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Jan 15, 2009

Roland Presents Prelude Portable Keyboard

Roland Prelude

Roland is proud to introduce the Prelude home entertainment keyboard, featuring a fresh, contemporary sound set, an onboard 16-track sequencer, and a broad range of musical styles.

With 61 velocity-sensitive keys, and a lightweight, compact footprint, the Prelude is ideal for entry-level keyboardists and hobbyists who want a portable solution without skimping on sound. The Prelude includes a myriad of the most essential high-quality tones taken from Roland’s deep sound library, all playable with 128-voice polyphony…

Jan 15, 2009

Roland Announces New RM-700 Digital Piano

Roland RM-700

Roland is pleased to introduce the latest in its line of upright digital pianos, the RM-700 Digital Piano. Featuring Roland’s finest piano touch and sounds, innovative educational and entertainment features and a compact design, the RM-700 is a great centerpiece for any home.

The RM-700 boasts an Ivory Feel keyboard for an authentic grand-piano feel that is second to none, along with a pristine 88-note stereo sampled grand piano sound. Piano sounds can also be customized with the unique Piano Designer and Grand Piano Presence II features, allowing users to create the perfect tone and response…

Jan 15, 2009

Roland Launches KC-880 Stereo Keyboard Amplifier

Roland KC-880

Since their inception, Roland

KC-Series amplifiers have set the standard as the world’s best-selling keyboard amps. Roland is proud to announce the new flagship for the renowned KC-Series—the KC-880 Stereo Keyboard Amplifier.

The KC-880 builds on the famous high-quality KC sound with a new stereo design, powered through a 320-watt stereo power amplifier, two 12-inch woofers and two horn tweeters. This design delivers the most accurate sonic representation of the performance, with wide, clear full-spectrum sound. New onboard stereo effects such as Tremolo, Rotary, and Reverb, give musicians a whole new range of keyboard and vocal performance possibilities…

Jan 15, 2009

Roland Releases VP-770 Vocal & Ensemble Keyboard

Roland VP-770

Roland is pleased to present the VP-770 Vocal & Ensemble Keyboard, featuring newly-developed Vocal Designer effects and high-quality ensemble sounds powered by Roland’s exclusive SuperNATURAL™ technology.

With a solid wood construction and metal chassis, the VP-770 features a newly enhanced interface, plus expressive onboard sounds applicable across a vast array of musical genres. A high-quality headset microphone comes standard and provides the best signal path possible in combination with the VP-770’s pristine onboard microphone preamp.

Performers will especially love how inviting and inspiring the VP-770 is to use onstage…

Jan 15, 2009

Roland Launches RK-300 Recreational Keyboard

Roland RK-300

Roland Corporation is proud to introduce the newest member of its VIMA recreational keyboard line, the RK-300. With the same multimedia capabilities and ease of use as the award-winning RK-500, this keyboard brings a new dimension of musical enjoyment and entertainment to the mainstream market.

The RK-300 features Roland’s acclaimed 88-key PHA II keyboard with escapement for an expressive acoustic-piano touch. Users can play along with the onboard VIMA Tunes and SMF files, as well as with their own audio CDs and MP3s. The Center Cancel feature allows for karaoke-style play-along, and users can also change the tempo of a song…

Jan 15, 2009

Roland Introduces New FR-1 Digital Accordion

Roland FR-1

Roland is pleased to announce the new FR-1 V-Accordion, the latest addition to the revolutionary V-Accordion line. The FR-1 provides powerful digital modeling technology in a traditional accordion design, and includes performance functions and authentic sounds that will appeal to a wide range of players.

The FR-1 is extremely lightweight, with a compact frame that weighs only twelve pounds. Its accessible and portable design makes it ideal for young students and stage performers alike…

Jan 15, 2009

Roland Presents ARX-03 Brass For Fantom-g

Roland ARX-03

Roland Corporation is proud to announce the new ARX-03 SuperNATURAL™ Brass Expansion Board for the Fantom-G Series. This new Expansion Board joins the ARX-01 Drums and ARX-02 Electric Piano expansion boards. Each ARX board is a dedicated application with its own processor, graphics, and DSP, powered by Roland’s proprietary SuperNATURAL™ sound technology for organic, emotional expression.

The ARX-03 Brass Expansion Board puts a world of authentic and distinctive brass instruments at a producer’s fingertips, including trumpets, flugelhorns, trombones, and saxophones…

Jan 8, 2009

Roland Launches New Dt-hd1 Drum Tutorial Software And RK-300 Recreational Keyboard At CES 2009

Roland RK-300

Roland Corporation U.S. is pleased to introduce the newest in revolutionary electronic musical instruments and recording products to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roland, BOSS, and EDIROL by Roland products provide everything you need to share your creativity and inspiration with the world.

Roland’s Drums & Percussion Division is proud to introduce new drum lesson software for owners of the HD-1 electronic drum kit. The DT-HD1 drum tutorial teaches introductory drum patterns and techniques in ways that are fun and easy for any entry-level drummer…

Dec 19, 2008

Buy The Best: Consumers Digest Recommends 2 Yamaha Keyboards For Best Buy Awards

Consumers Digest, an independent publication that aims to help consumers make informed buying decisions, has conferred its Best Buy Awards to the portable, great-sounding NP-30 digital piano and to the full-featured YPG-535 digital piano.

Best Buys are products that offer outstanding value for their price and warrant special attention from consumers.

The new NP-30 Portable Grand Digital Piano represents an entirely new class of Yamaha Digital Piano. Designed to offer quality, value and unprecedented portability without sacrificing the playability of the key action, the NP-30 includes 76 Graded Soft Touch piano-style keys and AWM stereo-sampled piano voices…

Dec 12, 2008

The Color Of Music: Red Yamaha Modus Energizes Point Of Grace's Smash 'winter Wonderland' Tour

Platinum-selling Christian singing group Point of Grace is currently embarked on its smash, holiday-themed Winter Wonderland Tour, featuring special guest artist Ronnie Freeman accompanying the Dove Award-winning vocal group on a new, striking Velvet Rouge (red) Yamaha H01 MODUS Digital Piano.

The ensemble previously relied on a Yamaha Clavinova CVP Digital Piano for its Winter Wonderland Tours, as well as the highly successful 2005 "I Choose You" Tour with Yamaha artist and 2007 American Idol Songwriting Competition winner, Scott Krippayne.

"This year's tour has been great," says Point of Grace vocalist Shelly Breen…