<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:51:20 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans, Fri Mar 13th at 7PM]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:40:57 +0000 SUSAN ALBERS is a pianist / vocalist from Germany and performs concerts all over the world and touches the hearts with her warm and emotional voice, and her own piano-arrangements of world famous songs, including her own compositions. Encompassing a variety of styles from tender balladry to stylish uptown R&B, her vocal dexterity ensures that Susan can cover a wide range of musical bases. This versatility allows comparison with such artists as Celine Dion and Alicia Keys.

Since 1981, the Dutch pianist PETER BAARTMANS has been traveling the world as a presenter for Yamaha digital pianos & keyboards. His great experience, unique style of presentation, the mixture of classical, jazz and pop, and the superb sound quality of Yamaha's latest digital instruments results in a unique and exceptional performance.

Together they present a journey through the history of music, presenting the audience world-famous soundtracks, Jazz-standards, Classical music and Pop/Rock songs.
Inspired by many world famous Yamaha artists, the music they perform is based on their shared passion for powerful, touching music.

Please join Cosmo Music in welcoming these two incredible performers to the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage for an evening to remember!

Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans 

Date: Fri Mar 13, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Tickets are complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis. While quantities last. Please RSVP by email to events@cosmomusic.ca to reserve your tickets today! Max. of 4 tickets per request.

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Susan Albers and Peter Baartmans

<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - JEREMY TAGGART]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:20:44 +0000 Former drummer and founding member of Canadian Alt-Rock group, OUR LADY PEACE, Jeremy Taggart will be taking the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage for an intimate and interactive evening of pure drumming talent!

In addition to drumming for Our Lady Peace, Taggart has worked on various side projects, including providing the drums on Chantal Kreviazuk's song "Blue", Geddy Lee's song "Home On The Strange", and The Beautiful Unknown's song "Riot in the House of Ruin".

LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - JEREMY TAGGART

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Date: Fri Apr 10, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Jeremy Taggart

<![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[Club Cubase - Wed Feb 25th at 6 PM]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:07:01 +0000 Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the February 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.

Date: Wed Feb 25th, 2015 
Time:  6 PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca

Club Cubase

<![CDATA[Friends & Family Sale]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:00:26 +0000 It's the middle of February, the Canadian Dollar is falling, prices are expected to raise this year …and it's a good reason to have a SALE!

Cosmo Music Friends & Family Sale: February 14-16 2015

In Store Only

• Mention the promo phrase COSMO FAMILY at the time of purchase
• SAVE 15% off any one item when you spend $200 or more
• Limit one discount per customer
• Applies to in-stock items only
• Saturday & Sunday (February 14 & 15) during regular business hours
• Closed Monday, February 16

Online Only

• Use shopping cart coupon code COSMOFAMILY (all upper-case, no spaces)
• Receive 10% off entire shopping cart subtotal when you spend $200 or more
• Saturday, Sunday & Monday (February 14, 15, & 16)


• Sale priced items
• Cosmo Music services such as Rentals, Repairs, Lessons and GearHeadz
• Gift Cards
• Consignment items
• Taxes
• Shipping charges
• Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions

Further Details

This promotion cannot be combined with any other discounts (including school, teacher or student discounts), coupons, promotions or special offers. Not redeemable for cash or credit in whole or part. In the event of a pricing error, product description error, or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice. The 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. The Event or Special Sale Pricing policy remains in effect. Discount will be applied after purchase has been entered into the computer.

<![CDATA[Physis Piano Concert with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:17:16 +0000 This event is for music lovers and performers of all genres, pianists, organists, composers,  keyboardists, music teachers, recording  engineers and much more, including those interested or curious about the latest in musical digital technology, digital pianos, stage pianos, keyboards, MIDI/USB master keyboards/controllers.

John Ebata (johnebata.com) sound engineer, composer, arranger, pianist/keyboardist will visit Brantford to perform and demonstrate the current models of the Physis Piano line - available exclusively in Canada at Cosmo Music.

Talented Tahirih Vejdani (tahirihvejdani.com), a busy performer, singer, dancer, actor, vocal conductor and music teacher in the Toronto area will join John Ebata for this special performance.

This is your chance to see, hear and even try out these wonderful instruments in-person.

When: Sat Feb 21st, 2015 at 2 PM

Where: Brantford's Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts 

Click here for ticket information

Physis Piano

<![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.

<![CDATA[NAMM 2015 - Roland announces new cutting edge products]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:04:35 +0000 Roland is on fire at NAMM 2015, with new synthesizers, keyboards, amps, and pedals. Check out our interviews with product specialists below.

Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System

Thomas Nordegg talks about the Boss ES-8 and building his pedal board for Steve Vai

Boss Bass Driver BB 1-X Pedal

Boss VE-1 Vocal Echo

Roland Blues Cube Guitar Amplifiers: Artist/Stage

Roland JDXi Synthesizer

Roland MX-1 Mix Performer

Click here to stay tuned to all the latest updates from NAMM 2015!

<![CDATA[NAMM 2015 - Fender announces new custom shop guitars, amps, signature models, and more!]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:49:14 +0000 Fender Announces New Guitars, Amps, and Custom Shop Products for 2015!

Fender is adding some creative new additions to their repertoire in 2015. Here's a quick overview:

Check out the following interviews with Fender staff.

Fender 10 for 15 Collection

Fender Custom Guitar Amps

Fender Michael Landau DeVille Guitar Amp

Fender Pine Cone Faberge Stratocaster

Fender USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass

Fender Adam Clayton (U2) Signature Jazz Bass

<![CDATA[Cosmo Music At NAMM 2015 Video Update Blog]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:10:59 +0000 Stay tuned here for updates on the NAMM 2015 show! We'll be bringing you the latest videos straight from Anaheim, California. You can also find updates from #CosmoAtNAMM or follow @CosmoMusic on Twitter for the latest news.

*UPDATED Mon, Jan 26 @ 5:00pm - 13 new videos added!*


Click here for our NAMM 2015 YouTube Playlist. Click on any of the links below too see the video!

The vibe of NAMM 2015 was awesome. We also got to see John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater!

The world of Pro Audio is getting more advanced each year. Check out the latest breakthroughs.

Kemper announces some new additions to their groundbreaking Amp Profiler
Digitech gives you a band in a pedal with the Trio Band Creator

The classic Analog Synthesizer sound reinvented in 2015

Godin announces some creative new guitars

Tom Anderson introduces the new Icon Classic Electric Guitars
Lehle announces new products
Pearl announces the new CS-1465F Chad Smith Signature Snare
The Pearl Masterworks Drum Kit is a drummer's dream!

Taylor introduces some new additions to their stellar lineup

The latest updates from Yamaha

Jens Ritter talks about the glorious Back In Black Porsch electric guitar EXCLUSIVE to Cosmo Music!

Gibson announces the J-45 Vintage Acoustic Guitar, a vintage take on a classic design

Drum kits with rare woods for 2015. These are limited!

Akai & Alesis introduce new keyboards and synthesizers

Roland announces new cutting edge products

New Ukuleles

New announcements for band instruments!

Hohner Tag Series Harmonicas

D'Addario announces new drum heads and accessories

Ernie Ball announces new John Petrucci Artisan series signature guitars

Fender Announces New Guitars, Amps, and Custom Shop Products for 2015

Suhr Guitars 2015 Collection