<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:47:22 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[FREE EVENT: Club Cubase Next WED JUNE 29TH at 7PM at Cosmo Music]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:38:11 +0000 Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the June meeting of Club Cubase North Toronto inside Cosmo Music.

The new expansion libraries for Groove Agent 4 and the VST Connect remote recording capabilities in Cubase Pro 8.5 will be the focus of this month's meeting.

About Club Cubase

Club Cubase is a user group for musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and anybody interested in making music with their computer. Meetings will offer product demonstrations, guest speakers, and a chance to ask questions and exchange ideas with your fellow musicians in a relaxed setting. Meetings are FREE and you do not need to be a registered Cubase user to attend. Users of all experience levels are welcome.

Date: Wed June 29th, 2016 
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca

Club Cubase Cosmo Music

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<![CDATA[CosmoFEST AMPHITHEATRE Schedule Revealed - Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 09:26:53 +0000 NEW for 2016 - The CosmoFEST AMPHITHEATRE! - Saturday June 4, 2016

CosmoFEST Amphitheatre

Loaded with FREE performances, presentations and product demos, the CosmoFEST AMPHITHEATRE will be located in the Southwest corner of our parking lot across from the main store entrance.

11AM & 2:30PM

Alhambra Guitars

(Gerald Saulter of SERENADE DUO)
Renowned classical guitarist, Gerald Saulter, will be serenading the crowd using a selection of Alhambra's finest nylon string, Spanish-made guitars.

11:30AM & 3PM

RekordBox DJ Syllabus

(Dikran Polodian)
Dikran Polodian will demonstrate how Pioneer's rekordbox supports every aspect of DJing for a creative, hassle-free experience.

12PM & 3:30PM

The Many faces of the korg pa4x

(Steve McNally)
Steve McNally will let you experience the flexibility of sound, performance and songwriting capabilities of the most powerful Arranger keyboard in the world.

12:30PM & 4PM

meet taylor guitars

(Michael Lille)
Award winning singer/songwriter and guitarist, Michael Lille will help connect you to the perfect guitar for your unique player profile.

1PM & 4:30PM

Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro TooLs

(Collyer Spreen)
More than just the industry’s leading music creation and audio production tool, Collyer Spreen will demonstrate a platform that connects you to a premier network of artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers, enabling powerful yet easy collaboration.

1:30PM & 5PM

Line 6 Helix - Tone Made Pro

(Andy Paredes)
Line 6 product specialist, Andy Paredes will use the Helix Guitar Processor to examine the details required to create exceptional guitar tone. This clinic will improve your tone-dialing knowledge and skills.

1:30PM & 5:30PM

Seydel Harmonicas

(Roly Platt)
Check out Seydel’s “Steel Reed” line of diatonic harmonicas as Roly Platt entertains us with his incredible harp skills.

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[The Gibson Custom Shop Trailer Stopping by CosmoFEST - Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 13:32:48 +0000 Gibson Custom Shop Trailer at CosmoFEST - Saturday June 4, 2016

Gibson Custom Shop

The Gibson Custom Shop Trailer is rolling across Canada and making a SPECIAL TOUR STOP at Cosmo Music for CosmoFEST 2016. Filled with rare and Limited Custom Shop pieces, come aboard the trailer to glance, touch and play these beautiful one-of-a-kind instruments.

Gibson Custom Shop

Gibson sales staff will be on hand to help with any of your questions you may have!

About Gibson Custom Shop

For over 20 years Gibson Custom has proudly been the torchbearer of, not only Gibson’s legacy, but also American craftsmanship and the value of human ingenuity. We believe today, as we did 20 years ago, that there remains a place in this world for the best of the best and that there is a value in what we do that extends far beyond the glossy sheen and gratifying weight of a finely crafted Les Paul.

We take great pride in knowing that we bring the most discerning players and collectors in the World the most refined collection of Historic Reissue, Archtop and Custom guitars we have ever had the pleasure to craft. Through milestone achievements that reflect decades of a passionate commitment by Gibson Custom’s craftspeople, engineers, players and collectors from around the globe, today’s Gibson Custom proudly reflects Gibson’s century long-plus position as the World’s Finest Guitar maker.

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: OMAR HAKIM Drum Clinic]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:17:17 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Legendary drummer OMAR HAKIM joins the CosmoFEST artist roster and will be doing a drum clinic at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016!

Omar Hakim at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

The amount of credits to this legendary drummer's name is too insane. He's played with Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Dire Straits, Journey, Sting, Madonna, David Bowie, Miles Davis and countless other influential artists. There's a reason why he's one of the most in demand drummers out there today.

Admission to CosmoFEST is FREE, but there is a nominal fee for this special clinic - ONLY $10.

Tickets on sale NOW!

BUY TICKETS

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: OMAR HAKIM Drum Clinic

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Clinic Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA Guitar and Drum Clinic]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:00:57 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Animals as Leaders' TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA are joining the CosmoFEST artist roster and will be doing a joint guitar & drum clinic at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016!

Tosin Abasi and Matt Garstka at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

TOSIN ABASI - He's one of the best metal guitarists in the world, and this is not a hyperbolic statement. His truly innovative 'thumping' technique on the 8 string electric has created a new style of heavy metal, which he showcases in Animals As Leaders. His technicality is only rivalled by his creativity.

MATT GARSTKA - Animals As Leaders is a band that's constantly taking the metal world by storm, and Matt Garstka holds it down on the kit. His impressive skills amplify the power of the complex and creative riffage that defines the band's sound.

Admission to CosmoFEST is FREE, but there is a nominal fee for this special clinic - ONLY $15.

Tickets on sale NOW!

BUY TICKETS

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA Guitar and Drum Clinic

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Clinic Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[It's Coming Back! CosmoFEST's $10,000 OPENING LINEUP GIVEAWAY]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:44:51 +0000 Back by Popular Demand: $10,000 Opening Lineup Giveaway

CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will once again hand out over $10,0000 to be spend in-store to our opening line for CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

$10000 Opening Lineup Giveaway at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Some may call us "crazy." Yes, we're crazy, "crazy for giving more stuff away."

Want to know how you can get in on this sweet giveaway? Here's the inside scoop...

FIRST 300 Between 8AM and 9AM

Cosmo Music store Gift Cards will be given out on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE basis between 8AM and 9AM to only the FIRST 300 people in line*. Best to arrive before 8AM as last year's lineup got pretty BIG.

10x $300, 290x $25

All Gift Cards will contain a minimum of $25, 10 RANDOM Gift Cards will contain $300*. You have a 1 in 30 chance of getting $300 to spend at CosmoFEST on whatever gear you want. Not too shabby.

*Additional Details

$10,000 Opening Lineup Giveaway will be available for a limited time and while quantities last; Gift Cards will be given on a first-come first-serve basis between 8AM and 9AM on June 4, 2016 to only the first 300 people in line at the front entrance of Cosmo Music. All Gift Cards contain a minimum of $25, 10 random Gift Cards will contain $300; the maximum sum of all potential Gift Cards issued is $10,250. One per household and/or family.

Valid for in-store purchase only on June 4, 2016 - 9AM to 6PM. No cash value.

See CosmoFEST.ca for complete details.


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Just Announced: Special SUHR GUITARS Presentation with Rock/Fusion Virtuoso ANDY WOOD at CosmoFEST!]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:39:35 +0000 We're pleased to announce that rock/fusion virtuoso ANDY WOOD will be joining our 'Justice League' of musicians on Saturday, June 4th for CosmoFEST 2016! Andy will be  performing LIVE in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall for a special SUHR GUITARS presentation.

CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

ANDY WOOD Presents "THE SHREDNECK INVITATIONAL"


 

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Andy Wood at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Experience the latest and greatest from SUHR GUITARS, schmooze with on-site Suhr Factory Representatives and bear witness to one of this generation's top influential guitarists. RSVP ONLY - SPACE IS LIMITED.

FREE RSVP Tickets

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: ANDY WOOD Presents "THE SHREDNECK INVITATIONAL

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 

SUBSCRIBE to our weekly emails to receive all the latest CosmoFEST news PLUS Cosmo Music sales, exclusive deals, contests, workshops, concerts & more.


 

Here's a little taste of Andy's incredible musicianship to hold you over until CosmoFEST:

About ANDY WOOD

ANDY WOOD is recognized as part of the forefront of this generation’s top influential guitarists. Currently touring as the guitarist and mandolinist for country super group, RASCAL FLATTS, Andy is also performing live with his own band promoting CAUGHT BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND A LIE, the new double album which showcases Andy’s vast musical influences and abilities.

Looking for an outlet for styles other than hard rock, Andy also released his debut solo album A DISCONCERTING AMALGAM. This instrumental record covers a broad range of genres including fusion, rock, metal, and acoustic bluegrass. Andy Wood is known for blurring the lines of preconceived genres. Andy has toured as a guitarist for various acts, including Rascal Flatts (current) Sebastian Bach, Disciple, and Scott Stapp.

For more on ANDY WOOD check out his website.

About SUHR GUITARS

Based in Lake Elsinore, California, JS Technologies was co-founded in 1997 by John Suhr and Steve Smith to produce the award winning Suhr Guitars and Custom Audio Amplifier brands. Cosmo Music is Suhr Guitars #1 retailer in Canada. Cosmo Music can also custom build your Suhr guitar to tailor you, contact us at support@cosmomusic.ca to get started.

SHOP SUHR


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Over 200 EXPERTS from over 120 Brands under a 12,000 SQ FT EXPO MEGA TENT Coming to CosmoFEST!]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:42:25 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

"We're going to need a BIGGER Boat..." JAWS anyone?!
Sorry, we mean... "We're going to need a BIGGER EXPO TENT!"

We're are pleased to announce that 200+ EXPERTS representing over 120 BRANDS will be on hand at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th in our EXPO MEGA TENT! We have had to almost double the size of our tent this year - bringing it to more than 12,000 SQ FT of musical instrument & gear goodness!

See if you can pick out some of your FAVOURITE BRANDS below:

Brands at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Besides getting to ask questions and mix n' mingle with these experts in person, you'll  have the opportunity to test out the latest product releases from NAMM & Musikmesse 2016!

PLUS make sure to visit ALL BOOTHS to get your ballots for your chance to WIN some truly sweet GRAND PRIZES - over $30,000 in product will be up for grabs!

GRAND PRIZES will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned!


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Gretsch TWANG-O-RAMA Celebration & Concert Event - FREE EVENT!]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:18:58 +0000 LIVE in person…

JOE CARDUCCI – Gretsch Product Marketing Specialist &

PAUL PIGAT – Canada’s TWANG-MASTER Guitarist

Multi-media presentation, “Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going with Gretsch Guitars

LIVE band performance featuring PAUL PIGAT


Free of Charge, Open to the public, All Ages

Free Gretsch Swag & Prizes

PLUS attend for your chance to WIN a Gretsch G2420T Streamliner Electric Guitar! Must be present at event to be eligible for draw.

Gretsch TWANG-O-RAMA Celebration & Concert Event

FREE RSVP TICKETS

Gretsch TWANG-O-RAMA Celebration & Concert Event

Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Time: 7PM (doors open 6:30PM)
Where: Cosmo Music (10 Via Renzo Drive Richmond Hill, ON)

About PAUL PIGAT

You'd never think it to look at Paul Pigat, but behind that unassuming grin and underneath those Doc Watson glasses lurks one of the most restless, combustible musical imaginations ever crammed like so much canned heat into a single body. Blessed with a jazz man's sheen, a rockabilly heart and a hobo's soul, there aren't many genres of music that don't pull at Pigat's wayfaring imagination like a magnet. In many ways, it's a mystery why Paul Pigat isn't a household name yet. Maybe he'd be a lot easier to pin down if he wasn't so darn good at so many different things.

Click here for more about PAUL PIGAT.

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<![CDATA[Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience Coming to CosmoFEST!]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:46:14 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

FEEL THE RUMBLE - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Davies Harley-Davidson from Richmond Hill is bringing something real special to CosmoFEST this Saturday, June 4th! Introducing The Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART Rider Experience!

Harley-Davidson Jumpstart Rider Experience at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

You may have heard people say that there’s nothing like being on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Now, you can find out for yourself – even if you have no previous experience with motorcycles.

The Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART Rider Experience combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand.
• No knowledge or previous motorcycle experience necessary
• Motorcycle will not tip over

You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you’ll continue to shift through the gears – all safely and securely attached to the JUMPSTART platform.

Ready to try it out? Then you better mark Saturday, June 4th on your calendar and make it out to ride this bad boy in person at CosmoFEST!


 

Can't wait until June 4th to ride a Harley?

Davies Harley-Davidson

It's ok, we don't blame you. Visit Davies Harley-Davidson on 8779 Yonge Street here in Richmond Hill and check out their extensive inventory of brand spanking new and pre-owned hogs today!
Davies Harley-Davidson

Cosmo Music Atrium

Come on in to our store for a visit - we have the Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle in Superior Blue on display now until Saturday, June 4.


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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