Nord Intros Stage 2 EX Keyboard


Musikmesse 2015: Nord has introduced the Stage 2 EX – updating their Nord Stage 2 instrument line with 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library and a new ultra lightweight Hammer-Action Portable HP76 model.

The Stage 2 EX features 5 Grand Pianos, 7 Upright Pianos, 11 Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Harpsichords and a vastly improved Nord Sample Library selection, including brand new Strings, Choir and Folk instruments. Continue reading

Roland JD-Xi Preset Sequences Demo

On of the strengths of the new Roland JD-Xi Hybrid Analog + Digital Synthesizer is its 4-channel sequencing capability.

This video, via perfectcircuitaudio, demos and all of the JD-Xi presets. The 15 minute video is just an overview of the range demonstrated by Roland’s present sequencers – for an in-depth look at the JD-Xi, see Nick Batt’s Roland JD-Xi reviewContinue reading

Moog Liberation Synthesizer Video Demos

In this series of videos, Marc Doty – Archive and Education Specialist with the Bob Moog Foundation – takes a look at the classic Moog Liberation keytar synthesizer.

The Moog Liberation is being raffled off as a fundraiser for the Foundation. Details are available at the Foundation siteContinue reading

Korg Intros Havian 30 Digital Ensemble Piano At Musikmesse 2015


At Musikmesse 2015, being held April 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany, Korg is introducing the Havian 30 Digital Ensemble Piano.

The Havian 30 provides classic grand, upright and electric piano sounds, plus a collection of additional musical instrument sounds.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

They’re Bringing Synthex Back


Finnish keyboard and pro audio products manufacturer Generalmusic – which announced plans earlier this year to reintroduce its ‘legendary brands’ GEM, LEM and ELKA – has gone live with a new site, dedicated to Elka.

No details are available on the site yet. Instead, the site is focused primarily on gathering email addresses to gauge interest.  Continue reading