Korg Intros Pa3X Le High Performance Arranger Keyboard

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Korg has introduced  the newest keyboard in its Pa series of keyboard workstations, the Pa3X Le High Performance Arranger. 

The Pa3X Le has features tailored to arranging, sequencing and live peformance.

It offers a huge collection of onboard sounds, and provides 192MB of space for either your own samples, or add-on sound libraries The Pa3X Le also features a TC Helicon Vocal Harmonizer, a dual MP3 player & recorder, a Dual Crossfade Sequencer, and more. You can the video output to display lyrics or score on an external monitor, making it perfect for karaoke or band leading.  Continue reading

Korg Electribe Sampler Music Production Station Offers Sampling, Synthesis, Live Integration

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Korg today introduced the Electribe Sampler Music Production Station, a new sampler in the Electribe series that’s designed to be a simple and fast sampler for live performance and music production.

According to Korg, “The Electribe sampler has been reborn, with cutting-edge technology inherited from popular Korg products such as the KingKORG, kaossilator, kaoss pad, and taktile.”

The internal memory lets you save 250 patterns, including preset patterns. There’s also support for the polyphonic playback, for house music style chord progressions and more. Continue reading

Will The Next Akai MPC Run Windows 8?

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The next Akai MPC workstation may run Windows 8, based on a sneak preview of a MPC prototype that Akai and Microsoft showcased at Microsoft’s Build 2014 – a developer conference held April 2-4 in San Francisco.

The new MPC hardware, above, looks like a bit like a modified MPC Renaissance, with a much larger screen. The OS it runs on is Windows Embedded Industry 8.1, a version of Windows 8.1 that’s designed for running custom hardware systems, rather than standard PCs.  Continue reading

Music Computing Intros Gen 4 StudioBlade, ControlBlade Workstations

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Music Computing has announced the Gen 4 versions of the StudioBLADE and ControlBLADE line of all-in-one music keyboard production stations.

StudioBLADEs and ControlBLADEs are all-in-on-workstations, designed to let you compose; record, mix, and master songs.

Here’s what’s new: Continue reading

Roland FA-08 Workstation Keyboard First Look

Here’s a look at Roland’s first new workstation since the Fantom-G, the FA series – Keyboard Magazine’s Dave Bryce takes a look at the Roland FA-08.

Roland is introducing the Roland FA workstations, the FA-06 & FA-08, at the 2014 NAMM Show.

Here’s part 2 of the Keyboard’s Roland FA-08 first look: Continue reading