<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:10:02 +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[Get a FREE Yamaha Reface CS when you purchase a CP4 Stage]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 15:51:06 +0000

Get a mini version when you purchase the real thing! Yamaha is offering a FREE Reface CS when you purchase a CP4 Stage keyboard.

Offer valid from May 1st - June 30th, 2016.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS.

Terms and Conditions

Valid on eligible new in-stock instruments at purchased at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada. Submission deadline: 07/31/16. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All Promotions are while supplies last. Bonus Pack contents may vary. Only Valid in Canada. Yamaha Canada Music reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Shipping to physical mailing addresses only; we cannot ship to PO boxes.

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<![CDATA[Purchase a Yamaha reface CS and Recieve $50 OFF and a FREE BAG! Until June 30, 2016]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:16:47 +0000 Not just another monophonic analog clone, reface CS is an 8-note polyphonic synth with five unique oscillator modules to create a variety of sounds from analog to digital.

$50 Off and Free Bag Yamaha reface CS

$50 INSTANT REBATE - Purchase the Yamaha reface CS in-store or online and receive $50 off instantly!*

VALID FROM MAY 1ST - JUNE 30TH, 2016

1) Add the Yamaha reface CS to your Cart here. Click the orange ADD TO CART button.
2) Enter "REFACE 50" in the DISCOUNT CODES box. Click APPLY.
3) You just saved yourself $50!

PLUS Get a FREE BAG for your reface from Yamaha Canada!**

Once you've completed your order for your reface CS, CLICK HERE and follow all the instructions.

NOTE:

*Purchases must have been made between May 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 from an authorized Yamaha dealer. **Valid on eligible new in-stock instruments at purchased at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada. Submission deadline: 07/31/16. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All Promotions are while supplies last. Bonus Pack contents may vary. Only Valid in Canada. Yamaha Canada Music reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Shipping to physical mailing addresses only; we cannot ship to PO boxes.

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<![CDATA[Akai Advance Keyboards - Take control of all your virtual instruments]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:38:59 +0000 John takes a look at the Akai Advance keyboards, which offer a new way to direct control of all your virtual instruments.

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<![CDATA[The Arturia KeyStep - Redefining the portable keyboard experience]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:25:30 +0000

Denis from Arturia in Paris visited the store and gave us a run through of the new Arturia KeyStep, a portable keyboard with many great features.

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<![CDATA[The Yamaha Reface Keyboards - Classic sounds in a sleek, compact package]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:01:08 +0000

John takes a close look at the complete Yamaha Reface keyboard package. The YC, DX, CP, and CS keyboards that reproduce classic sounds in a sleek, compact package.

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<![CDATA[The new Korg Minilogue synthesizer]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:43:42 +0000 John takes a close look at the new Korg Minilogue synthesizer. This compact synth packs some serious style and substance. See and hear it below:

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<![CDATA[NAMM 2016 - Roland]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:24:27 +0000

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 shows us below:

Known to create great sound, ease of use, and exceptional value. The JUNO-DS61 and JUNO-DS88 take the iconic series to a new level of performance.

JUNO-DS61 Synthesizer

Roland adds many powerful enhancements while still keeping operation streamlined and simple. The JUNO-DS61 is versatile, intuitive, highly mobile and puts you in creative command - making it easy to produce exceptional music everywhere you play.

JUNO-DS88 Synthesizer

Simply creative - equipped with 88 weighted-action keys for a premium feel and just as versatile, intuitive, and mobile as the JUNO-DS61.

Roland has some new Cube amps. Alex Hutchins talks about them below:

Blues Cube Hot

Blues Cube Artist  - 60W | 80W

Blues Cube Artist212

Blues Cube Cabinet410

Blues Cube Stage - 60W | 80W

Blues Cube Tour

BC-60

See more Blues Cube amps now.

With over 40 years of innovation that continues to shape the sound of modern music, Roland sets the standards in music technology for the world to follow.

Shop our in stock ROLAND inventory now.

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<![CDATA[Behind the Hit: Hotline Bling! The sample behind the groove.]]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:23:15 +0000

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 added for the bridge.

Just add in some silly dance moves, and a hit is born.

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<![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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