Bass Station II Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

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.

Hands-On Review: Novation MiniNova Mini-Keyboard

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.

Holiday 2012: Game On!

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.

Holiday 2012: Portable Keyboards Roundup

“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.

Holiday 2012: Windows 8 Tablets, Computers and Accessories

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.”

New Yamaha PSR-S750 & PSR-S950 Digital Arranger Workstations

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.

New Roland Amps, Keyboards, Interfaces and Trainers

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.

New Novation Animated MiniNova Synthesizer

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.

New Casio PX-150, PX-350, PX-750 and PX-850 Privia Digital Pianos

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.

Hands-On Review: Novation Keyboard Controllers

These keyboards play virtual and MIDI instruments and they have encoder knobs, drum pads, and transport controls for your DAW and plug-ins.


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