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WORD ‘ROUND TOWN, April 2015

News & Events for musicians

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sound City want you!
Sound City Melbourne are generously offering one lucky musician a free EP recording. The competition will be judged by renowned Australian producers Michael Stangel and Danny Sincic. Entries close May 20 and the lucky winner will be drawn on June 1. Send your demos to info@soundcitymelbourne.com or mail them to 10/59 Hudsons Road, Spotswood 3015.

BS Sound says hello to new Behringer XR18 digital mixer
Melbourne’s PA hire company BS Sound has just received the anticipated XR18 model, which features 16 Midas mic preamps, four stereo multi-effects and six aux/fold-back outputs. This is one of the new breed of wireless iPad exclusive mixers and is available to hire from BS Sound now with a complete 16 channel PA. The hire package includes an iPad specific set-up.
More info here

Ninety Nine 100 acquires vintage gear
The Balaclava recording studio has just scored a 1960s Reverbalux Oil Can Delay. Creating very unusual echo effects, this is a much sought after treasure box.
Get familiar with Ninety Nine 100 here

EVENTS THIS MONTH

Last Match Recording Studios presents: Open recording studio, Thursday April 16; 23; 30, 10am-3pm, 19-21 Belgium Ave, Richmond
This free community program will be led by local producer Christopher Sprake. The open recording session will involve demonstrations and workshops in song writing, instrumentation development, recording, mixing and mastering. All welcome; community lunch included. Book ahead due to popular demand. Call Chris on 0438 325 334

Last Match Recording Studios presents: Beats & electronic music production, Tuesday April 14; 21; 28, 4-6pm, 19-21 Belgium Ave, Richmond
For the beats and electronic production enthusiasts. Learn tricks, tools and workshop ideas at this free community program. Everyone is welcome.
Contact Christopher on 0438 325 334 for more info.

Sound Check Symposium – Live Music in the Sustainable City, Friday April 10, RMIT Melbourne.
This symposium addresses the ubiquitous relationship between noise issues and live music performance in inner city music venues. The event will tackle the most appropriate methods of monitoring noise issues before and after an event and avoiding violation. Intent on bringing together musicians, venue operators, festival curators and sound hire companies, the event will prompt further research and discourse. The event will feature guest speaker Marcel Kok (dBcontrol — a company specialising in event noise monitoring and research), plus a bunch of other presentations run by field experts.
Keep updated with this event here

The Songwriter Sessions, Thursday April 9; Sunday April 12; Thursday April 23, various venues.
Presented by The Taste of Indie Collective, The Songwriter Sessions is a free and popular interactive event. This month – across three different dates at three different venues (Horse Bazaar, Brunswick Hotel, Bar Oussou) – The Songwriter Sessions sees a line-up of pre-selected songwriters on stage playing songs and discussing the inspiration and process behind their music. This month’s line-up includes Mark Fisher, Al King and Michael Yule.
Head here to keep up to date with the program.

STEP presents: Melbourne — The Music Capital, Wednesday April 15, The Toff in Town, 7:30pm.
Presented by Vice Royalty, Higher Plains and Collarts, STEP’s event ‘Melbourne — The Music Capital’ will see a panel of music industry folk discussing all things music & Melbourne. Speakers include Simon Winkler (Triple R music coordinator & presenter), Mikey Cahill (The Herald Sun) and Nick O’ Byrne (Courtney Barnett, BIGSOUND). Local soul band The Harpoons will close out the evening.
Head here for more info and ticket deets.

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