Start with an all-new collection of CD-quality waveforms that nail everything from acoustic piano and Rhodes to strings and brilliant synth sounds. Make sure you can program your own sounds, too, with the bundled RS editor software. Next, include a sound-based sequencer that makes powerful multitracking a simple tool that anyone can use. Finally, design the controls and synth functions for performing musicians and load it with extras like MIDI, V-LINK, a floppy drive, and an improved D-Beam controller that allows fading, volume, and timbre changes. When you add it up, what you get is the RS-70: an affordable way to get serious sounds and cool performance tools. This 61-key synthesizer with 20-character, 2-line LCD packs 64 voices, 16 multitimbral parts, 64MB memory, 47 multi-effects, and a phraser/arpeggiator. I/O includes stereo 1/4" outputs, headphone jack, hold and control pedal jacks, MIDI connection, and a USB port. Works with PC/Mac.
All-new CD-quality sounds
16 multitimbral parts
D-Beam controller for realtime sound control
3.5" floppy drive
V-LINK video control function
I/O: stereo 1/4" outputs, headphone jack, 2 pedal jacks, MIDI connection, and a USB port
Saturday, October 30, 2004
It sports an all-new collection of CD-quality sounds, cool performance features, and simple Direct Access buttons for selecting patches. 61 keys. Contains a Rhythm Guide metronome with preset patterns and variations. Has pitch bend, modulation wheel, and a D-Beam controller. 64-voice polyphony. 16 multitimbral parts. Over 200 phrases and arpeggios. 47 multi-effects, 8 reverbs, and 8 choruses. Connections include MIDI in/out, USB connector, stereo output, hold and control pedal jacks. Includes editor software for Mac and PC. You get a lot of synth for an entry-level price.
Designed for easy live performance
All-new collection of CD-quality sounds
Direct Access buttons for selecting patches
Pitch bend, modulation wheel, and D-Beam controller
Rhythm Guide metronome with preset patterns and variations
16 multitimbral parts
8 reverb types
8 chorus types
Phrase/Arpeggio template with over 200 selections
Hold and control pedal jacks
Includes editor software for Mac and PC
It combines multiple oscillator technologies with realtime control of a waveform's pitch, time, and formant. It also features user sampling for creating new waveforms, powerful COSM filtering, a killer arpeggiator, and a host of realtime controllers including the revolutionary TimeTrip Pad. Over 300 PCM waveforms with up to 24-voice polyphony. Variphrase technology for manipulating waveforms. Intuitive touchscreen interface. Global reverb, chorus, and multi-effects. USB port for WAV/AIFF file import, WAV export and simplified MIDI connections. 2 stereo line outputs, stereo mic/line input, and S/PDIF digital I/O.
Flagship 61-note synthesizer with multiple oscillator technologies, user sampling, and new COSM filtering for incredibly dynamic new sounds
New variable oscillators based on analog modeling, user samples, and over 300 PCM waveforms with up to 24-voice polyphony
Independently manipulate the pitch, time, and formant of sampled waveforms using VariPhrase technology -- a first in a synthesizer
Revolutionary TimeTrip Pad allows realtime manipulation of waveforms
Intuitive touchscreen interface with over 20 knobs and sliders, plus twin D-Beams
Powerful COSM processing including filter modeling, resonator and side band filter, plus global reverb, chorus, and multi-effects
New programmable arpeggiator provides additional rhythmic and timbral controls
USB port for WAV/AIFF file import, WAV export and simplified MIDI connections
2 stereo line outputs, stereo mic/line input, and S/PDIF digital I/O
Thursday, October 28, 2004
The Nord Modular G2X - 5 octave velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard, Voice Expansion board, assignable modulation wheels with position LEDs, top mounted XLR mic input, Gooseneck XLR microphone included! Includes software editor for Windows & Mac!
Monday, October 25, 2004
Features 76 keys and a new ROM that's loaded with Sweet and Cool voices plus a pitch bend wheel. A 6-track sequencer lets you record your creations. The Performance Assistant and EZ Song Arranger help you to develop and rearrange your songs while the improved Yamaha Education Suite includes a new Your Tempo feature that listens to your performance then slows down the tempo in difficult sections. A Repeat and Learn function helps you nail songs and techniques. A USB connector plus one-touch PC button offer plug-and-play connectivity and MIDI transmission to your PC. Flash ROM memory lets you store new songs.
New ROM loaded with sweet and cool voices 6-track sequencer to record your creations
Pitch bend wheel
Performance Assistant and EZ Song Arranger help you to develop and rearrange your songs
Improved Yamaha Education Suite includes new Your Tempo feature
Repeat and Learn function
One-touch PC button
Flash ROM memory lets you store new songs
The expanded WAVE ROM is loaded with Sweet, Live, and Cool voices while the improved speaker system delivers powerful, resonant sound. A large LCD displays crystal-clear scores, lyrics, and graphics for every function. Advanced learning tools include a Your Tempo feature that monitors your performance and slows down difficult passages. The Performance Assistant lets anyone play music right away for instant gratification. The EZ Song Arranger instantly rearranges songs while the Yamaha Educational Suite's interactive lessons help you polish your skills fast. USB and MIDI connectors plus a one-touch PC button offer plug-and-play connectivity with your PC. Flash ROM memory plus a SmartMedia slot let you import and store new songs.
Expanded WAVE ROM is loaded with Sweet, Live, and Cool voices
Improved speaker system
Large bit-mapped LCD display
Your Tempo feature monitors your performance and slows down difficult passages
Performance Assistant lets anyone play music right away for instant gratification
EZ Song Arranger instantly rearranges songs
Yamaha Educational Suite's interactive lessons helps you polish your skills fast
USB and MIDI connectors
One-touch PC button for plug-and-play connectivity with your PC
Flash ROM memory plus a SmartMedia slot let you import and store new songs
Class-compliancy with OS X means true plug-and-play operation and the included Maximum Audio Tools software bundle is designed to get you playing immediately. 49-note full-size, velocity-sensitive keyboard; built-in MIDI interface; pitch and modulation wheels; and sustain pedal input. Sleek, compact, and USB bus-powered. Compatible with most educational and studio software.
49-note full-size, velocity-sensitive keyboard
Pitch bend and modulation wheels
Advanced function button for programming
Sustain footpedal input
Octave +/- buttons to extend keyboard range
Separate MIDI out jack routes MIDI signals from your computer to control external devices
Powered via USB or 9VDC power adapter (not included)
Functions as a standalone USB MIDI interface
Class compliant with OS X and Windows XP for plug-and-play
Also includes drivers for Mac OS 9.1 and later, and included for Windows 95/98/ME/2000
It delivers 8 voices, each with 3 oscillators, 2 multimode filters, 3 envelope generators, 2 LFOs, sample and hold, and tracking generator. 4 multitimbral parts. Programmable step sequencer and arpeggiator. Programmable rhythm sequencer for drum kits. Dynamic realtime phrase sequencer. Stereo bus effects, including reverb and 40-band vocoder. Provides 1/4" balanced stereo analog outputs and inputs with 24-bit conversion. A 37-key synth-action keyboard with velocity sensitivity allows comfortable, expressive playing. Controls include 3 continuously rotational 12-bit parameter knobs, 2 assignable modulation sliders, pitch wheel, and expression and sustain pedal inputs. Unit compatible with ION programs.
Industry-leading ION analog-modeling sound engine in a compact package
8 voices, each with 3 oscillators, 2 multimode filters, 3 envelope generators, 2 LFOs, sample and hold, and tracking generator
4 multitimbral parts capability
Programmable step sequencer and arpeggiator
Programmable rhythm sequencer for drum kits
Dynamic realtime phrase sequencer
Stereo buss effects, including reverb and 40-band vocoder
1/4" balanced stereo analog outputs and inputs with 24-bit conversion
37-key, synth-action velocity sensitivity keyboard
3 continuously-rotational 12-bit parameter knobs
2 assignable modulation sliders
Expression and sustain pedal inputs
Compatible with ION programs
The Fantom-X Series are the world's first workstation keyboards to give musicians nearly 1GB of wave memory when fully expanded and powerful 128-voice polyphony. The synthesis section's new waves include a gorgeous 88-key split stereo-sampled piano, plus room for 4 SRX expansions. The sampler can be upgraded to 544MB of RAM, which provides enough recording time to use it like a digital recorder. The Fantom-X Series is also the first line of workstation keyboards with a color LCD screen.
Small but perfectly formed, the MPC1000 is a welcome addition to a now legendary product line which holds a unique position in the evolution of modern electronic music. Inheriting all the features which make the MPC so recognizable, the MPC1000 is not only a perfect compliment to its larger MPC siblings, but a powerful Music Production Center in its own right.
Sunday, October 24, 2004
The Drive K300 Keyboard Amp features 300 watts of power, a 15" Eminence speaker, two tweeters, XLR microphone input jack, multiple inputs with volume controls, 7 Band graphic EQ, 8 Channel expander jack, dual channel line out with left & right output jacks, and more!
Saturday, October 23, 2004
An X built for the pro.
This pro-level double-X stand is built and styled for demanding musicians. Super heavy-duty tubing and welded construction supports 395 lbs. on the bottom tier. Frame allows height adjustment from 27" to 39" and width adjustment from 11" to 30". The second tier supports 75 lbs.
Uses ERGO-LOK® technology for ease of use. The ERGO-LOK® system includes an ergonomic trigger, an internal rod mechanism, and a solid steel spring-loaded deadbolt assembly. Uses dual sheer disk plates and heavy-duty deadbolt for superior stability.
Assembling the 2 pieces: 1. Remove upper rear end caps from keyboard stand. 2. Take 2nd tier assembly and slide inner retainer into upper tube of stand. 3. Once second tier retainer is fully inside tube, then fully tighten 2" round OSS knobs.
Supports up to 395 lbs.
Height adjusts from 27" to 39"
Width adjusts from 12" to 32"
On-Stage Stands Deluxe X 2-Tier Keyboard Stand
2-tier stand supports up to 250 lbs. and easily adjusts with a Bullet-Nose pull knob system. Constructed from 1-1/8" tubing with adjustable 27" to 39" height and 11" to 31" width.
Williams ETUDE Console Piano
The sound from this 88 semi-weighted keyboard via the dual 2-way 100W speaker system is so rich you can close your eyes and easily confuse it with the real thing. 32-note polyphony ensures a totally natural sound while 8 voices include electric piano, harpsichord, pipe organ, strings, and more. Transpose, dual, sustain, tune, and voice controls combine with an internal metronome; realtime digital recording; soft, sostenuto, and sustain pedals; and headphone jack. Includes console stand (assembly required).
88 semi-weighted keys (4 types of touch sensitivity)
2x6-1/2" woofers and 2x2" tweeters
8 voices (piano, electric piano, clavichord, harpsichord, pipe organ, vibes, strings, and guitar)
Transpose, dual, sustain, tune, and touch voice controls
Realtime digital recording (3,000 notes)
Soft, sostenuto, and sustain pedals
Headphone jacks (2)
Line out jack
Includes console stand
Featuring the same Graded Hammer Effect 88-note keyboard found on much more expensive Yamahas, this lightweight, portable marvel gives you Advanced Wave Memory sampled sounds including astoundingly realistic grand piano with 30 different sample points. Professional attributes include high-fidelity stereo speakers with 2x20W amp, MIDI in/out/thru, 32-note polyphony, 10 voices including pipe organ and strings, dual voice mode, and reverb.
Graded Hammer Effect 88-note keyboard
Lightweight and portable
Advanced Wave Memory sampled sounds
Realistic grand piano
High-fidelity stereo speakers
Dual voice mode
Not only does the FM7 read the complete sound library from the classic FM synths, it adds distortion and filter operators, extensive modulation capabilities, a comprehensive effects section, audio input, and much more to the traditional FM architecture. An intuitive user interface makes it easy to explore the fascinating possibilities of FM.
Reads and exactly reproduces the sounds of the classic FM synths: DX7, DX7-II, DX11, TX81Z, DX21, DX27, DX100, and TX802
Extended sound processing: start with the original preset and then modify it into something new
Effects include high-quality stereo chorus, flanging, and delay
Graphical editors offer intuitive access to FM synthesis and its enormous sound potential
61 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted waterfall keys, only 17 pounds. The best emulations of traditional electromechanical keyboard instruments ever.
The organ in the Electro 2 is based on the digital simulation of the mechanical tone wheels of the B-3 organ and it offers a number of very innovative solutions to mimic the typical B-3 sound. Such innovations include complex digital modeling of the original B3 chorus and vibrato scanner, simulation of the individual random contact bounces for each partial, and simulation of the unique frequency characteristics of the built-in preamplifier which forms the body of the B-3 sound. The drawbars are represented by up/down buttons and LED bar graphs. So when you change presets, the correct drawbar settings are shown immediately by the LEDs, avoiding the need for trial and error.
The piano section comprises several carefully multisampled electric piano instruments. As a bonus, it also includes an acoustic grand piano. The piano sounds are built up by a vast number of multisamples to catch every nuance from soft to hard hits. USB interface for quick and easy download of new piano sounds. Very flexible effects section including a rotary speaker simulation.
Includes v.2 software.
For VST 2.0, DXi, ASIO, AU*, RTAS*, Mac and PC, and featuring over 3GB of evolving soundscapes, dream synth patches, and samples for film composers and sound designers. They are created from scratch by Ian Boddy whose exclusive sound archives and arsenal of vintage and modern synths have been extensively plundered to create the unique and inspiring new library that you will find within this powerful virtual instrument.
The whole library is presented within a stunning new state-of-the-art plug-in interface by Native Instruments which combines intuitive handling and a capable architecture with excellent sound quality. Powerful multi-mode filters, envelopes, and LFOs give a wealth of creative possibilities. Integrated high-quality reverb, chorus, and delay effects give each sample life and depth. The clean and intuitive interface doesn't let technology get in the way of creativity. All important instrument parameters can be immediately adjusted, and all the sounds were recorded and processed at 24-bit resolution and 44.1kHz sample rate.
* RTAS support and OS X compatibility including support for Audio Units and Core Audio are available as a free downloadable update
Rob Papen's professional-quality presets make this an out-of-the-box instant hit maker. Extendable design starts with 3 oscillator modules, 2 filter modules, 2 envelope modules, and 6 effect modules for amazing flexibility. 32-note polyphony, unlimited sound programs, sound browser, MIDI program change, and up to 4 oscillators per voice.
Various high-quality oscillator types with countless waveforms combine with amplitude and frequency cross modulation and "pulse width modulation" for all waveforms to give you precision control beyond most hardware synths. 2 filters per voice, each with 2 types of multimode filters for a total of 12 filter modes. 8 envelopes per voice with 2 envelope types: 5 levels/5 rates with loop and enhanced ADSR mode.
Variable keyboard and velocity tracking, individual for each envelope and 4 individual LFOs with various waveforms, a broad range of tempo sync, symmetry and phase adjustability, and additional LFO-DAD-envelopes. Portamento/glide with various options, constant time or rate, and auto-bend plus adjustable precision to bring in the warmth of analog modules.
Unique modulation matrix with hundreds of modulation routings. Fully recognized velocity, mono, and poly aftertouch, pitch bend, mod-wheel, and various other controls let you get the most out of your controller. External controller settings can be stored. Sample accurate timing, full automation, and settings are saved with your song.
VST2.0 plug-in virtual synthesizer for PC and Mac
725 presets by Rob Papen
Modular and extendable design
3 oscillator modules
2 filter modules
2 envelope modules
6 effect modules
32-note polyphony (CPU dependent)
Unlimited sound programs
MIDI program change
Up to 4 oscillators per voice
Various high-quality oscillator types
Amplitude and frequency cross modulation
12 filter modes
8 envelopes per voice
2 envelope types
Variable keyboard and velocity tracking
4 individual LFO's with:
Broad range of tempo sync
Symmetry and phase adjustability
Additional LFO-DAD envelopes
Portamento/glide with various options
Constant time or rate and auto-bend
Unique modulation matrix
Hundreds of modulation routings
Fully recognized velocity, mono, and poly aftertouch, pitch bend, mod-wheel and various other controllers
External controllers settings can be stored
Sample accurate timing
49 full size velocity sensitive keys, pitch bend and modulation wheels, octave +/- and transpose +/- buttons, bank select, 3-digit LED Display, key split function, USB for direct pc-connection, midi out -- and it includes the USB cable and PC sequencing software form Steinberg. A killer bundle!
WK3000 Professional quality touch sensitive keyboard featuring SmartMedia Data Storage. Also included the unique Internet Data Expansion System which lets you download new sounds (including sound wave), patterns, songs and keyboard settings over MIDI from casiosongs.com Casio was the first company to develop the 76 note concept and the new WK3000 is the culmination of many years of design and research and is now the new benchmark as all who have played it call it the best keyboard in the category period. Power adaptor included!
The M-Audio Keystation 88es MIDI Controller is perfect for performance, practice, sequencing, recording, and education. 88 velocity sensitive keys, compatible with all standard music software, USB-to-MIDI interface, and more!
With the Roland C-80-AK Digital Harpsichord, "early music" enthusiasts can revel in a period-authentic instrument with all of the advantages of digital technology-61 keys with click action, 5 harpsichord, celesta, and 2 positive organ sounds, Baroque tunings, reverb, real oak cabinet, and more!
Meet the Fantom-Xa...a multifaceted sampling workstation with an affordable price tag! Includes 128-voice polyphony, Skip Back Sampling, a high-resolution built-in sequencer, realtime audio time-stretching, COSM modeling effects, mastering processing, USB port, WAV/AIF compatibility, D Beam control, SRX expansion, and more!
The 88 Key TRITON STUDIO is the ultimate expression of where all music workstations have been heading, and where only Korg can take you. With a new CPU system that boasts several times the processing speed of the TRITON "Classic," this is the most powerful music workstation available.
The aggressive TRITON Extreme is bursting at the seams with more of everything that has made the TRITON family the workstation of choice for tens of thousands of performers, producers and musicians the world over. Tricked out with vacuum tube processing, USB audio CD burning and data sharing, CompactFlash data storage, digital I/O and stuffed with sounds, its everything TRITON taken to the Extreme.
88 Key Music Production Synthesizer Workstation. The Brightest Star in the Expanding Universe of Motif. The MOTIF "Expanded System" Music Production Synthesizers expanded inside and out for unprecedented performance and expressive control.