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Canon Emphasises Affordability With New EOS RP

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Like the EOS D30, the 300D and the original 5D; Canon’s new EOS RP delivers a new level of affordability and accessibility for anybody contemplating the purchase of a full-35mm format mirrorless camera. While the recent emphasis in this sector has been on higher-end models (from Nikon, Panasonic and Sony, as well as from Canon), the EOS RP is not only the least expensive full-35mm mirrorless camera body on the market, it’s also the smallest and lightest.

Photo: Canon

Canon says the EOS RP is the most compact and lightest full-frame digital camera it has ever made, noting that it’s 25 percent lighter than the EOS R and ten percent smaller.… Read the full article

Olympus Packs 16.6x Zoom Into Compact Lens

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

The new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 represents a 16.6x zooming range which makes it useful for a wide selection of applications, but is obviously particularly suited to any sort of photography where being able to travel light is an advantage. Externally, the new zoom is a fraction under 100 millimetres in length and weighs in at a very manageable 455 grams. The screwthread filter fitting diameter is 72 millimetres.

Photo: Olympus

The external construction is weather-sealed to provide protection against dust and moisture, which Olympus claims is to the same level as its PRO series lenses.… Read the full article

Gibson's 23 new Custom Shop models – Feb '19

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

In This Issue

In this extra sweet edition of Australian Guitar, we take a deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of Australia’s unforgiving new guitar hero, Tash Sultana.

We also riff on the experimental genius of new-wave prog lord Plini, the ever-growing legacy of The Living End and the game-changing guitar tones of The Amity Affliction – in addition to some quality chats with our mates in HalestormAlice in Chains, DieselJoe Satriani and Muncie Girls.… Read the full article

Gibson go all-out with 23 new Custom Shop guitars

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Fresh outta NAMM for another massive year (keep an eye out for our full showcase wrap-up in the forthcoming March issue of Australian Guitar), the good folks at Gibson are doing a crazy good job of convincing us that they well and truly are back on top. And their biggest new bombshell? 23 stunning new guitars in the Custom Shop range.

With one new design amongst the haul – the Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top, touted as “a mash-up of several circa-1959 vintage Gibson models that looks, feels, and plays like a golden-era classic” – Gibson’s new line of Custom Shop offerings favour simplicity and tradition, but don’t skimp on the premium features.… Read the full article

New trade-in deal on Dynaudio Contour speakers

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Dynaudio’s distributor in Australia., BusiSoft AV, has announced a trade-in promotion on Dynaudio’s Contour speakers, which allows purchasers to trade in any old pair of speakers against significant discounts on the new Contour series.

The trade-in values differ according to the price of the purchased speaker, ranging from $500 on the C25C centre speaker in satin finishes up to a $3500 saving on gloss-finished Contour 60s.

The trade-in deal is available on the Contour 20, 30, 60 and 25C models.… Read the full article

Cort G110 + CM15R Package

By | February 10th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

If it’s too good to be true… Words by Steve Henderson.

Note: This piece first appeared in Australian Guitar #131Subscribe to our print edition here!

The Cort catalogue covers such a diverse range of electric (and acoustic) guitars that it’s hard to know where to start. But across this breadth of styles and facilities, there are a couple of common denominators: useability and value.

Even entry-level Cort instruments have pro features that defy the ticket price. So, it makes sense to look at one of those more affordable instruments and, along with it, the practise amp that comprises the other half of a great value package.Read the full article

DZ Deathrays: A Bloody Lovely Slice Of Rock (With Extra Pepperoni)

By | February 10th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

It feels like no more than a month has passed since DZ Deathrays released Bloody Lovely – their chart-destroying fourth album, which left fans gasping for air after it spurred uncontrollable bedroom moshes back in January ’18. But alas, the Brisbane-native trio of terror are already gearing up to drop another slick ‘n’ sour dance-punk bomshell. LP4 is officially in the bag, as the band announced on Twitter last week, recorded in LA with an all-star cast of guest performers and, for the first time – after four storied years of playing with the band as their touring guitarist – Lachlan Ewbank as the official third member of DZ Deathrays.… Read the full article

Live Gallery: Gang Of Youths, Sydney 31/01/19

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

In This Issue

In this extra sweet edition of Australian Guitar, we take a deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of Australia’s unforgiving new guitar hero, Tash Sultana.

We also riff on the experimental genius of new-wave prog lord Plini, the ever-growing legacy of The Living End and the game-changing guitar tones of The Amity Affliction – in addition to some quality chats with our mates in HalestormAlice in Chains, DieselJoe Satriani and Muncie Girls.… Read the full article

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WIN: Keen to get your hands on some slick new JVB strings?

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

As it was best summed up by Australian Guitar writer Peter Hodgson in his glowing review of JVB’s critically acclaimed Premium Polymer Coated Guitar Strings: “What would you prefer: a guitar string that sounds great, or a guitar string that lasts a long time? In an ideal world, the perfect answer would be, ‘Both, please’ and we’d all go about our business. But that’s not really the way it is. 

“Guitar strings usually sound great in that magic zone where they’ve been played in for a few hours (long enough to be stretched in) but there’s usually a gradual drop-off in clarity, playability and tuning stability.… Read the full article

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Dream On Dreamer vs. The Getaway Plan: Shredders In Crime

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

It’s the massive Melbourne alt-rock pairing we never knew we needed so badly until now: heavy scene heavyweights Dream On Dreamer and emo corner mainstays The Getaway Plan

Both bands have been crucial players in the local rock uprising of the late Aughts and 2010s, and with enormous albums under both of their belts to push – The Getaway Plan are still riding high on their critically acclaimed 2015 album, Dark Horses, Dream On Dreamer had the same level of diehard fandom when they dropped It Comes And Goes last May – they’re heading off on the co-headline tour to end all co-headline tours.… Read the full article

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