Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Musician's Friend is Celebrating Their 25th Anniversary with Huge Savings!

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* Yamaha YPG-625 88-Key Weighted Action Portable Grand - Only $699.99!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Korg Pa588 Digital Piano and Arranger Keyboard

Korg Pa588 Digital Piano and Arranger Keyboard

Korg Pa588 Digital Piano and Arranger Keyboard

Korg Pa588 Digital Piano and Arranger Keyboard

For the no-compromise pianist who wants to add an extra dimension or two to their performance Korg has created the Pa588. Sonically identical to the Pa500 the Pa588 adds Korg's 88-note top-of-the-line RH3 graded hammer piano action an attractive stand a half-damping pedal and a more robust speaker system providing a complete instrument package. To complement this superb piano action they've also equipped the Pa588 with the incredible piano sound of their flagship C-720 Concert Digital Piano. A dedicated "Play Piano" button instantly transforms the Pa588 into a world-class digital piano.Keys to Please In addition to a satisfying and authentic keyboard the Pa588 provides a four-way joystick assignable switch assignable slider and an assignable pedal jack. Four pads provide the tools to spice up your performance by changing effect settings adding or muting parts slowing the tempo or even adding "mini-sequenced" solo arpeggio or backing riffs. Nothing will stand between you and your professional performance.Real eXperience (RX) Technology It all begins with sound. The Pa588 allows unparalleled expression and articulation. For example a single guitar sound may play a harmonic a mute note a soft note a loud note a pull-off — all determined by simply how hard you strike the key. They've even included the sound of the pick lifting off the string when you release the key. Overblown and triple-tongued flutes brass slides and falls all of the facets that provide an instrument with its own identity are preserved and easily replicated during performance by the natural gestures of varying dynamics as you play. With up to 16 oscillators available per note in a single sound the breadth and range of realism is truly astounding. Based on the same EDS (Extended Definition Synthesis) that powers the popular M3 the Pa588 offers top-quality sound. Over 882 fully editable sounds are preloaded representing a full range of musical instruments from almost every genre each exploding with depth nuance subtlety accuracy and richness.Cause and Effects Four internal effect processors allow you to add any of 124 different effects to any and all of the Style instruments and/or the parts you play live (realtime tracks). Developed for Korg's Digital Recording Studios and Pro-level workstation instruments these effects are all studio-quality and offer full parameter editing. A final semi-parametric EQ allows even more custom control.The Elements of Style The heart of the PA588 is the powerful Style engine. A Style is basically a collection of drum grooves bass lines and other instrumental parts that can be mixed together transposed and used as the building blocks for creating your song. Each of the over 320 Styles is a self-contained song creation environment that includes variations fill-ins an introduction and an ending all themed to a particular musical style and genre. You can chose which parts you want to use set the mix select which

Behringer U-CONTROL UMA25S USB MIDI Controller

Behringer U-CONTROL UMA25S USB MIDI Controller

Behringer U-CONTROL UMA25S USB MIDI Controller

The U-CONTROL UMA25S is a super-slim MIDI controller keyboard with a full-fledged USB audio interface. It has 25 velocity-sensitive keys for slick glissandos and snappy arpeggios. This little monster has 21 assignable controllers including 8 knobs 8 buttons (with transport-control option) 2 wheels 1 fader and 2 pedal ports to give you total control. It includes the DAW software energyXT2 Compact BEHRINGER Edition Audacity audio editor comprehensive podcasting software and over 100 virtual instruments plus more than 50 effect plug-ins. Add to that a built-in USB interface and you're ready to get to work straight out of the box. Separate MIDI output also allows controlling external samplers synths and other equipmentWanna jump on the stage and start jammin'? No problem. The UMA25S comes with a strap that allows you to shine on stage. Just strap it on and experience the limelight usually reserved for guitarists and singers. To get you totally mobile there's even a quality headset and soft bag.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Roland JUNO-STAGE Expandable Synth

Roland JUNO-STAGE Expandable Synth

Roland JUNO-STAGE Expandable Synth

Powerful onstage performance at a friendly price.

Designed from the ground up for live performers, JUNO-STAGE is a redesigned breed of synthesizer that every gigging keyboardist will love. Decked out with an extra-large display, USB backing-track functionality, a Click output for drummers, dedicated performance knobs, hands-free patch select, instant master MIDI control functionality, and much more. Powerful onstage performance at a friendly price. Versatile, expandable sound set
Carefully crafted for the stage, its factory patch set covers a wide range of essential sounds, including the flagship 88-key stereo multi-sampled piano. Every JUNO-STAGE can also be expanded and customized via two Roland SRX Wave Expansion Boards (sold separately).

Instant access to sounds
Onstage, you need quick and effortless access to your patches. JUNO-STAGE is equipped with Favorite buttons for instant access to banks of your most-needed sounds. Best of all, you can also recall your patches via a dual footswitch connected to a dedicated Patch Select jack, so you never have to take your hands off the keyboard.

Connect an optional FS-6 dual footswitch to scroll up or down through patches and performances.

Live-performance control
Roland optimized its controllers for live performance, featuring easy-to-grab knobs for instant Master EQ and Reverb control. Located above the pitch bender, two assignable switches can be used for rotary organ effects, portamento on/off, and more.

Backing tracks via USB
It is also equipped with a USB port and Song Player function that enables direct playback and control of backing tracks from a USB key. You can play MP3, WAV, AIFF, and SMF files, and even use the Center Cancel feature to minimize pre-recorded vocals of audio data for karaoke-style performance.

Creating and editing audio Playlists is simple with the supplied Playlist Editor software for PC; the playlist can be viewed on JUNO-STAGE's display.

Instant master MIDI control
The MIDI Controller mode, complete with dedicated buttons, transforms JUNO-STAGE into a MIDI master keyboard. In this mode, JUNO-STAGE allows program and control changes to be sent with a single touch. For computer-based track making: Cakewalk's SONAR LE software for PC is bundled.

Stage-friendly bonus features
An XLR mic input with phantom power (ideal vocal sing-along performance or driving the built-in vocoder), Click Output (for sending an audible click track to band mates onstage), and an external input for a portable audio player.

Roland JUNO-STAGE Expandable Synth Specifications:

* Sound Generator
* Maximum polyphony: 128 voices
* Parts: 16 parts
* Wave memory: 128MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
* Preset Memory: Patches: 1027 + 256 (GM2), Rhythm Sets: 32 + 9 (GM2), Performances: 64
* User Memory: Patches: 256, Rhythm Sets: 32, Performances: 64
* Effects: MFX: 3 systems, 79 types, chorus: 3 types, reverb: 5 types, mic input, reverb: 8 types

Song Player
* File format: SMF: format-0/1, Audio File: WAV/AIFF/MP3

* Arpeggiator: Preset: 128, User: 128
* Rhythm pattern: Preset: 256 (26 groups), User: 256 (32 groups)
* Chord memory: Preset: 64, User: 64
* Controllers: D BEAM controller, pitch bend/modulation lever, S1/S2 switches, sound modify knob x 7
* Display: 240 x 64 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
* Expansion slots: SRX expansion board: 2 slot
* External storage device: USB memory (supports USB 2.0 hi-speed flash memory)
* Connectors: Headphone jack, song/click out jack, output jacks (L Mono, R): 1/4 phone type, mic input jack: 1/4 phone type or XLR type (phantom power), MIDI connectors (in/out), hold pedal jack, control pedal jack, patch select jack, USB connector (MIDI)
* Power supply: DC 9 V (AC adaptor)
* Current draw: 2,000 mA
* Accessories: Owner's manual, CD-ROM x 2 (editor/librarian/USB MIDI driver, SONAR LE), music player pad, music player cable, USB memory protector, AC adaptor
* Options: Wave expansion board: SRX series, keyboard stand: KS-12, pedal switch: DP series, foot switch: BOSS FS-5U/FS-6, expression pedal: EV-5, connection cord: PCS-31, USB memory: M-UF1G

Size and weight
* (W x D x H): 1,251mm x 344mm x 112mm
* Weight: 9.8 kg (21 lbs. 10 oz.)

Roland JUNO-STAGE Expandable Synth Features:

* 76-note keyboard with first-class touch and response (with velocity)
* High-quality, versatile sound set, including 88-key stereo multi-sampled piano plus dual SRX expansion bay
* An extra-large LCD
* Dedicated Reverb and Master EQ knobs
* Click Output for drummers
* Hands-free patch-select footswitches
* USB port enables accompaniment-track playback (MP3, WAV, AIFF, SMF) directly from USB key
* Phantom powered mic input plus reverb
* MIDI Controller mode

M-Audio ProKeys Sono 88

M-Audio ProKeys Sono 88 Digital Piano With USB Interface

M-Audio ProKeys Sono 88 Digital Piano With USB Interface

M-Audio ProKeys Sono 88 Digital Piano With USB Interface

Designed to bridge the gap between writing, recording, and performing music, the ProKeys Sono 88 portable digital piano with audio interface features 88 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys, advanced keybed scanning technology, and a stereo-sampled Steinway grand sound for an incredibly expressive piano experience. Six additional instant-access instruments and 128 on-board General MIDI sounds round out a premium performance solution, either with a computer or the optional portable power supply. In the studio, the keyboard's built-in USB audio interface makes it easy to record your performance—plus vocals and instruments—directly to the computer with the included software. ProKeys Sono 88 provides an intuitive and seamless experience from start to finish, whether you're jamming live, creating professional-quality recordings, or teaching music.Exceptional playabilityM-Audio s digital pianos have been embraced by top recording artists and performing musicians on some of the world s most notable concert tours. ProKeys Sono 88 extends M-Audio s legacy of reliability and playability with advanced keybed scanning technology. This innovation provides superior resolution, increasing the player s control over dynamics for an extremely expressive performance. Look no further for a realistic piano experience—in the studio and on stage.Channel your inner songwriterThe ProKeys Sono 88 digital piano with audio interface provides exactly what you need to work out ideas—no need to power up several pieces of equipment or navigate through extensive menus to find the right sound. ProKeys Sono 88 features a built-in, stereo-sampled Steinway grand piano developed by the expert software instrument designers in the Digidesign Advanced Instrument Research (A.I.R.) group. Four other instant-access sounds stand ready at your fingertips—bright piano, electric piano, organ, and clavichord. You can even add reverb for enhanced realism. And the onboard GM sound set gives you 128 sounds plus drums and percussion. With the optional power supply attached, no computer is required—just turn on ProKeys Sono 88 and start playing.Instruments galoreWhy just play piano when you can be the whole band? The built-in General MIDI sound set gives you a full 128 instruments, plus drums and percussion, to play just for fun—or to use in building up multi-track recordings. Jam on drums, bass, synths, organ, sax, flute, and many more instruments right at your fingertips.Complete solutionThe ProKeys Sono 88 portable digital piano was designed to bridge the gap between writing, performing, and recording music. The onboard 2-in, 2-out audio interface lets you listen to everything—built-in sounds, software instruments and recorded tracks—right from the ProKeys Sono 88 audio outs or headphone jacks. Connect instruments and microphones to the audio inputs and record vocals, guitar, bass, and more—or even jam along with a CD.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Korg's Pa588 Features Graded Hammer Action

Korg's Pa588 Features Graded Hammer Action
Korg's Pa588 interactive workstation features the RH3 graded hammer action. Additionally, a new "Play Piano" switch transforms the Pa588 into a traditional digital piano instantly.

The Pa588 combines the piano sound and feel of Korg's flagship C-720 concert piano with the interactive composition and performance features of its Pa500. Using the same Enhanced Definition Synthesis (EDS) sound engine that powers the Korg M3 workstation, Korg's RX (Real eXperience) Technology provides realism and articulation for an expressive, natural sound. It delivers 80-note polyphony along with 880 pre-loaded sounds (plus 128 user locations) and 56 preset drum sounds (64 user-programmable kits) and includes a GM2 soundset. In addition, four simultaneous effects (124 types) can be used.

For beginners or live performance, the easy mode uses enhanced graphics to display common performance controls, while expert mode offers full editing control. One-touch, on-screen help is available in seven languages. The Korg Pa588 will be available early August 2008 with pricing TBA.

MMR Update July 3, 2008