Monthly Archives: July 2013


Fans of Neo-Soul Keys, from the Gospel Musicians, will be pleased to hear they’ve just launched two new electric pianos for the app. Neo-Soul EX5 uses the synthesis technology from the Yamaha EX5 synth, sampled through the FDSP engine of the EX5 to simulate the modelled expression of an EP […]

Neo-Soul Keys gets two new electric pianos [iOS App]


After featuring Drum Pads 24, we now show off EasyBeats 3 Pro Drum Machine, a full-featured drum sequencer/live performance instrument for iOS devices. Claiming to be the “quickest and easiest way to create great sounding beats”, it boasts the following features: 16 responsive sample pads Use the inbuilt sample kits […]

EasyBeats 3 Pro Drum Machine [iOS App]








1. Cute little wooden organ with crooked keys. 2. Green musical keyboard instrument from the USSR, circa 1990. 3. Cute yellow 1-octave keyboard with strap. 4. Yellow elephant dual keyboard. 5. Funky-looking “Xylomatic”. I’d love to see how this works. 6. Lovely green and purple toy 32-key keyboard from Kawasaki. […]

101 Colourful, Cool, Weird, Novelty, Vintage Toy Instruments [GALLERY]





QuNexus is an ultra-controllable portable keyboard designed for both live performance and studio work. Conceived and designed by Keith McMillen, who already has a vast array of innovative hardware credits, it was funded through Kickstarter and is now available to buy. The 25-key (2 octave) controller keyboard features pressure-sensitive silicone […]

QuNexus: powerful 25 key controller launched via Kickstarter





Keyboard players — particularly those looking for more natural, intuitive ways of expressing their musical ideas without totally abandoning the familiarity of the standard piano layout — are already faced with many options for altering sound and performance characteristics in real time. However, most of them require the musician to […]

Seaboard: the highly tactile evolved piano keyboard













It’s the age-old rivalry — piano versus guitar. Throw synth keyboard players into the mix, attempting guitar-esque sounds, and you’re sure to be met with looks of disdain from guitar purists. While most pianists would never dare to suggest they could emulate the nuances of a guitar via the keyboard, […]

Guitar-like nuances added to piano keyboard via touchscreen technology



Here’s a way one crafter added some shine to a “well-loved” (read: old and battered) Baldwin acoustic piano, by painting it first with Paris Grey chalk paint and then with silver metallic paint. Looks pretty good, especially with the extra accessories. It’s definitely cheaper than buying a custom painted exotic […]

Silver Painted Piano Craft











Loops, Basses and Drum Kits for Techno & Electronica Minimal Techno: Stripped down, unrelenting grooves, processed electronic drum kits, and deep basses with soul. Featuring modwheel-scanned and tempo-synced loops, chordal and sequenced synth stabs, noise hits and sweeps, all with extensive remix variations for real-time performance. Minimal Techno features 264MB […]

Minimal Techno from Camel Audio launched



http://www.synth4ever.com – Alesis Andromeda A6 synthesizer demo — playing ambient electronica soundscape / chillout drone / space music using a custom sequencer pattern. This performance starts out with a catchy repeating motif, followed by live improvisation ending with a nice sustained drone and live fadeout. This music was created using […]

Alesis Andromeda A6 – Synth Demo – Ambient sequencer / ...