IK Multimedia has updated iLectric Piano and iGrand Piano, adding AudioBus support and more.
Musikmesse 2013: Swedish synthmaker Nord today introduced its new ultra lightweight Hammer Action Portable Nord Piano 2 HP, in advance of this week’s Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Nord Piano 2 HP lets you play, split and layer sounds from both the Nord Piano Library and the Nord Sample Library and features a versatile effects section – all in a lightweight package (11 kg / 24.25 lbs) with 73 keys.
Musikmesse 2013: Roland today announced the FP-80 and FP-50, the next-generation models in their FP series of portable digital pianos.
The updated instruments feature SuperNATURAL Piano sounds, 88-note Ivory Feel keyboards, a large selection of onboard rhythm accompaniments with advanced full-keyboard chord recognition and more.
The FP-80?s Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement features the same progressive hammer action and escapement found in Roland?s top-line pianos, plus keys that replicate the unique appearance, texture, and moisture absorbing properties of real ivory. The more affordable FP-50 is outfitted with the Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement, an excellent keyboard that also features a progressive hammer action and an authentic ivory feel. Continue reading
Here’s a quick look at the new Casio Privia PX5S from the 2013 NAMM Show.
On first look, the new keyboard could be mistaken for one of Casio’s standard electric pianos. But, as this video demonstrates, it much deeper, offering synthesis features, insert effects, four-zone MIDI controller capabilities, a hammer action keyboard, four arpeggiators, 256 voice polyphony and more.