Yearly Archives: 2008



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A new “bite splint”, which is operated by placing it in the mouth, could make it possible for those without use of their legs/feet to control the damper (sustain) pedal on a piano. For more than 20 years, there have been electromagnetic pedal controls for paraplegic pianists – mostly accident […]

New bite splint allows paraplegics to control piano damper pedal


So, you’ve been asked to accompany the carol singing at your local school, church, social club, in the community, or even on the streets? Here are ten tips to ensure you’re prepared and confident for the big day. 1. Be prepared Most people like to know well in advance exactly […]

Christmas carol concert: ten tips for preparing pianists



Since this article was written, these two models have been superseded by later YPT models. Yamaha has introduced two new keyboards aimed at the home user. The YPT-210 and YPT-310 both offer 61 fully touch-sensitive keys, 32 notes of polyphony, Yamaha’s “Portable Grand” feature, Yamaha Education Suite including nine-step piano […]

Yamaha introduces two new home keyboards: YPT-210 and YPT-310


Yamaha’s YPG (Yamaha Portable Grand) digital pianos have been upgraded, to now include the YPG-635, YPG-535 and YPG-235. The YPG-635 includes weighted Graded Hammer action; the YPG-535 and YPG-235 feature a new Graded Soft Touch action and piano-style keys, providing top-quality playing experiences. The 88-key YPG-635 is a weighted graded […]

Yamaha intros upgraded YPG line of digital pianos





Music furniture isn’t the most exciting product around, but it’s certainly vital. Roland’s new KS-G8, and accompanying KS-STG8 accessory, provides solid support for the Fantom-G8 and RD-700GX, among other 88-note keyboards. The KS-G8 is height adjustable in three steps for sitting or standing positions, and is available in an attractive […]

Roland announces new KS-G8 keyboard stand





Yamaha has reintroduced its high-end Clavinova CGP1000 digital piano featuring the technologically advanced function of the Clavinova CVP400 Series housed within an elegantly crafted 4ft 11in grand piano cabinet. This hybrid piano combines the accurate reproduction of sampling technology with the richly textured harmonic nuances of a real grand piano. […]

Yamaha reintroduces Clavinova CGP1000 digital piano






Roland has introduced three new organs in its Atelier series. The AT-800, AT-900, and AT-900C feature a new “Articulation Voice” sound set and proprietary SuperNATURAL technology, improving various sounds such as the Violin, Trombone, Cello, and Tenor Sax voices. It also offers new physical Harmonic Bars provide authentic, hands-on control […]

Roland intros new line of Atelier Organs: AT-800, AT-900, AT-900C








Roland has announced the launch of its C-30 digital harpsichord, designed to reproduce the sound, nuance, and touch of the harpsichord but with the advantages of modern technology. Roland’s newly developed “click actionâ€? F-scale keyboard provides an authentic harpsichord feel, while two different types of unique harpsichord modes give you […]

Roland launches C-30 digital harpsichord


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Moog introduces the Minimoog Voyager OS, featuring the analog sound engine of the Voyager, but without the digital controls. Moog says that it’s the perfect solution for players looking for a roadworthy replacement for their Minimoog Model D, as a full-featured centrepiece for a modular synth rig, or for those […]

Moog intros Minimoog Voyager OS