Manufacturers

This section focuses on the hardware and software of various piano and synth manufacturers, including Yamaha, Casio, Korg, Roland, Steinway and Baldwin.


In this article we take a look and compare the features and specifications of the thirteen models of Korg’s Pa*X line of synthesisers. There are thirteen models comprising eight distinct models with various key count variations on some. The Pa1X was launched in 2003 so we are now looking at […]

Korg PaX Series comparison: All thirteen models compared





More detailed comparison of the PSR-S970 and PSR-975 plus a full specification comparison sheet for the newest five PSR-S models and PSR-SX models are further down this article page. Yamaha introduced its first S Series arranger workstation keyboard in July 2006, meaning the range is well on its way to its fifteenth […]

Yamaha PSR-S/PSR-SX Series Comparison: All seventeen models compared






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If you want the lowdown on Yamaha’s new portable digital piano, the P155, then look no further. Here are complete specifications, pictures, and comparison with Yamaha’s earlier P series instruments. Overview The Yamaha P155 features samples taken directly from the CFIIIS 9-foot grand piano Uses Yamaha’s Pure CF sampling technology […]

Yamaha P155 digital piano: Complete specifications and gallery




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When a modern keyboard just won’t cut it for the sort of organ sounds you’re wanting to play, Roland’s C-330 Classic Organ could be just what you’re looking for. The unit features Rodgers highly acclaimed voice engine on board, offering gorgeous tone with highly flexible pipe-voicing capability, Windchest panning, and […]

Roland intros C-330 Classic Organ [Musikmesse 2009]


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In a world of modern keyboards, there’s something about Roland’s new C-230 Classic Keyboard that speaks of the past. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have cutting edge technology in it. The C-230 features 36 classical organ tones, 8 organ bass tones, 4 harpsichord tones, two fortepianos, celesta, and […]

Roland intros C-230 Classic Keyboard [Musikmesse 2009]




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]



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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]