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Keyboards

THE SPOTLIGHT

Roland RD-2000 Digital Piano

Equipped with two independent sound engines, premium action, and advanced controller features, the Roland RD-2000 delivers unmatched performance on stage and in the studio. Blending evolved piano technologies with extensive modern control, this next-generation instrument takes the industry-standard stage piano series to new levels of inspiration and creativity. Version 1.50 software adds new sounds joining the latest piano models already onboard as well as historic RD stage piano series available from Roland’s Axial website.

THE BUSINESS

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The best MIDI controllers to buy in 2020

Sure, all you need to make music now is a laptop and a DAW, but there may come a time when keys ‘A’ through to ‘;’ on your laptop keyboard feel like a barrier to your burgeoning creativity. Fortunately, you can get some affordable MIDI keyboard controllers that will give you more than just some extra notes.

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Bionic gloves help João Carlos Martins to play piano again

One of the world’s greatest pianists, who was forced to retire after a series of injuries, said he was overwhelmed with emotion after a pair of “bionic” gloves enabled him to play again at the age of 80. João Carlos Martins, who was celebrated for his interpretations of the works …

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Roli boss talks Lumi keyboard and music education’s evolution

Music Ally first came across Roli in 2013, when it was named as a finalist in the SXSW Music Accelerator startups contest, before we reported on its $12.8m funding round the following year from investors including Universal Music Group.

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THE NEW STUFF

Novation Bass Station II Synthesiser

Reimagining Novation’s classic analogue monosynth for the new generation of electronic musicians, Bass Station II enhances and improves on the original in every area, making it even bigger, badder and more versatile. Packing two oscillators, a multimode filter, amp and filter modulation, step sequencing and an arpeggiator, Bass Station II gives you everything you need to make bleeding-edge basses, leads, pads and FX.

Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer

Korg’s legendary Wavestation introduced the world to Wave Sequencing, transforming raw samples into sounds that no-one had ever heard before. The flagship OASYS and KRONOS keyboards developed Wave Sequencing even further, expanding on its unique palette of lush, evolving pads and driving rhythms. Now, Korg is proud to announce the next step in digital synthesis: the wavestate. Featuring the radically re-imagined Wave Sequencing 2.0, the wavestate delivers astonishing, ever-changing sounds with extensive hands-on control.

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