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...

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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...

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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...

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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 speakers,...

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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,...

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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...

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Nord Stage 3 Updates

If you've got the Nord Stage 3 there are now some updates available via the official Nord website. A Numeric Pad mode has been introduced for faster selection of Programs. Using this new option you can select Bank and then key in the number of...

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Make Learning Easier With Keysies®

Keysies® are little transparent stickers that you can add to your keys to make learning to play much easier. We think they're a great idea as you'll get to learn where the notes are much more quickly plus be able to see which notes make up the different...

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Minimoog iPad App Released

Minimoog Model D® App Released If you've always wanted to own a Minimoog Model D but never had the opportunity, you can now console yourself with this app version of the classic synth, available to download on both iPhone or iPad (64-bit devices). The app...

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Welcome From The Editor

Welcome to the launch of keyboardist.co.uk! This website is for everyone, from amateur players to teachers to pros. It’s intended as a guide for those wishing to learn and a resource for those wanting to further develop their musical abilities and careers....

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