<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:44:34 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Buy a Moog LADDER-500 and receive a $100 Mail-In Rebate!]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:16:26 +0000 Getting the sound of Bob Moog's original ladder filter in a 500 series rack format just got a whole lot more affordable!

For a limited time only, Moog is offering a $100 Mail-In Rebate when you purchase a LADDER-500 from Cosmo Music. Effective until December 31, 2014.

Claim your Rebate HERE!

The Ladder is a Dynamic Transistor Ladder Filter that is based on Bob Moog's original ladder filter designs. Don't be fooled by its small size, The Ladder is a powerful and fantastic sound sculpting tool that allows for creative and unique sound shifting and shaping. By design, The Ladder sports the smoothest all analog Low Pass and High Pass filter section. Simply adjust the Cutoff knob to add vibe, warmth or tonal adjustment.  Choose LP to add analog vibe and warmth to a sound or select HP for sweetening and relieving the heft of a sound.

Questions? Contact the AUDIO GARAGE at 905.770.5222 x340

<![CDATA[UAD Plugins Promo! Buy an Apollo Interface and get a host of top quality plugins for FREE!]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:16:53 +0000 Universal audio plug-ins are known as some of the best in the business, accurately replicating the sound of expensive outboard compressors, EQs, reverbs, and more. Here's your chance to get $1,295 worth of plugins from Neve, Manley, Studer, and more for free with your purchase of a Universal Audio Apollo interface, be it Quad or Twin.

<![CDATA[QSC Power Trio Promo - FREE Covers and Totes available NOW with purchase!]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:13:17 +0000 It's the ultimate live setup, the power trio of QSC K or KW loudspeakers and the new QSC Touchmix. The perfect blend of power, value, and ease of use.

For a limited time, when you purchase a TouchMix mixer and any K or KW Series loudspeaker(s), you can protect your investment with a FREE matching loudspeaker tote(s) or cover(s).

Just purchase your TouchMix and K or KW Series loudspeakers together (on the same order or invoice) between October 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015 and send QSC a copy of the original receipt as well as the original UPC codes from the TouchMix and loudspeaker boxes, as well as this completed form, no later than March 31, 2015 to qualify.

Click below to take advantage of this great deal!

<![CDATA[Auralex Day at Cosmo Music (Thurs. Oct 16th at 7 PM | Audio Garage)]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:13:02 +0000 Join us in welcoming Terry Hayes from Auralex to Cosmo Music for a LIVE DEMO of some of their incredible acoustical and soundproofing solutions. Some of the products Terry will be demonstrating include: MoPads, GRAMMAs, ProPads, ProMax + more!

FREE to attend!

Date: Thurs, October 16, 2014
Time: 7 - 8:30PM
Where: Cosmo Music (in the Audio Garage Dept.)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Contact the AUDIO GARAGE at 905.770.5222 x340

Auralex Day

<![CDATA[Club Cubase is BACK! Tues Sept 30th at 7 PM (Free Event)]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:59:50 +0000 Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the September 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.

This month's meeting topic: Groove Agent 4

Groove Agent 4

Date: Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014 
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Club Cubase North Toronto

<![CDATA[TC Helicon Limited Time Offer! Buy a VoiceLive 3 and get a FREE VoiceSolo MX150. More deals as well! Ends July 31]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:24:01 +0000 Who said effects were just for instruments? TC Helicon is offering the ultimate package for all kinds of vocalists. Buy a VoiceLive 3 and get a FREE VoiceSolo MX150. That's not it, either. Buy a Play Acoustic pedal and get a MP-70 mic for free!



The VoiceLive 3 is the swiss army knife for vocalists. With 11 independent effects blocks, over 180 different styles, and more than 250 factory presets, you can craft any sound from subtle reverb to spacey psychedelic vocals. The features are endless: you can experiment musically with a built in looper, and control layers of effects in real time!

The VoiceSolo MX150 PA amp is the perfect compliment to the VoiceLive3. With effortless integration of effects, you'll never have to worry about getting your effects to sound just the way you want them. The VoiceSolo MX150 is made to be versatile, clipping easily on to mic stands without fuss. Until July 31, you get this $330 amp FREE with the VoiceLive 3!

If you're an acoustic singer or performer, there are more deals! The Play Acoustic effect pedal allows you to get the perfect live acoustic sound to immerse the audience in your performance. Shape the sound of a dry direct acoustic guitar signal to sound precisely like it does in the room, affected by natural resonances in the wood and the space in which you hear it. All while adding a complimentary effect to your vocals.

The MP-70 is a modern mic made for the modern singer. TC Helicon has designed this mic to minimize background and ambient noise while capturing the best qualities of your voice. And until July 31, it's free with the Play Acoustic pedal!

How it works: 

Print out, fill in and send in the promotion form to TC Helicon by post along with proof of purchase to claim your FREE VoiceSolo FX150 or MP-70 microphone.

-Neil Shukla
Media & Creative Content Manager

<![CDATA[What's New? Ryan has July's Cosmo Minute Report]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:05:29 +0000 Ryan Casselman, manager of our guitar department, walks us through some exciting new arrivals at Cosmo Music.

The most popular portable action camera is here in our Audio Garage! Showing off your drum chops on YouTube? Recording your live gig from the stage? GoPros are easily mountable and extremely versatile, giving your music or live videos some edge. Click here to order a GoPro and related accessories.

There's simply too much to say about these exquisitely crafted guitars. Click here to find out what they are all about. Absolute masterpieces.

Stay tuned for more up to date Cosmo Minute Reports!

-Neil Shukla
Media & Creative Content Manager

<![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...


Cosmo Music Save a Fortune

Tons of reduced items throughout the store!

Check out our flyer

for some of the highlights.


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!



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!
Yamaha Logo
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.

<![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

<![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!