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MARKBASS NOW MANUFACTURING QUALITY BASS STRINGS

Posted in Accessories, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - November 22, 2019

The MarkBass brand has long enjoyed a great reputation for producing bass amps and cabs of the highest quality. Marco De Virgiliis and his team at MarkBass in Italy have really been stretching their wings of late with a move into the manufacture of not only bass instruments but also…

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REVIEW: ROB THOMAS – MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 22, 2019

Review of Rob Thomas Gig Margaret Court Arena Melbourne 21/11/2019 by Jonathan Bowen One of Melbourne favourite sons, Rob Thomas was back in town, this time on his chipped tooth tour. Rob came on stage in denim jeans and the T-shirt he wore from the cover of his latest album….

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PRESONUS ATOM and ABLETON LIVE FORM WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE SET UP

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - November 22, 2019

Upon its release in 2018, the PreSonus® ATOM pad controller immediately gained popularity as an expressive, flexible, and feature-packed production and performance instrument. ATOM connects to a computer using USB and works with multiple DAWs but is especially tightly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One® recording and production software….

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AUSTRALIA’S RÜFÜS DU SOL AMONG GRAMMY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED TODAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 21, 2019

Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in select categories. This year’s nominees reflect…

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VIKA AND LINDA CROWNED AS TESKEYS RULE THE 2019 MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 21, 2019

The 15th Music Victoria Awards took place last night at the Melbourne Recital Centre, offering superb musical performances from a range of nominees and some quirky acceptance speeches from winners. MC’d by respected community radio presenters Lyndelle Wilkinson and Chris Gill, the music industry, along with music-loving members of the…

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MARTIN BARRE: AUSTRALIAN SOLO TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 19, 2019

Legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre been cited as a major influence on some of the world’s greatest players including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Joe Bonamassa and his guitar solo on the classic Tull track “Aqualung” has been celebrated as one of the top 25 guitar solos…

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GODIN REVEAL RADIATOR MATTE BLACK RN

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - November 19, 2019

Your blues and rock licks will radiate like never before on the latest rendition of the Godin Radiator! Like its predecessor, originality, tone, and playability make up the main aspects of this Radiator reissue, along with a modernised design. The matching pickguard and headstock set the tone with their eye-catching…

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NAMM TECnology HALL of FAME ANNOUNCES SEVEN NEW INDUCTEES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 18, 2019

TECnology Hall of Fame founder George Petersen and the NAMM TEC Committee have announced seven defining audio products and innovations as the newest entrants to the prestigious TECnology Hall of Fame (TECHOF). The designations, which were voted on by a panel of audio experts, including authors, educators, engineers, and other…

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MASTERCLASSES ADDED TO MARTY FRIEDMAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 17, 2019

Due to MASSIVE demand from Australian fans, Marty will be doing 4 very special masterclasses before each show in Australia, giving guitarists across the country the opportunity to learn from one of the world’s greatest guitarists in an extremely intimate setting. WIN A JACKSON JS MONARKH, SIGNED AND PERSONALISED BY…

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SIX QUIX WITH DIP ROAD DOGS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 17, 2019

From a dusty dirt track deep in the Mallee come the Dip Road Dogs, who have  announced their dreamy, driving new single Labour Day, a thoughtful, heavy track, in the vein of Tame Impala and The Flaming Lips, out now. While Dip Road Dogs’ Jack Pay was chillin’ by the…

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