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FENDER ANNOUNCES ARTIST PLAYBOOK. WE CHAT WITH AUTHOR ARI HERSTAND

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 29, 2021

Even though the recording and performing worlds have obvious connections with the musical instrument industry, traditionally they’ve lived parallel lives rather than mining the unlimited potential together. Sure, gear companies have long endorsed artists and released signature models in their name but uniting with artists in mutually beneficial projects outside…

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FENDER TAPS FUNK MASTER CORY WONG FOR ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES STRAT

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - July 28, 2021

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has announced the global launch of the Cory Wong Stratocaster® marking the artist’s first collaboration with the iconic guitar brand. The Cory Wong Stratocaster® is a tribute to Cory’s favorite Fender® guitar, thoughtfully modified to meet the funk master’s needs with an emphasis on clean…

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WATCH: RON S. PENO & THE SUPERSTITIONS ‘DO THE UNDERSTANDING’ ALBUM INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 26, 2021

Today (July 26), Ron S Peno & The Superstitions,  the Melbourne outfit fronted by incomparable Died Pretty vocalist Ron S. Peno, release their new album Do The Understanding, which features Double J-playlisted single “The Strangest Feeling”. It’s Ron’s birthday too and as Ron tells Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips, it’s his…

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GOOD TIMES FESTIVAL 2021: NEW DATES, NEW ARTIST

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 23, 2021

You know the drill, no getting down in a lockdown; Good Times has announced the new dates of September 24 & 25, 2021. Third times a charm, we won’t let anything stand in the way of allowing the Good Times to roll! Unfortunately, Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald can’t make this new date; they…

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MAGNATONE MASTER SERIES: SUPER FIFTY-NINE M-80

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - July 23, 2021

The Magnatone Super 59 M-80 is the modern incarnation of the classic Magnatone, which incorporates the gain stages and tone stacks of Magnatone’s Super Fifty-Nine MKI and MKII models Cosmetically striking in its black levant with white satin grill cloth, edged by piping and sleek and luxurious, the Super 59…

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KURZWEIL LAUNCHES K2700 WORKSTATION DURING SUMMER NAMM

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - July 23, 2021

During Summer NAMM 2021  Kurzweil  lifted the lid on the K2700, the brand’s latest keyboard workstation, powered by an updated version of its VAST (Variable-Architecture Synthesis Technology) synthesis engine. From 1991 to 2021. It has been a long storied journey for the K2 series. Kurzweil Music Systems is proud to…

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WATCH: ROSS WILSON – EAGLE ROCK 50TH ANNIVERSARY INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 22, 2021

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips chats with Ross Wilson about the 50th anniversary of Daddy Cool’s hit single ‘Eagle Rock’. We cover the gear the band used in the studio at the time,  the writing of the song and the song’s influence upon many international artists. Now listen! If you…

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GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS VACCINATION INCENTIVE IS A HIT AND CONTINUES ON

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 21, 2021

With almost every artist interview we’ve done recently here at Australian Musician, the interviewee at some point pleads with the public to get vaccinated so that they can get back on the road and bring their music to you. Record label Golden Robot Records has taken that plea a step…

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ROLAND ANNOUNCES NATIVE APPLE SILICON SUPPORT FOR 28 ICONIC INSTRUMENTS

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - July 21, 2021

Roland is pleased to announce that 28 of its carefully crafted AU software musical instruments managed via Roland Cloud are now updated with native support for Apple silicon. Thanks to the inherent gains of the Apple architecture along with native support now available from Roland, musicians and producers can use more Roland instruments on more affordable devices than ever before. Native support for…

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WATCH: SOMETHING FOR KATE’S CLINT HYNDMAN – ECHOLALIA X MODERN MEDIEVAL TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 20, 2021

Ahead of their newly announced tour, Something For Kate’s drummer Clint Hyndman chats with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips about the upcoming Echolalia/Modern Medieval tour, his gear and the future of the band. Frontier Touring is proud to announce that Melbourne trio Something For Kate, one of Australia’s most influential…

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