Fourteen Festive Items to Keep Your Holiday Party Hot

Most of the content on Explora is “evergreen”—that is, applicable to any time of the year. But this article is “evergreen” in a different way: the situation we’re describing often revolves around an evergreen tree, decked out and mounted in someone’s living room. It also can involve any number of symbols, ecumenical or otherwise. Whatever your iconography, that time of year is upon us again, so say goodbye to crispy fall weather and hello to ugly sweater parties.

Portable Keyboards and Digital Pianos

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 Casio CTK-6000 portable keyboards and the Yahama P-105 and DGX-650 digital pianos.

Holiday 2012: Gifts for Kids

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.

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: Digital Piano Roundup

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.

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.

A Cornucopia of Digital Pianos, Portable and Arranger Keyboards at B&H

A cornucopia is a symbol of abundance. With this in mind, it’s fitting to picture the B&H Pro Audio department as an abundant cornucopia, brimming with Digital Pianos, Arranger and Portable Keyboards. 

Must-Have Audio Apps for the new iPad

Casio Returns with the New XW-P1 and XW-G1 Synthesizers

It’s been over twenty years since Casio has made a synthesizer for the pro market, but at NAMM 2012 they announced the XW-P1 and XW-G1, two competitively-priced, yet very capable keyboards that have a lot to offer. Make no mistake, Casio is back, and they’re back in a big way.

Digital Piano Roundup

Having an acoustic piano in your home is a real pleasure. However, beginning and advanced musicians both really benefit from being able to practice and compose privately on headphones, at any hour, day or night. 


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