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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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ROLAND INTRODUCES AFFORDABLE V-DRUMS KITS BASED AROUND TD-07 MODULE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - July 20, 2021

Roland has introduced to Australia a couple of new compact V-Drums kits based around the TD-07 sound module.  The new TD-07DMK  kit expands the lineup to give developing electronic drummers more options with a variety of different pad and stand configurations. And for players who prefer an acoustic drum appearance,…

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CAT EMPIRE’S HARRY JAMES ANGUS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE & TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 16, 2021

You gotta love our local musicians. Such is the tenacity and level of hope in our fine artists during this pain-demic, that they keep announcing tours. The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus is the latest brave soul to deliver us some dates that fingers crossed, will actually happen! He’s even…

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TROY CASSAR DALEY ACQUIRES NEW TAKAMINE THERMAL TOP GUITAR

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - July 16, 2021

Ahead of October dates with Ian Moss, Troy Cassar Daley has acquired a new Takamine TEF450CTTBSB THERMAL TOP BSB guitar, which he has been showing off on social media recently. This new Takamine model takes advantage of “Thermal Top” technology, in which the spruce wood for the guitar tops are…

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BOSS ANNOUNCES EV-1-WL WIRELESS MIDI EXPRESSION PEDAL

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - July 15, 2021

BOSS announces the EV-1-WL, the world’s first MIDI expression pedal with Bluetooth® wireless connectivity. The EV-1-WL provides wireless MIDI foot control for BOSS products like the EURUS GS-1, Waza-Air, and Katana-Air, music apps on mobile devices, and anything that can receive MIDI Control Change (CC) messages via Bluetooth MIDI. USB…

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BOSS UNVEILS EURUS GS-1 ELECTRONIC GUITAR

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - July 15, 2021

BOSS announces the EURUS GS-1 Electronic Guitar, an inspiring new instrument for modern guitarists. The EURUS concept presents a bold creative path for adventurous sonic explorers, expanding the traditional guitar experience with powerful and expressive BOSS technologies. Born from this breakthrough approach, the EURUS GS-1 infuses a premium instrument with…

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WATCH: DIESEL – ‘ALONE WITH BLUES’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 15, 2021

As you’ll hear in the opening moments of this video interview with Diesel, when we last spoke to him ten months ago he was supposed to be spruiking his then new studio album Sunset Suburbia. However, he was more excited to tell us about a solo blues album he had…

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