Canadian Musician - November/December 2017 - Page 5

contents 10 INDIE INSIDER Unison: A Lifeline for the Canadian Music Industry 20 ROAD TEST RME’s Fireface UFX+ interface & ARC USB remote control, ART’s TubeMix Mixer & USB interface & Nugen Audio’s MasterCheck Pro loudness measuring tool One Bad Son’s Kurt Dahl & other heavy hitters in our 2017 Drum Special, Pg.46 DEPARTMENTS 9 12 18 19 64 71 74 76 78 First Take Changes CM Radio Events Hot Gear Advertisers’ Index Tech Tools Classifieds Showcase COLUMNS 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 58 59 60 62 Guitar – Peter Serravalle Keyboards – Attila Fias Bass – Isabelle Banos Percussion –Mike Mann Woodwinds – Daniel Schnee Brass – Paul Baron Digital Music – FWLR Vocals – Micah Barnes Writing – James Linderman Recording – Ryan Worsley Live Sound – Erik Paquette Business – Sarah Falzon FEATURES Cold Creek County Putting in the Time By Andrew King 34 Cold Creek County has wasted little time in making an impact on the Canadian music landscape, and they're up to the challenge of maintaining the trajectory. Will Blockchain Change the Music Industry? 38 By Michael Raine Blockchain is here, and a debate is underway about its potential uses and implications for the music industry. Will it disrupt, or will it enrich? Google Tools for the Busy Musician 42 By Deryl Gallant Check out some free digital tools that are easy to implement and use on a regular basis so you can worry about what’s important: your music. Own the Throne 49 Our Rock-Focused 2017 Drum Special By Ryan Shuvera A killer panel of rock drummers joins us to chat about gear, approach to playing, and the importance of being Canadian Country’s Rising Stars Have Plenty To Prove Will Blockchain Change the Music Industry? Digital Tools for the Busy Musician Unison: A Lifeline for the Canadian Music Industry comfortable behind the kit. Own the Throne! Our 2017 Drum Special Featuring: One Bad Son The Pack a.d. • The Glorious Sons • Change of Heart • Propagandhi & More! The Beaches • Cadence Weapon • Your Favorite Enemies • Mobina Galore COVER PHOTO: (L-R) COLD CREEK COUNTY'S DOUG OLIVER, CHES ANTHONY, JOSH LESTER, TREVOR MACLEOD, JORDAN HONSINGER, JUSTIN LESTER Why Unison is invaluable to musician John Cody & others, Pg.10 CM November/December 2017 Vol. XXXIV, No. 6