2014 NAMM Show, Roland introduced new Roland FA-08 keyboard workstation.
As a keyboard workstation, the FA-08 puts an emphasis on performance and production, with an 88-note piano style keyboard, 16 tracks of sequencing and DAW integration.
2012 Summer NAMM Show, Korg USA announced the arrival of the Kronos X Music Workstation, an expanded Kronos, featuring boosts in internal memory capacity and the size of its SSD, plus enhanced sampler functionality.
Korg has also announced lower prices on its original
Kronos workstation models:
Kronos 61 – U.S. street price $2799.00
Kronos73 – U.S. street price $3299.00
Kronos88 – U.S. street price $3499.00
Korg has released a free update for the Kronos, System Version 1.5, that Free update adds more space for sounds, USB MIDI input, & software editing.
Here’s what’s new in
Kronos System Version 1.5:
New Program banks provide 896 additional free slots to store programs from Korg, from third party developers, or those you create yourself
7 new banks each of Wave Sequences and Drum Kits to match the new Program banks
The maximum number of RAM Samples and Multisamples has been increased by four, allowing Kronos to load more samples at once
Supports input from USB MIDI controllers: play Kronos sounds from auxiliary keyboards via USB
Direct support for playing and selecting chords from Korg pad-equipped USB controllers, including the nanoPAD, nanoPAD2, and KONTROL series
Support for installing additional RAM: more than double the amount of memory for EXs and RAM samples
Support for the Kronos Editor and Plug-in Editor software
The update is free to all registered Kronos owners, and is
available for download now.
If you’re a Korg Kronos owner – let us know what you think of the System 1.5 update!
Korg has introduced a new compact keyboard workstation, the microArranger, a portable mini-keyboard synth workstation.
Compact composing/performing keyboard that acts as your musical arranger
61-key Natural Touch mini keyboard; Velocity sensing
Built-in stereo speaker system
4 Stereo Effect Processors with 89 effect programs.
304 Styles; each is a complete and interactive musical environment for capturing your inspirations
Each Style includes Intros, Endings, Fills, and four Variations, all are completely editable
Styles follow your chords, voice leading, and tempo settings ? you are always in control!
660 Preset Sound Programs and 128 User Programs provide excellent Korg sounds
32 Drumkits; 64 User Drumkits;
SD/SDHC card slot for data storage, importing Styles, sharing data with a computer DAW, etc.
Audio demos are available at the Korg
site. Pricing and availability are to be announced.
Music Computing has announced a new version of the StudioBLADE line of all-in-one music keyboard production stations, calling them ‘the world’s most powerful keyboard production station’.
StudioBLADEs (Gen2) are all-in-one music production stations that offer piano keys, drum trigger pads, knobs, sliders, thousands of sound presets and software for live and studio use.
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In this video, Music Computing’s CEO
Victor Wong introduces the iKeyDOCK, a new docking station designed to turn an Apple MacBook Pro or other laptop into a keyboard workstation.
61 and 88 key models are available. iKeyDOCKs start at $1,599.
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Victor Wong introduces the StudioBLADE 88, a new system that Wong calls “the most advanced, portable, upgradeable and least expensive keyboard production station available.”
StudioBLADE keyboards are designed to be complete music production workstations, powered by Intel processors and 64-bit Windows 7. Each model ships with a studio package with DAW (digital audio workstation), virtual instruments, mastering effects, and utilities to customize the ControlDAW MIDI control surface.
Here, Victor Wong (CEO) and Ed Rhone (CTO) talks about Music Computing’s product warranty, service & support and future upgrades.
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Detune – an application development startup created by the developers of Korg DS-10 – have announced Korg M01, a new music workstation for the Nintendo DS based on the classic Korg M1.
The Korg M1, released in 1988, sold for over $2,000. Korg M01 is designed to emulate the Korg M1 – at least many of its features and sounds – as a $60 app that runs on a $130 handheld computer.
Can a cheap app for a game platform replace a vintage keyboard synthesizer?