News: Keyboard Gear


Korg Grandstage piano

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Korg has introduced a new stage piano featuring its flagship piano sound engine and meticulously selected keyboard sounds. The new Grandstage features looks that pay respect to acoustic pianos, yet also “convey the ingenuity and individuality of electronic instruments”. Korg says the stage piano...

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pick the perfect digital piano

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

As any musician knows, buying a new instrument requires a lot of research. For most of us, it involves figuring out what features we need, what options are available in our price range, and getting as much advice as we can about what specifications will work best for our needs.

Choosing any...

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The Touché

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Expressive-E is best known as the maker of the Touché expressive instrument and controller. Touché is a new category of instrument, which offers a unique way to experience, play, and create electronic music. Touché translates gestural control, from broad movements to an extremely light touch,...

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The PolyM

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

XILS-lab is making quite the name for itself as a high-quality emulator of classic hardware, and the company has now released a new plugin synth that takes its inspiration from Moog’s Polymoog: the PolyM. Released in the mid-’70s, it’s not one of Moog’s best-known instruments, but was great...

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Say Goodbye to the Model D once more

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

As Behringer’s Minimoog clone arrives, Moog has announced that, barely a year after it was launched, production of its own reissue of the iconic synth is coming to an end. The company says that demand for the instrument has outstripped expectations, meaning that the parts inventory for it, which...

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Roland’s GO:KEYS and GO:PIANO

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Roland’s GO:KEYS features an innovative Loop Mix function, enabling anyone to build fully produced songs right away, even with no previous music experience. There’s also a diverse range of pro sounds to explore, plus...

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Limited Edition microKORG synth

Friday, May 19th, 2017

The stylish operating panel features a bright colour scheme unified by accents such as black wood panels at left and right, making it an exciting colour variation model new to the microKORG. Korg has also revealed that the UK model of the limited edition synth will get a special treatment in the form...

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The Key-Largo

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Sound engineers and keyboardists alike will often face the same dilemma – how to connect multiple keyboards to a PA without using several DI boxes. “Players want to balance the levels between the instruments themselves and sound engineers need to be aware of the channel count. This often results...

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Limited edition Korg SV-1 digital piano

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The crimson body of the 73-key SV-1 left a strong impact when it went on sale in 2009. It went out of production, but in response to user requests has now reappeared in a new red finish. The glamorous body is coated in a metallic red that sparkles when viewed from different angles. In contrast, the...

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Yamaha MX88 flagship synthesizer

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

With 88 keys, the new synth has an authentic piano feel whilst offering more than 1,000 sounds from the legendary Motif series. Sounds and performances can be transferred to a computer directly via USB due to the integrated audio and MIDI interface, and the MX88 can also acts as a remote for DAW...

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ROLI’s Seaboard Grand

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The movie, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, has already received five BAFTAs, seven Golden Globes and is up for 14 Oscars. To put that in perspective, that number of Oscar nominations ties the record with the likes of 1997’s Titanic and 1950’s All About Eve. In the film, Gosling plays...

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Learn and play

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Tido and sheet music publisher Edition Peters have released a fantastic range of piano repertoire in a groundbreaking new form: the Piano Masterworks collection as featured on the Tido Music iPad app. This amazing digital resource has been designed to complement your printed music library.

The...

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Nick Rhodes on the JD-XA

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Few synth players have made a greater impact on British music than Nick Rhodes. As co-founder of new wave legends and national treasures Duran Duran, his classic lines powered early-’80s mega-hits like Rio, Girls On Film and Hungry Like The Wolf, while his trusty Roland Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 rode...

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Why does Rick Wakeman needs so many keyboards?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Rick Wakeman takes us on a walk through his elaborate setup for the 2016 Anderson/Rabin/Wakeman tour. With the help of his tech, Rick describes how he figures out where various sounds are placed, how he layers instruments to fit the songs, and what he does when things go wrong onstage.

And...

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Arturia MiniLab MkII

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Arturia are excited to announce the imminent release of MiniLab MkII: a space-saving, high-quality controller that’s perfectly suited to small home studios and musicians on the move. The latest in Arturia’s range of game-changing controllers, MiniLab MkII combines an expressive two- octave keyboard,...

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