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May 2017
  • Binary Music and RedArts held a Hawaiian Themed Trivia Night at Cleveland Plaza at 7pm on Saturday 20th May. A great time was had by all. For more information click here»

March 2017
  • Jeff Usher - Jazz Piano Timeline solo piano concert was held at Cleveland Plaza on Sunday 12th March at 2pm. Jeff Usher is one of Australia's finest jazz exponents and performed on the Casio Grand Hybrid digital piano to a large and enthusiastic audience. «more info...»

November 2016
  • Simon Tedeschi, world-renowned concert pianist, was at Binary Music on the first weekend in November. Saturday 5th - Master Class and Teacher Workshop, and Sunday 6th - In Concert featuring the incredible Casio Grand Hybrid digital pianos.

August 2016
  • Our Cleveland Crazy Day Sale on the Brisbane Ekka show day went off with a bang on Wednesday 10th August. This year we had a historical theme of Old Cleveland Town, with crazy prices at retail stores, vibrant street markets, bands, choirs, fashion parades and demonstrations highlighting the history of Cleveland. «more info...»

June 2016
  • Our Uke Jam Day on 25th June in Cleveland was a fantastic day of uke jams, sing-alongs, open mics, and performances. «more info...»
  • The Binary Music Guitar Club had it's inaugural session in the new Guitar Jam format on Thursday 2nd June at 7pm, and everyone had a great time mixing jamming with some great technique tips from Nathan. We meet at Cleveland Plaza at 7pm on the First Thursday of the month. «more info...»

May 2016
  • The Swing Time Binary Music Club event at Cleveland Plaza on the 15th was a great success. The club meets on the third Sunday of the month, and features special guest artists each month. «more info on Facebook...»

April 2016
  • Our Acoustic Guitar Showcase on Thursday 21st at Binary Studio was a great success. Attendees saw and heard a range of Tanglewood acoustic guitars, got pro tips on maintenance, and one lucky participant took home the fabulous door prize of a Tanglewood Discovery A/E guitar «flyer...»

  • An excellent day of Christopher Norton piano workshops were held at Binary Music Studio Cleveland on 16th April «more info...»

  • The Swing Time Music Club welcomed popular singer Craig Martin to Binary Music Studio Cleveland at 2pm on 17th April «full article...»

October 2015
  • The Retro Eat Boutique Markets at Cleveland in Bloomfield St at 5pm on Saturday 24th October went off with a bang. Binary Music had a trade stall offering all kinds of retro musical items, the bands played through till after 9, and a great time was had by all «more info...»

  • The ASME Young Composers' Competition Awards Ceremony was held on 18th October at 3pm in the Ian Hanger Recital Hall at the Qld Conservatorium, Southbank. Binary Music was awarded with a special plaque to commemorate over 10 years of sponsorship of this annual event. For more info see the ASME Qld website.

  • Spruke, Brisbane's Ukulele Festival, was held from 2nd to 4th October at Southbank TAFE and was enjoyed by uke aficionados from far and wide. Binary Music had a trade display, sponsored the schools competition, and presented a riff workshop. Our ukulele groups, the Dukes of Uke and the RCU's received a fabulous reception at their performances on Saturday. More info at «www.spruke.net.au»...

August 2015
  • Crazy Day in Cleveland was on Wednesday 12th August, and featured a Rock & Roll theme with great entertainment, crazy shopping deals and market stalls from 8:30am. We were there in our Rock & Roll gear and everyone had a great time. «more info...»

  • Binary Music reached the finals of the Redland Retail Awards for the sixth consecutive year (and were winners in their category in 2010, 2011, and 2012). «more info...»

June 2015
  • The Redlands Ukulele Festival was a great success at Cleveland again this year, bigger and brighter than ever. Held on 13th and 14th June at various venues around Cleveland, the Festival included ukulele workshops, concerts and general jams right across the weekend. Headline act The Montgomery Brothers, featuring Ryo Montgomery once again dazzled with his uke pyrotechnics, and Bobby Alu soothed with his laid-back island style. Thom Jackson really got the crowd going with his winning rapport and crooning uke songs. «more info...»

  • The Binary Music Guitar Club held a free Guitar Pedal Demo Night on Thursday 4th June at Binary Music. One lucky attendee won a free Mooer pedal on the night.

May 2015
  • View our May 2015 Newsletter here.

March 2015
  • Composer and inspiring educator Christopher Norton presented student and teacher workshops at Binary Music studio on Saturday 28th March for ANZCA Music Examinations. more info...»

October 2014
  • View our Binary Interface «October 2014 newsletter» here.

  • Hands-on Hi-TECH in the Digital Music Classroom was a day of practical PD for classroom music teachers on 20th October at Binary Music Cleveland. read more...
June 2014
  • The Redlands Ukulele Festival ignited Cleveland on 14th and 15th June with local and interstate performers, jam sessions, workshops and visual arts activities for all ages. More ...
June 2013
  • The Ignite Redlands festival was held from 14th to 16th June at venues all around Cleveland to celebrate local arts and artists. A fabulous crowd came to enjoy the music, art and light. For pictures and more visit «igniteredlands.com».

  • Guitar Sounds Ignited was held on Tuesday 4th June at 7pm at Binary Music Cleveland. A large audience enjoyed seeing and hearing all the new gear on show. «learn more»
April 2013
  • The MTEC 2013 biennial Music Technology in Education Conference was held on April 8-10 at the Yarra Valley Grammar School in Melbourne. « more details »
March 2013
  • Cleveland Buzz was a day of Music and Art showcasing the talents and cultural diversity of the Cleveland district. It was held on 23rd March and focused on the Cleveland CBD with art and craft displays, installations and live music all along Bloomfield Street. To see more go to FaceBook
October 2012
  • Music Teaching Today was a one-day Professional Development conference held at Mansfield High School on the pupil-free day, Monday 22nd October. It featured presenters from around Australia in classroom, choral, instrumental, music technology and more.« more info»
August 2012
  • The Binary Music Guitar Club hosted an Ibanez Guitar Night on 23rd August with special guest artists and presenters. Over 60 people saw and heard some great shredding from Dejan. «more info»
July 2012
  • The Cairns Music Conference is over for 2012! From 6th to 8th July at Cairns State High school we enjoyed great PD and fun in the tropics. For more information and to see what you missed, go to the Conference Website (www.cairnsmusicconference.com.au)
June 2012
  • The Dukes of Uke hosted international ukulele whiz Matt Dahlberg aka 'The Jumping Flea' at Cleveland Plaza on 30th June at 2pm. Matt inspired the audience with his amazing virtuosity and humble charm, and gave us some great playing tips. Check out his website and videos «here»

  • Cleveland Buzz - music and art in the streets of Cleveland on Saturday 16th June from 10am to 2pm went off with a bang. «Read more...»
May 2012
  • The Binary Music Guitar Club hosted 'iGadgets for Your Guitar' a free presentation of useful addons for your iPhone/iPod/iPad on 30th May. Click «here» for more information.

December 2011
  • The Binary Music Guitar Club presented 'Get Amp'd up this Summer' featuring Roland Amps and Boss Pedals on Wednesday 7th December at 7pm. An entertaining and informative night was enjoyed by all. Click «here» for more.
October 2011
  • Binary Music has moved... Our new location is Shop 12 Cleveland Plaza, 48 Bloomfield St Cleveland. (map)
September 2011
  • The Binary Music Guitar Club hosted a free Songwriting and Music Business workshop in-store on Tuesday 6th September at 7pm. Click «here» for more.
July 2011
  • The biennial Maryborough Music Conference was held at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough between 9th and 13th July. One of the largest music conferences in Australia, it featured international and local performers and presenters including James Morrison, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the US Navy 7th Fleet big band, plus a host of music industry trade representatives. To see what you missed, go to : «www.maryboroughmusicconference.com.au».

  • The XVIII ASME National Conference 2011, Making Sound Waves: Diversity, Unity, Equity, was held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from 2nd to 5th July. Binary Music was there - click «here» for more information.

June 2011
  • The Binary Music Guitar Club held a free 'Guitar Technology Unraveled' in-store workshop on 24th June. Click «here» for more information.

April 2011
  • The Binary Music Guitar Club held a free in-store workshop with tips on guitar care and showing hot new guitar products on Thursday 28th April at 7pm. Click «here» for more information.

  • This year's mtec2011 technology in music education conference was held from 11th-13th April at MLC School Burwood in Sydney. Binary Music was there, along with a host of international and national presenters and industry representatives. Click «here» for more.

  • Community event 'Own It' on the Islands, part of National Youth Week 2011 went off on Macleay Island on Saturday 2nd April where Binary Music hosted the 'Jam Space' recording and jamming session with Live Bands and our own Talent Troupe of young entertainers. Click «here» for more.
January 2011
  • Binary Music presented a seminar: Boost Your Productivity with your EQ Laptop for music teachers at the University of Qld on 21st January. Click «here» to view/download the pdf presentation.
November 2010
  • Binary Music celebrated its second birthday at Lakeside with a 3-day birthday sale - from 11th to 13th November. Everything was 20% off storewide - more...

October 2010
  • Lakeside Has Talent annual talent quest was held on 23rd and 24th October on the deck at Lakeside. Full results and pictures here soon...

  • Music Teaching Today 2010 was held at the Mansfield High School on Monday 18th October. Over 80 music teachers joined us for a full day of professional development. More info «here».

  • A Musical Art Show was held at Binary Music on Sunday 3rd October featuring musical themed works by local artist Ali Braybrooks and guest artist Robin Wilson. Gift cards, prints and original works are now available at Binary Music.

September 2010
  • The Binary Music Guitar Club hosted a free workshop by James Wassenaar from CMI showcasing the popular DigiTech range of guitar and vocal effects pedals on Saturday 11th September. Attendees were treated to an informative session highlighting 'the right pedal for the job', with some great playing by James on his '65 strat. Click «here» to learn more...
August 2010
  • The Secrets of Singing workshops were enthusiastically received by attendees wishing to improve their singing voice. Using computer technology, Robert Keane guided participants to better voice production through analysis and visual reinforcement. Ranging from beginners to professionals, everyone who attended benefitted from these sessions. Click «here» to learn more.
July 2010
  • The Cairns Music Conference 2010 at Cairns State High School was an exciting program covering all aspects of music and teaching. Click «here» to learn more.
May 2010
  • Steve Ainsworth, noted Melbourne guitarist, was our special Guitar Club guest on Tuesday 4th May at 7pm. Everyone who came was treated to a night of great entertainment. Click here for more information.
April 2010
  • An enjoyable morning of Professional Development was held at Caningeraba State School (Burleigh Waters) on Monday 12th April, where we presented sessions on Music Technology to a room of around 40 instrumental and classroom teachers from the Gold Coast area.
March 2010
  • The March meeting of our guitar club was held on Friday 7th March at 7pm at Learn Music's Victoria Point teaching studio (right next door to us). Topic for this meeting was 'from garage to stage' with guest presenter Casey Rogan - more info here

February 2010
  • The first meeting of our new keyboard club (Keys 'n' Coffee) was held on Saturday 6th February at the Binary Music shop - more info and pictures soon...

  • The first meeting of our new Guitar Club was held on Friday 5th February at Learn Music's Victoria Point teaching studio - more info here

December 2009
  • The Dukes of Uke, our ukulele club, had its first public performance at the Victoria Point Library on Saturday 19th December at 2pm. Click here for more information.
October 2009
  • Music Count Us In is over for 2009. Australia's biggest school music gig occurred on Thursday 22nd October to celebrate music education by singing the song 'The Music is Everything' - click here to find out how it went.

  • Lakeside Has Talent was our local talent quest held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October at Victoria Point Lakeside. Congratulations to all our entrants - the finals produced some amazing performances in both junior and senior divisions. Click here for the full results.

  • Music Teaching Today was held at the Mansfield State High School on Monday October 19th. This full PD day for music teachers witnessed a wonderful exchange of ideas and information on music and technology in education. more info...

  • The Sibelius 6 Official Launch for Brisbane was held at the Mansfield State High School on Monday 19th October at 7pm. Peter Wardrobe from Avid impressed the audience with the new features and benefits for users. Peter Lee from Rising Software also previewed the new Auralia 4 and Musition 4 dual-platform ear-training and theory software, to be released later in the year. More info here...

August 2009
    Uke'n Play Ukulele - As part of Seniors Week, a large contingent of seniors joined us for some musical fun on Wednesday 19th August at the Victoria Point Library at Lakeside. The ukulele group from Redland Bay Primary started off the entertainment during morning tea then we adjourned upstairs for a Free Ukulele lesson. The session was great and soon the group were singing and strumming along to some well-known tunes. Thanks to Richard Douglas from Pro Music who was there to show us some of the wide range of professional ukuleles now available through Binary Music.
July 2009
    The Maryborough Music Conference was held from Saturday 11th July to 15th July. This biennial event is the biggest in the Queensland music education calendar, and this year drew over 600 delegates. Binary Music was there again with a trade stand in the Brolga Theatre and technology focused sessions throughout the conference. To find out more, go to www.maryboroughmusicconference.com.au
June 2009
    The folks who joined us on 15th June for a Free presentation featuring the Admira range of classical guitars from Spain were treated to some beautiful guitar playing from our guests on the Admira guitars, as well as inspiring tips for guitar care and maintenance. Read more...
May 2009
  • Binary Music was voted a Finalist in the prestigious Redlands Retail Awards. Read more...
March 2009
  • It was great to see so many of our customers who joined us for 'Make Music with Your Computer', a special free in-store presentation on 30th March at 7pm. Ray Partridge from Roland led this fun and informative session on what you need to get started with music software. More info...
February 2009
  • Local Piano & Keyboard teachers joined us on Saturday 7th February for a free in-store clinic, 'Wine, cheese and Music', with special guest presenters Bradley Eustace and Sonya Visser. A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all, with previews of syllabus pieces by the composer on the Casio CDP200 and PX410 digital pianos (and some fine wine and cheese). Click here for more
January 2009
  • On 21st January we held our first free in-store clinic, 'Guitarists Info Night', featuring Roland and Fender products with special guest presenters. more info

December 2008
  • The Lakeside Christmas Concert was held on Friday 19th December at 6pm at the Victoria Point Library Square. An estimated 200 people joined us for a great night of entertainment and carol singing. Proudly sponsored by Binary Music and Learn Music.
October 2008
  • The Sibelius Composer Awards concert was held on 26th October 2008 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The finalists works were performed by Ensemble Offspring and broadcast on ABC Classic FM. For more information, click here.

  • Music Teaching Today was a great day of professional development for all music teachers. Over 60 teachers from around South-East Queensland attended and were treated to an informative and entertaining day of workshops and seminars at Mansfield High School. Click here for more information.

  • The ASME Young Composers' Competition 2008 awards concert was held on 19th October at 4MBS studios in Brisbane. Primary, junior, senior and open winners were awarded, and several of the works were performed live. Click here for more information.

  • The winners of Loop 2 the Max 2008 have been announced. For details of the results, click here.

August 2008
  • Band in a Box 2008.5 has been released by PG Music. This free upgrade for existing Band in a Box 2008 users provides even more features. New purchasers receive the new compressed realtracks instruments. Click here for more...

  • The Finale 2009 launch was held in Brisbane on 14th August at 6:30pm at the Qld Conservatorium southbank. An appreciative crowd heard a live jazz band transcribed into Finale 2009. For more details, click here.

  • ShareIT Conference 2008 is held each year on the pupil-free day in August at Ferny Grove State High School. This year it was on Thursday 14th August, and Binary Designs again provided Music Technology sessions all day in the performing arts centre. Click here to download our program details (pdf). You can find out more here.
July 2008
  • Cairns Music Conference 2008 was held on 13th and 14th July at Cairns State High School. This year's biennial event had the theme of 'Music for the Millenial Generation' and was attended by over 100 delegates who enjoyed a tropical break to discover, network, and see what's new in music education. Click here for more information...

  • Sibelius Student for booklists has been announced by Sibelius Australia. This software is a special version of Sibelius 5 specifically for middle school students to use at home, and available only through school purchase. For more info, click here.

  • Finale 2009 has arrived! The product launch was great! be sure to check out the new features here

  • Binary Designs Mid-Year Sale is now on with discounts across many product lines from Sibelius Upgrades and Add-ons, Groovy Music specials, Superscope and SoundArt packages. Click here for more.
June 2008
  • Sibelius Primary Special. Sibelius have announced a limited time offer for Primary Schools and teachers to purchase a bundle of all 3 titles of Groovy Music plus Starclass and Instruments at a greatly reduced price. (more...). In addition, Sibelius notation software is also available at a special reduced price. (more...).
May 2008
  • Rode University is now in full swing, with over 5,000 students worldwide. If you need some training in microphone techniques, then this site is for you. Presented via high quality streaming video clips, the lessons are free, and you receive a graduation certificate at the end of the course! To enrol, link to: www.rodeuniversity.com (opens in new window).
April 2008
  • Entries are now closed for Loop 2 the Max 2008 and judging is underway. This annual loop-based composition competition gives students the chance to show what they can do with Sony creative software. Click here for more...
February 2008
  • Auralia 3.5 and Musition 3.5 for Windows are now shipping. This release is available as a free download for existing Auralia 3.0 and Musition 3.0 users. more...
Jan 2008
  • Binary Designs' Karen Henderson was a guest presenter at the MOSAIC National Orff Conference 2008 held from 6-11 January at Toorak College, Mt Eliza in Victoria. Her session featured the use of music technology in the classroom. Click here for more...
Dec 2007
  • The Binary team visited schools and Universities in the Cairns and Mackay regions of Queensland in the last week of November and first week of December. Feedback from the tour has been excellent, with many schools keen to expand their music technology programs in 2008
November 2007
  • Sibelius are offering special reduced prices on Groovy Music single user titles for a limited time. (expired)
October 2007
  • For a limited time, Sibelius are offering a Primary Teacher Pack with Sibelius 5, Starclass and Instruments at a greatly reduced price. Click here for details.(expired)
  • Primary schools can get a Free 30-day trial of Sibelius Groovy Music - all 3 titles for evaluation at their school. Click here for more details. (expired)
  • Band in a Box 2007.5 has been released with over 50 new features. Existing Band in a Box 2007 users can download this update for free. Click here for more details.
August 2007
  • The Finale 2008 launch tour hit Brisbane on Friday 24th August. Tom Johnson (Mr. Finale) from MakeMusic USA wowed audiences highlighting the new features of 2008 with his inimitable presentation style. Click here for pictures.

  • Binary Designs presented a range of Music Technology sessions throughout the day at the ShareIT! 2007 conference at Ferny Grove High School on Thursday 16th August. (details).

  • The Sibelius 5 Official Launch was held in Brisbane on 2nd August at the QUT Gardens Point Theatre foyer. Over 60 people attended the launch and thoroughly enjoyed the dynamic presentation by James Humberstone and Katie Wardrobe from Sibelius. Click here to see upcoming tour dates.

July 2007
  • Len has just returned from Song Trails - Binary Designs was a proud supporter of this journey of discovery through Queensland regional centres as part of the Queensland Music Festival 2007 (click here for more). The final concert on Sunday 29th July had the audience spellbound.

  • The Sibelius Student Composer Awards have been finalised. The awards finalists concert was held at the Sydney Conservatorium on 28th July. Click here for details.

  • The biennial Music Conference 2007 was held from 7th to 11th July in Maryborough. Binary Designs once again provided all the Music Technology training sessions for the conference and also had a trade stand in the Brolga Theatre foyer. Click here for details.

June 2007
  • Winners have been announced for Score It!, a film music writing competition for school students. This competition was part of the Queensland Music Festival 2007. Click here to learn more about Score It!.

  • Finale 2008 notation software has been announced worldwide. Click here for more details.

  • Sibelius 5 notation software has been announced worldwide. Click here to see what's new in this release.

December 2006
  • Musition 3.0 comprehensive music theory and fundamentals for Windows has now been released. Click here for more.

November 2006
  • Loop 2 the Max 2006 student composition competition winners have been announced! More details. Check out the 2005 competition on Sony's showcase site Here (Opens in new window)

October 2006
  • The Creative Prodikeys USB PC & MIDI Keyboard is an all-in-one music and computer keyboard. Featuring a 37 mini-key MIDI keyboard combined with a fully-featured PC keyboard, the Prodikeys USB is great for musicians who don't have the desk space for a full-sized keyboard. Click here for more details...

  • ASME Young Composers' Competition 2006 finals concert was held on Sunday 29th October. more ....

  • The 2006 Keys National Festival for Australian Music The finals of the festival were held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 8th October. For more details, visit www.amcoz.com.au/keys.

September 2006
  • Music Composition Toolbox is a newly released composition textbook from authors Matthew Hindson, Damian Barbeler & Diana Blom. The book is an invaluable resource for young musicians learning how to compose music.
    Special Offer (While stocks last) - The first 1500 copies of the book also include a free copy of Finale Songwriter! Click here for more details...

  • Matthew Hindson presented a a composition workshop on Friday 8th Sept in Brisbane, followed by the Finale 2007 launch. Click here for more details.

  • AMAC (Australian Music Association Convention), hosted an 'Open House' on Monday 11th September. Click here for more details.

October 2006
  • Free Online Orchestration Course - Garritan and the Northern Sounds music forum have released a free interactive course, based on the Rimsky-Korsakov publication 'Principles of Orchestration'. This is a great opportunity to learn the secrets of orchestration. Click here to view the course! (Opens in new window)

July 2006
  • Sony have released Cinescore a video soundtrack scoring application which automatically generates soundtracks to your specification, based on themed templates within the program. more...

March 2006
  • O-Generator, a revolution in music software, was launched at a free demonstration in Brisbane at Brisbane Grammar School on Thursday 23rd March. The author, Marcel Pusey, was on-hand to demonstrate to attending teachers and educators, methods of using O-Generator in the classroom. View Slideshow

  • Band in a Box 2006 for Windows is here! Check out all the new features

February 2006
  • 4MBS Classic FM announced The 2005 Queensland Music Teacher of the Year - Mrs Flemming from Gladstone South State High School. More...

  • Sibelius 'Groovy Music', a series of fun, exciting music programs for kids, are now available for purchase on our website! Click here...

January 2006
  • Binary Designs was in Sydney for the 14th National Orff Schulwerk Conference. SWELL (Sound Waves Evoking Lifelong Learning) was held at the Shore School in North Sydney More...

  • Binary Designs participated in the Kodaly Summer Music School 2006 at the University of Qld with a trade display and software demonstrations. More...

December 2005
November 2005
  • Sibelius 4 released Worldwide! - Sibelius 4, the latest version of Sibelius Software's flagship notation software has now been released. More...

  • Finale 2006 released Worldwide! - Finale 2006 is the latest version of MakeMusic's professional notation software.more...

  • New Product! - O-Generator is a revolutionary new way of teaching primary and secondary students the fundamentals of composition and music. Click here to find out more.

  • Results of the Loop 2 the Max Competition 2005 have now been announced. Check for details here...

  • The Flame Awards - ABC Classic FM and Music Play for Life have announced the results for 2005. And the National winner is... Virginia State School in Brisbane. Congratulations to the winners and all 250 schools from across Australia who entered. See the ABC Classic FM website for the full results More...

October 2005
  • Binary Designs becomes a Creative Golden Education Dealer! - Look out for the new range of Creative products, including portable MP3 players, available on this site now!

  • ASME Young Composers Competition 2005 - Prizes were awarded on 16th October at 4MBS Classic FM Performance Room more...

  • Music Technology Today - Engaging the y-generation. On Monday 10th October we held a professional development day for all music teachers focusing on how to relate to today's students More...

July 2005
  • On 21st July 2005, US Clinician John Kuzmich demonstrated the latest in technology for the music classroom. more...

June 2005
  • Entries in our Loop 2 the Max composing competition are now closed for this year, and we are at the judging stage. We hope to make this an annual event, so keep composing with Sony Super Duper Music Looper® and Acid® software. more...

March 2005
  • 12th Australian Flute Convention 24th-28th March 2005. more...

  • Free Seminar on the Finale family. 14th March 2005. more...

  • Linking Voice & Technology Workshop 13th March 2005. more...

February 2005
  • Technology Tour with James Humberstone 23rd-24th Feb 2005. more...
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  • Trinity Syllabus Update workshop 11th Feb 2005. more...

November 2004
  • 4MBS Music Teacher of the Year 2004. Nov 2004 more...

  • ASME Young Composers Competition 2004 Nov 2004. more...

  • Improvisation Workshop by David Urquhart-Jones Nov 2004. more...

August 2004
  • SmartMusic Studio v8.4 is now available in Australia. Click here to see what's new in this version, and how to order your copy (This is a free upgrade for current subscribers!)

April 2004
  • Binary Designs hosted Dr Bob Smith, former ASME President from the Northern Territory on the 5th-7th April 2004. Dr Bob toured Brisbane and the Gold Coast to present his informative seminars on "Boys' Business" to motivate and encourage the educational development of boys. Click here for more details, or click here for the slideshow.

March 2004
  • Jazzworx! and Binary Designs hosted Kerin Bailey's Time 4 Jazz Tour at the Jazzworx! Studios on Friday 12th March 2004. The concert launched a new CD and book series by Kerin Bailey, a prominent jazz pianist and educator. Click here for more details, or click here to view the slideshow.

November 2003
  • Binary Designs is proud to be appointed Queensland distributor of the Soundhouse Special Access Kit. This kit, which includes the innovative Banana Keyboard, is specially designed to allow special needs students to create, play and enjoy music. The kit includes easy-access software for Windows click here for more information. or view the slideshow

October 2003
  • Sibelius 3 notation software has been announced by Sibelius Software and is now available in Australia. You can order your upgrade by downloading the Order Form (pdf) and faxing or emailing back to us, or new purchasers can order directly from this site (just enter 'sibelius' in the search box). Click here for information on some of the great new features.

September 2003
  • Finale 2004 for Windows is now available. New retail buyers may purchase individual copies on-line here. or for academic orders, download the Upgrade Form (pdf) or New Purchase Form (pdf) then Fax or email back to us. Some of the new features include: Save as audio file, multi-timbral SmartMusic backing, Lyrics improvements, Faster note entry, Improved MicNotator. Click here for more information

August 2003
  • Sonny Chua, composer and piano educator, joined us for 'East meets West', a weekend of music, learning and fine food on 23rd and 24th August. Binary Designs and Allans Publishing jointly sponsored this event which was enjoyed by piano students and teachers alike.

  • Lionel Murray, one of the authors of Mastering Music has completed a 2-day visit to Brisbane during which he presented several workshops to teachers showcasing this exciting new music e-learning tool. Presentations included the Share-IT conference at Ferny Grove High School on 14th August. Click here for Pictures

July 2003
  • The Queensland State Music Teachers Conference took place on 13th to 16th July at Maryborough. We presented over 20 technology clinics during the 4 days. Our theme of 'Linking Music Technology and Curriculum' proved to be very popular. Click here for Pictures

June 2003
  • The Sibelius Educational Suite has now been released worldwide. Six titles comprise the suite: Starclass, Compass, Auralia, Instruments, Notes, and Musition, providing a wealth of music software solutions for schools, educators and students ...more.

May 2003
  • There was a great turnout for Fantasie in the Gardens, a free concert featuring the Australian Army Band at Brisbane's Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens on Sunday 18th May. Everyone enjoyed the variety of fantasy music including selections from 'Harry Potter', 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Star Wars' with actors in full character costume. This concert was part of the 4MBS Classic FM Festival series and Binary Designs are proud to have sponsored this event. View Pictures here

April 2003
  • Many teachers joined us for Something Grand, a Day of Music by the Bay on Sunday 6th April, especially for music teachers interested in the ANZCA Syllabi Click here for pictures .

January 2003
  • January Music Technology Workshops - Many people joined us for our January workshop series featuring Sibelius and other software tools that let you create great music for print, performance and the Internet. Click here for pictures

November 2002
  • Binary Designs wins Award - Binary Designs was announced as winner for 2002 in the Sponsorship category of the Perform/4MBS Queensland Performing Arts Awards. We are honoured to have received this recognition of our commitment to fostering Music Performance in Australia. Click here to see a photo

November 2002
  • 'Jack and the Beanstalk': A Fusion of Technology and Orchestral Performance by the Queensland Orchestra. Binary Designs were proud to be joint sponsors of this event presented at the Queensland Cultural Centre at Southbank. The team from Binary Designs assisted with rehearsals by providing a full midi-based score of the work for the actors and production crew.

September 2002
  • Start your kids creating music the easy way with the fun loop-based music tool, Super Duper Music Looper from Sonic Foundry. Based on the award-winning Acid audio loop engine, SDML is proving a hit with kids of all ages. (details)


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