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Tell us a bit about the history of your studio

We’ve seen some of the best international and local artists pass through the doors, including Justin Bieber, Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, and Paul Kelly. They’ve all been really important and great to have through the studio, but the vibe, spirit and character of the studio is fuelled by the local independent artists in the jazz, indie, pop and alternative scene who make up the depth of history for the studio.

 

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Sydney Producer Oh My My Releases New Single

Watch The Exclusive Video Detailing The Song's Writing Process

Sydney musician Oh My My has released his latest single 'Woe, My Heart' along with an exclusive video detailing the song's compositional process.

"‘Woe, My Heart’ was written for a good friend who was going through a pretty tough off and on relationship/break up," says Oh My My, aka Sam Thomlinson. "It’s mostly about heartbreak, but also how someone can knowingly continue to hurt someone they claim to care about, just to appease their own loneliness. Musically this song is all about the piano and vocal. I tried not to sully those parts with too much embellishment.

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The Melbourne International Hifi Show: Bringing together cutting-edge silicon with vintage vinyl

In two short years, the Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show has made its mark on the tech scene, bringing together more Aussie hi-fi and home cinema brands than can be found anywhere else. This year, the show will gather new tech from market leaders including VAF Research, Krich and Hulgich Audio, updated versions of classic speakers from Yamaha, and collections of vintage radio equipment in an exhibition to dwarf those featured in previous years.

The show aims to give Australian manufacturers a chance to shine in the international spotlight. Aussie brands such as Lucie Audio, DEQX and Elektra Audio will be put shoulder-to-shoulder with international mainstays like Dolby and Osborn.

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Express E Announce Affordable Version of Touché Expression Controller

The Touché SE

Having released their wood-surfaced, pressure sensitive expression controller the Touché in early 2017, Expressive E have now announced a budget friendly version in the Touché SE.

Doing away with the external CV and MIDI connections of the original in favour of a USB connection which can be used in conjunction with software instruments, the Touché SE maintains the look, sensitivity and controlling potential of its bigger brother.

 

 

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Sennheiser Announce Affordable IE 40 Pro In-Ear Monitors

The IE 400 PRO and IE 500 PRO Will Also Arrive in 2019

Sennheiser have added a new entry level model to their line of in-ear monitors, which arrive later this month.

The headphones will feature Sennheiser's balanced armature drivers and broadband transducers, low distortion, neodymium magnets and a peak sound pressure level of 115dB.

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Laneway Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup ft. Gang of Youths, Courtney Barnett + more

Touring Across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore

Laneway Festival is celebrating its 15th birthday in style, bringing together a quality national and international selection of acts.

Highlights include Gang of Youths and Courtney Barnett in headlining slots alongside artists including Camp Cope, G Flip, Methyl Ethyl, Parquet Courts, What So Not, Middle Kids, Baker Boy and heaps more. 

 

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Music Man Ships Redesigned StingRay and StingRay 5

The Latest Versions of a Classic

Music Man has been hard at work recreating some of its most legendary instruments, including the renowned StingRay bass.

Thankfully, the StingRay 4 and 5 are on their way to our shores, complete with new features and appointments for the modern era. Updates include an enhanced contour, sculpted neck joint, and lightweight aluminium hardware. Rest assured the new features only serve to add an extra touch of class to the revered StingRay, set to arrive in all its unmistakable charm this month.

 

Read about the updates here. 

 

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The Amity Affliction Turn Misery Into Mania

If there’s one criticism even the biggest fans of The Amity Affliction will admit, it’s that the regional Queensland oceancore overlords have stagnated a little in recent years. The sound of their last two albums – 2014’s Let The Ocean Take Me and 2016’s This Could Be Heartbreak – is almost indistinguishable, much to the chagrin of those adamant that Amity’s full potential is just a short hop away.

But on their recent Misery LP, the trio has taken much more than a short hop forward; they’ve made a full-on cannonball into the deep end of a dark pop wasteland underpinned by their signature emo-metalcore gruffness. Ambitious? Sure, but as frontman Joel Birch explains, it was crucial in ensuring The Amity Affliction’s longevity.

 

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Fender Expands ‘Play’ Learning Platform to Include Bass Lessons

A Handy Learning App For Four Strings

Fender Play, a complete learning app from the musical instrument experts at Fender, has officially expanded to welcome bass players to its lessons platform.

The app will teach aspiring bassists skills and songs made popular by artists such as James Brown and Curtis Mayfield. Bite-sized lessons will keep you on track to learn essential bass skills, including slap bass, hammer-ons, and how to play with a pick. New players can sign up for a free trial before investing in their musical future with Fender Play’s bass lessons.

 

 

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Hammond SKX Stage Keyboard Now Available in Australia

The new Hammond SKX stage keyboard has touched down in Australia and is in stock at Melbourne’s own Bernie's Music Land.

The SKX is the smallest and lightest full-featured dual-manual keyboard in the company’s esteemed catalogue, and is designed to be the ideal choice for professionals and hobbyists alike. The keyboard arrives with a diverse selection of functions, including digital effects, an extensive library of keyboard voices, and even caters for different key weight depending on whether you’re playing piano or organ parts.

 

For more information head to musicland.com.au.

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