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POST A PIC TO THE LIVING MUSIC PAGE FOR CHANCE TO WIN GEAR!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 10, 2014

Upload a photo of yourself with your Yamaha, Paiste, Vox or Steinberg gear to the  ‘Living Music’ gallery for a chance to win monthly prizes. Rehearsing with your Vox amp? Sound checking with your Paiste kit? Just hanging with your Yamaha Pacifica guitar? Having a coffee while creating tunes with…

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VALE ED NIMMERVOLL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 10, 2014

It’s with a heavy heart that we learned today of the passing of Australian music media icon Ed Nimmervoll at the age of 67, due to a brain tumour he’d been battling for some time. Ed’s influence on the development of the Australian music industry is immeasurable. Nimmervoll was a…

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REMI SHINES AT INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 9, 2014

The local music industry gathered last night at the Meat Market in North Melbourne for the 2014 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS. Brisbane’s Violent Soho and Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett were multi-award winners, while hip hop act Remi is $50,000 richer thanks to the Carlton Dry Global Music Grant. The awards…

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MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK. 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE INVOLVED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 8, 2014

Melbourne Music Week (14-23 November) announced its full program today and to celebrate 10 amazing days of music, we bring you 10 good reasons why you should be involved in MMW. 1. New flagship venue. MMW transforms a unique Melbourne location with a custom-designed venue. This year it’s the Queen…

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HUSKY- MUSIC FROM THE HILLS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 5, 2014

Melbourne-based folk-rockers Husky headed for the hills … Christmas Hills to be specific … to record their second album Ruckers Hill. The clean air,  clear heads and Husky Gawenda’s songwriting smarts have resulted in a finely crafted recording, evidence of a band stepping up a notch. What’s most evident with…

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VOX SOUNDBOX

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - October 5, 2014

SOUNDBOX from Vox mini is a stereo multi-purpose amp that’s so compact and lightweight you could also use it as a portable music speaker system. Offering on-board effects, instrument and microphone inputs, as well as a handy AUX In, SOUNDBOX mini is the perfect on-the-go amplifier. The amp input section…

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ROLAND ADDS SH-2 PLUG-OUT TO AIRA SERIES

Posted in Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - October 5, 2014

It’s pretty much a virtual Jurassic Park of analogue synths, blended with the  cutting edge technology of modern era music making technology. It’s Roland’s AIRA series of digital products which was launched this year with the System -1 Plug-out synth, VT-3 Voice Transformer effects processor, TB-3 Touch bassline synth and…

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WIRELESS MIC USERS! CHECK YOUR FREQUENCIES, YOU SOON MIGHT BE TRANSMITTING ILLEGALLY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 5, 2014

Did you know that very soon, the wireless mic device that you are using on stage may not work anymore or that it could even be illegal for you to use it? From January 1st 2015 changes to the Telecommunications Act mean that you will not be able to use…

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ROLAND V-DRUMS – DRUM UP A STORM THIS CHRISTMAS

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - October 3, 2014

I wonder if the person who invented electronic drum kits with a headphone jack was the victim of a neighbour’s persistent bashing of an acoustic kit? If you feel you or maybe your kids would like to take up the drums for Christmas and your house isn’t overly soundproof, then…

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MOTOR CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015 LINE-UP

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 2, 2014

Sometimes affectionately known as Sleepy Hollow, the Victorian town of Geelong is set to rock from March 6-8 next year with a brand new music festival, the Motor City Music Festival. The folks down at Geelong have been copping a bad break of late and are in need of a…

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