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PETER KEYS (LYNYRD SKYNYRD): Hammond Sound of Soul Concert Series NAMM 2015

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

PETER KEYS (LYNYRD SKYNYRD): Hammond Sound of Soul Concert Series NAMM 2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Snoop Dog keyboardist Peter Keys performed at NAMM earlier this year for Hammond organs. Hammond has just uploaded this great video of Peter’s Hammond Sound of Soul NAMM gig. Peter uses Hammond Sk2, B-3, and XK Vintage System. Hammond distributed in Australia by www.musico.com.au

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Yamaha Arius YDP-S52 Digital Piano

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

Yamaha Music Europe presented the new Arius YDP-S52 Digital Piano at Musikmesse, Frankfurt last month. Check out this demo of the instrument, which features modern design and advanced piano functionality, combined in a simple piano with an elegant playing feel that is the perfect complement to any room. Find out…

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: ROLAND JD-XA CROSSOVER SYNTH

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - May 3, 2015

Turning heads at Musikmesse this year was the Roland JD-XA, a unique cross-over (digital/analogue) synth and the bigger brother to Roland’s previously released JD-Xi. It’s also our product of the week. The JD-XA brings together analog warmth and digital versatility in one super-creative, no- compromise instrument.  The analog filter in…

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WATCH / CASIO PX-5S WEBINAR

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

A couple of weeks ago Casio posted this recording of an informative webcast on their PX-5S digital synth. Casio’s General Manager of Marketing, Mike Martin answered users questions live during a Ustream event. This video covers assigning controllers, programming the arpeggiator, phrase recording as well as some tone editing. For…

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A GALAXY OF NEW ROLAND GEAR FROM FRANKFURT!

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - April 16, 2015

Roland wasted no time in releasing a bunch of new products at this year’s MusikMesse in Frankfurt, Germany. Here’s a brief run down of the main releases this week. Roland JD-XA Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesiser AT NAMM in January, Roland revealed their new JD-XI synth. Now at Frankfurt, they have launched…

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THE ROOTS CHECK OUT ROLAND’S AIRA GEAR

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - April 8, 2015

Known more now as the backing band for the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Philadelphia’s hip hop/neo soul band The Roots have been playing their funky brand of rhythms together for over two decades. Formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove”, the band hasn’t delivered a studio album since “.. And Then You Shoot Your Cousin” back in May 2014. However, maybe that’s about to change, as the guys called in to visit the guys at Roland America to check out the AIRA range of gear.

While we’re in Roots mode, check out the band backing Bee Gee Barry Gibb doing Jive Talkin’ on Jimmy Fallon’s show

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http://www.theroots.com/

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WATCH/NOVATION BASS STATION II OVERVIEW

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

Got a Novation Bass Station II? Thinking about getting one? Here is the first in a new series of detailed videos which go in depth with the Novation synthesizer range. Filled with tips and trick for even the most experienced synthesist – check them out here! Novation distributed in Australia by Innovative…

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NAMM 2015: YAMAHA PSR-E253 & PSR-E353 KEYBOARDS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - February 5, 2015

Cameron from Yamaha Australia shows us the new Yamaha PSR E253 & PSr-E353 portable keyboards at NAMM 2015. More info at http://au.yamaha.com/

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WATCH/ROLAND JD-XI SYNTH DEMO AT NAMM 2015

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 26, 2015

Australian Musician demonstration of the new Roland JD-Xi features two digital synth engines that allow you to play leads, arpeggios, sequences and chords in polyphony. Choose from classic Roland leads, pads, strings, bass and drums and your choice of four digital filters.

http://www.rolandcorp.com.au

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NAMM 2015: SLEDGE 2.0 SYNTHESISER

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 26, 2015

Announced at NAMM this year, local music products wholesaler Innovative Music is pleased to take on the Australian distribution of Studiologic gear. At the show this year, Studiologic was proud to display their new 2.0 version of its renowned Sledge synthesizer, with new features and sound innovations that will set…

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