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BIG MUSIC’s MATON AP5 PRO PICKUP REVIEW

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - March 23, 2015

Angus Marshall from Big Music Shop in Sydney reviews Maton’s revolutionary AP5 pickup system. The AP5 takes acoustic guitar pre-amps/pick ups to a whole new level.   www.bigmusicshop.com.au www.maton.com.au

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KiNK with Roland MX-1, MFB 522 and Tom 1501

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - March 23, 2015

Here’s a cool video we found on YouTube by an artist named KiNK. He’s using the Roland MX-1 digital mixer with analog gear, MFB 522 for drums and the rare Russian analog poly synth Tom 1501. “The keyboard doesnt have any sequencing functions, memory or effects, so I`m animating the…

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KRIS ANGELIS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 22, 2015

KRIS ANGELIS by Greg Phillips The task: Interview LA based singer songwriter Kris Angelis via Skype while she was traveling by car to SXSW in Austin, Texas. Degree of difficulty: Very high. The road from California through Arizona, enroute to Texas is expansive and at times mountainous, susceptible to drop…

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VOX NIGHT TRAIN 50 DEMO by Jimi Hocking

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - March 22, 2015

Jimi Hocking checks out the new Vox Night Train 50 Amp Head for us. This powerful, all-tube head offers two channels for traditional and high-gain sounds. The VOX Night Train Series projects a powerful personality with its mirror-finish metallic exterior and serious all-tube sound. Now welcome our new 50 Watt model:…

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REUBEN KOOPS – GUITAR / VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 22, 2015

Tasmanian based singer-songwriter Reuben Koops has just released his new four track EP ‘Slate’. The 22 year old’s emotive voice and depth and maturity of his songwriting belies his age. The former TV talent show contestant is about to embark on a recording expedition to LA to further develop what…

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CHISEL RECORDING MORE TRACKS FOR NEXT ALBUM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 20, 2015

Cold Chisel members have been reporting on the recording of their next album via social media. Here’s one from Mossy Post by Ian Moss.

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THE MAC’S COMING BACK – FLEETWOOD MAC TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 20, 2015

The rumours are true, the legendary FLEETWOOD MAC will bring their On With The Show World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2015. The On With The Show Tour will mark Fleetwood Mac’s first series of concert dates in Australia and New Zealand since 2009’s sold-out Unleashed Tour. Touring…

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BARNES & MULLINS BANJOS NOW IN AUSTRALIA

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - March 20, 2015

Founded in the 1890s, the UK based Barnes and Mullins company is still producing quality instruments including banjos, guitars, saxophones and accessories. Australian company Musical Merchandisers are proud to be distributing the company’s fine range of products, especially their impeccable line of folk instruments. Included in the range offered in…

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2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL REVEALS FULL PROGRAM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 19, 2015

The full program for the 2015 Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF), which runs from 28 May – 7 June 2015, has been announced and features the usual high quality, eclectic mix of jazz legends, genre bending innovators, virtuosic instrumentalists and soulful singers. The rich 2015 program brings jazz into the…

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TRAVEL DEAL FOR MUSICIANS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 18, 2015

Australian musicians are set to save thousands of dollars a year in touring costs after a new preferred supplier deal negotiated between the Australian Music Industry Network and Travel Beyond Group. In an Australian first, Travel Beyond Group has designed a dedicated travel portal available to members of AMIN’s associated state…

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