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ROLAND INTRODUCES SP-404MKII v2.0 FIRMWARE UPDATE

Posted in Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - July 1, 2022

After extensive research and ample community feedback, Roland has refined its famed SP sampler with the new SP-404MKII v2.0. The SP-404MKII version 2.0 update infuses the ultimate SP sampler with even more features to expand your creative possibilities. Enjoy deeper control of melodic and harmonic programming with Chromatic Mode recording…

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JACK HOWARD: MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH – JULY 2022

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 30, 2022

Perhaps best known as the trumpet player in iconic Australian band Hunters and Collectors, Jack Howard is also an established solo artist and band leader in his own right. His recording and stage projects such as The Long Lost Brothers, Epic Brass, Bacharach and Beyond have proven to be music…

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IN NEWS BIGGER THAN TEXAS … SXSW COMES TO SYDNEY IN 2023

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 30, 2022

The SXSW Conference and Festivals is expanding beyond Austin, Texas to bring its famed celebration of the tech, film, and music industries to Sydney, Australia across seven days and nights from October 15-22, 2023. Gathering the world’s most inspired thinkers and creatives, SXSW Sydney will be an exploration of the best in Music,…

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SSL INTRODUCES X-GATE PLUG-IN

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - June 30, 2022

Solid State Logic announces its latest plug-in release: SSL X-Gate. The new plug-in is available now in several formats including VST2, VST3, AAX and AU as part of the ever-growing SSL Complete subscription. X-Gate is the fourth new plug-in added to SSL’s Complete Bundle in recent months. Featuring a rolling waveform graph,…

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KORG Pa5X PROFESSIONAL ARRANGER  

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - June 30, 2022

The Pa5X is the new flagship of KORG’s internationally renowned Pa Series that will set a new standard in arranger keyboards. The Pa5X features state-of-the-art technology driving the essential part of any musical instrument: a stunning rich sound never before available on any other keyboards! Three models are available: Pa5X-61,…

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ADALITA: ROLLING STONES REVUE – ‘EXILE’ 50TH CELEBRATION TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 30, 2022

Hot off the back of sold out shows and rave reviews from The Stones’ Sticky Fingers shows, The Rolling Stones Revue presents Exile on Main St. starring, Adalita, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers. This full-blown rock ‘n’ roll show, proudly presented Empire Touring, is set to raise the roof once…

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STRYMON ANNOUNCES SIX NEW PEDALS

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - June 29, 2022

  Strymon Engineering, the respected manufacturer of premium products for the guitar and Eurorack markets, has announced the release of a new and modern pedal platform that features six new pedals. The new pedals – DIG, Flint, El Capistan, Deco, Lex and blueSky – are updated versions of some of…

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UK GUITAR GREAT MATT SCHOFIELD NOVEMBER TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 28, 2022

Gerrard Allman Presents is pleased to announce the return of UK bred, now US based artist Matt Schofield to Australia for a run of exclusive club shows in November 2022. Schofield, who will be performing here with his trio – Jonny Henderson (keys/bass) and Evan Jenkins (drums) – is a…

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REVIEW: LIPSTEREO LAUNCH. THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 26, 2022

Words: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne It’s been quite a minute since we’ve been invited to a good old fashioned band launch, the way they used to make ‘em back in the day. The Toff in Town was the chosen launch pad, a small but funky Melbourne club in the…

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GRINSPOON’S PHIL JAMIESON NEW SINGLE OUT NOW. ALBUM & TOUR FOR JULY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 24, 2022

Having toured relentlessly for a decade with no new music in sight, 2022 is shining a spotlight on one of Australia’s most esteemed frontmen, with the legendary Grinspoon vocalist and guitarist Phil Jamieson today sharing his new single Lights On and accompanying music video directed by Arlo Cook (Bob Evans,…

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