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In the follow video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates the Novation Bass Station II Synthesizer, its setup, and some of the sounds it is capable of producing. He discusses its build quality and connectivity as well as talking about how it has been updated from the original model.

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Hands-on Review

Novation is a leading brand in the resurging synthesizer market. Their microsynth, the MiniNova, is a versatile and feature-packed 37-key sound-shaping machine. The MiniNova is built on the same sound engine as the flagship UltraNova.

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Hands-on Review

I know you’re probably out there right now looking to purchase me your usual assortment of socks and sweaters as holiday gifts, but I was hoping this year to leave this letter on the kitchen counter and have you read this before you went shopping.

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Hands-on Review

In October of 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8, their latest operating system. Banking on a new touch-based, user-friendly interface, Windows 8 is vastly different from its Windows 7 predecessor. The first thing you’ll notice is that the traditional Start menu that Microsoft has had for the longest time was replaced with a new Start screen using “live tiles.”

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Hands-on Review

“Portable keyboard” is a vague term, but with all kinds of musicians traversing the world with different needs, maybe being vague is a good thing. In this article, we’ll look at a range of portable keyboards; some appropriate for your first piano lesson, some appropriate for your 300th performance of the year. While most keyboards are technically portable, our focus will be on readily transportable keyboards.

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Yamaha has just announced two new Digital Arranger Workstations, the PSR-S750 and the PSR-S950. These feature-packed music creation machines can handle everything from writing and arranging to recording and performing.

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Roland recently announced several new products, with everything from a powerful rack-mountable sound module to a little battery-powered PA system that fits under your arm.

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Novation has announced the new MiniNova, a 37 mini-key synthesizer. It’s an ultra-compact keyboard with some unique design features. It could easily fit on top of a guitar amplifier, and its controls are obviously laid out for performance. It comes with 256 preset sounds, and you can save up to 128 custom patches.

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Casio recently announced four new digital pianos in the popular Privia line: the PX-150, PX-350, PX-750 and PX-850. All of these instruments provide a realistic sounding and authentic feeling piano-playing experience, complete with built-in speakers and multiple instrument sounds.

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The Pro Audio section of the B&H SuperStore comprises almost a quarter of the first floor. In this area, customers can peruse keyboards, speakers, a DJ area, electronic drums, Apple Mac Pro workstations, software, and even a soundproof booth with microphones. The audiophile, sound technician, musician, or gear enthusiast will be dazed by all of the audio equipment surrounding them—which they can play with, too!

Take a look at our photo tour of the Pro Audio section, and listen to some rockin' tunes while you're doing so.

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Hands-on Review

There are different kinds of cameras for different kinds of shooters (DSLRs for serious photographers, point-and-shoot cameras for snapshot takers, mirrorless camera systems for DSLR users on vacation, etc.), and similarly, there are many different kinds of musical keyboards, too.

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It’s been a rollercoaster of a month for M-Audio (AVID sold the brand to inMusic on July 2nd), but it hasn’t skipped a beat with its product development, and nothing punctuates this better than the announcement of the new Axiom AIR Series of USB controller keyboards that the company unveiled at Summer NAMM 2012. 

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Just last year the original Korg Kronos was unveiled, and its intensely spacious sounds, array of nine tone creation engines and SSD architecture delighted the music world, and took it by complete surprise. Korg had offered a similar system in the past (the OASYS), and Kronos came in at half the price.

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The Roland Juno-Di stands out as an excellent synthesizer for active musicians who are traveling back and forth from rehearsals and gigs. Visually, the Juno-Di comes off as a formidable keyboard that you can easily imagine a professional musician playing in a large music venue, but when you lift it up, you’ll be amazed at how lightweight it is for its size. 

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When one thinks of the Roland Jupiter series of synthesizers, classic 1980’s pop music likely comes to mind, or perhaps you picture a heavy duty analog synth devotee crafting strange and magical sounds in a studio filled with other vintage electronics. 

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