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REPORT: ISOL-AID #2 – THE INSTAGRAM MUSIC FESTIVAL REAPPEARS

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 29, 2020

In the short time it has taken for the world to shutdown, the arts community has just as quickly turned to the internet to spread joy and hope, while at the same time trying to find a way to survive. The Isol-Aid online Instagram Music Festival, which first captured our…

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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN – THE YAMAHA MUSIC PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording), Special Features    //    Post Date - March 28, 2020

In our last couple of articles on home recording, we’ve mainly focused on the angle that your basic tool requirements are: your instruments, a computer, DAW, interface, microphone, monitors and headphones, plus a controller keyboard or pad if you need one. As Yamaha Music Australia’s Matt Livingstone tells us, under…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 25, 2020

We caught up with Eliza and Kurt from Australian indie rockers Eliza and the Delusionals, who are in lockdown due to recently returning to the country from the USA where they were on tour with Silversun Pickups. Eliza & The Delusionals is a Northern New South Wales/Gold Coast band founded…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ANT BEARD (CARAVANA SUN)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 24, 2020

Like many other bands, the Covid-19 outbreak has haulted the momentum of many Australian bands who were making significant progress into markets overseas. Caravana Sun is one of those bands. Off the back of their massive signing deal with Berlin’s Embassy Of Music and news of appearances alongside the likes…

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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN – THE LINK AUDIO PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 24, 2020

Continuing our series on the home-based musician, we chat with Michael Jago from Australian music product distributor Link Audio, who offers some home recording advice and options. Click on any online article about home recording and they’ll tell you that the main elements you require to begin producing quality recordings…

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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN: THE ROLAND PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 23, 2020

In these unprecedented times, we’re all being encouraged to spend more time at home. While we’re understandably stressed about the unknowns, the blessing is that we do have this unexpected time on our hands. For musicians it does offer the opportunity to create, record and even live stream your music….

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: BRETT KINGMAN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 23, 2020

Professional guitarist and YouTube gear demo pioneer, Brett Kingman is one of Australia’s most sought after hired guns. Brett was on tour with James Reyne on the Red Hot Summer Tour as the recent global health event began to shut the tour down. We checked in with Brett to see…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: MARCEL YAMMOUNI

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 17, 2020

The entire arts industry is suffering from the knock-on effects of the coronavirus. We caught up with Melbourne-based musician Marcel Yammouni to chat about working while social distancing. Captain Vibe Productions (CVP), is Marcel Yammouni‘s own personal studio where he has produced, recorded and mixed many artists and bands. Marcel…

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MY HOME STUDIO: THE ROCKEFELLER FREQUENCY

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - March 16, 2020

Jacob Mann, the drummer from Brisbane-based band The Rockefeller Frequency takes us on a tour of his home studio set up Brisbane-based band The Rockefeller Frequency create energetic indie-rock music fueled by anxiety, loud guitars, and an uneasy sense of pending doom. They combine influences from musical artists such as…

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AL DI MEOLA: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 13, 2020

World-renowned guitar hero Al Di Meola has thrilled audiences for decades since releasing his debut album Land of The Midnight Sun in 1976. From his work with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty to his time with fusion…

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