NAMM 2011 Roundup: Keyboards, Digital Pianos & Synths
2010 was a great year for revolutionary keyboards and synths. 2011 looks to be better. With new digital pianos from Roland, iPad docking synths from Akai and more amazing controllers from Korg, take a look at Dolphin Music's best selection of NAMM 2011's keyboard and synth releases.
Roland RD-300NX Digital Piano
Roland's newest state-of-the-art digital piano boaasts SuperNATURAL piano technology that meticulously models classic vintage EPs.The new Ivory Feel-G keyboard on the RD-300NX incorporates Roland's most advanced sensor and provides the superior touch and sensitivity of Roland's flagship keyboards in a compact and lightweight design...a great benefit for all you gigging musicians who want to travel light. Every note will be heard with the innovative Sound Focus feature, even subtle pianissimo passages meaning you can relax and play naturally without sacrificing dynamics and sound quality.
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Korg Kronos Music Workstations
The Korg KRONOS Music Workstations are available in a 61 key, 73 or 88 key model. More than just a new instrument, the Kronos is a giant leap in synth and workstation evolution embodying fresh ideas and breakthrough technologies. Bringing together multiple sound engines which work in harmony, and new interactive performance features, these will reflect the way you play from now on. If you're a musician who dreams of turning visions of the cosmos into sound, of tweaking parameters to conjure invisible sounds from the ether and creating new sounds that have never before been heard, the Korg Kronos is for you.
Korg's newest addition to its digital piano line-up is the microPIANO which is available in either red, white or black. Charming, conveniently sized and designed like a grand piano - the microPIANO features a 61-key Natural Touch mini-keyboard which Korg have carefully designed to provide true playability. Using the same stereo samples as Korg's flagship digital pianos, the microPIANO generates full-bodied tones with depth and character. You also have 40 demonstration songs which feature mainly classical compositions which make it an ideal choice for a child's piano practice.
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The M-Audio Venom 49-key synthesizer combines the character of classic analog synths with modern digital processing to deliver an aggressive, infectious new sound. Whet your appetite with the included presets, then sink your teeth into creating original sounds—from atmospheric and subtle, to angry and downright nasty. Easily tweak parameters from the intuitive top-panel interface, or explore endless sound design and configuration possibilities with the included software editor. Perform bass lines, leads, and more with a full-size keyboard designed to satisfy serious players. You can even use Venom as an audio interface with Pro Tools M-Powered* and other music software—forming a powerful production machine to take your music in dangerous new directions. * Requires Pro Tools M-Powered 8 or higher.
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