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ARIA MANDOLINS

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - November 22, 2014

With the prevalence of folk rock at the moment, the humble mandolin has well and truly come back into favour. The ARIA company out of the UK (instruments distributed here by Pro Music Australia),  offer a quality range of affordable mandolins. The Aria mandolin collection features great sounding instruments, with…

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NUOVA WIND AND BRASS

Posted in Brass, Wind, Gear    //    Post Date - November 18, 2014

Tired of your kid’s instruments falling to pieces? Made by KHS (creators of Jupiter, Hohner, Mapex, Sonor, Hercules), Nuova is KHS’s answer to the flood of ‘cheap’ entry-level wind and brass instruments from China now being sold across Australia and online.

“We have done the comparisons and at the end of…

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AWARD WINNING CASIO XW-J1 DJ CONTROLLER

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - November 16, 2014

Casio’s XW-J1 DJ Controller won a prestigious product award in America last week, further enhancing the reputation of the innovative DJ unit. Casio America, Inc. announced that the  XW-J1 DJ Controller had been named as an International CES Innovations 2015 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its XW-J1 DJ Controller…

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MEGADETH’S DAVE ELLEFSON & PRESONUS STUDIO ONE

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - November 9, 2014

When he’s not working with metal giants Megadeth, internationally acclaimed bassist David Ellefson keeps busy with an impressive range of his own projects. His DAW of choice for these projects is easy-to-use PreSonus® Studio One® Professional. “To be honest, I have been somewhat ‘DAW-dumb,’ mainly because I never invested a…

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BEHRINGER’S EUROLIVE F1220D MONITOR SYSTEM

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - November 2, 2014

Building on their legacy of the successful EUROLIVE F1220A, Behringer is proud to present the even more powerful EUROLIVE F1220D. This 250-Watt active monitor system features a 3-band EQ, so you can tweak the Highs, Mids and Lows for a clear, true sense of your performance; a long- excursion 12″…

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DRUM KIT SET-UPS WITH GIBRALTAR HARDWARE

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - November 2, 2014

Head on over to the Gibraltar hardware YouTube channel to find some informative videos on customising your set up using Gibraltar cymbal stands & accessories. Gibraltar products are distributed in Australia by www.promusicaustralia.com

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SIGMA GUITARS – DRC-28E DREADNOUGHT

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 28, 2014

Every single Sigma guitar proudly features the words “Sigma Guitars Est. 1970” on its headstock. It’s the year the company was founded to counteract a flood of inferior budget-priced acoustic guitars which had negatively impacted the American market at the time. Those who own Sigma guitars are quite fanatical about…

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SLASH “AFD” LES PAUL PERFORMANCE PACK

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 18, 2014

Fresh in our memories from his NRL Grand Final appearance, you too can emulate Slash’s rock licks with your own Slash-designed gear. Epiphone is proud to present the new Slash “AFD” Les Paul Performance Pack, an incredible all-inclusive package for beginners and pros alike featuring a Slash-designed Les Paul Special-II…

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GUITAR CHORD SONGBOOKS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 17, 2014

This fantastic series from Hal Leonard features convenient 15cm x 23cm books (guitar case size) with complete lyrics and chord symbols above the lyrics for dozens of great songs. Each song also includes chord grids at the top of every page and the first notes of the melody for easy…

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BLACKSTAR TONES with HT MODEL AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - October 14, 2014

Creating Tones with HT-1, HT-5, HT Club 40 & HT Stage A live recording from Blackstar Amps’ August webcast in which Steve Marks takes you through how to create some great tones using their HT valve amps. Using amps right from the HT-1 through to our 2×12 HT Stage 60…

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