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Sep 25, 2012

Yamaha Announces B1 Acoustic Upright Piano In The US

Yamaha B1

Yamaha announces the United States debut of the b1 Acoustic Upright Piano, the most affordable instrument in Yamaha's acoustic piano line. A favorite in Japanese and European households for years, the Continental style b1 is designed for maximum performance, incorporating exceptional craftsmanship, space-conscious design and high-quality sound at a wallet-friendly price.

According to Yamaha Acoustic Piano Marketing Manager Ed Bezursik, the U.S. market is primed for b1's winning combination of looks, value and quality…

Sep 16, 2012

Yamaha NU1 Upright Hybrid Piano Now Shipping

Yamaha NU1

Yamaha today announced that the company is now shipping the NU1, the world's first digital/acoustic hybrid piano to combine an authentic upright action with a remarkable Yamaha concert grand piano sound sample. Available at authorized Yamaha piano dealers nationwide, the NU1 leverages the industry's most innovative digital technology to deliver the sound of a concert grand, and the feel of an exceptional upright, at a fraction of the size and cost…

Sep 16, 2012

Most Affordable Performance Reproducing Grand Piano: The Yamaha Disklavier DGB1KE3 Classic Now Shipping

Yamaha DGB1KE3 Classic

Yamaha today announced that the most affordable addition to the company's popular line of Disklavier performance reproducing pianos, the DGB1KE3 Classic, is now shipping. This instrument is available exclusively in the North American market.

Making this entry-level model even more affordable, the new instrument, which expands options for potential Disklavier owners, features the newly developed "Damper Drive System" designed specifically for the DGB1KE3 Classic. This gives the instrument the same range of damper effects as a standard Disklavier by detecting and recording its damper motion continuously and directly lifting the dampers…

Aug 30, 2012

Roland Introduces DP90S And DP90 Digital Pianos

Roland DP90S

Roland is pleased to announce the DP90S and DP90 Digital Pianos, two new instruments that offer top-level sound and features in a modern, space-saving design. With impeccable sound, comfortable playability, and attractive looks, the DP90 series sets a new standard in stylish, contemporary pianos.

Both the DP90S and DP90 feature Roland’s SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine, which has received accolades from pianists everywhere for its amazingly realistic grand piano sound. With SuperNATURAL Piano, players can enjoy organic variations in tone throughout the entire dynamic range, notes that fade naturally…

Aug 30, 2012

Roland Presents A-88 And A-49 MIDI Keyboard Controllers

Roland A-88

Roland is pleased to announce the A-88 and A-49 MIDI Keyboard Controllers, two all-new controllers that combine pro playability with mobile convenience. The piano-action A-88 and synth-action A-49 feature high-quality keyboards along with a slim, light design that’s ideal for today’s on-the-go musicians. They also offer USB, MIDI, and Apple iPad compatibility, as well as onboard control of Roland’s SuperNATURAL-powered synths such as the INTEGRA-7, JUPITER-80, and JUPITER-50.

There’s no shortage of keyboard controllers on the market, but most have playability that’s far below the quality found in high-end digital pianos and synthesizers…

Jul 11, 2012

Yamaha Presents P-105 Digital Piano For $999

Yamaha P-105

Yamaha unveils the P-105, a new compact, portable digital piano featuring the legendary Yamaha piano touch and tone, at Summer NAMM 2012. With core piano features for virtually any level of musician, the P-105 is an ideal practice instrument for the beginner to intermediate pianist as well as for the price-conscious semi-professional.

The Yamaha P-105 has an 88-note, Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action keyboard that feels heavier in the low end and lighter in the top, just like the keys of an acoustic piano. It also features the PureCF sound engine that recreates the sound of Yamaha's famous CFIIIS concert grand piano…

Jul 11, 2012

Yamaha Unveils PSR-E433

Yamaha PSR-E433

Yamaha unveils the PSR-E433, a powerful new keyboard with all the tools needed to create compelling, professional-sounding music. With the PSR-E433, it's easier than ever to learn how to play and share music with friends. Introduced at Summer NAMM 2012, this compact, portable keyboard is geared towards families looking for a versatile first keyboard.

"The PSR-E433 is one cool multi-tasker," said Mark Anderson, Director of Marketing for Yamaha's Keyboard Division…

Mar 26, 2012

Casio Announces New XW Series Synthesizers

Casio XW-G1

In 1986, Casio released the CZ-1, known as the company’s most advanced synthesizer. More than twenty years later, Casio is engaging in a targeted marketing program to introduce its XW series of synthesizers to the global market. Plans include signing renowned performance artists and SiriusXM hosts, The Crystal Method, as brand ambassadors and reaching musicians through exclusive events.

Created by combining a number of Casio’s innovations and technologies over time, the XW series seeks to surpass past achievements and transform the way musicians express themselves…

Mar 20, 2012

Roland Introduces PK-9 Pedal Keyboard

Roland PK-9

Roland is pleased to announce the PK-9 Pedal Keyboard, a dynamic MIDI pedalboard for organists. The PK-9 features 20 velocity-sensitive pedal keys, an integrated expression pedal, and more, making it ideal for use with instruments such as Roland’s Atelier®, Combo, and Classic series organs, or for anyone that wants to play sounds and control functions on other MIDI devices.

The PK-9 is a solidly built and versatile MIDI controller, and its 20 comfortable pedal keys respond nicely to playing dynamics. Three different touch settings allow the user to tailor the key response to their individual playing style…

Mar 20, 2012

Roland Unveils Jupiter-50

Roland Jupiter-50

Roland is pleased to announce the JUPITER-50 Synthesizer, the second release in its contemporary generation of JUPITER-series keyboards. Inheriting the stunning sounds and Live Set architecture of the acclaimed JUPITER-80, four separate sound engines can be stacked together to create classic fat synth tones and massive voices. The lightweight, streamlined design also makes it an essential keyboard for players everywhere.

Inside, the JUPITER-50 is equipped with a sound engine that is the sonic equal of its big brother, containing all of the SuperNATURAL synthesizer and acoustic tones found in the JUPITER-80…