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ENTER KING HIT FOR CHANCE TO WIN STUDIO TIME

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

The folks at King Sound Studios at  Level 2, 822 George St, Sydney know all too well that independent artists appreciate every little bit of help they can get. To celebrate their new affordable recording packages, King Sound have been doing a little bit extra by running ‘King Hit’, a…

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THE DO – SHAKE IT UP DIGITALLY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 28, 2014

French/Finnish electro pop duo The Do have just released their third album ‘Shake, Shook, Shaken’ and will tour Australia early in 2015. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips spoke to the band’s Olivia Merilahti about the creation of the album. ‘Shake, Shook, Shaken’ is the third album from The Do, an electro-pop…

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GEORGE KALPA – IN THE MODE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 28, 2014

Part musician, part film maker, Melbourne based artist George Kalpa combines both worlds for his debut album Mode. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with George over a pie and a pot to dissect his art. You can’t help listening to George Kalpa’s debut album Mode without involuntarily conjuring the…

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NOVATION AUDIO HUB 2X4 ON ITS WAY

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

Coming soon is the Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production with Focusrite sound quality. It lets you connect and power all your USB gear at once, while getting ultra-low latency audio and super loud output. This isn’t just a USB hub; it’s a…

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CASIO CELVIANO AP450 DEMO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - September 28, 2014

Rudi from Better Music in the ACT whips out his magic fingers  to demonstrate the Casio Celviano AP450 Digital Piano. The Celviano line of pianos has been refined for those who demand an authentic grand piano experience. The new AP-450’s traditional design houses new stereo grand piano sounds and redesigned…

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TOMMY AND IGOR’S TEARS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 26, 2014

Tommy Emmanuel is currently on tour in America but a couple of weeks ago while in The Netherlands he caught up with Russian born classical guitarist Igor Presnyakov to record a few tunes. Here’s the pair performing a beautiful version of Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears In Heaven’ at the Presnyakov Music…

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ALEX & NILUSHA – TALE TELLERS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 23, 2014

Alex Pertout and Nilusha Dassenaike, who record and perform as Alex & Nilusha,  have just released their second album ‘Tales To Tell’, a high quality, rhythmic and melodic, world music feast. The duo kindly invited Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips into their home to discuss the creation of the album and…

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YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN TO SHRED AUSTRALIA

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 23, 2014

Swedish guitar legend and king of the shred-heads, Yngwie J. Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and in February 2015, Yngwie and his band will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in…

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MELBOURNE MUSIC BANK FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 22, 2014

MELBOURNE MUSIC BANK FINALISTS ANNOUNCED Now it’s time to vote! After being inundated with hundreds of submissions from Victorian music artists, Bank of Melbourne has announced the 12 finalists of its community-driven music initiative, Melbourne Music Bank.  The public is now invited to vote for their favourite and narrow the…

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CC THORNLEY – BANJOLOGIST

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 21, 2014

CC Thornley is a skilled Torquay-based musician who can play a variety of fretted instruments. However, the instrument he is most serious about, the one which he loves to really play and talk about … is the banjo … particularly his electric banjo! So serious is CC about the banjo…

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