Sunday, August 31, 2014

Presentation of the Yamaha DXR Active Loudspeakers Series

One of my musician friends recently purchased the Yamaha DXR15 active loudspeakers and Yamaha DXS15 active subwoofers for his compact PA system. Nothing but rave reviews about these speakers and subs from my friend.

I just found a great video from the Yamaha corporation which pertains to the DXR/DXS series of loudspeakers. Click below to watch the presentation video.

Canadian Musician Free Downloads Page

Canadian Musician magazine has a FREE Downloads page that features the best articles from past issues of the magazine. Each download is a collection of articles devoted to individual pieces of the musical puzzle.
Tips for recording, indie music, bassists, guitarists, keyboardists, songwriters, woodwind players, brass players, percussionists, vocalists, digital music, the music business, live sound and advice for audio professionals.

Click here for the Free downloads page and then click on the particular subject link to download those featured articles.

You can also read the current and back issues of the magazine online in digital form. Click on the link to select CM Online and then select the issue you wish to view.

Happy Reading!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Festival Of Good Things - Sarnia, ON. - Sat. August 30th

Coming up this weekend, Sat, Aug 30, 2014 is the "Festival Of Good Things" in Sarnia, Ontario Canada. This is an annual day-long celebration for Sarnia and Lambton County. There daytime festivities which are free and evening, ticketed concerts at a cost of $40.00 for all that bands.

The fun starts on Friday, Aug. 29th the evening before with a kick-off party to the main event on Saturday. The fun starts at 6pm at Sarnia Bay Marina.

Featured on the Friday evening is the Refined Fuel Brewing Co. and The Awesome Foundation.
- With live music from:
- Kennedy Cult
- In The End We Dance
- Horseless Headman

On Saturday, August 30th there will be FREE entertainment during the daytime featuring the following bands:
- Woodshed Orchestra
- Kashka
- Small Town Get Up
- Lit'l Chicago
- Serf Kanata
- The Silence Of Ivory
- The Woodlands

The evening entertainment is a $40.00 ticketed concert featuring the following artists:
- Gord Downie, The Sadies and The Conquering Sun
- with special guests:
- Library Voices
- Molly Thomason
- Craig Cardiff

Good Wine (And Beer) will be available from a number of guest brewers:
- Refined Fuel Brewing Co.
- Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.
- Railway City Brewing Co.
- Mill Street Brewery
- Alton Farms Estate Winery

For all the details of the Festival of Good Things, please check out the web site here:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The World Famous Whisky A Go Go Upgrades to BEHRINGER's X32 Digital Mixer

This weekend I had to opportunity to mix sound on a Behringer X-32 digital mixing console. The X-32 is one of the easiest digital consoles I have had a chance to use. It was enjoyable to use.

Tonight I found a great video on the Behringer YouTube page all about the The Famous Whiskey A Go Go Club in LA upgrading from analog consoles to the Behringer X-32 digital consoles. Click below to watch the  video:

Apparently other clubs in Hollywood are installing Behringer X-32 digital consoles into their venues. Cool!
Also our local Imperial Theatre for the Performing Arts has installed a Behringer X-32 into the venue replacing a Soundcraft GB8-40 channel, analog mixing console.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Gordon Lightfoot Featured In Canadian Musician Magazine

In the current July/August issue of Canadian Musician magazine, Canadian Icon, Gordon Lightfoot is featured. You can select the online, digital edition of the magazine to read the article on page 34.

Click on the following link to view the magazine: