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Posted on: August 24, 2004 @ 12:11 AM
Way_ne
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I noticed at the newsagent the other day that there’s a new Australian music technology magazine called Digital Music Maker.

The first issue is out now but I only had a quick look. The last effort was Next Music which only lasted 18 months or so. The problem in the past I think has been that they haven’t seemed to be able to offer much that isn’t already covered between Keyboard and Future Music among others.

It has a cover disc and I think it was about $16. Hopefully they will be able to pick up some retail and distributor advertising and some reader classifieds so there will be more point in buying it. It would be good to have a locally published mag that stays around for the long term.

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Posted on: September 18, 2004 @ 04:37 PM
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Re: New Homegrown Music Magazine

Audio Technology is already such a great magazine, I cant imagine another would be able to cover anything not already covered by Audio Technolgy.

Their writers are great, local aussie industry pro’s......and they review gear that is worth taking the time to read about, not the crap that doesnt cut it.

Just my 2 cents.....

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Posted on: September 18, 2004 @ 07:28 PM
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Re: New Homegrown Music Magazine

I didn’t know about that one. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

I think a big problem is that it’s difficult to compete with the European and U.S. magazines. They cover most of the bases already though last time I bought keyboard it had shot up to around $16, so price might work in their favour. I like to support a local magazine but they need to produce a good product.

On the other hand our motorcycle magazines like AMCN and Two Wheels are world class.

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Posted on: September 23, 2004 @ 01:23 AM
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Re: New Homegrown Music Magazine

You didnt know about Audio Technology??? It is a great magazine, and Im sure they have nationwide distribution. Try at a bigger newsagency maybe.

You will love it....trust me. Great prodcuts reviewed, and awesome articles. Keep your eyes peeled for ‘First Word”, ‘Last Word’, and ‘Stavs Word’.

It is a magazine for audio engineers and recording musicians, but they do review synths etc...anything thats new and a good product.

Also.....at $4.95 AUD it is an absolute bargain!!!!!

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Posted on: September 23, 2004 @ 03:59 AM
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Re: New Homegrown Music Magazine

I probably spotted it in among a bunch of others but didn’t suss that it was local.

In spite of some of it’s faults, I liked the long running Sonics magazine. In a relatively small market like ours I think a music technology magazine that covers a wide range of subjects like guitars, PA, recording, keyboards etc is still a good formula.

I suppose with the considerable growth in the number of home studios made possible by more affordable technology there’s now a large enough user base to support a more specialist magazine. It’s been that way with guitar for ever but it seems like more people are now buying turntables instead. A bloke from the local music shop recently told me of a DJ who actually described himself as a “musician”. I guess that finally lets drummers off the hook......

BTW, you appear to be new here. Whereabouts are you at?

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Posted on: September 24, 2004 @ 12:23 AM
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Re: New Homegrown Music Magazine

I have been around for roughly a year, or maybe slightly less, when I first bought my Motif Rack......but I kinda stopped frequenting this forum as I got used to operating my Mo’Rack more efficiently and stopped having so many silly technical problems....

I am in Sydney, northern beaches. yourself?

Ummm........DJ’s? Well, some of these guys that are scratching and beat juggling are exceptionally talented, and dedicate alot of time and energy into their music, even if it is not quite what some of us may call music, but they are contributing to an art form and scene, and that isnt at all bad. So, I dont mind if they call themselves musicians......DJ’s perform a function, and at the clubs they make alot of people happy, so I think that is a good thing.

I think music, and musicianship is not as clear cut as it once was. There is alot of experimental stuff going on, and people are pushing boundaries, and exploring unconventional forms of music, and I think that as long as people are being creative and innovative, then music will strive and only become better.......just my opinions though.

So, what other gear do you have, if you dont mind my asking??? What kind of music do you make?? and do you have any examples posted somewhere??? I always like to listen to new music, especially aussie stuff!

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Posted on: September 26, 2004 @ 02:18 AM
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Re: New Homegrown Music Magazine

I’m in Albury/Wodonga - excitement plus! It gets made fun of for a reason. It is a nice part of the country but it’s lost a lot of that charm. Plus I’ve always loved the ocean.

I’m hoping to make a move to the coast in the not too distant future, the search for a new home starts around Newcastle. I’ll be visiting some friends there as soon as they have a weekend free.

When I said DJ I was talking about the fairly typical example we have around here. They just play their CD collection and that’s about it. We don’t have the luxury of seeing the rather more skilled entertainers you probably take for granted in a capital city. I suppose there should be a new term to distinguish them from someone who figures out how to beat-match one song to the next. That’s about the max skill level we get to see here yet some of the resident ones in local venues act like they’re gods. The worst part is that there’s only a couple or so that manage to even wind up the crowd with their song choice. The twin-cities are still pretty much a small town mentality, which was fine until some people around here started consciously trying to act just so cosmopolitan. The bottom line is it’s not as good as when I came here 12 years ago, which is one reason I want to shift.

I’ve got an assortment of gear, a lot of which is for sale since being superseded by the ES6 and Virus (and also to help pay for them). There’s another thread here where I listed most of the for sale stuff.

My plan is to base the electricity music around the ES6, Virus C and PC along with the mixer. That’s the little home studio coming together that now mainly just needs a pair of monitors and eventually a decent condensor mic. There’s also a Levinson Blade guitar, Seymour Duncan amp and a lonely bass guitar that might need it’s own amp too. The most serious omission is probably a decent acoustic guitar. That used to be what got the most use - add to the list. That covers most of the ground but the plan all along is to have a live rig too, which mainly just means I get a good pair of FOH speakers (and wedges, snake etc) which shouldn’t be far off.

As soon as I get the back room painted I’ll put all this gear in the same place and see what comes out. I’m into anything from trance or general electronica to Rock and plenty of popular music in between - which is only the short answer. So I might be listenening to Aerosmith, Jarre, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, Dandy Warhols, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Queen, Foreigner, Garbage, John Fogerty/Creedence, Bowie, U2 etc etc and more in the same day. Since I haven’t done the home music making thing before I’ve no idea what I’ll come up with. I’ve worked with a few bands doing lighting or sound in the past and now I want to take the wheel and put that all together. So for now it’ll be a solo hobby with a learning curve.

I’ve just set up my little 10 Mb web space that Optus supplies with a crappy template. I’ll be posting up some pics and stuff of the gear and gear for sale soon.

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Posted on: September 26, 2004 @ 02:16 PM
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Re: New Homegrown Music Magazine

You have a Virus too! Awesome.......The Virus has got to be one of my most prized pieces in my little collection.

Always nice to have an acoustic guitar lying around.....and they are pretty cheap these days, I have a couple, and am looking for another one, maybe a nylon string classical guitar. You can never have too many musical instruments....the more the better!

Maybe for the bass you should try out one of those Line 6 POD’s....or something from Sansamp....I bought a bass POD off ebay, dirt cheap, and it has some cool amp simulators and FX, aswel as a decent DI sound.

Oh yeah....we in the big smoke get the typical “Im a god” DJ’s too......but I guess there is a certain standard to adhere to so alot of the DJ’s that have no talent just dont get gigs......some do though, as in most cases, it’s not what you know, but who...........

There is a site that I use for web hosting, and I think you get 20MB for free, but there are alot of popups and ad banners, but for something like US$8.95/month you get a domain name and 50MB web space. Plus they have a basic site builder app.......it is still a bit of a shambles, like sometimes things dont work so well, or do funny things.....but it is pretty cool.

[url=http://www.tripod.lycos.com]http://www.tripod.lycos.com [/url] check it out!

See ya around!

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