Casio Privia PX-870

Casio launches three new digital pianos

July 13, 2017 in Gear, News

This week’s Summer NAMM event in Nashville will see the electronics manufacturer reveal the Celviano AP-270, Privia PX-770 and PX-870…

M-Audio Hammer 88

Hammer 88 keyboard hits the market

June 17, 2017 in Gear, News

M-Audio announces a new full-size USB MIDI controller with 88 fully-weighted hammer-action keys, replicating the feel of a grand piano…

Yamaha MX88

Yamaha expands MX Series

April 29, 2017 in Gear, News

The new 88-key, weighted-action MX88 keyboard combines synthesizer features with real piano feel, but now offers computer and iOS integration…

Korg G1 Air Concert white piano

Korg unveils new concert piano

April 3, 2017 in Gear, News

This week’s Musikmesse trade show in Germany will witness the premiere of the new G1 Air Concert Series digital piano…

Yamaha Disklavier Enspire piano

Yamaha shipping Disklavier ENSPIRE player pianos

September 1, 2016 in Gear, News

What Yamaha boasted as “the most popular, most reliable and most award-winning reproducing piano in the world” just got upgraded…

Casio GH400BK

Casio completes Celviano digital piano range

July 17, 2016 in Gear, News

The electronics manufacturer expands its Grand Hybrid range of pianos, integrating new features and aesthetics, with the newly launched GP-400BK…

Yamaha PSR keyboards

New PSR keyboards from Yamaha

June 20, 2016 in Gear, News

Two new models – the 61-key PSR-E453 and 76-key PSR-EW400 – are added to the manufacturer’s range of portable instruments…

Sound Magic MegaSteinwaySE

Steinway piano in a flash

June 17, 2016 in Gear, News

Sound Magic creates Mega Steinway SE virtual piano plug-in on flash drive, featuring eight instruments and almost forty user-adjustable controls…

Arturia Piano V

Arturia lifts the lid on Piano V

May 21, 2016 in Gear, News

The French manufacturer delivers a virtual instrument modelling nine different acoustic pianos, including classical upright, concert grand and pop grand…

Williams Symphony Grand digital piano

Williams introduces the Symphony Grand

March 3, 2016 in Gear, News

An 88-key, weighted-action digital instrument with six-speaker stereo sound system and effects to recreate the sound of a real piano…

Roland FP-30 Digital Piano

Roland unveils new digital piano

January 23, 2016 in Gear, News

Raft of new gear announced at NAMM 2016 includes the FP-30 compact 88-key digital piano, available in white and black…

Spitfire Hans Zimmer

Play piano like Hans Zimmer

January 8, 2016 in Gear, News

Virtual instrument developer Spitfire Audio adds a piano collection to its signature range from Academy Award-winning soundtrack writer Hans Zimmer…

Waves Audio Greg Wells PianoCentric

Get PianoCentric with Greg Wells

December 30, 2015 in Gear, News

Waves Audio has worked with the Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter, to create a new piano and keyboard sound engineering plugin…

EZkeys Small Upright piano

Toontrack releases EZkeys Small Upright

October 22, 2015 in Gear, News

Now songwriters can digitally replicate the distinct, focused tone of the ‘Bambino’ upright piano, and get the Indie Pop sound…

AIR Music Technology Mini Grand and DB-33 Tonewheel Organ

New virtual keyboards arrive by Air

August 25, 2015 in Gear, News

AIR Music Technology announces the arrival of two keyboard software composition suites: the DB-33 Tonewheel Organ and Mini Grand Piano…

Sound Magic Blue Grand

New Blue Grand puts a Steinway piano at your fingertips

June 10, 2015 in Gear, News

Sound Magic has released the third version of its Blue Grand software, a hybrid modeled 1927 Steinway D grand piano…

Korg Havian 30 digital ensemble piano

KORG prepares to launch Havian 30 digital keyboard

April 8, 2015 in Gear, News

The upcoming Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt gives KORG an opportunity to showcase several new products, including this ensemble piano…

Arturia KeyLab 88 controller keyboard

Arturia’s KeyLab 88 becomes available

March 6, 2015 in Gear, News

The French manufacturer declares the release of the pro-grade, 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller, with Analog Lab software synth…

Casio's new Celviano AP-460 is an 88-key, cabinet digital piano with bench, available in black or brown

Casio introduces four new digital pianos

January 23, 2015 in Gear, News

Unveiled at this year’s NAMM Show, Celviano and Privia models offer Concert Play, Hall Simulator and Casio’s proprietary AiR technology…

EZKeys Grand Piano

Review: Toontrack EZKeys Grand Piano/Upright Piano

August 21, 2014 in Gear

Perhaps best known for its EZDrummer beat-making packages, Toontrack introduces a brace of virtual pianos with handy songwriting tools built-in…

Pyramid 'Music Theory, Songwriting and the Piano' book

Book review: Music Theory, Songwriting And The Piano

July 31, 2013 in Gear

A new producer-focused training textbook and accompanying DVD on workflow techniques needed for effectively creating, composing and recording music projects…