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Hey gang.

I have a few items lying around that Im not using much and wish to sell off. Ill try here before adding to the price and doing the obligatory ebay/craigslist thing.

Prices are firm.

SmPro EP84 8x preamp (2RU) +ADAT mod - retilas $969, selling for $450 - Only used once, comes in original box
Rode NT5 condensore mics (pair with case) - rrp $770, selling for $300 - Barely used
Drumcraft DC6 single bass drum pedal - rrp $99, sell for $65 - brand new, still boxed
Drumcraft DC6 hihat stand - rrp $109, sell for $70 - brand new, still boxed
Edirol PCR-300 controller - rrp $469, sell for $160 - No box or software (but can be downloaded), used once


Western Australia / Short soundbyte of Evolution Machine's Upcoming EP...
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:25:44 PM »
Here is a 20-second "sneak-peak" at what Evolution Machine has been working diligently on over the past 3 months. No vocals recorded as of yet - Comments/suggestions from our supporters are WELCOME and please accept this as a quick "thankyou" to the wonderful people who have braved the elements to come and support us since our inception.

At this point the EP should be ready by Summer 2011. Updates (and perhaps more sneak previews!) to follow

WA Gigs / Evolution Machine - The Paddo, Wed Aug 3 - Free entry!
« on: July 11, 2011, 01:25:12 PM »


Evolution Machine
Jupiter Zeus

Wed, August 3, 2011, 8pm-11pm

FREE ENTRY and an early night (Wed), so us workers don't have to stay out all night, mid-week!

Evolution Machine are returning for their first show for 2011 with new bassist Dan Parker on June 22 at the Paddo.

The Paddington Alehouse
Wednesdsay, June 22


DAM FEW (Acoustic) - 8pm

We have a few suprises and some yet to be announced giveaways, so stay tuned.

For those into it, please link to the Facebook site and register your RSVP.

Its also doubling as a huge birthday celebration for local stalwart Stevie D who turns 21 (again). You'll remember Stevie from such local events as SLAM over many years, who has been the driving force for this event which has probably offered most of us a gig or two under its banner in its time.

For those that don't know, the Paddo is having live original bands every Wednesday night. Its FREE ENTRY and its all over by 11:00, so it doesn't have to be a late one for those who work!

Hope to see you there!

International / Dream Theaters new drummer =
« on: April 30, 2011, 12:43:48 AM »
Mr Mike Mangini.

A really good fit I think. Great player and that slightly eccentric personality thatll make him unique in DT.
I really dug the audition process too!

General discussion / Symphony X - Hell yes
« on: March 14, 2011, 10:24:43 PM »

I think this is great news for original music around town.
I dont know what their official stance is on metal just yet, but irrespective, theyre still giving original stuff a look-in, and desrve to be supported.

If those of you with Facebook could spare a minute to 'like' their official page for it, itd be much appreciated!/pages/Uncovered-On-Thursdays/199748600044595


Equipment for sale / Offloading some of my Sabians cheap.
« on: February 11, 2011, 08:06:17 AM »
Time for yet another cymbal changeover for me.
All cymbals are well used, well loved and crack free!
Prices are firm.

Sabian HH 13" Regular Hats - rrp $719, sell for $290
Sabian HHX Evolution 16" Crash - rrp $509, sell for $240
Sabian HHX Evolution 18" Crash - rrp $599, sell for $300
Sabian HHX Legacy 18" Crash - rrp $599, sell for $300
Sabian AAX 14" Prototype Hats - rrp$814, sell for $450
Sabian AAX 13" Prototype Hats - rrp$744, sell for $420
Sabian HH 21" Medium Heavy Ride - rrp$719, sell for $390

First in, first served!

General discussion / Pro Tools 9 now in stock!
« on: November 22, 2010, 03:14:00 PM »
Not to spam, but I know many of you on here are regular home recording guys, and so I wanted to give the opportunity to you to get a hold of the new version of Pro Tools before everyone else comes in and cleans us out of it.

Kosmic now has the following upgrades in stock.

- Upgrade from LE to PT9
- Upgrade HD with PT9

If anyone is keen on upgrading to Pro Tools 9, please get in touch with our hitech dept ASAP - as this 1st shipment will undoubtedly run out very quickly.

9258 4236 - Cannington Kosmic
9204 7577 - Ozzie Park Kosmic


Gigs waiting!

Evolution Machine are a Perth-based, female-fronted 6pc progressive rock band (in the style of bands like Within Temptation and Epica) and are requiring a full-time bass player, aged 18-35 to join up!

We will be auditioning in the next 4-6 weeks. Criteria is as follows

?   Preferably 18-35 years old
?   Male or Female
?   Own reliable gear and transport
?   Stage experience preferred
?   Vocal ability a bonus
?   A willingess to put in serious work for serious results
?   Songwriting ability a bonus

Ideally, someone versed in music theory with a keen understanding of what it means to be in a working pro band.

If this sounds like you, please email leaving your name and email address ? We will then get back to you with a link to the audition material.

More information about Evolution Machine can be found at the following links

Musician Connection / Evolution Machine - Requiring bass player
« on: July 29, 2010, 11:30:48 PM »
Female fronted progressive hard-rock outfit Evolution Machine seek bass player, 18-35, with own stage-ready gear and transport.

- Must be able to commit to weekly rehearsal.
- Song writing/theory knowledge/stage experience preferred.
- Would suit fans of Epica, Within Temptation, etc.
- Serious applicants only.
- Gigs waiting.

pm for further details...!/pages/Evolution-Machine/248392133342

Equipment for sale / Pro quality Sabian cymbals for sale.
« on: June 30, 2010, 06:24:33 PM »
Im selling a few cymbals that I am no longer using. All are well used but in good condition with no damage.
As before, message me or see me at work (Kosmic Cannington), private sale only, cash only.

Prices firm.

Sabian HHX Evolution 16" Crash - rrp$599.00, my price $300
Sabian HHX Evolution 18" Crash - rrp$699, my price $350
Sabian HH 13" Regular Hats - rrp$849, my price $350
Sabian HH 21" Medium Heavy Ride - rrp$919, my price $450
Sabian 14" Prototype Hats - rrp$939, my price $450
Sabian 13" Prototype Hats - rrp$849, my price $400
Sabian 18" HHX Legacy Crash - rrp$699, my price $350


Equipment for sale / Stolen: Left handed Les Paul Studio
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:16:11 AM »
Another one to be on the lookout for, ppl...

"Hi guys, the singer in my band Shane Johnstone had his house broken in to while he was at work on Monday and had lots of gear stolen including a TV, camera, Guitar and his house trashed.

Please keep an eye out for anyone trying to sell or trade in his much loved LES PAUL STUDIO.

It is black with gold hardware and is LEFT handed making it one of only a couple in WA."

pm me if anyone knows anything


Hey all.

Ive seriously upped my stock of Sabian's at work, and I want to start educating people about the whole deal with cymbal selection/sound etc.

If anyone wants to start gathering the perfect setup for their needs or wants to know more about cymbals in general, please come and see me - but BRING along your current setup so we can match it!

Equipment for sale / FS: Sabian HH 13" Regular Hats
« on: May 19, 2010, 11:28:07 PM »
Nothing 'regular' about them really - They sound fantastic and have done me proud over the past 5 years. Now I need to move them on.
Will sell at $350 (FIRM!) for the pair - rrp$849

First in, first served!

Greetings all.

In addition to drum related material, I have been hosting the names of rehearsal studios, writing reviews, listing teachers and promoting local drummers etc as a labour of love and a contribution to the local scene.

I have noticed that the grand majority of hits have been centred around the reviews/interviews and more specifically the rehearsal rooms pages. Obviously, since this page has been helpful, I am now re-doing the website to focus more on this aspect of the local scene.

I want to include a similar page dedicated to recording studios and teaching schools .

If anyone has a recording studio or knows of one in their area, could you please pm me relevent details (number, address, etc) so that I can start compiling the data?

Thanks in advance!


General discussion / Ebay scammer getting his just rewards
« on: May 02, 2010, 12:15:05 PM »
Lets hope the cops see the right perspective on this one.

Just read this this morning - posted through another site - Wow, over 40,000 hits now!

A guy that has been scammed on ebay has set up a site under the scammers name and is publicly shaming him, which the scammer is obivously unhappy about and is taking legal action for defamation.

For anyone that buys stuff through ebay, you may find this interesting.

Click on the "Read about my experience" link and see what has transpired thus far...

Whattaya think? should this guy be punished for his website? The law says he should...But if you're defaming a law-breaker whos ripped you off, should there be a grounds for it?

Every so often, a local band will crank out a tune so awesome that even punters who wouldnt normally see the band inexplicably end up knowing the song.

What go down as your top few local songs of all time?

General discussion / *** Review *** - Homewood Rehearsal Studios
« on: February 19, 2010, 10:10:14 PM »
Greetings all.

Ive just finished compiling my info and have written up an in-depth review on Homewood Studios via my website. Homewood is a brand new set of rehearsal rooms based in Welshpool, owned and operated by Paul Homewood.

Bookings can be made by calling him on 0415 267 263

Read the review here


Site news / Spam as pm?
« on: February 08, 2010, 08:41:12 AM »
This morning I was sent a private message from a user named 'ForumTeam' telling me to click a verification link, as they had detected my computer had a virus.

Upon further inspection, ForumTeam was registered today and is from the US.

Needless to say, I didnt click the link.

Other people may have received this private mesage too, so just warning one and all!



To celebrate Daniel's in-store appearance we've declared this Saturday a Designated Drum Day!

Other great stuff includes:

- Free 'snare drum health check' between 9-12pm - bring your snare drum in and get it tuned for free, aswell as receive advice on how to get it sounding even better than it does now and keep it sounding great.
- 20% off all kits on the day
- 30% off all skins and sticks on the day
- 40% off all Sabians on the day (floor models only)

- Everyone who attends the signing will go into the draw for a free Sabian AA 11" Prototype splash valued at $339

- Free sausage sizzle from 2pm-3pm

- Free lessons! Rock Master Allister will run through the brand new "Show me how to play" software which gives anyone the opportunity to pick up the basics of drumming and play along to their favourite tracks by AC/DC, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay and more, within minutes!

- Are you the fastest drummer around town? Test your hand or feet speed skills with the Drumometer display. Log your score and start breaking those records!

See you there!

Western Australia / KERRY KING (Slayer) Instore and competition!
« on: October 12, 2009, 09:51:41 AM »

Master of totally extreme speed metal mayhem, Mr Kerry King, of Slayer fame will be in store to meet and greet fans on Tuesday the 13th (!) of October - 1pm-3pm at Kosmic Sound Cannington.

Not only can you get to meet the great man, but also WIN something for nothing!

Jim Dunlop is offering YOU the chance to win an AUTOGRAPHED MXR KFK 10 Band Graphic EQ Pedal valued at $419 RRP!

How do you win?

Follow the following instructions, but be quick, as this page will self destruct soon!

Simply tell us:

What do you think is the greatest Slayer song of all time?

Some suggestions...

   1. Raining Blood
   2. Angel Of Death
   3. Seasons In The Abyss
   4. South Of Heaven
   5. Dead Skin Mask


Send your suggestion to:
Please also state whether you would like to join our email newsletter service: Yes/No...


Print out the entry form here and send it by post to:

Kosmic Sound
94 Hector St

The winner will be announced at the in store, and you must be present to accept your prize. We will re-draw if you are not there!

Sound Advice / Kosmic Sound assistance goes live! (Via MSN)
« on: October 06, 2009, 12:40:54 PM »
In addition to the forums, Kosmic Sound is now re-instating its very popular online live MSN assistance line.

As an added customer service measure, If you use MSN and require advice from Kosmic, you can now talk to a person real-time in addition to sending emails, visiting the store or making a phone call.

You can utilise the Kosmic Online account by adding the following contact email address into MSN:

Please then message us, telling us:

In its early stages, I plan to activate the live assist for only a portion of the trading day to gauge its initial effect, and its time of use will depend on in-store traffic and availability - Gotta serve the in-store people first!

A few points to remember...

If you don't get a response straight away, please don't be discouraged - we will get to you ASAP.

If you see the Kosmic account offline and wish to ask a question, please leave a name, message and contact number so we can get back to you once we get back online. Alternatively, ring or email the store as usual.

Please do not use the Kosmic MSN Live Assistance line for random talk, as we don't have time for general chatting, and please keep your requests short and concise.


Musician Connection / DRUMSCENE WA DRUMMER UPDATES - Send me your info
« on: October 02, 2009, 11:00:30 AM »
Thats right, friends, its that time again.

If you are a WA drummer and active in the local scene, its time to submit to me your latest information for the National Drumscene report.

Of course its free, and is a great way to keep the Nation informed with what you (the drummer) and your band have done or are about to do.

Recording a demo? Going on tour? playing your first gig? Bought new gear? Set up a new band website? Changed drum brands? etc etc. Think free exposure!

If you would like to be mentioned, please pm me your full name, your band (if applicable) and a few sentences about what you're up to.

Naturally, I require drummer info only - Submissions close October 16.

International / Yngwie ripping off Black Steel???
« on: August 31, 2009, 06:29:26 PM »
Now, I know Im perhaps too close to Black Steel to see this objectively, so I ask you if you think these two tracks have remarkably similar sections to them.

Additionally, Black Steel gave Ripper Owens a copy of their Battle Call EP when they supported Judas Priest a few years back. Now this Malmsteen song pops up with Ripper singing on it.

You be the judge...

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