Korg reveals new SV-2 stage piano and XE20 digital piano

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Following yesterday’s big Wavestate announcement, Korg is back to announce two new keyboard instruments: the SV-2 Stage Vintage keyboard and the XE20 Digital Ensemble Piano. SV-2 Stage Vintage The follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed SV-1 Stage Vintage, the SV-2 is designed to improve upon the stage and grand piano sounds of its predecessor. It’s not so […]

Roland reveals A-88MKII MIDI Keyboard and concept GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano

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Roland has announced that it will be showing the future-ready GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano and A-88MKII MIDI Keyboard for NAMM 2020. GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano The striking GPX-F1 (pictured above) sports a futuristic ‘floating’ design along with Roland’s PureAcoustic Piano Modeling software and Acoustic Projection System. Other features include the latest piano sound engine, internet […]

ForteRight’s Arcade gamifies piano-learning

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Tech solutions to music learning are all the rage. Between ROLI’s recent announcement of LUMI and Melodics’ ongoing quest to create better playing habits, there’s already serious competition in the arena. But start-up ForteRight, are offering something different. And you can use it with your existing keyboard. The product is Arcade and it’s just launched […]

E-instruments’ Vibrant instrument is inspired by vintage electric pianos

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E-instruments has released Vibrant, a plug-in suite that samples the warm sounds of vintage electric pianos. Vibrant comprises emulations of four iconic electric pianos, including the Rhodes Stage Mark I, Rhodes Suitcase, Wurlitzer 200 A and Hohner Clavinet D6. It’s best used with Steinberg’s HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 and HALion Sonic SE 3 platforms, […]

Vibrant Electric Pianos: Soulful vintage sounds for HALion

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E-Instruments has released a collection of deeply sampled electric piano sounds for Steinberg’s HALion and HALion Sonic instruments. Vibrant Electric Pianos could be all the pianos you’ll ever need. Vibrant Electric Pianos Drawing on the usual four classic electric pianos this is a suite of 40 presets constructed from 24GBs of samples with a simple, […]

Arturia’s KeyLab 88 MkII is a powerful keyboard and controller

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A year ago, Arturia updated the KeyLab 49 and 61 Essential controllers with premium MkII versions. The French brand has now given its 88-key controller the MkII treatment as well, presenting the KeyLab 88 MkII. Like its smaller siblings, this piano-style controller is a versatile workhorse that only needs a USB connection to spring into […]

Arturia expands keyboard, synth offerings with V Collection 7

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Arturia has unveiled V Collection 7, the seventh edition of its popular keyboard and synthesizer instrument pack. V Collection 7 comes with three new virtual instruments: CZ V, Synthi V and Mellotron V. The original versions of these instruments, as you may recall, are steeped in music history. The CZ series was a range of […]

Review: Native Instruments Noire

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Price £129 Contact Native Instruments In a search for the ‘perfect’ sampled piano, it would be fair to say MusicTech has worked its way through a plethora of virtual instruments over the years. Certainly, there are plenty of virtual pianos to choose from, but few manage to deliver that perfect combination of an instrument that deserves […]