Tuesday, February 27, 2007

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Nord G2X Modular Synthesizer

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Nord G2X Modular Synthesizer
Our Price: $1,999.00
List Price: $3,499.00

The second generation is here!

The 5-octave Nord Modular G2X offers same functionality as the famous 3-octave Nord Modular G2 plus some nice extras. The G2 Voice Expansion board, which doubles the polyphony, is standard. 2 additional modulation wheels enable even more realtime expression. Each wheel features an LED which makes it easier to view the modulation amount. The keyboard features velocity- and aftertouch-sensitivity. Includes a gooseneck microphone ready to plug into the XLR mic input on the front panel. Perfect for vocal exercises like vocoding etc.

Differences with the 3-octave Nord Modular G2 are:

5 octave velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive keyboard Voice Expansion board fitted as standard 3 assignable modulation wheels with position LEDs Gooseneck XLR microphone included

Nord G2X Modular Synthesizer Features:

* Over 150 different categories of modules with oscillators, filters, envelopes, vocoder, physical modelling, reverb, delay, frequency shifter, pitch tracker, sequencers, LFOs, MIDI modules etc, etc.

Voice Expansion board fitted as standard for double polyphony compared to the standard G2

Easy access to 120 patch parameters on the synth front panel for easy real-time sound editing and tweaking

8 patch variations for creation and storage of 8 complete parameter setups per Patch for instant recall from the front panel

8 Morph Groups per patch for controlling sets of parameters from single control sources (mod wheels, pitch stick, keyboard velocity, aftertouch, control pedal etc.)

Multiple patches can be set up as Performances

Internal audio and MIDI buses between the 4 slots

MIDI modules control and automate external MIDI equipment

USB connection between G2X and PC or Mac Editor

4 audio ins plus an included gooseneck mic with an XLR Mic input and built-in preamp

4 separate audio outs

Internal RAM for reverb and delay effects, physical modeling, and more

3 freely assignable mod wheels with position LEDs, one pitch stick and 2 pedal inputs

Large internal memory for storing patches and performances (multi patches)

Extremely compact patch file size (3kB) for easy sharing

24-bit/96kHz internal processing for highest possible sound quality

Crystal clear 24-bit, 96 kHz A/D/A converters

Lightweight and portable

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Free VC-1 D-50 Synth Card With Roland VariOS At $395! - ($195)

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Flexible and updatable synth module with realtime audio production.

An open-ended hardware/software system in which processing is provided by the module and control by the bundled software. Updates from Roland (see update details below) for the module can be downloaded to supply new sounds, capabilities, and synth packages. Use your favorite synth sounds to build complete songs; manipulate pitch, time, and formant; add effects; and keep the music flowing without CPU drain.

It incorporates Variphrase technology to vary time, pitch, and formant. Easy drag-and-drop sample arranging allows you to build complete songs in minutes. Its internal memory holds up to 300 seconds of mono samples, 150 seconds for stereo. It batch loads/auto encodes WAV/AIFF from computer via USB and browser. Plays back up to 14 phrases simultaneously with 6-part multitimbral operation. Module's 40 multi-effects, 8 choruses, and 9 reverbs can be edited via software.

Current updates include the latest USB drivers and V-Producer 2.1 (with OSX support); and the new VariOS-8 and VariOS 303 modeling synths.

Roland VariOS Open System Module Features:

* Up to 14 phrases simultaneously with 6-part multitimbral operation
* Award-winning VariPhrase technology for intuitive realtime manipulation of pitch, time, and formant to control audio phrases like MIDI
* Batch load/auto-encode WAV/AIFF audio files from computer via USB and browser
* Internal memory holds up to 300 seconds of mono samples, 150 seconds of stereo samples
* Easy drag-and-drop editing allows you to build complete songs in minutes
* PhraseScope window provides freeform editing of a phrase's melodic content
* GrooveScope window allows nondestructive reconstruction of rhythm loops
* Graphic editing of VariOS module's 40 multi-effects, 8 chorus types, and 9 reverbs
* V-Producer for VariOS supports MIDI clock/MTC sync and audio/SMF export
* Flash memory and PC card sample storage for using VariOS module without a computer
* Open-ended design allows for future software updates

It's a producer's dream machine that makes audio song building as flexible as MIDI. Get it and use it.

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Check Out The Korg Koass Pad - Only $399.99

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Powerful sampling tools and performance effects at your fingertips.

The Korg KP3 lets you use and abuse realtime effects and sampling by touching, tapping, and sliding your fingers on the revolutionary KAOSS pad. The combination screen/touchpad interface and KAOSS technology make it intuitive, immediate, and just plain fun to use. It's a complete instrument and processor allowing you to manage, recall, and play back samples; sample on the fly; and add dynamic processing to any audio signal or to the samples themselves.

Korg has given the KP3 exclusive effects algorithms, synth sounds derived from Korg's RADIAS engine, better sampling, and computer connectivity. It comes with 128 programs in filter (16), EQ (2), modulation (12), compressor (2), LFO (25), delay (16), reverb (6), grain shifter (5), looper (13), sample effect (7), sample bank crossfade (4), drums (6), synthesizer (10), and vocoder (4) categories. A new pad lighting system places 64 individual LEDs in an eight by eight grid under the pad, providing visual cues as to the current program, held position, etc.—it can even scroll a custom message across the pad!

Killer Effects come to Life
The KP3 comes equipped with 128 great-sounding effect programs. Sure, the traditional essential effects are there—delays, flangers, etc.—and they sound amazing. But using newly developed algorithms, the KP3 also provides fresh, exciting effects such as a grain shifter, decimator, a vintage analog style filter with a tone-bending drive circuit, and expanded EQs that are controlled directly from the pad. And moving beyond effects, there are also drum grooves and even RADIAS-inspired vocoder and synthesizer sounds that can be played free-form on the X/Y pad.

As you move your finger across the touchpad and find that "sweet spot," pressing the Hold button will lock the settings, so you can take your hand away to do other things. The LED grid on the touchpad will show the held location, so you can pick up where you left off without any "jumps". Better yet, Pad Motion can memorize and repeat a fluid or complex gesture played on the pad. Once again, the new pad lighting system enhancements can actually display the Pad Motion pattern as it plays.

A separate FX Depth knob sets the overall balance between the original signal and the effect, so you can add just the right amount of processing. The eight Program Memory buttons allow you to store all of this information Program Number, Hold button On/Off status (and coordinates), Pad Motion, and the FX depth setting to a single button for instant access during performance.

Another new innovation in the KP3 is called FX Release. Basically, FX Release adds an adjustable delay tail when you remove your finger from the pad. In addition to being a creative performance tool, FX Release also prevents the abrupt dropping out of the effect as you transition from one setting to another, providing a smoother and more musical performance. The FX Release delay effect is automatically set to the current tempo whether manual, MIDI, auto BPM or Tap Tempo and the amount of the FX Release and can be set and saved individually with each program.

Superior Sampling
Four Sample Bank buttons on the front panel allow you to create, play and save both looped and one-shot samples on the fly. All samples are recorded using high resolution 24-bit converters, and are stored in 16-bit/48 kHz format. Samples can be saved on a Secure Digital (SD) card or transferred to computer via USB. With both mic and line inputs, the KP3 allows you to sample from a wide variety of sources.

The KP3's sampling system thinks and speaks in the language of music, hiding incredible technology below the surface. When creating loop samples, for example, sample length is set in terms of beats, not seconds. You can generally set the sample length up to 16 beats long (extremely slow tempos capture fewer beats). When sampling is finished, the sample will immediately start playing in sync with the sample source. As the sample plays you can adjust the start time of the sample to "fine-tune" it to the original tempo, or to dial-in time shifted playback.

Time-Slicing chops a sample into separate parts. You can use the Program Memory buttons to turn these individual slices on or off in real time, creating new rhythmic patterns from the original sample as part of your performance. Sampling and effects are totally integrated in the KP3, so you can sample through the effects, and even resample the entire output to create powerful, multi element samples.

Stay in Sync
Tempo is an integral element of the KP3. Sampling times are set in terms of tempo, and many effects are also tempo-based. All tempo-related functions are accurate to .1 (one-tenth) of a BPM for more precise matching to external devices. To keep everything sync'd up, the KP3 features auto-BPM detection from the audio input; Tap-Tempo entry, as well as a manual tempo setting. The KP3 can also send and receive tempo information via MIDI clock. This extra versatility allows the KP3 to detect BPM info from a turntable, and in turn provide MIDI clock to other devices down the line, keeping everything moving together.

Take Control
The KP3 is also a MIDI controller, sending out three controller numbers from the touchpad, and additional messages from the slider. The Sample Bank buttons send and receive note messages. Program Change commands and clock information can also be sent or received. The inclusion of MIDI IN and OUT allows even the most daring and complex KP3 moves to be recorded and played back by an external sequencer or software sequencing program.

Part of the Team A single USB connection allows the KP3 to share sample data with a computer. An editor/ librarian program is included so you can build libraries of samples, and edit them using your computer. The software also allows WAV and AIFF files to be loaded into the KP3, and includes pitch correction for samples not created at 48 kHz. This graphic software is valuable not only for editing samples, but also for creating, editing and saving programs and global data. The stereo inputs and outputs can be set so the KP3 can run in-line to an amplification system, or hooked to the effect loop jacks of an audio mixer.

Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad Dynamic Effect/Sampler Features:

* Realtime effects processing and sampling
* Exclusive effects algorithms
* RADIAS synth engine sounds
* Improved sampling
* Touchpad KAOSS interface
* Pad lighting system
* USB computer connectivity
*

Effects:
* Filter (Low-pass/High-pass/Band-pass/72dB/octave
* and Low-pass)
* Isolator and Distortion
* Talk-Filter
* Flanger
* 8-band EQ
* Mid Pitch Shifter
* Broken Modulation
* Phaser
* Ring Modulator & High-pass Filter
* Decimator
* Low Compressor
* Auto-Pan
* Slicer
* Delay (Ping-Pong, Multi-tap, Reverse & High-pass Filter)
* Tape Echo
* Reverb
* Gate Reverb
* Grain Shifter
* Vinyl Looper
* Looper Forward/Reverse
* Four-Sample-Bank Cross Fader Roll
* Pad Drum 1/2
* Unison Saw Bass
* Noise Synthesizer & Looper
* Vocoder
* Vocoder M7

Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad Dynamic Effect/Sampler Specifications:

* Sample Memory: 100 samples (maximum)
* Sampling: 16-bit/48kHz
* Convertors: 24-bit A/D/A
* Mic (1/4") input with trim knob
* Line In L,R (RCA)
* Headphone (1/4" Stereo) out with volume
* Line Out L,R (RCA)
* USB: Type B
* MIDI: IN/OUT
* Data Storage: SD Card
* Power Supply: DC 12V; 700mA
* Dimensions: 8.27" x 8.9" x 1.93" (W x D x H)
* Weight: 2.87 lbs
* Accessories: CD-ROM (Editor/Librarian), power supply, touchpad protective sheet

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Akai MPD24 USB/MIDI Pad Controller

Akai MPD24 USB/MIDI Pad Controller



Akai MPD24 USB/MIDI Pad Controller



Highly intuitive sample triggering and rhythm sequencing tool.

Akai Professional's MPD24 is the velocity sensitive pad controller for musicians and DJs working with sampled sounds. The MPD24 features 16 MPC-style velocity and pressure sensitive pads plus transport controls for interfacing with DAW/sequencing applications. With Akai's MPC 16 Levels and Full Level features for ultimate pad control, four selectable pad banks totaling 64 pads, six assignable faders and eight assignable, 360 degree knobs for transmitting MIDI Control Change data, the MPD24 provides unprecedented creative freedom for manipulating sampled material.

Akai MPD24 USB/MIDI Pad Controller Features:

* 16 MPC-style velocity and pressure sensitive pads
* 4 selectable pad banks for a total of 64 pads
* 6 assignable Faders for transmitting MIDI Control Change data
* 8 assignable 360 degree knobs
* Rew, ff, stop play and record buttons that transmit MMC (MIDI Machine Control) messages to DAW/Sequencing applications
* Backlit, easy to read LCD display
* MIDI and/or USB operation
* USB powered (or powered via optional AC adaptor)
* Included Editor Librarian software (Mac and PC)
* Akai Sample library of classic drum machines (software included)
* MPC 16 Levels and Full Level feature support

Applications:
* Beat Creation
* MIDI sequencing
* Live Performance

Yamaha Survival Kit Keyboard Bag Stand & CD ROM

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Line 6 TonePort KB37

Line 6 TonePort KB37 Audio Interface and MIDI Controller



Line 6 TonePort KB37 Audio Interface and MIDI Controller



Line 6 guitar and vocal recording that lets you easily add keyboard parts.

The Line 6 TonePort KB37 is the latest addition to the award-winning TonePort family of USB recording and modeling audio interfaces from Line 6. With it you can record your guitar and vocals with renowned Line 6 sound and add a few choice keyboard parts to top off your compositions. The TonePort KB37 gives you 37 full-sized synth-action keys, pitch/mod wheels, assignable transport controls, an expression pedal input, and the same dual footswitch jacks as the UX2 for control of effect on/off, tone select, tap tempo, and other parameters as well as sustain, start/stop, and punch in for your MIDI/music recording software.

18 guitar and five bass amp/cab models; 30 stompbox and studio effects; and six high-end studio microphone preamp models deliver professional Line 6 sound to all your recordings. You can record through two mic inputs (with 48V phantom power), a guitar/bass input, and stereo line inputs. Other I/O includes a S/PDIF out, TRS line outputs, TRS monitor input, and independent headphone jack. It also gives you assignable VU meters and selectable 16- or 24-bit recording at 44.1, 48, or 96kHz. A real breakthrough is the Tone Direct monitoring, which lets you hear the signal with full Line 6 processing and zero latency. And all of it is now compatible with Macintoshes as well as PCs.

Line 6 TonePort KB37 Audio Interface and MIDI Controller Features:

* TonePort KB37 Hardware Specs:
* 37-note full-sized keyboard
* Pitch and mod wheels
* Assignable transport controls
* Expression pedal input
* Dual footswitch jacks
* 18 guitar and 5 bass amp/cab models
* 30 stompbox and studio effects
* 6 high-end studio microphone preamp models
* 2 mic inputs with 48V phantom power
* Guitar/bass input with pad
* Stereo line inputs
* S/PDIF digital output
* Line outputs via balanced 1/4"
* Monitor input via stereo 1/4" jack
* Headphone jack with dedicated volume knob
* Assignable VU meters
* Tone Direct monitoring
* 16- or 24-bit recording at 44.1, 48, or 96kHz
* Mac and PC compatible

Yamaha YPG-625

Yamaha YPG-625 88-Key Weighted Portable Grand Keyboard



Yamaha YPG-625 88-Key Weighted Portable Grand Keyboard



Grand piano elegance with the cutting-edge technology of a weighted, graded hammer-action digital keyboard.

The YPG-625, part of Yamaha's Portable Grand series of keyboards, boasts a total of 500 realistic instrument voices including 12 drum/SFX kits and 150 accompaniment styles. 88 weighted, graded hammer-action keys make for natural, expressive playing. A music database hold 267 song records for instantly setting the entire instrument to a specific genre.

The USB to HOST terminal provides simple computer connectivity, while the USB to DEVICE jack provides convenient memory stick storage and playing standard MIDI data. 16-part multitimbral capability for sequencer recording applications and comprehensive recording functions that allow you to craft your own songs with ease make the YPG-625 your perfect musical partner. Includes stand.

Order the Yamaha Survival Kit 88 to add a three-year extended warranty, Watch & Learn DVD, grand piano key cover, stereo headphones, bonus coupons, and a Yamaha Survival Kit DVD-ROM to your YPG-625.

Yamaha YPG-625 88-Key Weighted Portable Grand Keyboard Features:

* 88-key weighted graded hammer-action keyboard with authentic grand piano-like touch, heavier in the low end, lighter in the high, and amazingly responsive
* Authentic, super-expressive Live!, Cool!, and Sweet! voices, plus full XGlite sound
* Total of 500 realistic instrument voices (including 12 Drum/SFX kits) and 150 accompaniment styles
* USB to HOST terminal for quick and easy computer connection
* USB to DEVICE terminal for convenient memory stick storage and easily playing standard MIDI data
* Music database with 267 song records for instantly setting the entire instrument to match a desired genre
* 16-part multitimbral capability for sequencer recording applications
* Comprehensive song recording functions
* Easy Song Arranger feature and Performance Assistant technology with score and lyric information displayed
* Includes stand

Expressive Yamaha sound and feel plus the tools songwriters need. Order the YPG-625 today!

Yamaha YPG-525

Yamaha YPG-525 88-Key Portable Grand Keyboard



Yamaha YPG-525 88-Key Portable Grand Keyboard



The realism and expressiveness of an actual piano, with advanced performance and music-creation features.

The YPG-525, part of Yamaha's Portable Grand series of keyboards, boasts a total of 500 realistic instrument voices including 12 drum/SFX kits and 150 accompaniment styles. 88 lightly weighted keys make for natural, expressive playing. A music database holds 267 song records for instantly setting the entire instrument to a specific genre.

The USB to HOST terminal provides simple computer connectivity, while the USB to DEVICE jack provides convenient memory stick storage and supports playing standard MIDI data. 16-part multitimbral capability for sequencer recording applications and comprehensive recording functions that allow you to craft your own songs with ease make the YPG-525 your perfect musical partner.

Yamaha YPG-525 88-Key Portable Grand Keyboard Features:

* 88-key lightly-weighted keyboard for natural, expressive playing
* Authentic, super-expressive Live!, Cool!, and Sweet! voices plus full XGlite sound
* Total of 500 realistic instrument voices (including 12 Drum/SFX kits) and 150 accompaniment styles
* USB to HOST terminal for quick and easy computer connection
* USB to DEVICE terminal for convenient memory stick storage and easily playing standard MIDI data
* Music database with 267 song records for instantly setting the entire instrument to match a desired genre
* 16-part multitimbral capability for sequencer recording applications
* Comprehensive song recording functions
* Easy Song Arranger feature and Performance Assistant technology with score and lyric information displayed

Yamaha YPG-225

Yamaha YPG-225 76-Key Portable Grand Keyboard



Yamaha YPG-225 76-Key Portable Grand Keyboard



Brings your music alive with dynamic sounds and comprehensive music-making features.

The YPG-225, part of Yamaha's Portable Grand series of keyboards, boasts a total of 489 realistic instrument voices including 12 drum/SFX kits and 150 accompaniment styles. A music database hold 267 song records for instantly setting the entire instrument to a specific genre. The onboard USB terminal provides simple computer connectivity, while comprehensive recording functions allow you to craft your own songs with ease.

Yamaha YPG-225 76-Key Portable Grand Keyboard Features:

* 76 standard piano-size keys with touch response
* 489 realistic instrument voices
* Expressive Cool! and Sweet! voices
* 12 drum/SFX kits
* 150 accompaniment styles
* Music database with 267 song records instantly match the instrument to a specific genre
* USB connection
* Comprehensive song recording functions
* 16-part multitimbral capability for sequencer recording applications
* Easy Song Arranger
* Performance Assistant

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Casio AP-24 Console Digital Piano - $599.99! - Save $900

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Casio AP-24 Console Digital Piano - $599.99! - Save $900

Attractive wood cabinet houses expressive piano sound and feel.

The AP-24 has 88 realistically scaled hammer-action keys, graded from heavier in the lower registers to lighter in the higher region with 3 levels of touch sensitivity. The HL Sound Source tone generator produces a dual-element waveform that increases the responsiveness and expressiveness of the sounds and uses meticulously recorded samples of a full concert grand piano for stunning sounds. All of the AP-24's sounds are enhanced by a stereo sound system, as well as reverb and chorus effects.

The AP-24 also offers 32-note polyphony, 10 tones, layer and split functions, a metronome, a recording function, key transpose, and tuning control. It also has 2 separate jacks for dedicated damper and soft/sostenuto pedals, MIDI I/O, dual headphone jacks, and a sliding keyboard cover. All in an attractive cabinet that makes the Celviano an easy choice for those looking for a stylish home unit.

Casio Celviano AP-24 Digital Piano Features:

* Wood cabinet with stand and modesty panel
* Sliding key cover
* 88 full-size, touch-sensitive keys with scaled hammer action
* 3 levels of touch-sensitivity control
* Powerful HL Sound Source sound engine
* Stereo-sampled piano sounds
* Dual-element waveform sounds
* 8 tones
* 5 digital effects
* 2 headphone jacks (teacher/student)
* Stereo speakers (dual 4" speakers, 20W each)
* Split/layer keyboard function
* Tuning and transpose function
* Metronome
* Song memory: 1 track x 1 song, up to 2500 notes
* MIDI I/O
* 2 pedals (damper and soft/sosentuto)
* AC power only (power cord included)

Roland - MV-8800

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Check Out The Latest Production Studio From Roland - MV-8800 - $2295

Since 2003, Roland's MV-8000 has been a coveted centerpiece for many of the world's greatest hip-hop and R&B producers. With its powerful hands-on features, and its ability to incorporate a VGA monitor and mouse, it brought the best of the hardware- and software-based production worlds together. Today Roland sets a new standard in music production power and flexibility with the MV-8800.

Synthesis, Sampling, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
The MV-8800 is a fully equipped sampler and synthesizer with parameters that can be edited and automated with the assignable sliders and/or with a VGA monitor and mouse (VGA monitor optional, mouse included). It's also an advanced multitrack recorder equipped with an automated 24-channel stereo mixer and mega effects processor. Mastering tools are provided as well, including a parametric mastering EQ, enhancer, expander, multiband compressor, mastering limiter and soft-clip algorithm with output dithering.

Sound Library Onboard
Create your own sounds or load up to 128 instruments or drum kits at once from the MV-formatted sound library that's preinstalled on the hard drive. Newly created drum kits are provided, including a special collection of 16 vintage drum machines such as the legendary Roland TR-808 and TR-909. Acoustic and electric pianos, strings, guitars, horns, synth basses and other essential instruments are also included.

Amazing Pitch & Time Control
Load hundreds of loops, hits, or vocal phrases at once, all with realtime BPM matching. Just tap the tempo, and all the samples lock to your new tempo! You can match the pitches of melodic phrases just as easily. Create loop-based tracks on the fly, all locked together in perfect pitch and time sync.

Vintage & Modern Effects
An incredible lineup of modern and vintage effects is built into the MV-8800, including models of classic Roland SRV reverbs, SDD-320 Chorus, SBF-325 Flanger, Boss BF-2 and HF-2 pedals, and the legendary RE-201 Space Echo. The MV-8800's multi-effects processor includes an Analog Modeling Bass that turns the MFX engine into a virtual SH-style bass synthesizer. All MFX knob tweaks can be automated as you mix.

Roland MV-8800 Production Studio Features:

* Complete production solution, from beat creation and multitrack recording to mixing, mastering and CD burning
* Tight integration of drum machine-style pattern recording and DAW-style linear recording
* Realtime control of audio pitch and time, groove quantize, and pattern/song arrangements-great for both studio and stage
* World-class sound library preinstalled on the internal hard drive Legendary Roland instrument and effects simulations onboard, including TR-808, TR-909, SRV reverb, SDD-320 Chorus, 325 Flanger, Boss BF-2 and HF-2, and RE-201 Space Echo
* Color LCD with icon-oriented interface
* Built-in VGA port and optical mouse for DAW-style sound editing with optional VGA monitor

Roland MV-8800 Production Studio Specifications:

* Sampler Section
* Audio Data Format: 16-bit linear
* Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz (fixed) Maximum Polyphony 64 voices
* Parts: 16 (Instruments) + 9 (Audio Tracks) + 1 (Audio Phrases)
* Wave Memory (RAM) DIMM: 1 slot (168 pins, PC100 CL = 2 or PC133 CL = 3, 3.3 V, 128 M bytes, 256 M bytes, 512 M bytes), 128 M bytes (standard), Expandable up to 512 M bytes (replacement to 512 M bytes DIMM is required.)
* Maximum Sampling Time: with 128 M bytes DIMM (standard), mono: 24 min. approx. (stereo: 12 min. approx.) - with 512 M bytes DIMM (expanded), mono: 100 min. approx. (stereo: 50 min. approx.)
* Effects Multi-effects (MFX): 1 (25 types), Reverb: 1 (2 types), Chorus: 1 (4 types), Mastering Tool Kit: 1 (only in the Mastering Mode)

Sequencer Section
* Tracks: Song MIDI tracks (1 MIDI channel per track): 128, Audio tracks: 8, Pattern track: 1, Tempo track: 1, Mute Control Track: 1, Pattern: MIDI tracks (1 MIDI channel per track): 64, Audio track: 1, Mute Control Track: 1
* Resolution: 480 TPQN
* Tempo: 5 to 300
* Note Capacity: approx. 150,000 notes
* Song Length: 9,999 measures
* Recording Method: Event recording (Realtime/Step), Audio recording

Others
* Project Songs: 16, Patterns: 500, Patches: 16 (per Song), Partials: 96 (16 pads x 6 banks per Patch), Samples: 9,999, Audio Phrases: 512 (16 pads x 32 banks), Patch Libraries: 128, MIDI Clips: 100, Multi-effects (MFX) Libraries: 144 (Preset: 44, User: 100), Chorus Libraries: 52 (Preset: 2, User: 50), Reverb Libraries: 54 (Preset: 4, User: 50), Mastering Tool Kit Libraries: 76 (Preset: 26, User: 50), Still Images (Photos) for Pix Jam Function: 16
* Signal Processing: AD Conversion: 24 bits, 64 times oversampling, DA Conversion: 24 bits, 128 times oversampling
* Frequency Response: MIC/Line Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
* Nominal Input Level MIC/Line Inputs: -50 to +14 dBu (maximum +26 dBu: balanced, maximum +20 dBu: unbalanced), Phono Inputs: -87 to -27 dBu Input Impedance MIC/Line Inputs: 40 k, Phono Inputs: 50 k
* Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu (balanced)
* Output Impedance: 600
* Recommended Load Impedance: Master Outputs: 10 k or greater, Headphones: 8 to 600
* Residual Noise Level -86 dBu or less (SENS: LINE, Phono Input Jacks: short-circuited, IHF-A Typ.)
* Display: Graphic 320 x 240 dots backlit LCD (Color)
* Pads: 16 Pads, Velocity and Aftertouch sensitive
* Controllers Effects Control Knobs: C1 to C3, Mixer Sliders: 1 to 8 n Hard Disk Drive 2.5 inches, 40 G bytes
* CD-R/RW Drive: Built-in type CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
* Connectors: Phono Input Jacks: L, R (RCA phono type), MIC/Line Input Jacks: L, R (1/4 inch TRS phone type), Master Output Jacks: L, R (1/4 inch TRS phone type), Headphone Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type, Digital Out Connector: A Coaxial type, Digital Out Connector: B Optical type, MIDI Connectors: IN, OUT A, OUT B, USB Connector: supports file transfer (mass storage class), VGA Out Connector: HD DB-15 type, PS/2 Mouse Connector: 6-pin mini DIN type, Foot Switch Jack: 1/4 inch phone type, AC Inlet
* Power Supply AC 115 V, AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
* Power Consumption 35 W
* Dimensions: 480 (W) x 482 (D) x 136 (H) mm/ 18-15/16 (W) x 19 (D) x 5-3/8 (H) inches
* Weight: 9.0 kg / 19 lbs 14 oz
* Operating Temperature: 41 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, (5 to 40 degrees centigrade)
* Options Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U, Pedal Switch: DP-2

The specifications are subject to change without notice.
* Actual product appearance may be subject to change.

Roland MV-8800 Production Studio Includes:

* Owner's Manual, Screen Guide, Appendices, Booklet "Content Discs," Content Discs (CD-ROM), Mouse (PS/2), Mouse Pad, Power Cord, Short Pin

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Roland Fantom XA Workstation At $949.99 - Save $750

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Roland Fantom XA Workstation At $949.99 - Save $750

Affordable multifaceted sampling!

If you crave Fantom power, but want a more cost-effective way to Fantomize your rig, Roland has the perfect synth for you. Meet the Fantom-Xa a 61-key multifaceted sampling workstation with an affordable price tag! The Fantom-Xa includes many of the most popular features from the top-of-the-line Fantom, including 128-voice polyphony, Skip Back Sampling, a high-resolution built-in sequencer, realtime audio time-stretching, COSM modeling effects, mastering processing, USB port, WAV/AIFF compatibility, D-Beam control, SRX expansion, and more. Four line outputs, mic/stereo line input.

Roland Fantom-Xa 61-Key Workstation Features:

* Sampling workstation with 61-note keyboard
* 128 voices
* High-resolution sequencer
* Seamless integration of audio and MIDI using ROM waves and sampling with realtime time-stretch capability
* Skip Back Sampling continuous sampling for recording, sound design, and audio rescue
* 128 new patches, plus all Fantom-S preset patches and waves onboard
* 4MB sample RAM expandable up to 516MB via DIMMs
* 3 MFX processors, plus dedicated reverb, chorus, and a mastering processor
* Expandable via an optional SRX-Series Wave Expansion Board
* USB port for MIDI and WAV/AIFF file exchange with PC or Mac
* 4 line outputs (2 stereo or 4 mono), and mic/stereo line input

Moog Little Phatty - Limited Edition - $1379.99

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Moog Little Phatty - Limited Edition - $1379.99

Handbuilt quality and unmatched Moog sound in a special edition tabletop synth.

The Little Phatty analog synth was designed to bring you the expressive, intuitive playability and timeless quality of a Moog Analog Synthesizer in a portable, more affordable package. It boasts a 100-percent analog signal path, 100 user-editable presets, and a 37-note keyboard with +/-2 octave transpose. It also has two ultra-stable oscillators, a classic Moog low pass ladder filter, four-stage analog envelope generators, and Real Analog Control (RAC). RAC is a proprietary Moog technology which enables you to directly interface with the analog circuitry via knobs on the control panel without any digital processing.

Moog will initially release a special, limited edition run of 1,200 individually numbered Bob Moog Tribute Edition synths.

The limited run, Tribute Edition of the Little Phatty has special Moog wood side panels, a Bob Moog signature plate across the front and rear, comes with a CD-ROM featuring highlights of the Bob Moog Memorial Celebration Service, and a special Bob Moog poster. If you have been waiting to go analog, your wait is over.

Moog Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer - Tribute Edition Features:

* 100-percent all-analog signal path
* Bob Moog-designed sound engine
* Portable, tabletop package
* 100 user-editable presets
* 37-note keyboard with +/-2 octave transpose
* 2 ultra-stable oscillators
* Classic Moog low pass ladder filter
* 4-stage analog envelope generators
* Real Analog Control (RAC) circuitry interface

From studio to stage, the Little Phatty is a musician's dream. Moog's innovative engineering and tried-and-true manufacturing mean you can have the sound you want at a price that's well within reach. Order yours now!

Line 6 Toneport KB37 - MIDI Controller And Recording Interface! - Only $299.99

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Line 6 Toneport KB37 - MIDI Controller And Recording Interface! - Only $299.99

Line 6 guitar and vocal recording that lets you easily add keyboard parts.

The Line 6 TonePort KB37 is the latest addition to the award-winning TonePort family of USB recording and modeling audio interfaces from Line 6. With it you can record your guitar and vocals with renowned Line 6 sound and add a few choice keyboard parts to top off your compositions. The TonePort KB37 gives you 37 full-sized synth-action keys, pitch/mod wheels, assignable transport controls, an expression pedal input, and the same dual footswitch jacks as the UX2 for control of effect on/off, tone select, tap tempo, and other parameters as well as sustain, start/stop, and punch in for your MIDI/music recording software.

18 guitar and five bass amp/cab models; 30 stompbox and studio effects; and six high-end studio microphone preamp models deliver professional Line 6 sound to all your recordings. You can record through two mic inputs (with 48V phantom power), a guitar/bass input, and stereo line inputs. Other I/O includes a S/PDIF out, TRS line outputs, TRS monitor input, and independent headphone jack. It also gives you assignable VU meters and selectable 16- or 24-bit recording at 44.1, 48, or 96kHz. A real breakthrough is the Tone Direct monitoring, which lets you hear the signal with full Line 6 processing and zero latency. And all of it is now compatible with Macintoshes as well as PCs.

Line 6 TonePort KB37 Audio Interface and MIDI Controller Features:

* TonePort KB37 Hardware Specs:
* 37-note full-sized keyboard
* Pitch and mod wheels
* Assignable transport controls
* Expression pedal input
* Dual footswitch jacks
* 18 guitar and 5 bass amp/cab models
* 30 stompbox and studio effects
* 6 high-end studio microphone preamp models
* 2 mic inputs with 48V phantom power
* Guitar/bass input with pad
* Stereo line inputs
* S/PDIF digital output
* Line outputs via balanced 1/4"
* Monitor input via stereo 1/4" jack
* Headphone jack with dedicated volume knob
* Assignable VU meters
* Tone Direct monitoring
* 16- or 24-bit recording at 44.1, 48, or 96kHz
* Mac and PC compatible

Artura Storm 3.0 - Save $150!!! - Only $49.99

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Artura Storm 3.0 - Save $150!!! - Only $49.99

The award-winning software synth just got better!

Version 3.0 version adds the ability to work with as many instruments and effects as your computer can handle; MIDI sequence compatibility; import MIDI files; a new improved sequencer; a new mixing console with Eqs, Pan, and FX sends; new piano roll editing module for patterns, MIDI sequences, and controls; and new General MIDI instrument (GMSynth) for fidelity to imported MIDI files.

Arturia Storm 3.0 Virtual Music/Synth Workstation Features:

* Music creation
* Emulates synthesizers, drum machines, sample players, effects, mixing table, and sequencer
* Real time synthesis
* Effects
* Ability to collaborate online with others
* File sharing and downloading
* Chat rooms, newswires, tips, and tutorials
* Composition wizard helps users understand Teaches how to compose in music styles you are not familiar with

Version 3.0 version adds:
* The ability to work with as many instruments and effects as your computer can handle
* MIDI sequence compatibility
* Import MIDI files
* Improved sequencer
* Mixing console with Eqs, Pan, and FX sends
* New piano roll editing module for patterns, MIDI sequences, and controls
* New General MIDI instrument (GMSynth) for fidelity to imported MIDI files

Monday, February 05, 2007

The keys on my keyboard have started to stick. How do I fix this?

Having a sticky key that won’t rise properly, or rises up slowly can certainly be frustrating. You might try gently moving the key from side to side being very careful not to break the key. This may help reposition the key guide bar underneath the key. Keys that are sticky and/or slow can sometimes be caused by bent key guide bars. Key guide bars typically get bent when a key is hit at an angle or something has been dropped on it. In these situations, I always recommend that a qualified technician evaluate the keybed to properly diagnose the problem. Many times, the culprit of a sticky key can be narrowed down to a cold beverage spill.

What is an analog synthesizer?

A synthesizer with analog-based circuitry. These synthesizers, in general, use analog-style units (oscillators, filters) that are controlled by voltage (like the old modulars, only pre-wired). Analogs are known for having a warm, pleasing sound, compared to most digitals.

Early analogs, such as the Minimoog, are easily called that: they all have what is called discrete circuitry (transistors, resistors, etc. - no integrated circuits). Later synthesizers, however, used other, more compact analog technolgies such as op-amps and linear integrated circuits.

In the early 80s, the terminology began really getting distorted when synthesizers came out with separate sections controlled by digital technology (for things such as patch memory). Often the oscillators themselves would be controlled by some digital circuitry, to help keep the oscillators in tune. Instead of having VCOs (voltage controlled oscillators), they are often referred to as having DCOs (digitally controlled oscillators). And things got complicated even further by having synthesizers that have oscillators driven by short, looped samples, but have analog filters! (These synthesizers are often called "analog hybrids".)

What is a modular synthesizer?

The earliest synthesizers made were not made in a self contained unit like the modern day synthesizer is. Each unit, instead, was self-contained in an individual box (a module, hence the term "modular"). Units were available that both created a signal (VCOs, noise generators) and processed a signal (VCF, VCA, etc.). These modules were mounted in large racks and connected to each other with 1/4" cables. Because you patched together connections with these cables, a particular sound was called a "patch"... and the name has stuck with us to this very day.

These modular synthesizers were usually very big, sometimes taking up entire rooms. Compared to the portable keyboard, a modular synthesizer seems like a burden... until you realize that with a modular synthesizer, you are not restricted to one particular path. Modular synthesizers have the greatest freedom in terms of composing patches, and for this reason they are still used in the studios of film composers and studios that require the ability to make new sounds.

The Buchla and Moog modular synthesizers were the earliest to enter the commercial marketplace; although the Buchla technically was the first, the Moog remains the most famous, for two reasons. The first is that the Moog synthesizer got noticed through the enormously popular release of "Switched On Bach" by Wendy Carlos. The second is that the Moog modular synthesizer defined the standard which all analogs use to this very day: All functions of the synthesizer are controlled by a control voltage (CV) of one volt per octave.

Nowadays, a new type of modular synthesizer is emerging: A virtual modular synthesizer. This modular synthesizer allows you to create the sound on a computer, using virtual "patch cords" and "modules" that synthesizer a very similar sound to a modular, without all of the bulk and cables.

How many keys should be on the keyboard if I would like to get one for rock music?

Keyboards come in different sizes because people have different needs. There is no rule that classical players must have 88 keys, and there are many rock musicians who play keyboards with a full 88 keys. It just depends on what you're comfortable with, and what your specific needs are. Standard pianos have 88 keys, so if you are playing a lot of piano parts, in whatever context, 88 keys are usually preferred.



Editing Synthesizer Presets

Editing the presets on your synth or creating new sounds from scratch can instantly extend your instrument's musical potential. Most modern keyboards' sounds come from sample waveforms that are "burned" onto a chip and stored inside your synthesizer. These sounds are usually sampled in professional recording studios, so most synth samples are very similar in quality. These samples are massaged by your synth's filters, amps, envelopes and LFOs to create distinct presets. Factory presets differ because manufacturers' sound engineers program according to their own ears. If you don't program your own sounds or editing the presets,. you end up with the sounds that the programmer put in. These are great sounds, but they may not be exactly what your music calls for. Every synth has its own unique qualities. If you'd like to edit your sounds, you should seriously consider the synth's interface. You are more likely to learn how to program your synth if the interface is easy to navigate and user friendly. Some synths also offer sample expandability, which allows you to add new sampled waveforms for more sound power. Making good use of effects is also very important in creating great sounds. If you just want to make music, and don't want to worry about editing or creating your own sounds, you're still in luck. You can purchase cool custom sounds for just about every synth made.

Top Selling Keyboards 2-6-07

1. Yamaha YPG-625 88-Key Weighted Portable Grand Keyboard
$749.99



2. Casio CDP100 88-Note Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano
$399.00


Casio CDP-100 88-Note Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano



3. Yamaha P-140 Contemporary Digital Piano
$1,199.99



Yamaha P-140 Contemporary Digital Piano Black


Yamaha P-140 Contemporary Digital Piano Black



4. Yamaha P70 Contemporary Digital Piano
$599.99

Yamaha P70 88-Key Digital Piano Factory Restock Black


Yamaha P70 88-Key Digital Piano Factory Restock Black

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Roland Fantom-Xa 61-Key

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If you crave Fantom power, but want a more cost-effective way to Fantomize your rig, Roland has the perfect synth for you. Meet the Fantom-Xa a 61-key multifaceted sampling workstation with an affordable price tag! The Fantom-Xa includes many of the most popular features from the top-of-the-line Fantom, including 128-voice polyphony, Skip Back Sampling, a high-resolution built-in sequencer, realtime audio time-stretching, COSM modeling effects, mastering processing, USB port, WAV/AIFF compatibility, D-Beam control, SRX expansion, and more. Four line outputs, mic/stereo line input.

Roland Fantom-Xa 61-Key Workstation Features:

* Sampling workstation with 61-note keyboard
* 128 voices
* High-resolution sequencer
* Seamless integration of audio and MIDI using ROM waves and sampling with realtime time-stretch capability
* Skip Back Sampling continuous sampling for recording, sound design, and audio rescue
* 128 new patches, plus all Fantom-S preset patches and waves onboard
* 4MB sample RAM expandable up to 516MB via DIMMs
* 3 MFX processors, plus dedicated reverb, chorus, and a mastering processor
* Expandable via an optional SRX-Series Wave Expansion Board
* USB port for MIDI and WAV/AIFF file exchange with PC or Mac
* 4 line outputs (2 stereo or 4 mono), and mic/stereo line input

High-end sampling, COSM modeling, slick USB connectivity. What are you waiting for? Order today!

Willams Concerto Piano - Only $549.99 - Save $945!




Willams Concerto Piano - Only $549.99 - Save $945!

Rich sound and feel for a price any player can appreciate.

The hammer-action Williams Concerto 88H Digital Console Piano combines realistic sounds with superb playability. The Concero's 88 keys and 38-note polyphony with 147 voices will give you plenty of sonic territory to explore. Other features include a blue backlit LCD display, a metronome, accompaniment control, record and playback, 99 styles, 10 demo songs, and user preset memory. Handles 16 channels of MIDI. Headphone, aux. out for connecting external speakers, and pedal jacks. The Williams Concerto 88H Digital Console Piano has a 25W dual speaker system.

Williams Concerto 88H Digital Console Piano Features:

* 88 hammer keys
* 38-note polyphony (max)
* 147 voices
* 99 styles + 1 metronome
* 10 demo songs
* Blue backlit LCD
* Instant piano voice
* Accompaniment control
* Record and playback
* User preset memory
* 16 MIDI channels
* Headphone, aux out, and pedal jacks
* 25W dual speaker system

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Yamaha MOTIF XS7

Yamaha MOTIF XS6

Yamaha MOTIF XS6 Music Production Workstation



Yamaha MOTIF XS6 Music Production Workstation



The Yamaha MOTIF XS6 is a powerhouse 61-key workstation with 355MB of wave ROM to inspire your creativity and performance recording with four intelligent arpeggiators and over 6000 phrases to instantly capture your musical ideas. The integrated sampling sequencer can be expanded up to 1GB of memory for creating complete MIDI/audio productions. Studio style mixing and VCM effects from the Yamaha DM2000 let you master your music right on board. Firewire and Ethernet computer connectivity and a special Yamaha version of Steinberg software- Cubase AI expand your possibilities. With the large color LCD and 8 knobs and sliders for hands on control, making great sounding music has never been easier.

High-Quality Sounds to Spark Creativity
The MOTIF XS keyboard provides an exceptionally broad selections of realistic sounds to spark your creativity thanks to a massive 355MB of high-quality onboard waveforms and samples. A single voice can have up to eight separate sound elements, enabling composite sounds of remarkable complexity and nuance. Among the standout voices is a resonant, meticulously recorded concert grand piano sound that is practically worth the price of admission by itself. New acoustic piano, electric piano and orchestral samples - not to mention the richly textured and distinctly electronic synthesizer waves - give you the sonic tools to fully realize virtually any style of music and any instrumentation.

The Expanded Articulation (XA) tone generation system allows the eight available elements to more effectively recreate realistic sounds and natural performance techniques such as legato, staccato and key release sounds. The elements are common to acoustic instruments but have always been difficult to realize on electronic keyboards. XA also allows you to assign elements to on/off panel switches and change sounds within a voice in real time.

Intuitive Interface
Despite all of the advanced technology and wealth of features packed tightly into the instrument, the MOTIF XS is exceptionally intuitive and easy-to-use. It gives you a large, full-dot color LCD that lets you see multiple parameters at a glance and has clear, high-resolution graphics with virtual sliders, knobs and more.

The main panel on the MOTIF XS provides an amazing level of control and flexibility. Eight knobs and eight sliders let you instantly tweak a variety of parameters and effects as you play. The eight knobs are especially versatile, letting you use the knobs to independently control eight different parameters (out of 24 selectable parameters,) or use them to control a certain effect setting for up to eight different parts. The knobs can also be used to change the rhythmic feel and other settings of arpeggios and patterns while they play back. Two assignable function buttons give you added control over the sound of the Expanded Articulation Voices, letting you change sounds within a voice in real time.

Other convenient operation features include the improved category search function, which is now organized with dual categories that help you find the voice you want. Calling up the guitar category for instance gives you acces to the dual sub-categories such as: Acoustic, Electric Clean and Electric Distortion. The mega arpeggio voices also have their own dual category for easy selection of those unique voices.

Computer and Software Integration
A full-featured music production synthesizer in every way, the MOTIF XS6 digital piano comes equipped with a variety of connectors and interfaces for virtually any application and any studio environment. This includes assignable outputs, A/D inputs, S/PDIF digital output, MIDI, ethernet, and mLAN. The comprehensive set of connectors makes interfacing with computers and your favorite software exceptionally easy.

The Yamaha MOTIF XS is designed to work seamlessly and transparently in your computer-based environment. The remote control mode lets you control your DAW software right from the panel of the MOTIF XS. For example, starting and stopping playback/recording can be done with the special transport buttons and changing track levels and parameters is a cinch with the sliders and knobs.

Yamaha MOTIF XS6 Music Production Workstation Features:

* New UI and 8 knobs and sliders
* Large color LCD
* Xpanded Articulation Synth engine
* 355 MB of wave ROM
* Studio style mixing environment
* Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects
* 4 intelligent Arpeggiators
* Instant Performance Recording
* Integrated Sampling Sequencer with 1 GB of optional memory
* Total Computer Integration
* Cubase AI software included

Suzuki 5 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab

Suzuki 5 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab



Suzuki 5 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab



nstant piano lab gives you all the crucial teaching tools!

The Suzuki 5 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab includes five SP-47 61 key keyboards, the SPL-10 Teaching system and all the required tools to teach group lessons, monitor and communicate with up to five students.

SP-47 61-Key Portable Keyboard A quality musical instrument loaded with teaching functions. Comes with 128 digitally sampled voices, 32-note polyphony, 100 rhythm styles with variations, and more. There are 6 training courses included. Each course has at least 50 lessons: Ear (listen and play), Rhythm, Melody, Chord Dictionary, Chord Recognition, and how to play 50 built-in classic songs. Get graded by the built-in vocal teacher. Includes 61 standard-size, touch-sensitive keys, deluxe key bed, multifunction LCD, pitchbend, transposer, touch response, octave shift, chorus, and reverb. Includes music rack and manual. The lab includes a SP-A4 A/C Adapter for each SP-47.

SPL-10 Piano Lab Teaching System The Suzuki SPL-10 Piano Lab Teaching System puts you in charge by allowing easy monitoring and communication with every student in your electronic keyboard class. The verbal switching network allows 2-way communication and lets you monitor the progress of up to 10 students at a time. You can combine up to 3 systems for classes of up to 30 students! Piano performance can be monitored on an individual basis or classes can be split into 2 groups based on lessons learned. It is the most affordable instructional electronic keyboard pack available today, with everything you need to set up a lab. The Suzuki teacher's unit has a fixed AC cord.

Student Piano Lab Accessories Kit The Suzuki Student Piano Lab Accessories Kit includes headphone/microphone set, student interface box, and one 33' cable for PTS connection.

Suzuki 5 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab Features:

* SP-47 61-Key Portable Keyboard
* 61 standard-size, touch sensitive keys
* Deluxe key bed
* 128 general MIDI voices
* 8 drum kits (PCM)
* 100 rhythm styles with 100 variations
* 32-note polyphony
* Multifunction LCD
* Pitchbend
* Transposer
* Touch response, octave shift, chorus, and reverb effects
* Accompaniment controls
* Left and right hand training for 50 classic songs with Ear, Rhythm, Melody, Chord Dictionary, and Chord Training units
* 3 Demo Songs
* MIDI I/O
* Sustain and volume pedal jack
* Headphone jack

38"L x 14-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H
* 15 lb

SPL-10 Piano Lab Teaching System
* Function Control Groups:
* Student input level 10 slide controls
* Communications select 10 buttons with LEDs
* Group select 2 buttons for each student with LEDs
* Personal communication 10 on/off buttons with LEDs
* Class communication one button with LED

Instruction mode:
* Microphone one on/off button with LED
* Private one on/off button with LED
* Demo one on/off with LED

Instructor's level:
* Microphone one slide control
* Instrument one slide control
* Headphone one slide control

External function:
* Stereo auxiliary input and output RCA jacks
* Dimensions: 181 4"W x 3"H x 111 4"D
* Weight: 9 lbs.
* Included SPL Accessory Kit:
* one instructor's combination headphone/microphone set
* One SP-37 keyboard

Yamaha MOTIF MM6 Music Synthesizer

Yamaha MOTIF MM6 Music Synthesizer



Yamaha MOTIF MM6 Music Synthesizer




The Yamaha MM6 Music Synthesizer delivers the power to create, perform and make you move. Drawing on the the same sounds as the pro-level MOTIF series workstations, the MM6 has a wide variety of dynamic, realistic and just plain powerful voices to help you create amazing music. The MM6 keyboard also gives you total control over your sound with real-time tweakable knobs and special patterns for full backing of your live performance and song creation. As the MM6 is exceptionally light and portable, you'll be able to bring it anywhere your music takes you.

The MM6 has 418 voices and 22 onboard drum kits. These exceptionally high-quality sounds range from authentic and natural acoustic instruments to wild and unique to in-your-face synth voices. An extra set of GM voices is built into the instrument allowing access to the huge library of songs in that format.

Maximize your Music
Much of today's music is being made on computers and the MM6 digital piano is built to fit right into any computer music system. Just connect the USB (to host) terminal on the MM6 to your computer with a standard USB cable and you've got the makings of a sophisticated recording setup. Just to make sure you've got a head start, it includes a free copy of Cubase LE - a full-featured music production application that has all you need to record your performance data from the Yamaha MOTIF MM6 via MIDI, edit the data, process the sounds with effects, arrange it in multiple tracks and perform the final mixdown.

Yamaha MOTIF MM6 Music Synthesizer Features:

* AWM2 Tone generator
* 32 note polyphony
* 16 part muli-timbral capacity
* 70mb wave ROM (in 16-bit linear format)
* 418 normal voices, 22 drum kits
* 128 GM voices, 1 GM drum kit
* 8 banks of 8 performance settings
* 25 reverb types
* 30 chorus types
* 5 master EQ types

Sequencer
* 96 parts per quarter note resolution
* 11-280bpm tempo range
* Real-time replace recording
* 168 patterns (x4 sections)
* 3 preset songs, 5 user songs
* 400 song max with USB
* 213 preset arpeggio types

Yamaha MOTIF MM6 Music Synthesizer Specifications:

* Connections
* Left, Right (1/4" mono)
* Headphones (1/4" stereo)
* Foot Controller
* Sustain
* MIDI In/Out
* DC inlet (12w power consumption)

37.35" x 14.75" x 4.85"
* 11 lbs.