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Alongside its new range of Celviano digital pianos, Casio has introduced the Privia Pro PX-5S professional stage piano. The Privia Pro is a new category of Casio digital piano, targeted at professional stage pianists. Not only is it a digital piano but it can also serve as an advanced MIDI […]

Casio Privia Pro PX-5S professional stage piano [NAMM13]


Casio has unveiled the latest three models in its Celviano series of digital pianos. With over three times the waveform memory available in previous models, plus Casio’s Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator (AIR), the AP-250, AP-450 and AP-650 digital pianos are worth taking a look at. (Compare all three models) Their […]

Casio Celviano AP-250, AP-450, AP-650 digital pianos [NAMM13]


A major feature at this year’s NAMM show is that of interaction between digital keyboards / pianos and mobile devices, in particular Apple’s line of iPad, iPhone and iPod products. Yamaha is debuting a range of new apps for iOS-based devices, seeking to help musicians get the most from their […]

Yamaha iOS apps for music playing, arranging, organising, recording, editing ...




Yamaha has announced new models in its line of Disklavier E3 and E3PRO Series performance reproducing digital/acoustic grand pianos. These models combine the unrivalled touch, tone, elegance and style of traditional Yamaha acoustic pianos with cutting edge digital piano features that enable the instruments to play themselves – with exact […]

Yamaha expands Disklavier E3 digital acoustic performance reproducing pianos [NAMM13]


Yamaha is showing off its expanded range of SH and SG2 Silent Pianos at this year’s NAMM. Yamaha Silent Pianos are acoustic pianos featuring sound-damping capabilities that allow players to plug in headphones and jam away without disturbing others. They can also be played like any regular piano, combining the […]

Yamaha SH and SG2 Silent Pianos [NAMM13]



Yamaha announces its Mexican Banda Voice and Style Expansion Pack for the PSR-S650, featuring brand new voices recorded by leading musicians in the genre. This package contains seven new authentic Banda Voices recorded in a professional studio with professional Banda musicians. Instruments include Trombon Banda, Trompeta Banda, Clarinete Banda, Charcheta […]

Yamaha PSR-S650 Mexican Banda Expansion Pack [NAMM13]



Yamaha has extended its PSR-E line of beginner-friendly keyboards with the introduction of the PSR-E243 and PSR-E343 instruments. (Compare PSR-E243 with PSR-E343.) Aimed at those just starting out on their learning journey, both 61-key instruments feature the Yamaha Education Suite which enables students to teach themselves piano. As you’d expect, […]

Yamaha PSR-E243 and PSR-E343 keyboards [NAMM13]



Cables and connectors aren’t particularly exciting, but they are essential particularly in the evolving world of music making using tablet PCs such as the Apple iPad. To this end, Yamaha has introduced its i-UX1 MIDI interface cable that enables quick, easy, seamless connection between the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch and MIDI instruments. […]

Yamaha i-UX1 iOS to MIDI instrument connector [NAMM13]


Yamaha has upgraded its range of PSR-S arranger keyboards with the introduction of the PSR-S750 and PSR-S950 models. They feature Super Articulation Voices, more performance styles and a number of advanced connectivity options that offer possibilities previously only found on higher-end Yamaha instruments such as the Tyros4. The PSR-S950 arranger […]

Yamaha PSR-S750 and PSR-S950 Arranger Keyboards [NAMM13]


Yamaha has announced the US availability of its b Series upright pianos, touted to be the most affordable instruments in Yamaha’s acoustic piano line. The Continental style b1 is designed for maximum performance and incorporates exceptional craftsmanship, space-conscious design and high-quality sound at a more sensible price. The b1 Continental […]

Yamaha b Series Acoustic and “Silent” upright pianos [NAMM13]



Yamaha has used this year’s NAMM show to unveil its Disklavier subscription service. The Disklavier Music Network is a multimedia service allowing owners of E3 and Mark IV Disklavier performance reproducing pianos to receive streamed live concerts and musical broadcasts, as well as on-demand entertainment and educational content, directly to […]

Yamaha Disklavier Network unveiled [NAMM13]


Yamaha will use this year’s NAMM show to display the Bösendorfer 200DE3 Performance Reproducing Piano. The 200DE3 is the first non-Yamaha piano to feature the company’s award-winning Disklavier performance reproducing technology, which is integrated inside the new model as part of its meticulous, handcrafted manufacturing process. The Bösendorfer 200DE3 derives […]

Bösendorfer 200DE3 Performance Reproducing Piano [NAMM13]





Roland has introduced its latest performance-oriented keyboard, the V-Combo VR-09. Touted as an ideal all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players, it offers fast access to the sounds most frequently used by musicians. This means dedicated piano, organ and synth sound engines, quickly selectable and editable from the large LCD screen. […]

Roland V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard [NAMM13]