News Archive


New Nave Mac and PC plug-in and Attack for iPad

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

High-quality synthesizer developer Waldorf is proud to announce availability of both its eagerly-awaited Nave advanced wavetable synthesizer plug-in for Mac — OS X 10.7 or higher (running 32- bit as well as 64-bit host software supporting AAX64-, AU-, VST2.4-, and/or VST3-compatible virtual instruments)...

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Bad Habits Can Creep Up On The Best Pianists!

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

When you’re learning piano, you’re caught up with mastering a mixture of skills — music reading, rhythm, syncing of the hands, musicality and many more. It’s anything but easy to concentrate on such a great number of these things that you may be growing negative behavior...

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ZAOR and IsoAcoustics integrate skill sets to create collaborative products

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Premium studio furniture designer and manufacturer ZAOR Studio Furniture is proud to announce a cross-continental collaboration with Canadian optimised speaker isolation solutions provider IsoAcoustics. ZAOR Studio Furniture and IsoAcoustics are effectively crossing continents, joining forces to...

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AirEQ, Beyond Analog – See It Here

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

AirEQ was designed with a vision of achieving musical, technical and sonic excellence. Simple, intuitive and quick to use, AirEQ is a musical equalizer plugin at its best. The Water and Fire curves, as the Character and Strength parameters were adjusted by ear, so mixing engineers can focus...

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Incredible new Roland synth.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The JD-XA is a unique crossover synth that brings together analog warmth and digital versatility in one super-creative, no- compromise instrument. First, there’s a four-part, all-analog monster with true analog filters and a direct dry output. Next up is a four-part digital engine powered by Roland’s...

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Pro Level Users Pocket More Cash!

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Our piano newsletter sponsor ‘Music Gateway’ has made changes to their Pro Level account allowing users to keep more of the money earned through the work they secure on their website. Changes to the account include commission fees dropping to 5% and in light of the modifications they’re...

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Roland goes synth modular

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Following last year’s AIRA debut, keyboard manufacturer Roland is launching a whole new range of Eurorack compatible modular gear. The SYSTEM-1m is a semi-modular version of the SYSTEM-1 synth with extra features like CV/Gate connections, external input, and more comprehensive signal routing...

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Review the Strum GS-2 Plug In For My Keyboard Lessons.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

A few days ago we reviewed the latest version of the Strum GS‐2 plug-in — now with acoustic and electric guitars — which runs on both Mac OS X and Windows in 32- and 64-bit host sequencers supporting the VST, Audio Units, RTAS, and AAX Native plug-in formats. If you are interested in doing a...

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Radical new piano design get pianist listening.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new sort of piano, which he says is “radically different” to the commonplace concert grand. It is developed with straight, parallel strings, promising an advanced sound to a typical piano, wherein the strings are set up diagonally.

Barenboim...

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Strum GS-2 now with acoustic and electric guitars

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

With Strum GS‑2, creating guitar tracks in a DAW environment becomes a straightforward endeavour as it reproduces the sound of a huge range of guitars but also the playing technique of a guitar player. To achieve this, Strum GS‑2 uses modeling to reproduce the various parts of the guitar chain—strings,...

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Pianist Magazine announces the piano player special issue.

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

The special stand alone issue, entitled ‘Great Composers of the Classical Era’ will be released on the 26th of June. The issue will be a full length issue, to include the usual 40 pages of sheet music. The special issue will be full of must-read articles and step-by-step lessons from...

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VISITING A PIANO SHOP: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Once you’ve looked at some pianos online, the only way to truly find your perfect piano is to try them out. You really can’t beat going into a music shop and trying a few side by side; but once you’re in the store which areas should you be testing and what questions should you ask?

Who...

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Review The New Softube Mixer For My Keyboard Lessons.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

We reviewed the Softube mixer yesterday. If you are interested in reviewing Console 1 — its next-generation software/hardware hybrid mixer, perhaps with the latest (AAX-, AudioUnits-, VST-, and VST3-compatible Solid State Logic XL 9000 K-Series for Console 1) channel strip? — and I can look into...

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Softube announces availability of free fanciful feature update for next-generation mixer

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Swedish high-end software developer Softube is proud to announce summer 2015 availability of another free update for Console 1 — adding several new fanciful features to its next-generation software/hardware hybrid mixer — following a successful showcase at Musikmesse 2015, April 15-18 in Frankfurt,...

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Beaumont Blue Polka Dot Sheet Music Bag

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

The brand new handmade blue sheet music bag form Beaumont is now available! These music bags are stylish but functional and suitable for any musician. The bags are sophisticated and stylish, and transform any lesson books into a fashion accessory even your non-musical friends will want. Padded...

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