Yearly Archives: 2008


I got really excited when I read the headline over at Music Radar — after all, creating cool-sounding stuff from cheap, everyday gadgets is great. However, it doesn’t sound much more revolutionary than a guitarist standing a bit too close to their amplifier. Gordon Charlton uses a pair of Binatone […]

Walkie-talkie Theremin: if only it was all this easy


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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Since this article was written, these two models have been superseded by later YPT models.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


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The Yamaha P85 has been superseded by the Yamaha P95. Part of Yamaha’s P Series of digital pianos, the new P85 and P85S (differentiated by their body colour: black or silver) are slim digital pianos featuring high-quality piano sound and feel. With 88 Graded Hammer Standard keys, the digital pianos […]

Yamaha introduces P85 and P85S digital pianos





Roland has announced its new SA-1000 stage amplifier, a super-lightweight and portable stage amp customised for use with organs such as new ATELIER series and digital pianos. Features include an Organ Enhance button which adds bass nuances to a sound, onboard Anti-feedback function to automatically cancels unpleasant howling from being […]

Roland intros SA-1000 stage amplifier ideal for organs and digital ...




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 brought out a white version of its E-09 interactive arranger keyboard, unsurprisingly titled the E-09W. The E-09 features 61 velocity sensitive keys, 64 notes of polyphony, 32MB of wave memory comprised of 870 tones and 70 drum sets, 47 different effects, 130 styles, 100 user programs, sixteen track […]

Roland announces E-09W interactive arranger keyboard





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