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Sep 1, 2010

Roland Reveals FP-7F Digital Piano

Roland FP-7F

Roland U.S. is proud to introduce the FP-7F Digital Piano, the latest addition to its popular FP series piano lineup. The FP series has been a continuing top-seller, thanks to its portable, stylish design with onboard speakers and affordable price point. The new FP-7F adds four major new features: Roland’s SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine, an all-new PHA III Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement, a vocal mic input with companion Harmony effects, and an onboard looper.

Previously available only in their top-line digital pianos, the new FP-7F now includes Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano engine…

Sep 1, 2010

Roland Announces C-380 Organ

Roland C-380

Roland is proud to introduce the new C-380 Classic Organ, featuring an authentic, reverberant organ sound and outstanding playability. With two 61-note manual keyboards with tracker action, and a 30-note concave pedalboard, the C-380 gives organists the experience of playing a real pipe organ, while still being compact, lightweight, and space-saving.

Equipped with high quality sounds from the Rodgers and Roland digital organ repertoire, each speaking stop of the C-380 controls three alternative voices (Voice Palettes). A wide range of taste and styles are covered, from the Baroque era to the large romantic organs of the 19th and 20th Centuries…

Jul 15, 2010

Roland Ships New Supernatural Pianos

Roland LX-10F

Including the latest in SuperNATURAL® Piano technology and Ivory Feel keys, Roland Corporation U.S. is pleased to ship new upgrades to key models of their home digital piano line.

The new LX-10F, DP-990F, RG-3F, and RG-1F digital pianos feature the new SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, uniting Roland’s state-of-the-art V-Piano® technology and 88-key stereo multi-sampling technology. This breakthrough sound engine delivers seamless variations in tone from pianissimo to fortissimo, decaying sounds that linger and fade naturally without looping, and authentic sound transition from note to note across the keyboard…

Jun 21, 2010

Roland GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer Now Shipping

Roland GAIA SH-01

Roland U.S. is pleased to announce that the GAIA SH-01 is now shipping. This 37-key compact synthesizer brings serious sound, instant control, and ultimate flexibility to the synthesis experience. Combining a classic panel layout reminiscent of vintage Roland synthesizers with the latest in Roland’s analog-modeling technology, GAIA is perfect for any students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and skill levels.

The GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact, and great for musicians on the go. The 37-note keyboard is full-size for natural playing, and can be powered via AC or batteries…

Jun 14, 2010

Roland Ships Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer

Roland Lucina AX-09

Roland is proud to announce that the Lucina AX-09 is now shipping. This compact and affordable shoulder synthesizer is designed to fit all musicians — even kids. Featuring an intuitive user interface, Lucina packs a heavyweight musical punch with its stellar sounds and expressive controls.

With a stylish body and 37 keys, the Lucina AX-09 is compact, lightweight, and loaded with 150 high-quality sounds that cover a wide stylistic range, from synth leads to solo violin. It can be played in either a standing position using a shoulder strap or in a traditional horizontal tabletop orientation…

May 14, 2010

Yamaha To Introduce New Piaggero Series Of Portable Keyboards

Yamaha NP-V80

Yamaha Keyboard Division introduces the Piaggero Series of portable keyboards, the NP-V60 and NP-V80. Combining the term piano and leggero, Italian for "light," these new 76-key portable keyboards emphasize portability, interactive features and piano Voice quality.

"With the evolution of portable keyboards over the years, manufacturers have been packing in more and more features, like 76 keys and hundreds of Styles and Voices," said Dane Madsen, marketing manager, Yamaha Electronic Keyboards. "With that, the products have gotten bigger and bigger…

Apr 28, 2010

FG Connects Live Update Available For Roland Fantom-G

Roland Fantom-G8

Roland Corporation has today announced that the new FG Connects Live project is available on the Roland website. As part of the Version 1.50 Update for the Fantom-G Series Workstations, this free download will emphasize the powerful live performance potential of the Fantom-G, adding new rhythm patterns, patches and live sets, and creating a new world of flexibility and versatility with new Motion Phrases…

Mar 30, 2010

Casio Announces Limited Edition Of Celviano AP-6 And Privia PX-3 Digital Pianos

Casio Celviano AP-6

Casio announced today the release of three limited-edition digital pianos designed to commemorate the launch of its first electronic musical instrument introduced in January 1980. The new AP-6 limited-edition model joins the CELVIANO® lineup of digital pianos featuring refined cabinet designs and the new PX-3 limited-edition model represents the latest addition to the Privia® family of stylish digital pianos…

Mar 24, 2010

New SuperNATURAL Pianos From Roland: LX-10F, DP-990F, RG-3F And RG-1F

Roland RG-3

Including the latest in SuperNATURAL® Piano technology and Ivory Feel keys, Roland is pleased to announce upgrades to key models of their home digital piano line.

The new LX-10F, DP-990F, RG-3F, and RG-1F digital pianos feature the new SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, uniting Roland's state-of-the-art V-Piano® technology and 88-key stereo multi-sampling technology. This breakthrough sound engine delivers seamless variations in tone from pianissimo to fortissimo, decaying sounds that linger and fade naturally without looping, and authentic sound transition from note to note across the keyboard…

Mar 24, 2010

Roland Reveals GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer

Roland GAIA SH-01

Roland invites you to meet the GAIA SH-01, a 37-key compact synthesizer that brings serious sound, instant control, and ultimate flexibility to the synthesis experience. Combining a classic panel layout reminiscent of vintage Roland synthesizers with the latest in Roland’s analog-modeling technology, GAIA is perfect for any students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and skill levels.

Weighing less than 10 pounds, the GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact, and great for musicians on the go. The 37-note keyboard is full-size for natural playing, and can be powered via AC or batteries…