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TAYLOR 800 SERIES ACOUSTICS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - July 30, 2021

The tonewood pairing of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce has been a favourite of acoustic guitar players for a good reason: with warmth and depth on the low end and sweet, chime-like tones in the treble range, it’s a balanced, expressive sound profile that can adapt to perform in virtually…

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ROLAND DROPS ZENOLOGY FX

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - July 30, 2021

ZENOLOGY FX from Roland is available now, bringing more than 90 authentic effects to your DAW. Roland has delivered memorable, genre-defining sounds for nearly fifty years, and a big part of that sonic footprint is its unique approach to effects processing. The legendary swirling JUNO chorus, feedback-drenched tape echo, and…

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WATCH: FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK 2021 INTERVIEW

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

Australian Queen of Cosmic Country, Freya Josephine Hollick reveals “Vivian, June, Dolly and Jolene” today, July 30th, 2021, another ace card from the loaded deck that is her forthcoming new album The Real World. Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips spoke to Freya about the new single, the album, her gear…

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REPORT: JACOBS RUN, VICTOR STRANGES – JIMMY HORNET, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 29, 2021

Report: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne End of lockdown #5 in Melbourne meant that venues could open up with limited capacities and audiences wasted no time in getting out and about on a cold winter night for their fix of live music. Australian Musician chose to spend freedom night one…

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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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