<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:49:47 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[The Piano. Revolutionized. The New Physis Series is the Next Step Up in Keyboard Tech]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 The Physis piano series has arrived in Canada, and it's the most powerful master keyboard controller available and the most powerful digital piano. It's leading edge technology but also ultimately musical and practical, and now it's exclusively available at Cosmo Music. Check out the Physis H1 Pro Piano and the K4EX & K5EX 88/76 note weighted master controllers.


Physis K4EX and K5EX

Are you looking for the ultimate keyboard as the centre piece for your studio or live rig? The new Physis K series master controllers offer many, many times the programability and control than the competition. The EX sound board preinstalled in the K4EX one adds state of the art piano, rhodes, wurlitzer, clav models and more, each with editing that far exceeds the competitors. And it still sells at a very competitive price. Playing is believing.

Here is an example of the power of just one Performance setting: one can split or layer 8 zones with 8 sliders, controlling the volume of each, which is pretty standard, but there are 3 more sets of 9 sliders & knobs! If one of the zones is a drawbar organ, they are now your physical hardware drawbar controls. The 3rd set of faders and knobs could be your analog synth editing controls and the 4th set of faders and knobs can control the volume of your DAW software. All this in one performance! 36 faders, 36 knobs, pitch bend wheel, 2 mod wheels, and aftertouch. On the back panel there are 8 5-pin MIDI outputs, so you can directly plug it in to 8 other synths. Plus, there's 4 to device and 1 USB to host connection and 2 5-pin MIDI inputs to patch other MIDI devices, wind, pad controllers, and more. Powerful.

I take a closer look at the wide range of sounds on the K5EX below:

Physis H1

I had a most pleasant surprise at the NAMM Show in California this past January the with the Physis Pro keyboard line, which has now arrived in Canada exclusively at Cosmo Music. As a gigging and recording player, we all want the most playable expressive piano sounds: Rhodes, Wurli 200's and more. We want the ability to edit every parameter to make it your own but also come out of the box with sounds that are simply just right. We also want to control any other synth keyboard, module or computer with ease.

I take a look at a wider range of sounds found in the H1 below:

-John Ebata
Piano Division, Keyboard & Recording Manager

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<![CDATA[Save a Fortune Super Sale & #CosmoRocks Summer Event!]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:30:15 +0000 Save a Fortune Super Sale &
#CosmoRocks Summer Event

• Save up to 50% on your purchase!*

• Food & Live Music

• 3 Days Only
Friday, June 6th to Sunday, June 8th, 2014

A Quick Look Back at our Save A Fortune Super Sale


Save a Fortune...

HOT DEALS

Cosmo Music Save a Fortune

Tons of reduced items throughout the store!

Check out our flyer

for some of the highlights.

FORTUNE COOKIES!

Cosmo Music Fortune Cookies

On top of the hot deals, crack one open to reveal your savings for in-store purchases. Save between 10% - 50% on everything in the store!

WEB SAVINGS

CosmoMusic.ca

Shop at cosmomusic.ca and save 10% off your shopping cart total when you spend $200 or more.** Plus don't forget about the FREE Shipping for purchases over $99!

See Rules and Regulations for complete details.

Band & Orchestral Instruments

Guitars & Gear

Pro Audio

Keyboards & Pianos

Drums & Percussion


#CosmoRocks Summer Event...

The fun doesn’t stop inside the store! Check out what’s going on outside (we'll be hashtagging so the kids can see on the internet too).

FRIDAY - June 6th

FREE Hot Dogs!

5pm - 8pm

Sponsored by Yamaha - located in parking lot near tent served up by our own top dog - Cosmo Music CEO Mark Hebert!
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SATURDAY - June 7th

Non-perishable Food
and Monetary Donations10am - 5pm
Support the Purolator Tackle Hunger program benefiting the Richmond Hill Food Bank. Bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations to the event and help the many families in our community who rely on the Richmond Hill Food Bank.
Purolator Tackle Hunger Week
Roland Experts

11am - 6pm

Come in to speak with the experts from Roland! You’ll find them in the guitar, pro audio and keyboard departments all day! They have the answers to your hard questions… and maybe some insight into in-store deals to be had… PLUS catch them on stage under the big tent in between Lou Moore’s sets.
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Food Trucks!

11:30am - 5pm

  • Tutti Panini – Mouth-watering, home-cooked Italian selections such as veal sandwiches, pasta and stone-baked pizza!
  • Localista – Bringing creative dishes using locally-grown agricultural produce to the masses like Green Thai Goat Curry, Herb Ricotta Ravioli with fresh Chanterelle Mushrooms and Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Corn Bread!
  • Tiny Treats Ice Cream Truck – The sweet treat truck! Soft serve ice cream, Slushi & Popsicles… all the chilly favourites!

Cosmo Music Food Trucks

Live Entertainment

1pm - 5pm

Featuring Lou Moore & Friends:
Steve Piticco, Wendell Ferguson, Graham Young and many more. Don't Forget - BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR AND STAY ALL DAY!

SUNDAY - June 8th

Drum Circle with Olaf

11:30am - 12:30pm

From the Cosmo School of Music.
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FREE Hot Dogs!

12pm - 3pm

Sponsored by Yamaha - located in parking lot near tent served up by our own top dog - Cosmo Music CEO Mark Hebert!
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Live Entertainment

1pm - 3pm

The Commuters featuring Jimmy Ruddock, Andrew Blake, Tim Bond & Vic Uppal!
Ukulele Jam

3pm - 4pm

Ukulele Jam with Steve McNie of the Toronto North Ukulele Jam & Corktown Ukulele Jam
Toronto North Ukulele Jam With Steve McNie
Live Entertainment

4pm - 5pm

York Region's own Kristen Manza will take us home with an all-acoustic set covering artists from Coldplay to Oasis combined with a beautiful voice sure to please all ears.

* Fortune cookies valid only on Friday, June 6; Saturday, June 7; and Sunday, June 8, 2014. Receive 10%-50% off your purchase of regular priced items. Fortune cookie discounts are not applicable to products featured on the flyer as they are at their lowest prices or other items in-store that are currently on special sale price. Void unless opened in front of a cashier in the Atrium. Fortune cookies available while quantities last. Sale prices for items sold during event or special sale days or promotions are available on the published sale dates and for in-stock items only unless otherwise noted and excludes all Cosmo Music services such as Rentals, Repairs, Lessons; consignment items, price matches, taxes, shipping charges and gift cards.  Special offers or sale prices cannot be combined with teacher or student discounts, other coupons, promotions or offers. Cosmo Music reserves the right to refuse refunds, returns or exchanges during sale dates in order to reduce customer wait times. Best Price Guarantee policy remains in effect for items purchased on or before sale dates but is only applicable to products that are in-stock and have a published, specifically marked down price. “Scratch-and-Save” or other “Game of Chance” discounts that apply to a complete purchase at point of check-out as well as complete product category specials (ie. All “Cosmo Brand” stands on sale for 10% off) or BOGO (Buy-One-Get-One) promotions do not qualify for price match or best price guarantee. Some items listed have only one item in-stock and available as of May 8, 2014 publication date. Items may be sold and no longer in-stock prior to this sale. In the event of a printing error or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice.

** Receive 10% off entire shopping cart subtotal when you spend $200 or more before tax and shipping June 6-8, 2014 only online. 10% discount is not applicable to products featured on the flyer as they are at their lowest prices or other items in-stock that are currently on special sale price. Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at www.cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions.

See Rules and Regulations for further details.

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<![CDATA[Sub Phatty INSTANT REBATE]]> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:50:54 +0000 ON NOW until July 30, 2014

Purchase a Moog Sub Phatty Analog Synthesizer from Cosmo Music and receive a $100 INSTANT REBATE (in-store only).

The Sub Phatty comes packed with 31 knobs for hands-on sound design, and features a wide range of extended parameters just below its surface. The free plugin and standalone editor offers instant access to all features and functions, while also providing instant recall and automation of every parameter. With its streamlined interface and dynamic sound design flexibility, the Sub Phatty fuses an unparalleled connection between human & machine, opening the door to unprecedented sonic exploration.

Have a question?
Call our Keyboard Dept. at 905-770-5222 x330

Moog Sub Phatty Instant Rebate

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase with Special Guest Speaker, Brent Bodrug (Alanis Morissette, Ron Sexsmith)]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:36:58 +0000 This month, Club Cubase North Toronto is excited to welcome BRENT BODRUG as our special guest speaker.

Brent is a songwriter, producer, and engineer who relies on Steinberg's Nuendo and CMC controllers as the centrepiece of his studio, the Sly-Fi Chapel. Brent studied under jazz great Oscar Peterson, and he has worked with artists ranging from Alanis Morissette, Alan Frew, Sarah Harmer, Ron Sexsmith , Jimmie Vaughan, and Duke Robillard, among numerous others.

He will join us to discuss his craft as an artist and engineer, as well as his experience running a successful independent studio in a rapidly changing media and business landscape.

Date: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Club Cubase Brent Bodrug

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<![CDATA[FREE EVENT: DJ Shine Works Ableton Push | Mon Dec 9, 2013 @ 7 P.M.]]> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:13:15 +0000 “Push - Workflow & Techniques”

Explore the powerful and inspiring new interface from AbletonPush is designed to be the ultimate song writing companion to Live 9. Its streamlined dialog allows the user to get musical ideas and expressions from head to hand as quickly as possible.

Topics will include: using the step sequencer, scale mode, optimizing the browser for quick access of you favourite sounds, arrangement in session mode, and device editing.

A bit about DJ Shine – Jason Spanu

From the early 90's heyday of Toronto's techno scene through to his current constant touring as a band member and Ableton programmer for Nelly Furtado and more recently hip-hop superstar Drake, Jason "DJ Shine" Spanu has delivered a brilliant history as a key player in the Canadian electronic music scene. With numerous singles, remixes, and compilation appearances under his belt, DJ Shine has made his reputation well known among some of the world's top producers and artists. His performances as a live PA/DJ combination have rocked dance floors at huge events all over the world.

When his schedule permits, Jason teaches his various production and performance techniques at clinics, seminars and on a one-on-one basis.

Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Time: 7 P.M.
Location: Audio Garage in Cosmo Music
Tickets: FREE! RSVP to events@cosmomusic.ca now as space is limited!

PLUS receive 20% off all Ableton products on December 9th!

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase North Toronto | Tues. Nov 26, 2013 at 7 PM]]> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:10:19 +0000 For all of you who don’t know, Club Cubase is a user group for musicians, engineers, producers, and anyone 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.

This is a great way to get some new tips and tricks!

Date: Tuesday, November 26th
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Instant Savings Event: On NOW until Dec 31, 2013]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:13:00 +0000 Yamaha is offering Instant Savings this season up to $700 on their instruments! This fantastic offer is available until December 31, 2013.

It’s so easy! 

  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Guitar and instantly save up to $75!*
  • Purchase qualifying Steinberg software and instantly save up to $75!*
  • Purchase qualifying Yamaha Synthesizer or Live Sound equipment and instantly save up to $200!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Digital Piano and instantly save up to $200!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Drum Kit and instantly save up to $300!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Wind Instrument and instantly save up to $500!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Clavinova and instantly save up to $700!*

For more details, please visit www.yamahapromos.ca.

*Valid on eligible new instruments at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada for purchases made between October 15 and December 31, 2013. Conditions and exceptions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Yamaha Canada reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time.

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase North Toronto | Tues. Oct 15, 2013 at 7 PM]]> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:09:05 +0000 For all of you who don’t know, Club Cubase is a user group for musicians, engineers, producers, and anyone 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.

This is a great way to get some new tips and tricks!

Date: Tuesday, October 15th
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

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<![CDATA[Digital Music Production 101 - Starting this October!]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:38:27 +0000 Do you want to record your own music at home?

Digital Music Production 101 is a basic introduction to platform set-up, microphones, and digital instrumentation. Whether you already have a small home or portable studio set-up, or are just considering taking the plunge into recording your own music, this course is for you!

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Digital Music Production 101

Start Date: October 3, 2013 // 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $300 per student
Duration: 8 weeks

Sign up today! Contact a Music Education Advisor at the Cosmo School of Music by calling 905.770.5222 x 290 or email lessons@cosmomusic.ca.

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase North Toronto at Cosmo Music – September 17th]]> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:59:41 +0000 For all of you who don’t know, Club Cubase is a user group for musicians, engineers, producers, and anyone 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.

This is a great way to get some new tips and tricks!

Date: Tuesday, September 17th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

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