<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 04:53:49 +0000 en hourly 1 <![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


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[NAMM 2016 - Audio-Technica]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:57:11 +0000

Audio-Technica is widely known for their extremely high quality and affordable headphones, mics, and everything audio. This year at NAMM 2016, they're showing off some fresh updates to their current line, as well as some brand new offerings.

The ATH M50x: one of the best headphones for the price on the market, and a huge hit. They've announced a really handsome, classy new matte grey colour, which makes them even more appealing. Gary boss shows us below:

Audio-Technica announces new professional monitor in-ear headphones. We can't wait to hear how these sound.

They've also announced 2 new microphones with specific purposes. The AE2300 is an instrument microphone, and the ATM230 is designed to best capture toms. Gary boss explains below:

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<![CDATA[Making Spirits Bright. Save $10 on Shure SE215 Earphones this Season!]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:00:20 +0000 Tis' the season for SAVING with Shure Canada and Cosmo Music! From November 23 - December 31, 2015, SAVE $10 instantly on SE215 Earphones (clear or black) in-store and online.

  • For online purchases, use coupon code SE215 at checkout. $10 will be subtracted from your shopping cart subtotal.
About SE215

The SE215 delivers detailed sound with enhanced bass. A detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and a secure, comfortable fit onstage or on-the-go. Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolation and a customized fit.

Evolved from personal monitor technology that's been road-tested by pro musicians, the SE215 offers detailed sound for personal listening or professional monitoring.

Sound Isolating Design
Comfortable sound isolating sleeves block up to 37 dB of ambient noise. Sound isolation technology prevents outside noise from interfering with your listening experience, whether on-stage or on-the-go. Shure Sound Isolating Earphones require a proper fit to achieve the best sound.

Unmatched Personalization and Comfort
Ergonomic, Professional Design Lightweight, low-profile shape with optimized nozzle angle is designed to rest comfortably in the ear. Over-the-ear configuration keeps cables out of the way.

Detachable Cable with Wireform Fit
Durable Kevlar™ reinforced cable allows easy replacement or customization. Formable wire ensures secure placement, and over-the-ear configuration keeps cables out of the way. Gold plated MMCX Connector has a lock-snap mechanism allowing 360-degree rotation for comfortable fit.

Shure SE215

<![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[EV ZLX & EKX Instant Rebates]]> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:22:24 +0000 Instant rebates available right now on Powered ZLX and Powered EKX speakers at Cosmo Music!

  • Receive a $50 INSTANT REBATE on Powered ZLX speakers (use ZLX50 coupon code at checkout)
  • Receive a $100 INSTANT REBATE on Powered EKX speakers (use EKX100 coupon code at checkout)

On now until December 31st, 2015.

About ZLX

With ZLX, Electro-Voice set out with a singular goal: to deliver best-in-class performance across every detail. ZLX combines decades of proven pro-audio engineering know-how with a bold new look and user-friendly features that give you an extraordinary amount of control over your sound – all with the renowned EV quality and reliability the pros trust. Available in powered and passive 12- and 15-inch two-way versions and perfect for use as either mains or monitors, ZLX represents a new standard for musicians, DJs, and all performers looking for more from a portable loudspeaker.

About EKX

The EKX series is the newest member of the Electro Voice portable loudspeaker family, and combines legendary EV sound quality and reliability with the latest technology — all in a compact package suitable for a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, including musicians/DJs and live/club/installed sound applications. The EKX series features eight models (four powered and four passive), including 12" and 15" two-way models and 15" and 18" subwoofers. EKX is positioned above the ZLX and ELX series and below the ETX series.

EV ZLX EKX Instant Rebate

<![CDATA[Electro-Voice Live X & EKX August Sale]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:55:31 +0000 ON NOW until August 31st, 2015

Save $100 OFF all Electro-Voice Live X and EKX loudspeaker series speakers!

About Live X

Clear, powerful, and musical, the Live X series was born to command the stage for professional music performance. Available in both powered and passive versions, Live X loudspeakers offer top-quality components in remarkably affordable configurations that put the EV-quality experience within reach for artists, engineers, and live-sound businesses. Designed for a wide range of portable sound applications, Live X loudspeakers are housed in hardy stackable enclosures of solid wood, making them lighter than comparable-quality composite or plastic boxes and therefore easier to load, transport, and set up. With high output, extended frequency range, and high sensitivity, Live X loudspeakers are clean, flat, and hot, making music of all kinds sound its best. The Live X series is serious gear for serious sound.

About EKX

The EKX series is the newest member of the Electro Voice portable loudspeaker family, and combines legendary EV sound quality and reliability with the latest technology — all in a compact package suitable for a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, including musicians/DJs and live/club/installed sound applications. The EKX series features eight models (four powered and four passive), including 12" and 15" two-way models and 15" and 18" subwoofers. EKX is positioned above the ZLX and ELX series and below the ETX series.

EV August Sale

See below for eligible products.

<![CDATA[Pro Audio Innovation from Zoom - The H5 Handy Recorder and TAC-2 Thunderbolt Interface]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:15:02 +0000 James Padmore from Zoom visited our store to talk about their new innovative audio products!

ZOOM H5 Handy Audio Recorder

The ZOOM H5 revitalizes the classic design of the H4n. Swappable mic capsules allow you to use a variety of mic patterns, such as shotgun or omni mics, and are as easy to change as a camera lens.

ZOOM TAC-2 Audio Interface

Thunderbolt technology is here, and it's never been more affordable with ZOOM's TAC-2 interface. Up to 3x faster than USB 3.0 and 12x faster than Firewire 800, the TAC-2 offers extremely low latency 24-bit, 192khz recording capabilities.

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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.


<![CDATA[Our rental services have upgraded! Book a rental for any time in the future]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:53:55 +0000 We're happy to announce that with the growth of our Production Services offerings, we have also made great changes in how we reserve, manage, send out and return our rental equipment, which includes:

• Pro Audio • Lighting • Video • Backline • Staging & Soft Goods
• Power Distribution • Truss & Support •


We can now create rental bookings for any time in the future.

That’s right, we can reserve a pair of speakers for April 27, 2024 if you’d like, and it gets even better...

Here’s how it works.

  • We invite you to contact us by calling 905-770-5222 x370 or emailing rentals@cosmomusic.ca to discuss the needs of your event.
  • If you need to reserve a pair of speakers for next weekend, we can do that. If you need a big truck of Audio & Lighting, a Stage, big video screens, and a crew of operators to make it happen, we can do that too.
  • Our Rental & Production Services Staff will generate your quotation, and this quotation stays with the project from start-to-finish.
  • Your quotation shows every item you will receive upon checkout, right down to small cables, cases & carry bags. You'll know precisely what you're getting.
  • The next step is exciting - At any time you can reserve your equipment and it will be ready at the date & time requested. It's that simple!
  • Want to be really sure? You can also guarantee your reservation by signing your agreement & paying for your rental well in advance.
  • If you want to extend your rental term, simply contact us to renew your equipment. Should it slip your mind, we will automatically extend the rental for the same term you originally had it.

Rent it here. Click here for more information.

Our goal is to make it easy. Let us take the stress out of your next rental! Contact us today at rentals@cosmomusic.ca!

<![CDATA[Mic It. Loop It. The Ditto Mic Looper from TC-Helicon is out now! Buy soon and get a FREE MP-75 Mic!]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:43:26 +0000 One of the most exciting products from the NAMM 2015 show was TC-Helicon's Ditto Mic Looper. We've seen great guitar loop pedals, but TC-Helicon has put together a great package made specifically for looping vocals. Here's the preview from NAMM:

If you buy the Ditto Mic Looper between January 26th and March 1st, you'll get a FREE MP-75 Mic, which allows you to directly control the Ditto Mic Looper!

Ditto Mic Looper

Buy it here!

Feature Overview

      • 24-bit uncompressed audio
      • 5 minutes of looping
      • Unlimited overdubs
      • Undo / Redo function
      • Automatic Gain Adjustment
      • Instant one-tap Stop feature
      • Selectable overdub modes
      • Noise-free erase
      • Balanced XLR in- and outputs
      • Connects transparently between your Mic and PA
      • LED-indicator shows Play/Rec status
      • Latest loop and overdubs stored between power-ups
      • On-board mic pre-amp with phantom power (24V) for both dynamic and condenser microphones
      • Mic Control for remote one button looping with the optional TC-Helicon MP-75 microphone
      • USB connects to VoiceSupport for simple firmware updates
      • Compact, easy to use
      • Rugged all-metal construction
      • Includes 12V DC Power Supply

Fill out and mail the form here to receive a FREE MP-75 mic with Ditto Mic Looper purchase.