlwind trip will finish up a week later in Perth on September 21, after shows in Adelaide and Melbourne. To mark the tour announcement, a new Free Song Download from Joe…

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