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Perils of Buying Music Gear Online from Overseas

The Perils of Buying Music Gear Online from Overseas

Now more than ever we are all looking at ways to save a dollar when buying music equipment and with the convenience of shopping now just the click of a mouse, shopping online can be precarious especially when purchasing music gear from overseas businesses. WARRANTY

Changing of the guard at Native Instruments

Changing of the Guard at Native Instruments Makes Way for New Generation

Native Instruments have been one of those music technology companies that for decades has continually surprised and offered new and exciting approaches to electronic music-making, and are at the forefront of developing and merging DJing and production approaches in their products. Hence, the change of

Namm 2021

NAMM 2021 Show has Been Officially Cancelled: Virtual Event Planned

With much sadness to us all, the NAMM trade association has formally cancelled the Winter NAMM trade show, the annual event for retailers, artists, industry and press to view the newest offerings from musical equipment manufacturers from all over the globe. In its place, NAMM

A Weekend of Music Making with Ableton Loop

Last month we learned that everyone’s favourite Ableton love-fest ‘Loop Summit 2020’ has been postponed until April 2021, but that doesn’t mean you need to cancel your Loop Weekend plans. Ableton have used the opportunity to take a different, more pandemically appropriate approach with ‘A

New Online Service Netgigs Provides a Service to Help Musicians Live Stream

New Online Service Netgigs is Helping Musicians Live Stream

A new Australian company has the antidote to the damage that the current crisis is doing to the global music industry! Netgigs is an online service that will help musicians to bring live music to audiences. This great initiative allows an artist’s live performance to

YouTube Gear Wizard Cuckoo is Doing Workshops in Melbourne This Month

If you’ve ever been in the market for a synth, drum machine or some kind of musical gadget, chances are you’ve come across Cuckoo’s videos on YouTube. The lovable Norwegian’s gear reviews, tutorials and general music nerdery have earned him over 100,000 YouTube subscribers, and

NAMM 2020: UD Update their Innovative USB Video Control Pedal

Last year Utility Design introduced the Rep pedal, a pedal that plugs into your computer via USB and controls playback of video in Google Chrome, enabling you to pause, rewind in 5 second blocks, loop parts and more. The idea being that you can watch