The weather is heating up and so is the calendar! Join us this month at any of these exciting events; expand, enrich and prosper fellow music nerds! WAM Awards What better reason to celebrate than the excellence of community music? The WAM awards will do
This year’s Melbourne Music Week line-up is huge. So huge, in fact, that we were completely overwhelmed by the amount of cool things going on over this 10-day festival and it was nearly impossible to narrow down the events we are most looking forward to.
Norwegian symphonic Black Metal Band Dimmu Borgir were recently on tour in Australia, and we were lucky enough to get some quick photos of guitarists Silenoz & Dalder’s live rigs at their show in Melbourne. Their set up is simple, but extremely effective. See below!
Since the birth of the electric guitar in the 1930s, guitarists have been looking for ways to warp and enhance their signature sounds. The world of guitar effects is a mammoth one, and it can feel a bit overwhelming to know where to begin your
Expanding on the sound of your synthesiser with effects pedals can be incredibly fun, but also a little tricky. As most are primarily designed for use with electric guitar, putting a line level signal through some pedals can sometimes result in clipping. If you’re running
We got our hands on the Blackstar Unity 120 watt 1x12 bass combo. This amp is part of the new to 2018 Unity bass range, a new line of amps introduced by the UK guitar team at Blackstar. The range consists of 5 amps from
Earlier this year, the team at Denise launched a contest inviting producers to submit a plugin idea. The winning idea would be developed into a real plugin. Denise…“We hear from many producers that they have new ideas for plug-ins, but don’t have the resources to
Over the weekend one of the Noisegate crew was out and about helping record the debut EP of local Melbourne indie/psych band B!and and we were lucky enough to get up close and hands on with some of the gear being used in the session.
Photo by: Naomi Lee Beveridge Though it may be a small and humble room; minimal décor, wooden floor boards and only 150 person capacity, the Triple R Performance Space has hosted as many prestigious musical guests as most well-known venues in Melbourne. Since first opening
Welcome back to Noisegate’s special series called Behind The Score. We are very excited to present these bi-monthly investigative articles, which will explore all the nerdy details and behind-the-scenes secrets of your favourite synthesised film soundtracks. We’ve already covered the infamously intricate Wendy Carlos Moog