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Yamaha’s GC1TA is equipped with Yamaha's “TransAcoustic” technology capable of creating the sound of a 9-foot concert grand piano, in a compact instrument the size of a 5-foot, 3-inch baby grand. The GC1TA represents a new breed of “hybrid” instrument which incorporates specially designed, electro-acoustic transducers—a device that converts digital sound data into sound energy—that cause the soundboard to vibrate in much the same way a speaker cone would, essentially turning it into one giant speaker. This means that any sound can be delivered through this naturally resonant piano component, producing the acoustic fields and natural sounding tonal characteristics of an acoustic piano.

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Williams Legato features 88 semi-weighted keys and five sounds: piano, electric piano, organ, synth, and bass. Designed for beginning to intermediate keyboardists, the Legato combines professional features with simple, convenient operation and full portability. A fully adjustable metronome and integrated music stand are also included. The split/layer function supports the use of two sounds, either voicing them together or dividing the keyboard to produce different sounds from the left and right hands. A USB port enables connection to a computer and MIDI control ability.

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The SH-2 uses Analog Circuit Behavior technology to faithfully authentically recreate the sound of the original. Building on the legacy model, the new SH-2 now offers a VCO range that is expandable to 64’, two envelopes, reverb, delay and crusher effects, Autobend with support for reverse actions, and a tempo-syncable arpeggiator. While multiple instances of the SH-2 plug-in can be used in any compatible DAW, the SH-2 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer offers seamless integration and unique capabilities for SYSTEM-1 owners. Connect a SYSTEM-1 and it becomes a dedicated controller. Transfer sounds back and forth between the DAW and SYSTEM-1 and even use the SYSTEM-1 as a high-quality audio and MIDI interface. Or plug out directly to the SYSTEM-1, creating a stand-alone, hardware SH-2, with real physical controls that do not require a computer. Street price: $145.

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Roland has announced the worldwide release of the SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer for the SYSTEM-1. The new software synthesizer is a complete reproduction of the iconic SH-101, right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time. Based on Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, it not only reproduces the SH-101’s legendary sounds, but it faithfully recreates the very behavior of its analog circuitry.

Read more: Roland Releases First Complete Reproduction of Iconic SH-101 Synthesizer

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The Theremini combines a sound engine derived from Moog's Animoog synthesizer with the traditional no-touch playing of a Theremin. The front panel features a multi function LCD screen, which displays a chromatic tuner. The Theremini also features a portable design with tabletop feet, bottom nesting pitch antenna, and a built-in speaker.

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Yamaha’s Clavinova CLP-500 Series digital pianos feature sounds from two distinct piano brands: the Yamaha CFX 9-foot concert grand and the Bösendorfer Imperial. Upper models in the series feature Yamaha's new Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) technology. Piano touch enhancements have also been added to every model in the line, which can include real wooden keys, a key action escapement feel, and Yamaha's Synthetic Ivory keytops.

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The Yamaha P-255 Portable Digital Piano boasts Pure CF Sampling from a Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand for its piano tone, responsive touch via Graded Hammer action, and Synthetic Ivory Keytops. The P-255 also offers the Live Music Toolbox with a Sound Boost button, Panel Lock mode, and internal speaker On/Off control for when the player wants to use only external amplification.

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SPARK 2 users are now free to add and subtract modules (including Oscillator, multimode Filter and Karplus-Strong Filter, Envelope, Lfo, MiniMixer, RingMod, and Bode Frequency Shifter), create their own patch routings, and assign up to six macro controls for immediate control. Arturia has also updated the look and feel of SPARK to allow for faster workflow. SPARK 2 also adds 50 new kits – including no fewer than 800 new instruments – that span many more musical genres than ever before, including trap, hip-hop, tech house, and nu disco.

Read more: Arturia SPARK 2 Drum Machine Software

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Eisenberg's Einklang Extended (for Mac or Windows) is now bundled with its RED Tone Pack, GREEN Tone Pack, and BLUE Tone Pack, plus the recently released premium WHITE Tone Pack and BLACK Tone Pack, to add a whole new range of tone colors. Einklang re-synthesizes sounds using instrument models based on Eisenberg's Artificial Intelligence Studio Technology (AIST).

Read more: Eisenberg Einklang Extended Softsynth

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Several new Korg sound collections – some for free download, some for purchase – are now available on Korg's global Pa-Series Sound & Style Shop. This online store expands the musical options for players of Korg’s keyboard arranger products by offering instantly-accessible Sounds and Styles* in multiple musical genres.

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