Yearly Archives: 2007



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April 2017: Massive Update in this brand new article: Choosing Your Child’s (First) Keyboard Instrument. Check it out! Updated 10th August 2013 The keyboard buyers’ guide I wrote a couple of years ago stands as a good introduction to buying a keyboard instrument for adults. In this feature I will […]

My First Keyboard: Buying a child’s first electronic keyboard instrument


We’ve looked at Yamaha’s Disklavier in the past, and now they’ve upgraded the beast with the introduction of their Disklavier 2.0 service, available to Disklavier Mark IV owners who install a software update. Yamaha has introduced the DisklavierRadio and the DisklavierMusicStore services, combining the best aspects of live performance with […]

Yamaha introduces “Disklavier 2.0”, greater Internet connectivity for Disklavier Mark ...




Yamaha has introduced its MM6 Music Synthesizer, a younger cousin of the MOTIF series of instruments. It features high quality sounds, real-time control of sound, dynamic music creation tools including Authentic Pattern and Arpeggiator generators, performance memory, and versatile song recording.It’s a 61-note (5 octave), 32 note polyphony synth featuring […]

Yamaha introduces MM6 Music Synthesizer








Yamaha has introduced two new models in its CLP-200 range of Clavinova digital pianos. Clavinova CLP-265GP The CLP-265GP (click image for large view) offers a luxurious polished ebony mini-grand case cabinet, along with a range of the key CLP-200 Series technologies, including a Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard for true […]

Yamaha intros Clavinova CLP-265GP and CLP-295GP



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Yamaha’s new MODUS H01 digital grand piano continues the line of compact, stylish digital grand pianos. As with their CLP-F01, Yamaha’s designers have addressed the needs of luxury homeowners who need to use space efficiently whilst accenting their rooms with stylish furniture. “Though we are catering to the new design-conscious […]

Yamaha intros MODUS H01 stylish, compact digital piano



From the same line of arranger workstations as the acclaimed Tyros2 comes three more keyboards from Yamaha. The PSR-S900 offers a range of features, including some previously only available on the Tyros2, including modelled organ voices, Super Articulation for sonically realistic instrument sounds, USB audio recorder, video out, USB storage, […]

Yamaha intros new arranger workstations: PSR-S700, PSR-S900, PSR-OR700



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VNUNet.com’s Anthony Dhanendran (from Computeractive) has reviewed the online music tutorials web site NowPlayIt.com, which offers musicians the chance to learn how to play the authentic instrument lines from popular songs directly from the band’s musician. The service offers three levels of video: for £4 (around $8) you get a […]

NowPlayIt.com: interesting but limited piano tutorials from star musicians



The British Piano Show has been confirmed for 16th and 17th September 2007, to be held at the Olympia Exhibition Centre. All of the major British piano manufacturers and suppliers will attend, including Kemble, Intermusic, Piano Warehouse, Kawai, Reid-Sohn and Yamaha. “The Pillar Hall is a self-contained building and is […]

British Piano Show confirmed: 16th-17th September


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Yamaha has introduced its CVP300 Series of Clavinovas, which includes the CVP301, CVP303, CVP305, CVP307, CVP309, and CVP309GP models. They all come with Internet Direct Connection, song and lyric displays, floppy disc drive, and Smart-Media slots, as well as the USA Edition upgrade. Assuming the user has an Internet connection, […]

Yamaha Clavinova CVP300 Series include direct Internet connection for web ...





Akai has unveiled the MPK49, a semi-weighted, touch and aftertouch sensitive 49-note keyboard complete with 12 MPC-style drum pads. 48 drum pads are available via 4 banks, and there’s MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters, plus an arpeggiator. It delivers 72 assignable controls, including an expression pedal, footswitch, pitch […]

Akai MPK49 USB/MIDI semi-weighted controller keyboard