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WATCH: CASIO CDP230 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 27, 2016

Check out Paul’s demo of the CDP-230 compact digital piano, a great choice for those who want it all. From the 88-note fully weighted hammer action keys, through to the 700 built-in tones, 48-note polyphony, full force speakers and recording options, this all rounder is sure to please. And for…

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NAMM 2016: NEW YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANOS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 25, 2016

Yamaha Music Australia’s Nathan Biggin shows us the new range of Yamaha digital keyboards including the Montage (replacing the Motif), MP12 and MP32, and the DGX-660 Portable Grand. All available in Australia soon. For a complete rundown of Yamaha Music NAMM 2016 releases, click here: http://www.yamahabackstage.com.au/namm2016/

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NAMM 2016: YAMAHA MONTAGE

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

At NAMM this year Yamaha has revealed it’s new flagship synthesiser, the Montage. It utilises Yamaha’s AWM2 waveform-based subtractive synthesis engine (as used in the Motif) but with with a new kind of synthesis called  FM-X, offering 8 operators, 32 algorithms and 7 Spectral Forms. The Montage features an incredible…

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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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