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BEYOND THE LAKE’S ‘MOUNTAIN PEAK’ JAZZLAB LAUNCH

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 24, 2021

Beyond The Lake is an improvisational instrumental duo with Nick Delaney (Twelve Tone Diamonds/ LABJACD/ ToeHider) on guitar, bass and effects and Anita Quayle (Eddie Perfect/Melbourne Amplified Strings/Nat Bartsch) on electric cello and effects. Anita & Nick are happy to present their second single ‘Mountain Peak’ live at Jazzlab, 27…

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ROLAND V-8HD VIDEO SWITCHER V 2.0 UPDATE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - December 22, 2021

Every once-in-a-while, a piece of technology comes along that seems to be made just for you. The Roland V-8HD is one of those, and it stands alone, in the crowded switcher market, due to loads of professional features, and an affordable price point. With a beautiful clean design and a…

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EDDIE KRAMER TALKS SSL UF8 CONTROLLER

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - December 22, 2021

Legendary producer for Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Kramer  is the quintessential engineer / producer whose is typically portrayed in front of a sprawling recording console with dozens upon dozens of channels. During the last 18 months however, all of that changed. Kramer found himself using his small office /mix room in…

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THE GUM BALL 2022 ANNOUNCES BUMPER  FIRST LINE-UP

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

One of Australia’s most cherished musical escapes, The Gum Ball, returns to its long weekend roots in 2022 for three days of discovery over the school holidays, 22-24th April 2022. Held amongst idyllic bushland of the Hunter Valley, in the heart of Wonnarua country, The Gum Ball is the grandest…

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TIM ROGERS & PETER ‘BLACKIE’ BLACK – THE HARD-ONS INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 21, 2021

One of Australia’s most loved and influential bands from the mid-‘80s through to now, the Hard-Ons came out of the multicultural South-West Sydney suburb Punchbowl and quickly won a large following nationally with their irreverent attitude and catchy, noisy high energy sound. Now in 2021, The Hard-Ons have added acclaimed…

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CORT GOLD-EDGE ALL-SOLID ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 17, 2021

The Cort Gold series is designed with a total focus on sound, but now with the introduction of the Gold-Edge, Cort is proud to say that the focus and dedication has expanded to push the limits on ergonomics and playability. Cort’s decades of technological advancements and guitar building knowledge sparked…

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XMAS GIFT IDEAS WITH A WEEK TO GO

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - December 16, 2021

With only a week until Christmas, we do another round of the grounds to see what music retailers across the country are up to. If you’re still struggling to think of the perfect gift for your special someone … then really, you can’t go wrong with something musical. Here’s what…

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DAVE MUSTAINE GIBSON USA FLYING V EXP ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars    //    Post Date - December 16, 2021

Gibson is proud to unveil the first guitars in the new Dave Mustaine Collection, the Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP. For the new Flying V’s, the Gibson team collaborated with Dave Mustaine the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning band, Megadeth. Starting…

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ROADIE ASSOCIATION’S ‘PIGGY’ PEEL TALKS DESK TAPE SERIES

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 16, 2021

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips chats with Ian ‘Piggy’ Peel, co-founder of the Australian Road Crew Association about what ARCA is and what it does. They also discuss the wonderful ARCA Desk Tape Series, which features classic live soundtracks recorded from venues across Australia and Internationally, which are now available…

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EIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS JOIN THE BLUESFEST 2022 LINEUP

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 15, 2021

In a pre-Christmas announcement, Bluesfest this morning announced the return of EIGHT international artists to Bluesfest 2022. We’d been wondering when and if this might occur as several of the acts have been showing Australian dates for some time. Included in the announcement are: George Benson, Morcheeba, The Marcus King…

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