<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:18:45 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[MASCHINE Jam. The Next Step. FREE Native Instruments Workshop this Thursday]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:48:38 +0000

Learn about the latest addition to the Maschine family, MASCHINE JAM in this exclusive workshop. MASCHINE JAM is the modern digital instrument – the shortest avenue from inspiration to reality. Lead US Product Specialist Brian Kullas will give you all the knowledge on how to start musical ideas and finish entire tracks from one unified system. Whether you are an existing MASCHINE or KOMPLETE user, or are just getting into music production, this inspirational workshop will offer a complete overview of the latest addition to the MASCHINE family.

And it's FREE on Thursday November 10th, from 7pm to 9pm.

Click here for more details on the NI MASCHINE Jam.

Date: Thursday November 10
Event: Maschine Jam. The Next Step
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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<![CDATA[FREE EVENT: Hammond's All-New XK-5 Presentation with Scott May]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:39:23 +0000 Join Scott May from Hammond USA for a SPECIAL PRESENTATION at Cosmo Music on Friday, October 14th at 11AM in the Keyboard Dept. of the ALL-NEW HAMMOND XK-5, the evolution of the famous organ sound since 1934.

The HAMMOND B-3™ organ and its siblings such as the C-3™ and A-100™ have been the single most influential keyboard instruments in musical history, perhaps apart from the acoustic piano. When paired with the spinning Leslie® speaker, the HAMMOND’s sonic versatility defined the electrified keyboard sound of genres from rock to soul to Gospel to jazz. This sound is as sought after today as ever.

With the XK-5 and Heritage Series, HAMMOND is proud to announce that we’ve closed the final millimeters of the realism gap—in terms of both sound and feel—in a form factor that’s far more portable and affordable than a vintage Hammond organ. We are very proud of this instrument for providing an absolutely authentic playing experience that will meet the demands of even the most seasoned B-3 purist. We feel it has no peer among today’s keyboard offerings, and as such it is…The NEW ORIGINAL

Hammond's All-New XK-5 Presentation with Scott May

Date: Friday, October 14th, 2016
Time: 11AM
Where: Keyboard Dept. inside Cosmo Music
10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill

About SCOTT MAY

Scott May

Scott May (b.1954) is a Musician/Producer best known as the Organist of Chicago’s Ides Of March since 1990. Also known as the leader of his “One-Armed Orchestra”-named after a role created during his tenure with Kevin Matthews on WLUP-FM, which continues with radio personalities Eric and Kathy of WTMX-FM in Chicago. Audiences outside of the Windy City may remember Scott as the sidekick for Morton Downey Jr. on TV and Radio, or as the “House Band” for Caroline’s Comedy Hour on the A&E Network. Comedy aficionados remember him as the musical director for Judy Tenuta between 1983 and 1995, accompanying her on TV, on tour, and recordings; particularly her release In Goddess We Trust”, produced, arranged, and co-written by Scott. which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Scott has also performed the same duties for top comedians Bill Hicks, Emo Phillips, Mike Toomey, Tim Cavanagh, Richard Jeni and Ron Shock.

From 1990 to 1996 Scott was the “House Band” for one of the most legendary and outrageous comedy clubs in America-Chicago’s Funny Firm, where he worked with practically every top comic in the business. Scott has scored a number of movies, most notably the original “Meet The Parents”, the remake of which is one of the most successful films of all time. Scott has also worked in the jingle trade as a writer and performer.

Since 2005 Scott has focused on independent record production, with a long list of happy clients. Along with his music career, Scott is a published author and writer. His children’s books and recordings have won awards, and he is often retained as a “punch-up” consultant for books, scripts and industrial presentations. He has co-written books on topics that range from Financial Planning to improving focus in education. In recent years Scott has moved into video direction, with a growing number of industrial clients.

In 2014 Scott released his first “Solo” album “Outside The Inside”. Since 2008, Scott has held the position of Project Manager/Artist Liaison with The Hammond Organ Co. in Addison, Illinois, after a long period of being a trusted but unofficial advisor. Scott is married with 3 children and lives in the far Western Suburbs of Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Promotion: Instant Savings & Freebies from Live Sound, Keyboards, Drums & Guitars]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:01:51 +0000 Save up to $900 on select products PLUS get FREE products and merchandise on selected items.*
Yamaha Promotion: Instant Savings & Freebies from Live Sound, Keyboards, Drums & Guitars

When

Until Wednesday November 30, 2016.

How

Instant Rebate for In-store & CosmoMusic.ca. Free Gifts require online Yamaha registration. See below for details.

Yamaha Live Sound & Mixer Rebates

Yamaha Live Sound & Mixers Rebates

DBR

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
DBR10 $479.99 $50.00 $429.99
DBR12 $599.99 $60.00 $539.99
DBR15 $699.99 $70.00 $629.99

 

DXR

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
DXR10 $739.99 $75.00 $664.99
DXR12 $849.99 $85.00 $764.99
DXR15 $949.99 $95.00 $854.99
DXR8 $679.99 $65.00 $614.99

 

DXS

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
DXS12 $879.99 $90.00 $789.99
DXS15 $999.99 $100.00 $899.99
DXS18 $1,699.99 $250.00 $1,449.99

 

HS SERIES

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE HS5 $239.99 $25.00 $214.99 HS5 WHITE $239.99 $25.00 $214.99 HS7 $359.99 $35.00 $324.99 HS7 WHITE $359.99 $35.00 $324.99 HS8 $419.99 $40.00 $379.99 HS8 WHITE $419.99 $40.00 $379.99 HS8S $529.99 $55.00 $474.99

 

MG

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE MG06 $129.99 $10.00 $119.99 MG06X $149.99 $15.00 $134.99 MG10 $185.99 $20.00 $165.99 MG10XU $249.99 $25.00 $224.99 MG12 $339.99 $35.00 $304.99 MG12XU $389.99 $40.00 $349.99 MG16XU $549.99 $50.00 $499.99 MG20XU $829.99 $85.00 $744.99

 

MGP

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
MGP12X $779.99 $80.00 $699.99
MGP16X $959.99 $100.00 $859.99
MGP24X $1,439.99 $150.00 $1,289.99
MGP32X $1,679.99 $180.00 $1,499.99

 

STAGEPAS

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
STAGEPAS400i $899.99 $100.00 $799.99
STAGEPAS600i $1,149.99 $150.00 $999.99

 

TF SERIES

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
TF1 $2,999.99 $300.00 $2,699.99
TF3 $3,699.99 $400.00 $3,299.99
TF5 $4,299.99 $500.00 $3,799.99

 

Yamaha Keyboard & Synthesizer Rebates

Yamaha Keyboard & Synthesizer Rebates

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
NP12 Black $249.99 $50.00 $199.99
TYROS 5-61 $5,699.99 $850.00 $4,849.99
TYROS 5-76 $5,999.99 $900.00 $5,099.99
P255 Black $1,699.99 $250.00 $1,449.99

 

Yamaha Electronic Drum Rebates

Yamaha Electronic Drum Rebates

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
DTX720K $2,999.99 $300.00 $2,699.99
DTX760K $4,799.99 $500.00 $4,299.99
DTX920K $5,999.99 $600.00 $5,399.99
DTXM12 $599.99 $75.00 $524.99

 

Yamaha Guitar & Amp Rebates

Yamaha Guitar & Amp Rebates

GUITARS

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
RS720B AGR $1,199.99 $200.00 $999.99
RS720 WLF $1,199.99 $200.00 $999.99
RS820 CR RRT $1,199.99 $200.00 $999.99
RS820 CR STR $1,199.99 $200.00 $999.99

 

AMPS

PRODUCT ORIGINAL PRICE INSTANT SAVINGS NEW PRICE
THR10 $349.99 $50.00 $299.99
THR10C $349.99 $50.00 $299.99
THR10X $349.99 $50.00 $299.99
THR5 $249.99 $50.00 $199.99
THR5A $249.99 $50.00 $199.99


And now for the Freebies!

FREE PCY90AT from Yamaha Canada with any DTX502 Series Kit purchase.
Free PCY90AT
Eligible Kits:

Click here for details on redeeming your FREE pCY90AT from Yamaha Canada

FREE dust cover and "Playing With Styles DVD from Yamaha Canada with any new PSR-E purchase.

Eligible keyboards: MONTAGE6, MONTAGE7, MONTAGE8

Click here for details on redeeming your FREE gift from Yamaha Canada

FREE Bag from Yamaha Canada with any synthesizer or stage piano purchase.
FREE Bag from Yamaha Canada with any synthesizer or stage piano purchase
Eligible products: MOXF6, MOXF8, MX49BK, MX49BU, MX49WH, CP4, CP40, reface CS, reface CP, reface DX, reface YC

Click here for details on redeeming your FREE gift from Yamaha Canada


* Additional Details

Valid on eligible new in-stock instruments at purchased at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada. Submission deadline: 12/15/16. 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[FREE Recording Tips & Tricks at Club Cubase at Cosmo Music]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:21:04 +0000 Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the October meeting of Club Cubase North Toronto inside Cosmo Music.

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. Hosted by Yamaha and Steinberg Canada Product Marketing Manager David Miner, meetings are FREE and you do not need to be a registered Cubase user to attend. Users of all experience levels are welcome!

Mark these fall dates in your calendars:

Date: Wed October 26th, 2016 
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall

Date: Wed November 30th, 2016 
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall

Date: Wed December 14th, 2016 
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca

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<![CDATA[ROLI Seaboard RISE - The future of the keyboard]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:57:38 +0000

John takes a close look at the innovative and groundbreaking ROLI Seaboard RISE, a truly innovative keyboard.

Click below to order the ROLI Seaboard RISE:
ROLI Seaboard RISE 25
ROLI Seaboard RISE 49
ROLI Seaboard Grand Stage 61

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<![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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