Monthly Archives: February 2009


10 toy pianos you and your child will love - instruments for kids 3
Are you looking for a more serious music keyboard for your child? Read our guide: Choosing Your Child’s (First) Keyboard Instrument. Not got the space or budget for your budding Rachmaninov to play a full-size piano? Or do you want something smaller and more colourful for little Chopin to test […]

Ten toy pianos you and your child will love!



Korg has taken the fundamentals of its flagship M3 Xpanded workstation and put it out in the form of the more affordable M50 Music Workstation. The latest version offers 73 keys (six octaves) together with angled control panel and full-size TouchView interface. The EDS (Extended Definition Synthesis) sound engine delivers […]

Korg shows off new M50 Music Workstation [NAMM09]



Last month, Korg announced its annual lifetime achievement award, giving the accolade to two quite different keyboard musicians. Herbie Hancock: Jazz legend and innovator has been a musical innovator for his entire career. Not content to be pigeonholed as a traditionalist, Hancock has gained new exposure through his recent collaborations […]

Korg announces Lifetime Achievement Award 2009: Herbie Hancock and Keith ...


Korg has shown off a major upgrade to its M3 music workstation and sampler in the shape of the M3 Xpanded. This free upgrade offers 668MB of expansive new sounds, interactive interface functionality, advanced sequencer enhancements and additions to the KARMA technology. Sound samples include three new acoustic pianos, 3-way […]

Korg debuts major upgrade to M3 music workstation/sampler [NAMM09]






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Update: This piano is now available to buy for a cool $800,000 An amazing fusion between glass art and masterful grand piano construction has created the first limited edition Kuhn-Bosendorfer worth an estimated $1.2 million. The seven-foot-four-inch black grand piano is inset with over 100,000 hand cut, lead crystal jewels […]

$1.2m jewel-encrusted Kuhn-Bosendorfer grand piano: world’s most expensive?



“Recreational keyboard” suggests to me some hybrid instrument that can not only function as a decent digital piano but also play back pre-recorded music and audio, thus making it more of an entertainment centre than a mere instrument. That seems to be the thinking behind one of Roland’s latest keyboards, […]

Roland launches VIMA RK-300 recreational keyboard [NAMM09]


Synthesised vocals (realistic ones, at least) can be pretty dire, but Roland reckons it has come up with something convincing in its latest vocal and ensemble keyboard, the VP-770. Rather than focusing on the likes of built instrument samples, it takes the incredibly versatile human voice as its base. No […]

Roland introduces VP-770 vocal/ensemble keyboard [NAMM09]