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ERNIE BALL MUSICIAN’S TOOL KIT

Posted in Accessories, Christmas Ideas, Gear    //    Post Date - December 14, 2017

Ernie Ball’s all in one tool kit is perfect for cleaning, maintaining and keeping your instrument in perfect playing condition. Change strings, set intonation, adjust the action, check string height and more. Tool kit includes Microfiber Polish Cloth, Wonder Wipes, Heavy Duty String Cutter, Peg Winder, 6-in-1 Screwdriver, Ruler, and…

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ERNIE BALL 40TH ANNIVERSARY VOLUME PEDAL

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - December 10, 2017

Since its introduction in 1977, the Ernie Ball Volume Pedal has been the leading choice for musicians across the globe. The Ernie Ball 40th Anniversary VP Pedal features a luxurious limited edition slate black chassis with updated graphics for a striking appearance both on and off stage. A redesigned ultra…

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PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 and AudioBox 96 Studio Recording Kit

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - December 8, 2017

PreSonus is shipping its compact new AudioBox USB® 96 audio/MIDI recording interface, which makes recording at up to 24-bit, 96 kHz a breeze. Bus-powered and built to travel, the AudioBox USB 96 offers two front-panel combo mic/instrument inputs—ideal for singer/songwriters, podcasters, and guitar or guitar-bass collaborations. Simply connect a couple…

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PreSonus Eris E3.5 Speakers Ideal for Gaming and Home Video Production

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - December 8, 2017

Ideal for gaming and home video production, PreSonus® Eris® E3.5 two-way active media reference monitor speakers employ much the same technology as the company’s larger Eris-series studio reference monitors to deliver studio-quality sound, with a smooth and accurate frequency response. Yet they’re compact enough to fit almost anywhere. The weave…

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MUSIC AND FITNESS? APPARENTLY IT’S A THING COURTESY OF PETE MURRAY & BENNY OWEN

Posted in Blog, Christmas Ideas    //    Post Date - December 7, 2017

Music and fitness? Apparently it’s now a thing courtesy of Pete Murray and Benny Owen. The pair have recently announced their unprecedented joint venture Music and Movement Escapes, a four night exclusive wellness retreat, with a unique focus on fitness, wellbeing and the joys of music. The first retreat (which includes a beach front gig on Valentine’s Day) will take place from Monday February 12 to Friday February 16, 2018, and will be held at the enviable 5 star Byron Bay resort, Elements of Byron Resort and Spa.

The first ever retreat of its kind, Music and Movement Escapes is a truly unique opportunity for visitors to relax and have some fun, while also working out and learning about health and wellbeing. Plus – it’s an exciting chance for music lovers to learn a little something from one of Australia’s most loved artists, Pete Murray. The package is all inclusive: 5 star accommodation at Elements of Byron Bay, return airport transfers, exquisite gourmet meals with all breakfasts and two sunset dinners provided, private beachfront gig with Pete Murray, two training sessions with Pete (and a host of sessions with Benny). There will also be a surfing lesson, beachfront training and yoga sessions, an introductory workshop on healthy lifestyles and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to upgrade to a VIP experience, which includes a unique inside look into Pete Murray’s recording studio with an exclusive listen to original album sessions and an open Q&A to discuss the creation of songs from his repertoire.

Pete and Benny are two good friends who have long been linked by their mutual love of music and fitness. They wanted to create an experience based on fun, as Benny explains, “Pete and I have been training in the gym, and we’ve known each other for years – we first met on the road at festivals. I had the thought: ‘Imagine if you could create a retreat scenario where you had someone like Pete rock up, train with his fans, have an exclusive gig, get some healthy lifestyle tips and hang out in a five star resort?’ Everyone wants to be fitter and healthier these days, so why not do it in a fun way?” Pete agrees, saying, “This is meant to be fun. It’s about understanding how to be healthy, gaining some fitness, enjoying yourself and enjoying some music all at the same time.”

Pete Murray has had a mammoth 2017, touring his top 3 ARIA-charting album Camacho nationally for the greater part of the year – and he’s showing no signs of slowing. Music and Movement Escapes is a way for Pete to combine his passion for music and fitness, while also creating a generous opportunity for his fans to gain insight into his lifestyle. Pete enthuses, “This is very unique experience that no one has been offered before. People can come and train with me, train as hard or as easy as you want, really be apart of what I’m doing. This is something that people don’t get at a show, most of the time people don’t even get to meet you – whereas here is the chance to hang out and spend time with me as well as see an intimate show.”

Benny Owen has been on a real journey of his own in terms of his health and fitness. He’s a veteran of the music world, which saw him on the road with the likes of Wheatus and Ash Grunwald, but it’s the last five years that have been pivotal for Benny. Over the rock n roll lifestyle, he chose exercise, health and fitness to shape his body and mind – and as a result, shed a whooping 45kg, and is now a personal trainer and author of Switch to Slim. Benny is extremely passionate about Music and Movement Escapes, saying, “Music and Movement is about sharing fitness and music with like-minded people in beautiful places. Happy, healthy fun with some of the world’s brightest stars in an incredibly exclusive location…I wanted to create something that was different, something that people would remember forever.”

The first ever Music and Movement Escapes retreat will take place from Monday February 12 to Friday February 16, 2018 at Elements of Byron Bay. Tickets are available from www.musicandmovementescapes.com

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SOUNDS OF SUMMER CATALOGUES: GRAB A MUSIC BARGAIN NOW!

Posted in Blog, Christmas Ideas, Gear    //    Post Date - December 6, 2017

Produced for the first time, many different musical instrument Wholesalers and Manufacturers have joined forces to bring you the Sounds of Summer Sale, musical instrument catalogue. Check out these catalogue pdf links for your dream instrument and some summer bargains from these fabulous AMA member music retailers.

Pony Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTg18260

Cranbourne Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17847
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17846

Eastgate Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17847

Pats Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17692

Somerset Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17735

Keyboard Corner:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17722

GH Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17755

https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17760
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17759



DrumTek:

https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17744



World Of Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17831



Volaris Music Centre:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17848



Concept Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17668



Macron Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17851



Hayworth Guitars:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17739



Music Express:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17714



Guitar Brothers:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17617



MacKay Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTg18388



Bass Centre:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTg18401



Acoustic Centre:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTg18397



A and B Music:
https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTc17742

 

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CASIO’S MINI DIGITAL KEYBOARDS

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

SA76 The SA76 is a great fun way for your children to get involved in music for the first time. With mini keys for small hands and lots of fun sounds and rhythms to play with, your children will love the SA76! TOP FEATURES • 44 mini keys • 8…

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TAMA STAGESTAR DRUM KIT

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

TAMA’s entry-level Stagestar drum kit provides the precise bearing edges for easy tuning that beginners need and the wide tuning range that pros demand. It features famous Swingstar quality, with smaller shells – designed to fit in tighter spaces.  It’s the perfect kit for the young student who deserves a…

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DR-01S: Organic Grooves for Unplugged Musicians

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

Introducing the DR-01S Rhythm Partner, the world’s first virtual percussionist designed specifically for acoustic musicians. Unlike the rhythm machines used by electronic musicians and DJs, the DR-01S is packed with organic percussion sounds and simple, versatile grooves that tastefully complement the unplugged experience. It’s an ideal companion for acoustic guitar…

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FENDER HARMONICAS

Posted in Accessories, Christmas Ideas, Gear    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

Blues DeVille Harmonica  $75 rrp The Fender Blues Deville 10-hole diatonic harmonica combines rich tone and precision in a traditionally designed instrument that sounds as good as it looks. The Blues Deville also packs loads of pro-grade features, such as replaceable reed plates and a striking black-and-gold etched case, into…

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