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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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VICTORIA THEODORE YAMAHA REFACE DEMO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - August 29, 2015

For keyboardists, music creators and sound designers, Yamaha’s reface Mobile Mini Keyboards are reimagined interfaces of classic Yamaha keyboards. Intuitively control big sound in a small size with four unique synths based on legendary Yamaha keyboards. Find inspiration any place, any time with built-in speakers and battery power. Social sound…

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WATCH: New Privia Range of Digital Pianos from Casio

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - August 27, 2015

Casio has released a wonderful new range of digital pianos this year. Check out this overview of the new range of Casio Privia Digital Pianos. More info at www.soundtechnology.com.au

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YAMAHA PSR-S670 DIGITAL KEYBOARD

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - June 14, 2015

With its stunning design featuring new voices and styles, plus DJ functions, the PSR-S670 is a superior performance keyboard presented by Yamaha Music. The Yamaha PSR-S670 features: – 416 Voices (including MegaVoices), 34 Drum/SFX kits and 480 XG Voices – Authentic sampled sounds including superb acoustic and electric pianos, and electronic…

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Eugene “Man-Man” Roberts (John Legend) Gear Tour

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - June 11, 2015

Take a behind the scenes look at Eugene “Man-Man” Roberts set-up (John Legend) and why he uses Roland gear. Filmed at SIR Hollywood 2015.

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: KAWAI CA67 AND CA97 DIGITAL PIANOS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - May 31, 2015

The Kawai Concert Artist (CA) series is transforming all notions of how good digital pianos can be. From the latest in sound technology and action design, to its innovative Soundboard Speaker System, the CA series captures the essence of playing a fine concert grand piano. Adopting key new features from…

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