Arturia launches KeyLab keyboard controller range at Musikmesse

Arturia has introduced its KeyLab range of professional-grade MIDI keyboard controllers with all-new accompanying Analog Lab synthesizer software at Musikmesse 2013. 25, 49, or 61 keys; velocity sensitivity or velocity sensitivity and aftertouch; beat-making or … read more

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Backbeat Books publishes The Keyboard Handbook

Backbeat Books has announced that it has published The Keyboard Handbook, a step-by-step course in keyboard playing for musicians of all levels. Beginning with the basics of posture and technique, it offers a series of … read more

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Nektar introduces Impact LX49 USB keyboard

Nektar has announced the Impact LX49, the first in a new range of Nektar USB controller keyboards, aimed at users looking for an affordable, yet fully featured solution. With intelligent mapping for major DAWs, Impact … read more

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Nord intros Nord Lead 4, Nord Drum 2, Nord Pad & Nord Piano 2 HP

Nord has announced it will introduce 5 new Nord products at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt. The Nord Drum 2 percussion synth + Nord Pad multi-pad controller surface. The new Nord Lead 4 and Nord Lead … read more

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Novation intros Bass Station II analogue synthesizer

Novation has announced Bass Station II, an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station. To celebrate our 21st birthday, Novation is proud to announce the launch of Bass Station II – a powerful … read more

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Pluggotic releases ToyBoy for Kontakt

Sampleism has launched ToyBoy by Pluggotic, a rompler based on four sampled toy-keyboards with distinct sonics and soundsets. 64 PCM instruments can be played, and edited through two twin layers with multimode filtering, envelopes, retriggered … read more

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Arturia introduces MiniLab Universal MIDI Controller

Arturia has announced the launch of MiniLab, a USB bus-powered powerhouse, featuring 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys alongside brand-new pitch and modulation touch-strip controls for maximising musical expression in a highly-portable package. 16 multifunction encoders — more … read more

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M-Audio launches Axiom AIR keyboard and pad controllers

M-Audio has added three new Axiom AIR models to the upper echelons of their popular Axiom USB/MIDI keyboard and pad controller lineup: the Axiom AIR 61, Axiom AIR 49, and Axiom AIR 25. Created in … read more

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Akai Professional announces MAX25 keyboard & MPX8 sample launcher with MPC pads

Akai Professional has announced the MAX25 USB/MIDI/CV keyboard controller and MPX8, a standalone SD sample launcher with MPC pads. MPX8 is one of Akai Professional’s most innovative pad instruments yet. Using a standard SD card, … read more

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Nektar announces Panorama P1 controller

Nektar have announced the Panorama P1, a new USB controller surface with deep integration for Cubase and Reason. Like Nektar’s Panorama P4 and P6 USB controller keyboards, the Panorama P1 features extensive generic MIDI controller … read more

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Roland announces V-Combo VR-09

Roland has announced the V-Combo VR-09, an easy-to-transport, all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players. Roland V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard with instant access to inspiring tones and live expression. Dedicated piano, organ, and synth sound … read more

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Roland intros RD-64 Digital Piano

Roland has announced the RD-64 Digital Piano, a weighted-action instrument that’s compact and easy to transport. The 64-note Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement provides a true piano-action feel, while the acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine … read more

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Roland announces HPi-50 Digital Piano

Roland has announced the HPi-50 Digital Piano, the latest addition to the acclaimed HPi series of interactive home pianos. Combining Roland’s top piano technologies and latest DigiScore® education features in an attractive, space-saving instrument, the … read more

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Equinox Sounds releases Lounge & Chillout MIDI Keys

Equinox Sounds has announced the release of its Lounge & Chillout MIDI Keys library by Dave Bradshaw. ‘Lounge & Chillout MIDI Keys’ includes 33 MIDI loops featuring professionally played piano, keyboard and clavinet licks and … read more

Nektar announces Panorama support for Cubase

Nektar, the company known for the Panorama P4 and P6 USB controller keyboards that feature deep integration with Propellerhead’s Reason, have announced Panorama integration with Steinberg’s acclaimed DAW Cubase. Panorama is designed with DAW navigation … read more

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Nektar introduces Panorama P6 – 61 note USB MIDI controller for Reason

Nektar has announced Panorama P6, a 61 note USB MIDI controller keyboard with the same deep Reason integration as their acclaimed Panorama P4. Nektar Panorama: Keyboard and pads are dynamic, sensitive and balanced carefully with … read more

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Novation MiniNova synthesizer now available

Novation has announced that its MiniNova hardware synthesizer is now available. MiniNova has the same incredibly powerful sound engine and synth effects as the Novation UltraNova which means it is capable of creating dirty-fat bass … read more

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Sound Magic Pianist v2.0 released

Sound Magic has announced version 2.0 of Pianist, a revolutionary effects unit that has been specially designed to give you control of your piano tracks/recordings. Pianist is designed around a simple 3 step system. First, … read more

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Win a Novation Impulse Controller at Pro Tools Expert

Pro Tools Expert has launched a contest in which you have the change to win the Impulse MIDI controller by Novation. Our friends at Novation have kindly given us a Novation Impulse Controller with Automap … read more

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Free Key-Clicks sample library for Kontakt by Icebreaker Audio

Icebreaker Audio has released its Key-Clicks sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt. The sound of playing an electronic keyboard that is turned off. A useful tool for adding a layer of tactile realism to software … read more