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Yamaha’s Mariachi and Norteño Voice and Style expansion pack for its PSR-S650 keyboard enables musicians to play songs in these popular musical genres. The musical tools for playing TexMex, a genre that is influenced by Norteño but with more contemporary instrumentation, are also included. The package is now available as a free download through September 30, 2014 with the purchase of a Yamaha PSR-S650 arranger workstation keyboard.

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The RP-401R combines space-saving efficiency with traditional appointments such as an integrated music rack and a retractable keyboard cover. Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano technology provides a truly authentic piano experience with the expressive tone of an acoustic grand. The newly developed PHA-4 Standard Keyboard inherits the functions, appearance, and Ivory Feel texture of keyboards in Roland’s flagship instruments.

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The Rototron is an all-new rotary speaker simulator effect that achieves 3D realism in a compact, easy-to-use pedal, recreating the sounds of dual-rotor 122 and 147 Leslie cabinets. Independent Slow and Fast speed controls with adjustable ramp time control the speed of the would-be rotary cabinet. A remotely switchable Brake function completes the experience, while independent expression pedal jacks for the low and high rotors enable new variations.

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Roland is proud to announce the long-awaited series of AIRA products. With roots in the very origins of electronic music, the new AIRA line is designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s electronic musicians. In the studio or on the stage, AIRA brings genre-defining sound and modern performance features to a new generation. The first four products introduced in the AIRA series are the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer.

At the heart of AIRA is the newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) that faithfully captures the sound and feel of some of Roland’s most revered classics. ACB is the technology behind the authentic sound and responsive behavior of the AIRA products. It utilizes original design specs, consultation with original engineers, and a detailed part-by-part analysis of each analog circuit using Roland’s collection of pristinely archived drum machines and synthesizers.

Read more: Roland Announces New AIRA Line of Products

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Alesis V and VI Series Keyboard/Pad ControllersThe performance-oriented V Series offers expressive hands-on control for the software musician. The step-up VI Series provides increased control for the keyboard performer. The V Series (V61, V49, V25) combine velocity-sensitive keys with eight drum/trigger pads, allowing virtual instruments to be played with dynamic expression. Blue LEDs illuminate the pads - as well as the four assignable knobs and buttons - for positive visibility. Assignments may be made quickly via the MIDI Learn feature. Octave shift keys provide access to the entire note range. 

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Physis Modeling Piano TechnologyPhysical modeling is different than “sample-based” technology, instead using advanced mathematical algorithms to reproduce the various physical properties of a given instrument - in this case, the Piano.

Engineers, musicians, and scientists at Italian universities analyzed over 100 physical properties of the traditional acoustic grand piano. These properties were recreated and manipulated through mathematical models.

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Korg is debuting the RK-100S synth/controller for the 30th anniversary of the original RK-100. Korg's latest keytar is housed in a solid wood body and is battery powered, offering a number of additional updates from the original model. Equipped with a full palate of keyboard sounds from the built-in microKORG XL+ engine, it enables users to perform in a wide variety of music genres wherever inspiration may strike. It also functions as a USB/MIDI controller, as well as a vocoder.

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The newly-developed “3D” style tuning meter offers high visibility with color LEDs on Korg’s Pitchblack Pro, allowing a multi-dimensional view of the display so that from any distance or angle, discrepancies or changes in pitch will be equally visible. The meter reads on a regular mode, strobe meter mode, and half strobe meter mode. A Cable Checker function is built in.

Read more: Korg Pitchblack Pro Rackmount Tuner and Cable Checker

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Kurzweil MPG200 Digital Grand PianoThe MPG200 is Kurzweil’s first digital grand piano in over eight years. The piano is loaded with 200 award-winning Kurzweil® Sounds including pianos, strings, organs and orchestral instruments from the company’s flagship “PC3” professional model instruments. The MPG200 is further enhanced with an all-new 88-Note, fully weighted and graded hammer action keybed. Additional features include: a new 140-Watt Digital Bi-Amplified sound system, 100 Authentic Kurzweil® Rhythm Styles, dual ambience and effect processors, and a three-foot Mini-Grand Cabinet with acoustic detailing.

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Yamaha Tyros5 Arranger WorkstationWith its fifth generation flagship keyboard, Yamaha offers musicians a complete tool for composing, arranging, and performing music with +Audio Styles, vivid instrument Voices, and for the first time, the choice of 76-note or 61-note models in a sculpted design. This model’s Ensemble Voices is a new feature that intelligently orchestrates brass, saxophone, woodwind and string ensembles by assigning each note in a chord to a different part in real time. In addition, there are 40 new drum and percussion-based +Audio Styles, a new graphical interface and Virtual Circuitry Modeling that provides accurate reproductions of the classic sound of analog gear.

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