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NAMM 2017: ROLAND RD-2000 LAUNCH W/MYRON MCKINLEY

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 19, 2017

Roland/Boss launched some wonderful new products at their NAMM 2017 press conference on Wednesday 18th January, including a new flagship digital piano, the RD-2000. Earth Wind and Fire musical director Myron McKinley was on hand to demonstrate the keyboard and Australian Musician was there to capture the action. Equipped with…

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LITA FORD: THE ‘SHE ROCKS’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 14, 2017

Brit-born, American rock goddess Lita Ford was thrust into the rock n roll world without an instruction manual as a 16 year old lead guitarist in 70s all-female band The Runaways. However, Lita is a survivor and although she took a 15 year break from music, has carved an impressive…

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NILI BROSH: THE ‘SHE ROCKS’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 12, 2017

Nili Brosh’s path to distinction in the rock guitar world has been an organic one, based on skill, determination and respect. From her days at Berklee College learning her trade, to impressive slots alongside musician greats such as Tony McAlpine, Bryan Beller and Virgil Donati, to her own solo albums…

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YAMAHA TRANSACOUSTIC-AUS DEALERS FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 22, 2016

Earlier this year when the local Yamaha office first had prototypes of the Transacoustic Guitars in Australia, a select group of Australian Store owners and staff got to try them out. This is a video of their reactions. Find out more here

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FRANK GAMBALE: SOULMINING IN MELBOURNE

Posted in Articles, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 22, 2016

Melbourne jazz fans are in for a real treat next week when Australia’s own Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale plays a week long residency at Birds Basement including a very special New Year’s Eve performance. Gambale last performed in Australia in 2011 as part of the reformed legendary fusion…

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REVIEW: BOSS DM-2W DELAY (WAZA CRAFT)

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - December 19, 2016

The Boss DM-2. God, how I love this pedal – easily in my top 5 (including the Boss VB-2, Electroharmonix Deluxe Memory Man, ProCo Rat and MXR Phase 90). My love affair with this little maroon box of heaven began in my teens back in the mid 90’s. Being into…

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A LITTLE FENDER FUN FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted in Accessories, Christmas Ideas, Gear    //    Post Date - December 19, 2016

So your favourite Fender-loving Christmas giftee has everything he or she needs guitar and amp wise … got the Strat or Tele or the Twin or Deluxe. BUT do they have a Stratocaster, Telecaster or P bass bottle opener? What about a Fender Strat cheese and/or chopping board? They even…

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AUSTRALIAN DRUMMER KEEPS THE BEAT AT CIRQUE

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - December 19, 2016

Adelaide’s Ben Todd has just wrapped up a role in Cirque du Soleil’s Australian tour of its show Kooza. He tells digitalDrummer editor Allan Leibowitz how he scored the coveted musical role and how electronics help him in the pit. Allan Leibowitz: So how did you end up playing drums…

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INTRODUCING THE MATON CASE

Posted in Accessories, Christmas Ideas, Gear    //    Post Date - December 16, 2016

The Maton guitar factory has always produced world class instruments. It stands to reason that you need to protect your Maton guitar with a top quality case and who better to design one than Maton themselves. The Maton Case is the result of almost three years of research and development,…

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GIFT A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DREAM THIS CHRISTMAS!

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear    //    Post Date - December 16, 2016

Have you had a guitar, bass, keyboard or drum kit stashed away in the closet or garage and haven’t played it for years? Maybe you’ve never been a musician but always wanted to play in a band? Maybe you know someone who falls into one of those categories and can’t…

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