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May / June 2022 , Vol . XLIV , No . 3


AI Is Creating Stems & the Future of Audio Engagement


Dunlop ’ s Justin Chancellor Cry Baby Wah bass pedal , Kush Audio ’ s Blyss mastering EQ plug-in , & the Arturia MiniFuse 2 audio interface


9 First Take 12 Association Update 14 Changes 20 Canadian Musician Podcast 21 Events 64 Hot Gear 71 Advertisers ’ Index 74 Tech Tools 76 Classifieds 78 Showcase

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27 When Applying for Grants , Take the Good with the Bad
28 Are You Standing Still or Still Standing ?
30 Home Recording Reshaped the Creative Process & Challenged for Studio Sector
31 The Challenge , Joy & Mission of a Woman in the Music Industry
32 10 Things I wish I Knew as a Beginner Vocalist & Songwriter
58 How I Brought The Full Breadth of My Music to the Stage as a Solo Artist
59 Bass Players , Who or What Do You Serve ?
60 ‘ Exploring Chords : Simple Variations for Depth , Ambience & Tension
62 Applying the Rudiments of Drumming , Part 3


Josh Ramsay
The Versatile Marianas Trench Leader Shows His Many Sides on First Solo LP
By Kevin Young


When Canadian Musician spoke to Josh Ramsay , as usual , he was hard at it . That ’ s par for the course , mind you ; as frontman and principal songwriter for pop-rock stars Marianas Trench and as a collaborator with a wide range of other artists , he ’ s always got something on the go . And so , for his first solo LP , he had no intention of recording the kind of stripped-down , introspective offering so often associated with a lead singer ’ s solo project .
The Musical Life of
Raptors Coach Nick Nurse
The NBA Coach of the Year Opens up About His Record Collection , Learning Guitar & His Music-Focused Foundation
By Lindsay Dunn


Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse has set records on the basketball court and won the 2020 NBA Coach of the Year award , but when talking to Canadian Musician , he ’ s sorting his 3,500 vinyl records , learning guitar , and helping underprivileged kids pick up an instrument .
Orin Isaacs
How He Became Canadian TV ’ s Go-To Composer & Band Leader
By Manus Hopkins


You may not know Orin Isaacs ’ name , but you ’ ve definitely heard his music . How did this prodigious musician and composer become the sound of
How Orin Isaacs became the most heard musician on Canadian TV – Pg . 40
countless Canadian TV shows , from bandleader on The Launch and Canadian Idol to composer for Hockey Night in Canada , Canada ’ s Got Talent , Ice Road Truckers , Big Brother Canada , and many , many more .
The Numbers Dictate the Next Move


How Data & Analytics Is Infl uencing Decisions Around the Music Industry By Michael Raine The sheer amount of data available in the digital age is nearly infinite , but musicians and fans often don ’ t understood how analytics are influencing what they hear , from how a song is marketed to where a band tours or whether they get a record deal . Canadian Musician helps unravel how decisions in the music industry are being shaped by analytics .
Canadian Musician ’ s 2022 Guitar Special
By Manus Hopkins


We chat gear , tones , and craft with five acclaimed and diverse Canadian guitarists — Zoon ’ s Daniel Monkman ; Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers ; “ Canada ’ s First Lady of Guitar ,” Liona Boyd ; Grammy-winner Alex Cuba ; and acclaimed multiinstrumentalist , producer , and engineer Hill Kourkoutis .