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Kawai CS7 and CS4 Digital Pianos

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• August 5, 2013

The Kawai CS7 and CS4 models offer updated and enhanced digital features while retaining the ebony polished cabinetry for which the CS series is known. These finishes are rugged thanks to its use of polyester. The CS7 model adds the traditional leg and toe block design element found on its professional upright pianos.These new models utilize Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI) sound technology and new keyboard actions.

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Casio’s Dee & Ricky-Designed XW-G1

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  • Keyboards
• July 17, 2013

The new XW-G1 synthesizer was created by design duo Dee & Ricky Jackson, known for their collaboration efforts on the Casio G-Shock collections. Only two units of the Limited Edition XW-G1 synthesizerwere created, which feature the designer duo’s unique Lego® block design and neon leopard print patterns.

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Casio America Privia Pianos

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  • Keyboards
• July 13, 2013
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Korg Kross Keyboard

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  • Keyboards
• July 11, 2013

The Kross keyboard is a mobile keyboard workstation with audio/MIDI recording capabilities, AC or battery operation (6xAA), and a wide selection of sounds, available with 61 keys or 88 fully-weighted keys. The piano, electric piano, and drum sounds have been taken from some of Korg’s flagship instruments. The sounds from Korg’s SG-1D Sampling Grand and M1 Music Workstation are also included, as well as an upright piano.

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Yamaha DGX-650 Portable Digital Grand

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  • Keyboards
• July 11, 2013

The DGX-650, a Portable Grand digital piano, includes an upgraded piano sound and CD-quality audio recording and playback, as well as the ability to play chords with a single keystroke and interactive learning software. It includes a stand and a sustain footswitch. The DGX-650 uses PureCF sampling, which integrates the sounds from the nine-foot Yamaha CFIIIS Grand Piano. Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Standard means the lower keys are heavier and the higher keys become gradually lighter through the different registers.

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Kawai CS10 Hybrid Piano

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  • Keyboards
• July 11, 2013

The CS10’s cabinet is the same one used by the Kawai K2 Professional Upright Piano. Borrowing further from Kawai’s acoustic piano history, the CS10 employs the exclusive Soundboard Speaker System which uses a real wooden soundboard. For tone, the CS10 relies upon Kawai’s signature Harmonic Imaging XL with 88-note piano sampling. This technology accesses a large tonal database, while 88-note sampling preserves the original character of each of the piano’s individual keys.

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Korg Volca Series Analog Synthesizers

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  • Keyboards
• June 17, 2013
Following in the footsteps of the Korg Monotron, Monotribe, and the MS-20 Mini synth, these next-generation true-analog instruments offer on-the-go sounds with MIDI functionality. Each instrument features a loop sequencer for intuitively generating and recalling phrase-based performances.  The Volca Keys, a 27-key analog lead synth, uses three oscillators that can be tuned against each other […] Read More...

Yamaha b Series Acoustic and ‘Silent’ Upright Pianos

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  • Keyboards
• June 17, 2013

Yamaha’s b Series Upright Pianos are designed to be the most affordable instruments in Yamaha’s acoustic piano line. Following on the design that has been a favorite in Japanese and European households for years, the recently launched Continental style model b1 provides maximum performance, incorporating exceptional craftsmanship, space-conscious design and high-quality sound at a wallet-friendly price.

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