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NAMM 2016: CASIO MZ-X500 & MZ-X300 ARRANGER KEYBOARDS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

Casio America, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of two new flagship models in its lineup of professional digital keyboards – the MZ-X300 and MZ-X500. Perfect for the home, studio and live performances, these arranger workstation keyboards offer new sounds, innovative effects and new rhythm content created by developers…

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NAMM 2016: ROLAND FP-30 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 21, 2016

If you’ve dreamed of having a piano in your home but don’t have the space or budget for a full-sized instrument, your wait is over. The affordable FP-30 offers Roland’s acclaimed sound, feel, and modern features in a top-quality 88-note instrument that fits any space with ease. Light and portable,…

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KAWAI KDP90 & KCP90 DIGITAL PIANOS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - December 6, 2015

Kawai KDP90 and KCP90 Until now, entry level digital pianos have fallen into one of two categories: realistic or fun. Instruments that boast an acoustic piano feel and rich, resonant sound often lack additional entertainment features such as accompaniment styles, while those that do, tend to compromise on piano realism…

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KAWAI ES8 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - December 2, 2015

Regardless of whether you’re playing on stage, practicing for a recital, accompanying the church choir or studying in the classroom, the new Kawai ES8 is portable piano perfection. Versatile and powerful, the ES8 is a compact, elegant and highly portable digital piano, one for truly every musical occasion… anytime, anywhere….

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WATCH: CASIO PRIVIA PX-560 DEMO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 30, 2015

Rudi from Better Music, ACT sits down with the new Casio PX-560 digital piano. This new Privia piano has some incredible sounds, and is definitely worth checking out with its beautiful colour touch screen! Check out this Better Music link for more info.

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Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and the Roland JD-XA synths

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 23, 2015

Nick Rhodes knows a great synthesizer when he plays one. In this interview, he reveals how Roland gear has always played a big part in the Duran Duran sound, from the JUPITER-4 used on Rio right through to the new JD-XA analog/digital crossover synth powering their Paper Gods world tour….

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WATCH: KOSMIC’S DEMO OF THE ROLAND BOUTIQUE SERIES

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 9, 2015

Kosmic Sound’s gear guru Ashley Carr discusses the exciting new range of Roland Boutique Synths a series of limited-edition modules that faithfully recreates some of Roland’s most legendary synths. With highly-authentic sound reproduction, they’re also extremely portable, with a built-in speaker and battery operation for making music whenever—and wherever—you want….

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WATCH: CASIO CELVIANO AP-700 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 2, 2015

The Casio Celviano AP-700, like the GP-300 and the GP-500, is equipped with the new AiR Grand Sound Source and stands out with many innovations in the areas of sound, acoustics and effects. The successor model of the AP-650M is ideally suited for ambitious hobby musicians who are searching for…

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CASIO SA-77 KEYBOARD FOR KIDS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - October 12, 2015

For the creative child’s room The 44-key SA-76 and SA-77 offer all discoverers of music the essentials for playing those first tunes. 100 tones, 50 rhythms and 10 integrated songs provide variety – the LSI sound source and the 8-note polyphony ensure good sound quality. The LC display helps with…

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NEW ROLAND JUNO-DS61/JUNO-DS88 SYNTHS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - September 21, 2015

The Juno name first appeared for Roland back in 1982 with the release of their ground-breaking Juno-6 and Juno-60. More Juno models were released at regular intervals up until the mid 80s, then we didn’t hear any Juno news until the name returned in 2004 with the Juno-D. In 2006,…

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