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Part of our 101 Colourful, Cool, Weird, Novelty, Vintage Toy Instruments gallery is this bright green mini-keys keyboard from Russia. Seemingly manufactured in at least the 1980s and possible 1990s, the label says “?????” which is a diminutive term for “little boy” or “child”. Before seeing this translation I thought […]

Malysh 1980s Russian electronic mini keyboard


Zen Q Synergy Core compact audio interface launched Professional studio audio performance for the home market in the Zen Q Synergy Core audio interface, featuring AD/DA, discrete ultra-linear mic preamps, 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking system, 37 analog-modelled effects, 14×10 I/O channels, low latency USB-C interface. Class-leading — MONITOR and LINE OUT — AD/DA conversion […]

Daily Roundup 19 Jan 2022: Zen Q, Kontakt robo-sampling, AtomoSynth ...




G-Sonique Releases DARKPSY FX466 VST / AU Plug-in instrument DarkPsy FX466 is VST / AU plug-in designed for Darkpsy / Forest / Psycore music production and can be used in various genres of psytrance from fullon to dark prog, as well as in completely different genres such as: film music, video-game music, dark […]

Daily Roundup 17 Jan 2022: G-Sonique DARKSPY, Sequential OB-6 demo, ...


Rhodes Mk8 unveiled Harold Rhodes’ legendary electro-mechanical tine piano returns. Precision built in the UK with the finest hand-selected materials. Optimising the iconic sound of the Rhodes piano, the MK8 offers considerable improvements in tone, touch, intonation and dynamics. All critical components – including tines, pickups, dampers and pedal mechanism – […]

Daily Roundup 16 Jan 2022: Rhodes Mk8, Fred van Hoof, ...


Piano with Steinway Hall of Fame Teacher Dr. Jason Kwak An interesting little video from Dr Jason Kwak, newly inducted into the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame and teaching at Texas State University. Members of the Piano Department are specialists in many areas, including classical performance, jazz performance, collaborative performance, […]

Daily Roundup 15 Jan 2022: Dr Jason Kwak, Behringer BRAINS, ...




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Are you looking for a more serious music keyboard for your child? Read our guide: Choosing Your Child’s (First) Keyboard Instrument. Alternatively, take a look at other small keyboards for young children. Not got the space or budget for your budding Rachmaninov to play a full-size piano? Or do you […]

Ten toy pianos you and your child will love!


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Updated for 2021. Are you looking for a music keyboard for your child? Read our guide: Choosing Your Child’s Keyboard Instrument Here are my ten recommendations of piano books for kids. They will help your child learn how to play the piano and keyboard, including identifying and playing notes and […]

10 books to help your child learn to play piano ...







Roland FP-10 digital piano
Roland has announced its latest entry-level digital piano, the FP-10, designed to offer premium sound and playability to those seeking out their first keyboard instrument. Featuring Roland’s high quality digital piano sound with an expressive 88-weighted key design, the FP-10 is also portable despite including inbuilt stereo speakers. It’s also […]

Roland FP-10 digital piano: affordable quality instrument


Novation SL MkIII keyboard controller
Novation has announced the latest incarnation of its SL series, with the SL MkIII hardware controller, designed to offer deep integration with Ableton Live. Boasting MIDI and CV, this controller features an 8-track polyphonic sequencer, and is designed to be equally at home controlling computer-based DAWs as well as a […]

Novation SL MkIII flagship hardware controller announced












Yamaha TransAcousic TA2 pianos
Yamaha has announced its new generation of TransAcoustic pianos, featuring four upright and three grand models. They build on the original TransAcoustic models which gave acoustic pianos volume control, thanks to electro-acoustic transducers located near to each of the instrument’s two soundboard bridges which allow the entire soundboard to act […]

Yamaha TransAcoustic TA2 piano family launched



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Roundup of product launches and news from Winter NAMM 2019: Jump to a section: Instruments Acoustic Pianos Digital Pianos Keyboards Synths Organs Others Software Manufacturers Arturia Bösendorfer Casio Effigy Labs Korg Novation Roland Steinberg Yamaha Instruments Acoustic Pianos Yamaha showcases its TransAcoustic TA2 pianos, offering the best of both acoustic […]

NAMM2019 roundup





Yamaha has introduced two new models in its popular PSR-E series. These entry-level models are typically aimed at beginning keyboard players, although they have plenty of features for more advanced players also. The PSR-EW410 is the new flagship model, featuring 76 keys, a Groove Creator function for adding intros, section […]

Yamaha PSR-EW410 and PSR-E463 portable keyboards introduced









Yamaha has added two new models to its range of PSR-S arranger workstation range, showing them off at Winter NAMM 2018. The PSR-S975 supersedes the PSR-970 and is now hailed as the “ultimate PSR”, while the PSR-775 takes over from the PSR-S770. Yamaha PSR-S975 Yamaha’s new flagship PSR arranger workstation […]

Yamaha PSR-S975 and PSR-S775 workstations added to S Series




The biggest names with the latest products in pianos, synths, digital music, sampling, DJ and more, announced at Winter NAMM 2018. Stay tuned to this page for a summary of the most interesting new launches and links to more details. Acoustic Pianos Bösendorfer Bösendorfer Dragonfly grand piano added to marquetry […]

NAMM 2018 Roundup