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darcy-baylis Artist Profile

Artist Profile: Darcy Baylis – Intimacy & Isolation

In 2017 experimental electronica artist Darcy Baylis released their debut album Intimacy & Isolation, to the great acclaim of music industry and fans alike. Following countless festival appearances and a nomination for the Australian Music Prize, Baylis is ready to show the world something new.
ARTURIA MINIBRUTE 2 & 2S Analogue Synthesizers Review

ARTURIA MiniBrute 2 & 2S – Analogue Synthesisers

Product Review: We’ve come to expect big things from this forward-thinking French company’s small packages and Arturia’s MiniBrute 2 and 2S are no exception.  You instantly notice the larger size of the MiniBrute 2 thanks to the sprawling panel of knobs, faders and switches and luscious wooden

Arturia Announce the Eurorack Friendly Keylab MKII Range

Arturia have announced the MKII range of their premium Keylab keyboard controller/software packages and, amazingly, it looks like they’ve managed to step up their game up yet again. Available in 49 key and 61 key versions, the MKII range features sturdy aluminium and wood construction,
Harman’s Suparman Delivers JBL A12 for Guy Sebastian

Harman’s Suparman Delivers JBL VTX A12 for Guy Sebastian

Harman Professional’s APAC wizards, Herman Suparman, Application Engineer, and Roger Lim, Application Engineer and System Design & Training, brought three days of product training to CMI’s Melbourne Headquarters in early June. JBL’s flagship VTX A12 line array was also flown in to the party, ahead

Slate + Ash Release Incredible Sound Library for MPE Devices

Bespoke sound design team Slate + Ash have announced the commercial release of a new Native Instruments Kontakt based sound library called AURAS - specifically designed with MPE (MIDI polyphonic expression) devices in mind. We've been following the development of the MPE format closely over
et Musical with Ableton Live’s MIDI Devices

Get Musical with Ableton Live’s MIDI Devices

How many times have you opened a new Ableton Live Set and started pondering the blank slate of an empty Session View window, wondering where or how to begin. With practically infinite options, and perhaps little-to-no music theory knowledge, coming up with fresh chord progressions,

CHANGES music summit

CHANGES Music Summit

Over two days in July the CHANGES music summit will incorporate talks, live showcases and forum discussions that aim to ignite conversations around the future of the music industry. Featuring showcases from artists such as RVG, Cable Ties and Loose Tooth, and speakers from Pitchfork,
A Korg Manifesto: Six Diverse Artists Using Korg in 2018

Six Aussie Artists Who Love Korg Synths

[addtoany] 2018 marks an important year for Korg. It is the 50th anniversary of their first synthesiser; the Prototype 1. Over the past half-century Korg have established themselves within the industry of synthesis as innovative creators, becoming a household name synonymous with exciting sounds, professional
Ryan Siew

Player Profile: Ryan Siew – Polaris

Ryan Siew is an up and coming musician from Sydney, Australia and currently plays guitar in the band Polaris. We do a Q5 to find out more from this guitar prodigy. What sparked your interest in learning guitar? I don’t think I can pinpoint the
Jimmy Mackay Xelon Entertainment

Label Profile: Jimmy Mackay – Xelon Entertainment

Xelon Entertainment offer a comprehensive service for Independent labels and artists across Australia & New Zealand. We caught up with Jimmy Mackay to find out about the services Xelon Entertainment provide. What’s your role at Xelon Entertainment? I'm a label manager and look after labels such as