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There are plenty of music creation apps for iPad but they don’t all necessarily have the ability, on their own, to interface with other equipment. Enter iConnectMIDI, a MIDI interface designed specifically for Apple’s portable products. The box can be connected up to an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone’s dock, […]

iConnectMIDI: link musical gear to Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod touch [NAMM11]




Casio has unveiled four new keyboards at this year’s Winter NAMM show. The WK-6500 and CTK-6000 are replacements for the heralded WK-500 and CTK-5000 models. The new additions offer new tones and rhythms, a larger backlit LCD display and a new 17 track sequencer with editing tools for creating new […]

Casio introduces new compact keyboards and workstations [NAMM11]


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Korg has announced its limited edition Wavedrum Oriental, a percussion synthesiser featuring a wide range of Arabic percussion sounds. Exotic sounds to Western ears, Arabic percussion is indispensable to belly dancing, world music and other popular genres. Many acoustic percussion instruments can produce a whole range of sounds simply by […]

Korg Wavedrum Oriental dynamic percussion synthesiser revealed [NAMM11]



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Korg has shown off three space-saving, feature rich USB MIDI controllers designed to fit right in with your laptop or desktop computer keyboard. The slim design of the nanoSERIES2 controllers means that precious desktop space isn’t wasted, and the three variants mean there should be a solution for everyone (or, […]

Korg nanoSERIES2 trio of slim USB MIDI controllers revealed [NAMM11]





korg pa3x professional arranger workstation 2
Korg expands its Pa series of arranger workstations with the flagship Pa3X. There’s a huge range of highlights so here’s the lowdown direct from Korg: Enhanced RX (Real eXperience) sound engine offers improved realism and new vivid sound, including pianos borrowed from the acclaimed Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano, plus […]

Korg Pa3X professional arranger workstation unveiled [NAMM11]



Anyone interested in personal audio recording could do worse than take a look at Roland’s latest pair of USB audio interfaces, the TRI-CAPTURE and DUO-CAPTURE. Whether you want to record vocals, guitar or other types of mobile audio, the TRI-CAPTURE lets you do it. It features a mixer-like design with […]

Roland intros two USB and one MIDI interface [NAMM11]



roland bk-7m backing module
Unless your musical style is dance, electronic or some other highly synthesised genre, surely the ideal backing band is a live one. In reality, though, that’s never practical — humans are temperamental, they tire easily, and most don’t do what you want all (most) of the time. Enter auto-accompaniment. Whether […]

Roland BK-7m backing module offers versatile accompaniments and voicing [NAMM11]









Yamaha continues to add to its low-end line of PSR series home keyboards with the introduction of the PSR-E233 and PSR-E333 61-key instruments. Thanks to Yamaha’s experience in home theatre audio technology, these new entry-level instruments benefit from an Ultra-Wide Stereo function that allows the built-in speakers to output a […]

Yamaha PSR-E233 and PSR-E333 portable keyboards unveiled [NAMM11]





yamaha piaggero NP-31 NP-11 ultraportable digital pianos
Offering a similar function set to the 76-note Piaggero NP-V60 and NP-V80 digital pianos released last year, Yamaha now reveals the ultraportable NP-31 and NP-11 models. The NP-31 features a 76-note full-size keyboard, while the NP-11 offers 61 keys. Designed to be transportable and usable pretty much anywhere, they’ll run […]

Yamaha Piaggero NP-31 and NP-11 ultraportable digital pianos unveiled [NAMM11]



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Yamaha has introduced its new Clavinova CLP Slimline Series of digital pianos, combining advanced technology with elegant craftsmanship. New models include the CLP-S406 and CLP-S408, whose slimmer design make them perfect for use in the home, or anywhere that space is at a premium but quality and visual design mustn’t […]

Yamaha Clavinova CLP Slimline series of upright digital pianos unveiled ...