IN THE LOOP Newsletter - February 2017
Yes it is February already, what does that mean? NAMM 2017 is over and there is a whole lot of new product released. Also It means there is limited time left on our Back to School Sale for 2017. Our ESP Re-Strung event is just around the corner, and we will check in with some of our sponsored bands and see how and what they are doing.
What's New From NAMM 2017?
Universal Audio announced Apollo Twin MkII
Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows — delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.
Blackstar have introduced a Bluetooth version of their smash hit FLY
The Blackstar FLY 3 Bluetooth Mini Amp is now available with Bluetooth connectivity for music playback. The FLY 3 Bluetooth mini amp retains all the great tone, flexibility of control and features of the original, but the addition of Bluetooth makes it the perfect take anywhere practice amp and MP3 speaker dock.
Boss is Celebrating 40 Years of Pedal Innovation with a Limited Edition DS-1
In 1977, BOSS launched the iconic compact series with the OD-1 Overdrive, PH-1 Phaser, and SP-1 Spectrum pedals. In the 40 years since that introduction, the ed by generations of musicians, with 119 unique pedal models produced to date and well over 15 million units sold. Our pedals are used by players of all levels, from famous touring pros to bedroom hobbyists. In fact, it’s hard to find an experienced guitarist who hasn’t used one or more BOSS pedals at some point throughout their playing career.
Akai released the Next Generation Standalone MPC
Introducing the ultimate studio centrepiece for beat-oriented production. Unrivalled combination of power & portability — bringing the studio to the stage
The MPC has well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. MPC X and MPC Live come pre-installed with 10GB of radio-ready sounds.
Korg Kronos Light Scale Officially Announced
Korg is presenting a new Korg Kronos version: the Korg Kronos LS. It’s a light edition 88 keys Kronos. The main difference with the normal version is the keybed. It’s a semi-weighted keybed, just like the 61 version. Ideal for playing organs, fast synth phrases and doing glissandos without hurting your fingers.
Arturia's New Drumbrute hits the ground running
Providing 17 distinct, fully analog drum and percussion instruments with an intuitive sequencer, massive connectivity, a two-mode Steiner-Parker filter, and dynamic performance controls, DrumBrute will take your beat production to the next level.
Up Coming Events
ESP RE-STRUNG 1st March 2017
Do you own an ESP/LTD Guitar? Do you want to Re-String it for Free?
Just bring it down on the 1st of March and we will re-string your ESP/LTD Guitar for free and while you wait treat your self to a Free Sausage Sizzle. No strings attached, (Except for the ones we put on your guitar ;)
Man Cave Experience
Belfield Music will be appearing at this years inaugural Man Cave Experience. The MCE Sydney Expo will be held at Sydney Showground, Olympic Park on the 15th & 16th of July 2017.
We will be showing off the latest range of ESP/LTD Guitars & Blackstar Amps. So drop by, have a chat with one of our guitar experts and grab a free Show Bag and get your picture taken with one of our ESP ladies while striking a pose on your favourite guitar.
2 Weeks left on our Back to School Specials...
ARE YOU PLANNING TO PICK UP AN INSTRUMENT IN 2017 AND START PRACTISING? MAYBE YOUR CHILD HAS AN INTEREST IN MUSIC?
More and more people are starting to learn an instrument, and in 2016 we realised the piano has become the top choice of students first instruments. Particularly because digital pianos have become so portable and affordable.
If the piano is your instrument of choice and you're a young beginner, we'd recommend checking out these specific keyboards. The Casio CTK-240 and CTK-3200. Both designed for young students and very budget friendly. It might be a good choice for your child, especially if they're (or you aren't) certain they'll continue to play piano - it also won't break the bank.
If you're a student with more experience, then we definitely do not recommend the abovementioned keyboards. What we do suggest you check out is the Casio CDP-120, and the Korg LP-180, LP-380 and B1. These are digital pianos with slick designs and exceptional playing performance. (They're also our top sellers and a reason why we've put them on this specials list).
We've got plenty more other instruments and accessories on our Back to School Special. If you'd like to view them, just keep scrolling down! You can click on any of the product images or 'more info', and you'll be taken to the product's page.
If you have ANY questions regarding our products (or just want to say w'sup) please feel free to call our store on 1300 00 77 26, and you can speak to our super awesome sales staff!
Mackie Madness Sale Ends 28th Feb
The Mackie massive price drop is running out, be sure to get in quick. Looking to start up fresh or upgrade your existing PA you can do it with the ProFx & Thumps, with guaranteed Mackie Built Like A Tank quality you can't go wrong.
Mackie ProFX 8 V2 was $549 now $369
Mackie ProFX 12 V2 was $679 now $449
Mackie Thump 12 Pair was $1458now $949
Mackie Thump 15 Pair was $1598now $999
Mackie Thump 18s Sub was $1899 now $1199
Keeping Up With The Sponsored Bands
Hunt 4 Home
Not long after the release of their first EP Verax (available on most online stores) the alternative rock - punk band is working on the release of second album which will see the creation of 12 new songs with the unique sound that can only be Hunt for Home. In the next three months the band will record these songs and also release two music videos for their album. At the front line of this band is Silhouette Woods singer song writer and vocalist. Her voice has been likened to that of evanescence with the look of Nikki Sixx Circa 1985, and the band overall likened to Blink 182. The other members of the band are Kyle Moore - lead guitarist - Luke Glover - bassist and Wade Mobbs drummer all from Port Macquarie New South Wales. The appearance of the boys on stage has been likened to that of extra's from a Mad Max Movie. The band put a lot of time into their costumes as part of setting the scene for a great night of entertainment.
Plans are in motion to tour New South Wales and beyond later this year - the band will also be at regular venues throughout the year performing from an extensive list of cover songs ranging from modern to classic eighties something for everyone. They have performed front line support with international touring bands such as Caligula's Horse and others. The band perform near and far and at numerous venues such as the Stag and Hunter and Las O Gowrie, Newcastle and recently the iconic Frankies Pizza Sydney.
Long term the band are working hard to make their mark in the music world and have their sights set on international market. In the past the band have been involved in many sponsored and charitable events and Silhouette Woods has represented Australia as the international ambassador for Bystander Revolution - and worked pro actively alongside other overseas celebrities raise awareness of bullying.
The band are committed not only to their love for music but the desire to take this out to the audience in a positive manner. For all the latest information on the band Hunt for Home or Silhouette Woods please jump across to their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other online mediums.
Silhouette Woods will be busy working on her new songs this year and will be creating new music videos as well as working hard writing music for the band Hunt for Home and you can see her performing with the band at various locations around New South Wales and beyond.
Check out Hunt for Home Youtube for Music & Videos:
We are a 5-piece pop-punk band from Western Sydney that formed in 2014, we’ve been touring and gigging steadily around Sydney, and have just recently supported the renowned UK acts Moose Blood and As It Is on their Sydney tour dates. We have released our debut EP ‘Take Shape’ which is available for free download on Bandcamp, and we have plans for an upcoming release in third quarter 2017.
Band members:Vocals – Aiden Guitar – Jayden Guitar –Damien Bass – Gavin Drums - Alec
Check them out on Facebook
Listen to there Debut LP HERE.
Interested in becoming a sponsored band, just sent us an email to email@example.com and just include a little bio about your band.