<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:10:58 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - DW]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:57:28 +0000

DW was founded in 1972, and only continues to grow and be a top-notch supplier of all your drumming needs. Producing products made of the highest quality design, material, and craftsmanship, DW knows what their customers want, and boy, do they deliver! Offering a variety of drums, drum hardware, and drum accessories, pick up a DW product today and you won't be disappointed!

The beautiful Limited Edition Black Page Icon Snare Drum is finished in Birdseye Maple, with dyed Black Pearl Laser inlays, and Laser-Engraved notation. The size is 6.5x14

This 45th Anniversary drum kit comes in Natural to Candy Black Burst over Sycamore Spruce, and has nickel hardware.

Introducing the Collector's Series Stainless Steel Drum kit. These drums come with Double A 2-ply DW heads, and have 1.5mm rolled shells.

The Santa Monica Trap Case Throne pays tribute to DW's roots as a small drum school in California. They can store a lightweight hardware set-up, pedal, stick bag, cowbell, and more. Available in Black Tolex (pictured above) or White Marine FinishPly.

The Santa Monica Trap Case Throne in the White Marine FinishPly finish.

The Pancake Bass Drum is a shallow bass drum design. Made from North American Maple, this 2.5" single-headed shell has a Black Satin finish, and is equipped with removable claw hook spurs.

The DW Lowboy hi-hat stand is a unique percussion accessory that can fit into any drum set-up, with ease. Allowing drummers to stack cymbal effects, add a hi-hat tambourine, or keep time the way they would with their main hi-hat.

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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Ludwig]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:16:52 +0000

Ludwig is a long-time manufacturer of percussion products and accessories, and there is no doubt that they hold the most famous name on drums. With a long list of famous artists being the proud owners of anything Ludwig, you simply can't go wrong with this company.

Ludwig exhibited their Evolution Maple Series drum kits at NAMM 2017, and they sure are stunners! Featuring North American Maple shells in a 6-piece configuration, these kits come in four Lacquer finishes: Red Burst, Mahogany Burst (pictured above), Transparent Blue, and Transparent Black.

Ludwig is celebrating American jazz drummer, Buddy Rich's, 100'th birthday, by debuting this modern take on Rich's classic set up.  Featuring a bass drum shell-mounted splash cymbal holder, and a vintage rail consolette tom mount.

Ludwig's new Mojave Maple Limited Edition Standard Maple Snare

The new Alex Van Halen Limited Edition snare drum is sure to have drummers everywhere drooling! Featuring a raw aluminum shell, brass hardware, and a commemorative certificate and custom hardcase.

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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Pacific Drums & Percussion]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:23:09 +0000

Pacific Drums & Percussion established in 2002, and are well known for their drums, percussion instruments, and drum hardware. This company doesn't mess around when it comes to providing stunning, top of the line products that are guaranteed to have you coming back for more.

This all-new, all-maple 3-piece shell pack comes in a traditional Bebop size, and features vintage-style, low-profile claw hooks and plied maple counter hoops. These kits have a calfskin tonality, and can be tuned up or down for a variety of musical situations.

The Daru Jones New Yorker officially debuted at NAMM 2017, and we couldn't be more excited about it! Gig-friendly and a blast to play, this 4-piece beauty is paired with DW Ultraslight hardware, and includes cases for every piece.

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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Latin Percussion]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:22:48 +0000

LP has been changing the game for 50 years with their expansive list of percussion instruments. They are the leading manufacturer of hand percussion, including congas, timbales, bongos, and cowbells. Artists all over the world rely on LP to give them only the best of the best, and they deliver every time!

We love this cool finish!

Check out this cool backpack style holding case!

Cowbells, anyone?

Some of the new LP products shown here are the Hand-Held Jam Block, the Jingle Click, One Shot Small Shakers, the Finger Shot, the Vari-Tone Shaker, the Rock Shaker, the Shake-It, and some awesome Twist-Shakers!

The new LP Big Egg, the DuoShake, Ganza Shakers, and Double Ganza Shakers.

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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Spalt Instruments]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:47:40 +0000

Spalt Instruments relish the individuality of their guitars, and obsess over improving them and optimizing play-ability. Spalt explores new venues and concepts while striking a balance between functionality and aesthetic, which leads them to make unique instruments that push the boundaries and open new possibilities to musicians willing to explore and expand the music scope. Their prime quality of tone is in the richness, definition, liveliness, transparency, and balance present in the sound of the instrument.

It's been 15 years since Spalt Instruments has been at NAMMFor the first time in 15 years, NAMM exhibited Spalt Instruments!

Showcased, we have three beautiful and unique pieces; the R1602 "Pierrot's Nightmare", the "R1603 Siren Song" and the "R1502 Chocolate Boy" guitars.


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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Tech 21]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:23:33 +0000

The New York based manufacturer, Tech 21, was established in 1989. They introduced the SansAmp tube amplifier emulator - the first device of it's kind - and permitted recording to a mixing console directly. Tech 21 continually strives to offer player-friendly, multi-functional, and roadworthy products including distortion pedals, bass pedals, rack mount units, as well as a range of SansAmp-technology-built amplifiers.

This year at NAMM, Tech 21 introduced the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp, the GED 2112.

Lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist Geddy Lee from RUSH, partnered up with Tech 21 to create a simplified signature SansAmp.

In previous years, Geddy has used the SansAmp RBI and the SansAmp RPM, streamlining his gear presented the challenge of condensing a rackload of equipment into a single rackspace. The solution - a new format for Parellel Pre-Amping.

Geddy says the GED-2112 is "the foundation for great bass tone in any set up.".  Features include dual all-analog circuits, Drive section, Deep section, saturation and drive controls, dual A/B inputs, effect loops with mix 50/50 blend switch, semi-parametric EQ with mid shift, and tuner output.

Unique? You betcha.


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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Roland]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:23:10 +0000

Founded in 1972, Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments such as keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors and multimedia products. With over 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets standards for music technology worldwide. Roland's passion is to help you make the best sounding music.

Roland unveils the Rubix Series audio interfaces and Go:MIXER (seen below) at NAMM 2017.

The Go:MIXER is an Audio Mixer for Smartphones making it easier and more convenient to capture high quality audio on the run, no matter where you may be. Just plug it into your device and boom, experience the pristine audio quality in an instance. The Go:MIXER is a quintessential tool for creating professional sounding content. It allows you to experience the freedom of recording professional quality audio in one simple take by offering a multitude of inputs readily available, which allows you to connect your musical instruments, media players and microphones to mix while recording.

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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Cosmic Truss]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:59:08 +0000

Cosmic Truss is a product created by German Light Products founded in 2011. GLP first set up in 1994 when the Euro disco boom was running at full tilt. With all their hard work GLP has become an established and respected brand, being at the forefront of the LED technology of entertainment lighting due to their quality, availability, reliability and innovation.

At NAMM 2017, Cosmic Truss killed it with their booth set up featuring "Skully" (not to be confused with The X-Files' Agent Scully). With a set up like this, it was bound to draw the attention of everyone that walked by!

The skull itself is a version of one that had previously been created by Australian designer Aldo Fabrizio in collaboration with Cosmic's territorial distributor, Design Quintessence Pty Ltd.

Cosmic Truss used this visual highlight to promote a new range of staging platforms that are rugged, strong and flexible with standard sections running alongside with curved pieced, steps and a full set of handrail accessories.

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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Lakland]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:14:06 +0000

Lakland Bass Guitars are known as one of the market's most respected instruments that are favoured by discerning players and professional artists worldwide. These basses deliver a vintage comfort and contemporary ingenuity that deliver an unparalleled playing experience. Lakland invests in innovation and sets new benchmarks for quality and versatility.

One of the many showcased basses include the Lakland Skyline 55-02 5 String Bass. It offers a quilt maple top and is equipped with the MM/J pick-up configuration and custom 3-band EQ preamp used in the US made bass. It has a 35" scale neck and smooth frets that make this bass a pleasure to play. It is available in different colours such as; Black, Natural, Cherry Burst and more. This deluxe bass with Maple fingerboard has raised the bar worldwide for high-end 5 strings!

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<![CDATA[NAMM 2017 - Fender Custom Shop Founders Design Guitars Coming to Cosmo]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:46:52 +0000

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