Introducing The Yamaha Vocaloid

Introducing The Yamaha Vocaloid

A few of you might have been aware back in 2007 of a virtual popstar being launched in Japan. What you may not have realised is that her voice was also synthesized. In the mid 2000s Yamaha backed the development of ‘vocaloid’ software that allowed the...
Roland Advice On Live Performance Setup

Roland Advice On Live Performance Setup

Everyone knows that us keyboardists love to be surrounded by banks of keyboards and racks of modules. Ideally we want a complete surround setup with a small crawl hatch to get in and a swivel chair in the centre to access everything. However this is not always...
New Waldorf Releases at Musikmesse

New Waldorf Releases at Musikmesse

There are a raft of new products being released at this years Musikmesse, including a new synth and vocoder from Waldorf. Waldorf STVC To compete with the Korg range of keyboard-based vocoders, Waldorf have released the STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder. Based on...
New Workstations From Yamaha

New Workstations From Yamaha

Yamaha have revealed four new workstations at this year’s Musikmesse Trade Fair in Frankfurt. Added to the collection are the PSR-S975, PSR-S775, PSR-EW410 and the PSR-E463. The PRS range very much started out as ‘home’ keyboards with onboard...
Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day is an annual celebration of independently owned record stores that’s now in its 12th year. This year the event falls on Saturday 21st April with more than 500 stores signed up to take part. In addition to special promotions (Box Sets, Coloured...
Nord Piano 4 Released

Nord Piano 4 Released

Nord have just announced the release of their fourth generation Stage Piano with some interesting new features added. Most notable is the expanded polyphony and seamless transitions feature, so that you can switch smoothly between sounds during a performance without...