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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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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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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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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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