Yamaha

At this year’s NAMM show, Yamaha has announced updates to four of its popular keyboards, from the entry-level PSR-E253, all the way up to the P-115 digital piano. Although there are no major technological advancements, the modest updates further realign the individual products for...
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In the following video, Rob Rives and Prentis Thompson demonstrate two portable keyboards and two digital pianos, taking us through the differences and features of the Yamaha PSR-E243 and...
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Through the late 1980s and 1990s, while hip-hop and grunge music took over the airwaves, another revolution affected nearly every listener, manifested in the way they consumed their favorite songs. The home stereo system, once a modular system of silver-plated and vacuum-tube-driven components devoted to high fidelity, or Hi-Fi, was replaced by “mini-systems” and “boom boxes;” all-in-one...
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Let’s face it, most TVs can benefit tremendously from adding an external speaker system. While there are exceptions, typical TV speakers are simply not large enough to produce grand, well-defined sound. As TV bezels decrease in size, the speakers these TVs incorporate tend to get smaller as well. Soundbars are a great way to get a “bigger” audio experience without sacrificing much real estate.

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A variety of interactive features in the newly announced Yamaha DGX-650 makes learning, playing, and sharing music fun for everyone, from the aspiring beginner to the accomplished musician. Available in black or white versions, the portable electric piano delivers an expressive piano sound that is just the beginning of what the instrument can do.

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If you decide to take up horseback riding, a few key accessories will be required when you arrive home with your newly acquired thoroughbred. Besides a saddle, you’ll also need horseshoes, a stable, bales of hay and a trough from which your new horse can drink.

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When you shop for gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, you can’t forget the corner-office executives on your holiday list. These weekday warriors toil in their towers day in and day out, chipping away at their piles of paperwork—don’t  they also deserve some nice holiday cheer?

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Everybody wants something better for their children than they had for themselves. It’s a function of the American dream. It’s also a manufacturer’s dream. The hottest new toy can create a frenzy around the holiday season that can only be duplicated in certain shark-infested waters in the Pacific.

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So, you’re ready to turn that spare room in your house into a multimedia hub. You’ve read our B&H InDepth article about HDTVs and projectors, and now you want to make sure that your sound matches your screen. It’s not as easy as you think.

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“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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This holiday article takes a look at some of the most popular electronic drum kits from three of the most widely respected electronic drum kit manufacturers—Alesis, Roland and Yamaha. These nine kits cover everything from the most affordable beginner kits up through high-end professional kits.

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2 years ago
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There’s nothing like the experience of playing a grand piano. Everything from the resistance of the keys to the scent of the soundboard is intoxicating. However, if you aren’t Ben Folds or Billy Joel, moving a grand piano from gig to gig presents quite a challenge.

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When Apple decided to license its AirPlay technology to speaker and receiver manufacturers so their components could play audio wirelessly from iTunes on a Windows or Macintosh computer or from such iOS devices as an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, few realized how many companies would bite.

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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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You can learn a lot about audio by recording your own music (or a friend’s music), and by volunteering to assist a local sound engineer. However, attending a formal audio school can also really help you learn the nuts and bolts of sound.

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