• NAMM 2016 - Roland

    Posted on January 25, 2016 by Neil Shukla

    Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices.
    The talented Heidi Joubert talks about the Roland El Cajon EC-10:

    Unique and versatile -  an authentic acoustic cajon that sounds great on its own.
    The El Cajon EC-10 allows players to easily enhance their music with layered electronic sounds, letting you blend a range of complementary sounds with the cajon voice from traditional percussion to acoustic snare, electronic drums, sound effects, and more.
    The Roland JUNO-DS is an evolution of the great keyboard. Ed Diaz [...]  Read more   

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  • Behind the Hit: Hotline Bling! The sample behind the groove.

    Posted on November 4, 2015 by Neil Shukla

    DRAKE’s new video broke the internet with those dance moves just asking to be MEME-D. But the tune is catchy and the groove is unique. And it's all because of a guy named Timmy Thomas. Listen to his 1972 soul single "Why Can't We Live Together" below, and see if you hear something familiar.

    Drake's producers took a slice of this tune, pitched it up 2 semitones, and sped it up roughly 30%. That's the core of the organ and underlying drum machine that forms the groove. From there, an 808 kick, clap snare, and triangle are added, with some bass [...]  Read more   

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  • An intimate look at the PHYSIS Piano with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani

    Posted on August 20, 2015 by Neil Shukla

    PHYSIS Pianos are truly revolutionary instruments for the modern age. Our own John Ebata teamed up with singer Tahirih Vejdani to demonstrate the capabilities of these pianos, and give some inspired performances.

    If you want to come to a PHYSIS clinic, we are hosting Thursday, August 27th at 7 PM with Earth, Wind & Fire's Myron McKinley in our Cosmopolitan Music Hall!

    Watch an overview of the clinic

    Watch John and Tahirih perform Jill Scott's "Golden"

    Watch John and Tahirih perform Sting's "Fragile"

    Watch John and Tahirih perform Joe Sealy's "Deep Down Inside"


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  • Physis Piano Clinic with Myron McKinley of Earth Wind and Fire!

    Event took place on August 27, 2015 by Neil Shukla

    Gifted pianist, producer, songwriter, and music director for Earth, Wind and Fire, MYRON MCKINLEY is an incredibly prolific musician and he'll be coming  to Cosmo Music to show us all about the exciting line of Physis Pianos!
    UPDATE: Morris O'Connor, Serg Dimitrijevic, and John Paris from Earth, Wind & Fire guys joined Myron McKinley for an impromptu jam! See it below:

    Watch Myron McKinley show off some of the awesome features of the Physis Piano:

    Upon graduating from USC, McKinley quickly began performing with award winning artists such as Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, CeCe Winans, Harry Connick Jr., Jodeci, Yolanda [...]  Read more   

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  • Hands On with Hammond Featuring SCOTT MAY - Cosmo Music, July 18th at 2 PM

    Event took place on July 18, 2015 by Cosmo Music

    Come down to Cosmo Music for a FREE event on Saturday, July 18th to get "Hands On" with Hammond Organs - the sound, the soul, the ONE!

    Grammy-nominated Musician/Producer (Organist of Chicago's Ides of March since 1990) and Hammond International Clinician, SCOTT MAY will be on hand to discuss the legacy of Hammond and its modern innovations while demonstrating the power that these instruments have to pierce the soul!

    Word on the street is that attendees will be treated to duelling Hammonds!

    Hammond Event

    Date: Sat July 18th, 2015
    Time: 2 PM
    Where: Cosmo Music
    10 Via Renzo Drive
    Richmond Hill, ON

    Questions? Email or phone 1-800-463-3000 x330.



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  • Learn FL Studio from a Pro! This Sat March 28 at 1PM (FREE Event)

    Event took place on March 28, 2015 by Neil Shukla

    Avicii, Boi-1da, DeadMau5, Afrojack, and countless other hit artists use FL Studio to make number one hit tracks. Join clinician Dan D as he takes you through the world's favourite DAW - FL Studio.
    He'll show you how to build a simple pattern, how to arrange it in song mode, how to mix it with the mixer and effect and how to export your final creation as an MP3. This clinic will also include demonstrations of some of Image Line impressive list of Virtual Instruments like Harmor, Sytrus, Toxic Biohazard, Sawer and others. If you are an FL Studio user you [...]  Read more   

    This post was posted in Events, Keyboards, News and was tagged with Clinics, FL Studio, Image Line, Keyboard Clinics, Recording Clinics, Recording Software

  • Yamaha's GEAR UP FOR SPRING event - On Now until March 21st, 2015 (In-Store Only)

    Posted on March 3, 2015 by Cosmo Music

    Yamaha is looking forward to spring (aren't we all!) and offering a 10% INSTANT REBATE on a variety of Yamaha products! This offer is valid for IN-STORE purchases only on eligible new and in-stock instruments. See in-store for details.

    Please print the COUPON below and present at time of purchase. Offer may not be combined with any other discounts. Offer excludes Acoustic, Hybrid & SILENT™ Piano, Clavinova (CLP/CVP), and Concert & Marching Percussion. Valid from March 1st - March 21st, 2015.



    This post was posted in Audio Garage, Keyboards, Tom's Guitar Hangar, Virtuoso Band & Orchestra and was tagged with Rebates & Promotions, Yamaha

  • Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans, Fri Mar 13th at 7PM

    Event took place on March 13, 2015 by Cosmo Music

    SUSAN ALBERS is a pianist / vocalist from Germany and performs concerts all over the world and touches the hearts with her warm and emotional voice, and her own piano-arrangements of world famous songs, including her own compositions. Encompassing a variety of styles from tender balladry to stylish uptown R&B, her vocal dexterity ensures that Susan can cover a wide range of musical bases. This versatility allows comparison with such artists as Celine Dion and Alicia Keys.
    Since 1981, the Dutch pianist PETER BAARTMANS has been traveling the world as a presenter for Yamaha digital pianos & keyboards. His great experience [...]  Read more   

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  • Club Cubase - Wed Feb 25th at 6 PM

    Event took place on February 25, 2015 by Cosmo Music

    Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the February meeting of Club Cubase North Toronto.

    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 Feb 25th, 2015 
    Time:  6 PM
    Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
    Tickets: FREE!

    Questions? Email

    Club Cubase


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  • Physis Piano Concert with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani

    Event took place on February 21, 2015 by Cosmo Music

    This event is for music lovers and performers of all genres, pianists, organists, composers,  keyboardists, music teachers, recording  engineers and much more, including those interested or curious about the latest in musical digital technology, digital pianos, stage pianos, keyboards, MIDI/USB master keyboards/controllers.
    John Ebata ( sound engineer, composer, arranger, pianist/keyboardist will visit Brantford to perform and demonstrate the current models of the Physis Piano line - available exclusively in Canada at Cosmo Music.
    Talented Tahirih Vejdani (, a busy performer, singer, dancer, actor, vocal conductor and music teacher in the Toronto area will join John Ebata for this special performance.
    This is your [...] 

    This post was posted in Cosmo in the Community, Keyboards, News, Pianos and was tagged with Digital Pianos, Physis Piano, Piano

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