Yearly Archives: 2009






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Roland claims that its latest digital piano pushes the boundaries of realism far beyond that of existing sample-based digital pianos thanks to new “from scratch” technology that can be easily and creatively adjusted in real time to suit a pianist’s needs. Rather than simply sampling real acoustic pianos, Roland created […]

Roland shows off revolutionary new V-Piano [NAMM09]


Roland has announced its Prelude home music keyboard that features a range of top-notch sounds lifted from Roland’s other sound modules plus a range of software and decent amplification. This velocity-sensitive 61-note keyboard offers a very respectable 128 notes of polyphony with which to play the myriad of tones (896 […]

Roland intros Prelude music keyboard [NAMM09]


Roland unveiled a huge array of new musical instruments and accessories at this year’s Winter NAMM, including this: the AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer. Harking back to the glorious days of the 1980s when this kind of instrument was all the rage, it frees the keyboard player up to move about, while […]

Roland intros the AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer [NAMM09]




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Yamaha will show off one of its latest arranger workstation keyboards in the PSR range at Winter NAMM, offering a sleek look and advanced features at a decent price point. The 61-key PSR-S550B features 774 instrument voices and 22 drum kits including ethnic instruments, 176 song and genre styles which […]

Yamaha intros PSR-S550B arranger workstation keyboard [NAMM09]


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Yamaha will show off its latest Disklavier E3 series at Winter NAMM. The three “E”s stand for easy, enjoyment, and elegance, and encapsulates what this more entry-level digital piano is all about. Many of the Disklavier functions are present, such as recording and playback and whisper soft playing, 450 built-in […]

Yamaha intros Disklavier E3 entry-level digital piano [NAMM09]



Yamaha’s latest Clavinova, the CVP409GP, will be on show at this year’s Winter NAMM exhibition. Claiming it to be the world’s most innovative and technologically advanced digital piano line, the CVP409GP offers a luxurious mini-grand piano style cabinet option. The ebony polished cabinet, synthetic ivory keytops and natural wood keyboard […]

Yamaha shows off new Clavinova CVP409GP digital piano [NAMM09]


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Despite the advances in digital pianos, not least from Yamaha, there’s still nothing like a real acoustic grand piano. Yamaha will be showing off three of them at Winter NAMM this year, including the new GC2 and updated GB1K and GC1 grand pianos. The new 5’8″ GC2 grand piano has […]

Yamaha debuts new acoustic grand pianos: GC2, GB1K, GC1 [NAMM09]