<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:04:59 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[An intimate look at the PHYSIS Piano with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:52:13 +0000 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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<![CDATA[Physis Piano Clinic with Myron McKinley of Earth Wind and Fire!]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:08:04 +0000 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!

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 Adams, Chicago, Puff Daddy, Dr. Dre, Brandy, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Stanley Clarke, Gerald Albright, Karen Clark-Shears, Chante Moore, Tupac Shakur, Doc Powell, Vesta, Backstreet Boys, Regina Bell, Tyrese, Hanson, James Ingram, Brian McKnight, Patti LaBelle, Monica, Dru Hill, Keith Sweat, Morris Day, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Gerald Levert, Ashford & Simpson, Deborah Cox, Tamia, Emotions, Gloria Gaynor, Christina Aguiliara, En Vogue and Earth Wind & Fire to just name a few.

McKinley has toured with Grammy award winner Whitney Houston (World Tour), Kenny Lattimore (For You, World Tour), Stanley Clarke, En Vogue (World Tour), and has toured as the Musical Director for Philip Bailey (Japan Tour), Cherokee (Polo Tour), Doc Powell (Smooth Jazz Tour), Shai (World Tour) and currently for the last eight years serves as the Musical Director for Grammy award winners and pop music giants Earth, Wind and Fire.

That's one impressive resume.

And he'll be showing off one of the most impressive pieces of equipment to hit the keyboard world: The Physis Piano, a feature rich and innovative keyboard that represents the evolution of a hybrid piano/keyboard.

Physis Piano Clinic with MYRON MCKINLEY of EARTH, WIND AND FIRE! 

Date: Thurs Aug 27, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Admission is FREE. RSVP to john@cosmomusic.ca

Join the Facebook Event Page here!

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<![CDATA[Hands On with Hammond Featuring SCOTT MAY - Cosmo Music, July 18th at 2 PM]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:02:56 +0000 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 john@cosmomusic.ca or phone 1-800-463-3000 x330.

 

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<![CDATA[Learn FL Studio from a Pro! This Sat March 28 at 1PM (FREE Event)]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:34:38 +0000 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 should not miss this event. If you are new to music creation, this is the perfect event to get you started!

FL Studio Clinic

Click here to RSVP! Admission is FREE!

Date: Sat March 28, 2015
Time: 1 PM
Where: Keyboards & Recording Dept. (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email john@cosmomusic.ca.

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<![CDATA[Yamaha's GEAR UP FOR SPRING event - On Now until March 21st, 2015 (In-Store Only)]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:39:41 +0000 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.

 

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans, Fri Mar 13th at 7PM]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:40:57 +0000 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, unique style of presentation, the mixture of classical, jazz and pop, and the superb sound quality of Yamaha's latest digital instruments results in a unique and exceptional performance.

Together they present a journey through the history of music, presenting the audience world-famous soundtracks, Jazz-standards, Classical music and Pop/Rock songs.
Inspired by many world famous Yamaha artists, the music they perform is based on their shared passion for powerful, touching music.

Please join Cosmo Music in welcoming these two incredible performers to the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage for an evening to remember!

Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans 

Date: Fri Mar 13, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Tickets are complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis. While quantities last. Please RSVP by email to events@cosmomusic.ca to reserve your tickets today! Max. of 4 tickets per request.

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Susan Albers and Peter Baartmans

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase - Wed Feb 25th at 6 PM]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:07:01 +0000 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 events@cosmomusic.ca

Club Cubase

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<![CDATA[Physis Piano Concert with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:17:16 +0000 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 (johnebata.com) 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 (tahirihvejdani.com), 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 chance to see, hear and even try out these wonderful instruments in-person.

When: Sat Feb 21st, 2015 at 2 PM

Where: Brantford's Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts 

Click here for ticket information

Physis Piano

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<![CDATA[Bring in the New Year with a System-1! FREE SH-101 overlay with System-1 purchase]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:34:19 +0000 From December 26th, 2014 until January 15th, 2015, purchase a Roland SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer and receive your choice of SH-101 overlay - FREE!*

Back in the 1970s, Roland launched the SYSTEM 100, SYSTEM 100M, and the now almost mythical SYSTEM 700. These modular and semi-modular synthesizers are heralded to this day for their flexibility and character of sound. In the spirit of its predecessors, the SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and access to a vast palette of tones with the bold, unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for nearly four decades.

System-1 promo

Click HERE to redeem your SH-101 overlay!

*Offer valid on purchases made between December 26, 2014 and January 15, 2015. Proof of purchase is required. Please upload a valid receipt. Promotion open to Canadian residents only. Purchases must be made from an authorized Canadian dealer. While quantities last.

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase Welcomes Guest Speaker, Greg Ondo on Thurs Nov 13th at 7 PM!]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:30:54 +0000

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

This month, we’ll be joined by special guest speaker Greg Ondo. Greg has worked for Steinberg for over 20 years, and is currently the Field Marketing Manager for Steinberg North America. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on Cubase, Nuendo, and Wavelab. He has hosted over a thousand seminars on music technology and recording, and won a TEC Award for his work on Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD. Greg has assisted many facilities, artists, and engineers including Hans Zimmer, Chuck Ainlay, Phil Ramone, Peter Frampton, and many more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with a renowned authority and have all your questions answered. Whether you are just getting started with music production or are looking for advanced workflow techniques, this evening will leave you informed and inspired.

Club Cubase is a free user group for songwriters, engineers, producers, and anybody interested in making music with their computers. Meetings are free and you do not need to be a registered Cubase user to attend. Users of all experience levels are welcome.

Date: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Club Cubase
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