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Past Rockshop Clinics

  • Sat 10 Sep 2016, 2:00pm — 5:00pm
  • Auckland, Rockshop Digital Megastore, 136 Karangahape Road, Auckland, 1010

*ANNOUNCING: "909 Celebration" Event on September 9, 2016 tfr.roland.com/en/909-celebration* For 33 years, the Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer has been one of the most definitive sounds in music, and the beating heart of electronic music culture. Be among the first people on the planet to get hands-on with new gear from Roland and Serato, released as part of the world-wide 909 Celebration product release. We'll be previewing a...

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  • Thu 01 Sep 2016, 6:30pm
  • Auckland, Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls' Grammar School 16 Howe St, Freemans Bay

Drum Clinic Title *Two world class drummers are joining forces for a nationwide clinic tour.* The Rockshop is turning 30 this year and to celebrate we are proud to announce a series of Drum Clinics with Chris Coleman and Dave Elitch. If you’re not familiar with these legendary drummers, read below: Chris Coleman *Christopher R Coleman* has been playing drums since the ripe old age of two, sitting on...

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  • Wed 31 Aug 2016, 6:30pm
  • Wellington, Massey University, Museum Building, Entrance D, Buckle Street Mt Cook 6021

Drum Clinic Title *Two world class drummers are joining forces for a nationwide clinic tour.* The Rockshop is turning 30 this year and to celebrate we are proud to announce a series of Drum Clinics with Chris Coleman and Dave Elitch. If you’re not familiar with these legendary drummers, read below: Chris Coleman *Christopher R Coleman* has been playing drums since the ripe old age of two, sitting on...

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  • Tue 30 Aug 2016, 6:30pm
  • Christchurch, The Piano, Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street

Drum Clinic Title *Two world class drummers are joining forces for a nationwide clinic tour.* The Rockshop is turning 30 this year and to celebrate we are proud to announce a series of Drum Clinics with Chris Coleman and Dave Elitch. If you’re not familiar with these legendary drummers, read below: Chris Coleman *Christopher R Coleman* has been playing drums since the ripe old age of two, sitting on...

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  • Sat 02 Jul 2016, 7:30pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Neck of the Woods, 155B Karangahape Road, Auckland, 1010

Roland AIRA, Friendly Potential & NZ Rockshop are proud to announce the Australian/NZ tour by none other than acid house pioneer, DJ Pierre of Phuture. DJ Pierre will provide an insight into his history and craft. DJ Pierre will discuss his musical history, current projects and the Roland gear that has continued to be an important part of his creative process. Back in the day when acid...

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  • Wed 01 Jun 2016, 7:00pm — 8:00pm
  • Christchurch, Rockshop Christchurch, 2/1-5 Amyes Road, Hornby

Rockshop & L.R. Baggs Presents… FREE L.R. BAGGS CLINIC AN INSTORE DEMONSTRATION OF L.R. BAGGS PRODUCTS BY RENOWNED US GUITARIST RICHARD GILEWITZ American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz packs in years of experience from playing, conducting clinics and heading up guitar and ukulele workshops worldwide, sharing some real live hints on increasing playing skills, fingerstyle techniques, guitars and gear. The 1-hour workshops allow students to quickly zone in on the...

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  • Wed 13 Apr 2016, 7:30pm
  • Christchurch, Christchurch Jazz School, 130 High St

LINE 6 HELIX GUITAR CLINIC Join us for an evening showcasing the Line 6 Helix Guitar processor. A new kind of Guitar Processor. With authentic sound and feel inside the most comprehensive Master Controller ever built for a Guitar. Live performances. Exclusive offers on the night. *This is a FREE Event* *All ages welcome * *Registrations Essential* *Click here to check out the Helix range[shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=line+6+helix]. *Don't forget to sign up to our *email newsletter,*...

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  • Wed 16 Mar 2016, 7:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In association with Denon DJ & Serato, Rockshop Presents… Denon DJ MCX8000 Launch Join us for an evening showcasing Denon DJ’s brand new MCX8000 flagship DJ Performance Controller for Serato DJ With guest presenters from Serato HQ. DJs looking for a complete, high-performance set-up with flexible operation and freedom from computer-related restrictions will find an MCX8000 with Engine system fulfils all their requirements: 4-deck Serato control and Engine-provided freedom...

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  • Thu 03 Dec 2015, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In association with Ableton NZ Rockshop Presents…

 Ableton Push 2 & Live 9.5 Launch 
Join us for an evening showcasing Ableton’s brand new Push instrument controller and the new features of their Live 9.5 music creation software.

 *With guest presenter Kiwi electronic music legend Paddy Free and guest musical performance by Leonard Charles AKA Jeremy Toy.* The new Push
 Like the original Push, the new version brings hands-on creation of...

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  • Tue 24 Nov 2015, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS New Product Showcase With Guest Musical Performance from Sola Rosa's Andrew Spraggon & Kevin Mark Trail In association with Native Instruments NZ Rockshop Presents… *Native Instruments New Product Launch* Join us for an evening showcasing Native Instruments’ brand new *Komplete Kontrol[shop/catalogsearch/result/index/?limit=30&q=komplete+kontrol] S88* 88-note weighted hammer action controller keyboards, Komplete Select software instrument bundle,  the new *Traktor Kontrol[shop/catalogsearch/result/index/?cat=742&q=native+instruments+traktor] S5* & *D2* DJ controllers and an introduction to the new *STEMS* file format for...

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  • Tue 17 Nov 2015, 7:30pm — 9:30pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

Martin Guitar Clinic with Diane Ponzio We are hosting a clinic at Backbeat on behalf of Martin Guitars with the artist / clinician DIANE PONZIO. Diane Ponzio has played Martin Guitars for her entire professional career and has been a clinician for the company since 1986. This captivating singer/songwriter delivers a completely unique clinic experience – learn all about the oldest guitar company in the world whilst being entertained...

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  • Thu 12 Nov 2015, 7:30pm — 9:30pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

Godin Guitar Workshop Tone Tasting with Robert Godin Come and meet Robert Godin – one of the most imaginative and prolific guitar designers of our time. Godin will share his insights into what to look for in your next instrument and show you some of his latest creations. This is a FREE Event. All ages welcome! Registrations essential. Check out our Godin Products[shop/attributecategory/product/list/code/manufacturer/val/213/?limit=100].  

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  • Mon 09 Nov 2015, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

Shure Product Showcase With special guest Carl Win, Shure Qualified Specialist & Trainer Showcase at a glance; - Shure Product & Technology Showcase - Live performance by MIDNIGHT GALLERY - Q&A Opportunity - Networking Session This is an opportunity to learn from a Shure Qualified Specialist! This is a FREE Event. All ages welcome! Registrations essential. Giveaways on the night. You can check out our Shure Products *here*[shop/attributecategory/product/list/code/manufacturer/val/120/?limit=100]. Rockshop Digital is proud to be a...

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  • Wed 07 Oct 2015, 6:00pm — 7:00pm
  • Palmerston North, Rockshop, 37-40 The Square

Kawai Piano Evening Palmerston North The team at Palmerston North Rockshop is pleased to invite you to celebrate the introduction of Kawai Acoustic Pianos to the store. The family owned Kawai Piano Company has nine decades of piano experience which has enabled them to create remarkable tone and touch for today. Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano, boldly pioneering the use of state of the art...

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  • Tue 06 Oct 2015, 6:00pm — 7:00pm
  • New Plymouth, Rockshop, 15 Gover Street

Kawai Piano Evening New plymouth The team at New Plymouth Rockshop is pleased to invite you to celebrate the introduction of Kawai Acoustic Pianos to the store. The family owned Kawai Piano Company has nine decades of piano experience which has enabled them to create remarkable tone and touch for today. Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano, boldly pioneering the use of state of the...

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  • Tue 11 Aug 2015, 7:00pm
  • Christchurch, Beatbox, 270 St Asaph Street Christchurch

Line 6 GUITAR TONE WORKSHOP:  TONE MADE EASY Do you want to learn how a guitar amplifier functions? Do you want to learn the history behind industry standard amplifiers and how to dial them in? Do you want to learn how to dial in effect pedals and the most common setup methods? Or do you just want to be inspired to play more? *Rockshop is proud to offer...

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  • Mon 10 Aug 2015, 7:30pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

Line 6 GUITAR TONE WORKSHOP:  TONE MADE EASY Do you want to learn how a guitar amplifier functions? Do you want to learn the history behind industry standard amplifiers and how to dial them in? Do you want to learn how to dial in effect pedals and the most common setup methods? Or do you just want to be inspired to play more? *Rockshop is proud to offer...

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  • Mon 13 Jul 2015, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Palmerston North, The Stomach – Creative Sounds Music Centre, 84 Lombard Street

Blackstar in Pamerston North   PALMERSTON NORTH GUITAR TONE WORKSHOP:  FINDING YOUR TONE *Rockshop is proud to offer an exclusive FREE Blackstar guitar tone workshop.* Join Steve from Blackstar UK as he explains how various products in the Blackstar range can help you to find that tone in your head. For all enquiries, contact Rockshop Palmerston North on (06) 353 1018 This is a FREE Event. You can check out...

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  • Thu 19 Mar 2015, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

This Event is now at Capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations. In Association with Roland & Propellerhead NZ Rockshop Proudly Presents… *An Evening with A Guy Called Gerald - UK* * Breaking Beats Since 1988* An iconic name in dance music, A Guy Called Gerald stands out for consistent innovation, excellence and refusal to compromise. A Guy Called Gerald kick started Europe’s acid house frenzy with his...

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NZ Rockshop is proud to bring to you   THE TAYLOR ROADSHOW - WELLINGTON Join your local Rockshop crew, with very special guests Andy Lund direct from Taylor USA to talk about and demonstrate the amazing Taylor Acoustic Guitar line up. It will be an informational style event with the once in a lifetime opportunity for some hands on time with these amazing  guitars - some of...

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  • Mon 23 Feb 2015, 7:00pm
  • Auckland, Manukau Rockshop, 50 Cavendish Drive, Manukau

NZ Rockshop is proud to bring to you   THE TAYLOR ROADSHOW - Auckland Join your local Rockshop crew, with very special guests Andy Lund direct from Taylor USA to talk about and demonstrate the amazing Taylor Acoustic Guitar line up. It will be an informational style event with the once in a lifetime opportunity for some hands on time with these amazing  guitars - some of...

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  • Thu 29 Jan 2015, 7:30pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

NZ Rockshop in conjunction with Kala U Bass are very excited to present legendary bassist, *Bakithi Kumalo.* He'll be in New Zealand holding down bass duties with Paul Simon and Sting. We have the pleasure of his company at Backbeat above 100 K Rd Auckland City, This is your chance to get up close and personal with one of the most noted players of our...

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  • Thu 11 Dec 2014, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

*THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.* In association with Native Instruments NZ Rockshop Presents… *Mike Huckaby & Maschine Studio* *Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent.* Mike Huckaby has done much for Detroit electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopaedic knowledge of music. Mike Huckaby has been touring, DJing, and teaching music production...

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  • Tue 18 Nov 2014, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In association with Pioneer DJ & Serato, NZ Rockshop Presents... Pioneer DDJ-SX2 & Serato DJ Showcase with the Serato Crew* & special guest dj p-money * Guest Presenter David Wood from Serato H.Q. This is an opportunity to see the creators at work!!! Join us for a product demonstration featuring the brand new Pioneer DDJ-SX2 4-channel DJ Controller for Serato DJ Software. Serato DJ delivers all the features and performance...

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  • Thu 23 Oct 2014, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In association with Native Instruments NZ Rockshop Presents… *Native Instruments New Product Launch* Join us for an evening showcasing Native Instruments’ brand new *Komplete Kontrol S-Series* controller keyboards with *Komplete 10* software instrument bundle and the new *Traktor Kontrol S8* DJ controller. Local synth nut *Sean Cooper* will be covering Komplete while top NZ Producer/NZ *Tim Richards* will be previewing the Traktor Kontrol S8. We will also be joined by...

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  • Wed 22 Oct 2014, 6:00pm
  • Nelson, Nelson Rockshop, 117 Bridge Street, Nelson

Discovering The Drums Join us for this fun, interactive event designed to inspire young & emerging drummers A drum event for all ages and all levels. Mainly aimed at young drummers just starting out or thinking about learning to play drums, but there is plenty to interest emerging/experienced players. Hear inspiring demonstrations and learn all about what’s involved when one ventures into the world of drumming. *Hosted by Paul...

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  • Wed 20 Aug 2014, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Christchurch, Christchurch Rockshop, Shop 2 / 1-5 Amyes Road, Hornby, Christchurch 8042

In Association with Blackstar, NZ Rockshop Presents... BLACKSTAR Amplifiers Workshop Join Steve Marks from Blackstar Amps UK as he takes you through their amplifiers and how to find the sound in your head. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to have a dedicated Q&A session with Blackstar’s leading product expert. Seats are limited, register HERE now to ensure your place.  Click *here* to check out all of our *BLACKSTAR*...

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  • Sun 17 Aug 2014, 6:00pm — 8:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In Association with Blackstar, NZ Rockshop Presents... BLACKSTAR Amplifiers Workshop Join Steve Marks from Blackstar Amps UK as he takes you through their amplifiers and how to find the sound in your head. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to have a dedicated Q&A session with Blackstar’s leading product expert. Seats are limited, register HERE now to ensure your place.  Click *here* to check out all of our *BLACKSTAR* products...

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  • Tue 27 May 2014, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In Association with Roland, NZ Rockshop Presents... *Roland New Product Showcase featuring AIRA* Join us for an evening showcasing Roland’s brand new AIRA TR8[shop/recording/roland-aira-tr-8-rhythm-performer-drum-machine.html], TB3[shop/keyboards/roland-aira-tb-3-touch-bassline-synthesizer.html] & [http://http//www.rockshop.co.nz/shop/recording/roland-aira-vt-3-voice-transformer-vocal-effects-processor.html]VT3[shop/recording/roland-aira-vt-3-voice-transformer-vocal-effects-processor.html], the new[http://http//www.rockshop.co.nz/shop/recording/roland-aira-vt-3-voice-transformer-vocal-effects-processor.html]FA-series[shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=roland+fa+work] workstation synthesizers, RD800 Stage Piano & V-Combo VR09[shop/keyboards/roland-vr09-performance-keyboard.html] Combo Organ. With guest presenters local synth nut Sean Cooper and Keyboard Specialists Mark Watson & Mark van der Sluis from Roland Australia. With roots in the very origins of electronic music, AIRA is a new series of...

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  • Mon 05 May 2014, 12:00pm — 8:00pm
  • Auckland, Auckland Acoustic Store (NEW!), 98 Karangahape Road, Auckland

FREE RE-String & Acoustic showcase bring in your taylor for A FREE RESTRING, AND MEET WITH ANDY LUND FROM TAYLOR USA Later that evening from 7pm - 8pm, Andy will introduce the New Taylor 800 series guitars, and talk about the new features including the ground breaking ES-2 expression system. Afterwards, take the opportunity to play one of these beautiful guitars for yourself! RE-STRING CLINIC 12-6pm EVENING CLINIC 7-8pm ALL AT...

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  • Tue 29 Apr 2014, 6:30pm
  • Wellington, La Casa Caffé, Shop 2, 48-54 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

BASS WORKSHOP with Andy Irvine A fun and interactive event for all ages. Accomplished bassist Andy Irvine intimately shares the Warwick/Framus story of 32 years of continuous Instrument crafting evolution and offers useful musicianship tips to players of all instruments and music lovers alike! Including: Live performance, playing techniques, demonstrations, jams, Q&A and more!  This is a FREE Event. R18. Registrations Essential 6.30pm start. Tuesday 29th April 2014

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  • Mon 28 Apr 2014, 7:00pm
  • Backbeat - Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Road (above Auckland Rockshop)

BASS WORKSHOP with Andy Irvine A fun and interactive event for all ages. Accomplished bassist Andy Irvine intimately shares the Warwick/Framus story of 32 years of continuous Instrument crafting evolution and offers useful musicianship tips to players of all instruments and music lovers alike! Including: Live performance, playing techniques, demonstrations, jams, Q&A and more!  This is a FREE Event. R18. Registrations Essential 7pm start. Monday 28th April 2014

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  • Tue 08 Apr 2014, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In association with Pioneer DJ & Serato, NZ Rockshop Presents... an introduction to the Pioneer DDJ-Sz, DDJ-SR & DDJ-900SRT with Serato DJ* * Join us for an evening showcasing Pioneer DJ’s brand new DDJ-SZ[shop/djgear/pioneer-ddjsz-professional-club-dj-controller-with-serato-dj-software.html] & DDJ-SR[shop/djgear/pioneer-ddjsr-dj-controller-with-serato-dj-software.html] DJ Software Controllers and DJM-900SRT[shop/djgear/pioneer-djm900srt-ro-audio-4-ch-dj-mixer-with-usb-effects-d-link-for-serato-dj-with-dvs.html] DJ Mixer for Serato DJ. With guest presenters from Serato HQ, we’ll celebrate the launch of the new DDJ-SZ pro DJ/club-oriented DJ controller specially designed for Serato DJ software. Taking a lead from...

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  • Wed 27 Nov 2013, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In association with Native Instruments NZ Rockshop Presents… *An Introduction to the Native Instruments Maschine Studio & Maschine 2.0 Software* Join us for an evening showcasing Native Instruments’ brand new Maschine Studio Groove Production Studio & Maschine 2.0 Software. With guest presenter Laz Harris, Native Instruments Asia Pacific Product Specialist. Also featuring guest Maschine performance from NZ Producer & DJ *Frank Booker.* https://soundcloud.com/frankbooker MASCHINE STUDIO[shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=maschine+studio]redefines hands-on control. Big, high-res colour screens show waveforms, patterns,...

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  • Thu 12 Sep 2013, 7:00pm — 8:00pm
  • Christchurch, Chambers 241, 241 Moorhouse Avenue

In association with Avid, NZ Rockshop proudly presents... An Introduction to Pro Tools 11- see Pro Tools in action. Avid® and the Rockshop invite you to get up close and personal with Pro Tools® 11[shop/catalogsearch/result/index/?limit=30&manufacturer=43&q=pro+tools+11], the new standard for audio production. Whether you make music, create sound for picture, or have a foot in both camps, see how you can take your productions to a whole new level. Learn...

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  • Wed 11 Sep 2013, 7:00pm — 8:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In association with Avid, NZ Rockshop proudly presents... An Introduction to Pro Tools 11- see Pro Tools in action. Avid® and the Rockshop invite you to get up close and personal with Pro Tools® 11[shop/catalogsearch/result/index/?limit=30&manufacturer=43&q=pro+tools+11], the new standard for audio production. Whether you make music, create sound for picture, or have a foot in both camps, see how you can take your productions to a whole new level. Learn...

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  • Tue 10 Sep 2013, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Rd (above Auckland Rockshop)

In association with Numark, Serato & Akai Professional NZ Rockshop Presents… An Introduction to the Numark NS7II and the Akai Professional MPC Studio Join us for an evening showcasing Numark’s brand new NS7II 4-Channel Motorized DJ Controller and Mixer, and Akai Professional’s new MPC Studio Music Production Controller & Software. With guest presenters from Serato HQ, we’ll cover the brand new updated NS7II. Four channels of mixing, real...

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  • Sat 03 Aug 2013, 7:00pm
  • Auckland, Albany Rockshop, Shop 16, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, North Ridge Plaza, Albany

NZ Rockshop is proud to bring to you   the Taylor Roadshow. Join your local Rockshop crew, with very special guests Andy Lund direct from Taylor USA to talk about and demonstrate the amazing Taylor Acoustic Guitar line up. It will be an informational style event with the once in a lifetime  opportunity for some hands on time with these amazing  guitars - some of which we...

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  • Fri 02 Aug 2013, 7:00pm
  • Backbeat - Auckland, Backbeat, 100 Karangahape Road, Auckland (above Auckland Rockshop)

NZ Rockshop is proud to bring to you   the Taylor Roadshow. Join your local Rockshop crew, with very special guests Andy Lund direct from Taylor USA to talk about and demonstrate the amazing Taylor Acoustic Guitar line up. It will be an informational style event with the once in a lifetime  opportunity for some hands on time with these amazing  guitars - some of which we...

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  • Thu 01 Aug 2013, 7:00pm
  • Hamilton, Hamilton Rockshop, 342 Barton Street, Hamiton

NZ Rockshop is proud to bring to you   the Taylor Roadshow. Join your local Rockshop crew, with very special guests Andy Lund direct from Taylor USA to talk about and demonstrate the amazing Taylor Acoustic Guitar line up. It will be an informational style event with the once in a lifetime  opportunity for some hands on time with these amazing  guitars - some of which we...

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