Sunday, January 26, 2014

Buying Used Sound Gear in Canadian Musician Magazine

This is the cover of the latest issue of Canadian Musician Magazine for January/February 2014.

You find an article that I wrote that is featured in the Live Sound Column entitled "Buying Used Sound Gear"
If you would like to read the article, you can go to the current online edition of the magazine to view.

Here is the link:
Buying Used Sound Gear Article - Canadian Musician

Click on the link, let the magazine load first and then go to page 60 to view my article.

It is very cool to see something I wrote in print. I asked the editor if I can contribute more articles for future issues and said that would be okay as long as I submit the topic to him first. Just so that I don't write about something that has been done before.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Neal Schon and Jan Hammer Albums Available Now For Download


Just found this press release on the Neal Schon music website. Finally after many years, the original Neal Schon and Jan Hammer albums have finally been released digitally available for download. Both of these albums came out around the time of the Journey - "Escape" album. 1981-1982.

Click this link to read the press release from the Neal Schon website:

Being that I am huge fan of Neal Schon's guitar work, I am going to acquire these from iTunes. Of course, if they are available on CD then, I will buy the physical copies instead. I have other Neal Schon solo albums and these two discs will be a nice addition to my collection.

Here is a video of the stand out track on the 1982 album "Here To Stay".
“No More Lies,” the standout single from Here to Stay, rose to the Top 40 on Billboard’s Rock chart, and spawned one of MTV’s most popular videos. Critics were lavish in their praise, describing the album as “incendiary” and stating, “for sheer rock with no pretensions, Here to Stay is the ticket.”

Professional Sound Magazine Online

Professional Sound Magazine is a Canadian publication produced by Norris-Whitney Communications Inc. They publish 6 issues of the magazine each year allowing the audio professional to gain information on the latest trends within the industry.

Personally, I have subscription to this magazine and love receiving my hard copy in the mail every 2 months.
Recently, the company has added online editions of their magazine to the company website using the ISSUU publising website. Now you can view up to 6 back issues of Professional Sound magazine whnever and wherever you want to. This is a great setup now especially if you are just an occasional reader or you happen to miss an issue along the way.

If you are an audio professional in Canada, you should be reading Professional Sound magazine for all the latest news, trends and gear options available. If you do not have a subscription to the magazine, I invite you to check out the ISSUU website and spend some time reading Professional Sound.

Click on the following link to take you to Professional Sound magazine on ISSUU. 

Once inside, select and issue and start reading. Enjoy.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Advice For Audio Professionals Booklet Free Download

On the website for Canadian Musician magazine there is a page of free downloads available to musicians and  sound professionals alike. There are booklets of information taken from various issues of Canadian Musician and Professional Sound magazines. The booklets are PDF version and downloadable for free.

As the "Soundtechguy", I was naturally drawn to the booklet entitled, "Advice For Audio Professionals". There are a number a great articles inside on professional audio topics. I invite to download the booklet and read all about it. Find the link below.

Click on this link to download the free booklet "Advice For Audio Professionals"

Click on this link to go to the Canadian Musician magazine Free Downloads page for a complete list of all the free downloads available

Remember, the downloads are free and they are suggesting that you share them with all of your musician and sound techs friends. Enjoy!

3 Bands Coming to The Stubborn Mule Sarnia, ON.

Coming up soon will be 3 great bands playing at The Stubborn Mule Bar in Sarnia, ON. For Christmas, my wife bought me tickets for the first two shows and I was invited to attend the third.

February 8, 2014 - Canadian band "Platinum Blonde" in concert

March 1, 2014 - Sarnia born musician "Kim Mitchell" in concert

March 29, 2014 - Canadian guitarist "David Wilcox" in concert

Right now if you go online to you can purchase tickets for all 3 bands at one low price of only $65.00+ HST. Not a bad deal for 3 great bands.