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10 ways guaranteed to quickly improve your music production

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10 ways guaranteed to quickly improve your music production

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Getting more from your music production setup doesn't have to be headache-inducing or break the bank; Today, home recording equipment is both affordable and compact, but there’s more to making a good recording than simply hitting the big red button and then playing. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the best out of your music production setup, regardless of whether you are using DAW recording software, an integrated hardware recorder/mixer or even an old tape machine. It goes without saying that good music production starts with a good performance of a well-arranged song, but even a…

KIYOLA KF-10 digital piano: artisan craftsmanship matched with peerless digital technology

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KIYOLA KF-10 digital piano: artisan craftsmanship matched with peerless digital technology

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When it comes to music, collaborations often lead to something truly special. We’ve all heard two musicians from different genres strike up a bond resulting in something that’s way more than the sum of its parts. And if it works for musicians, it can also work for the companies who make the instruments they play….

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Create your perfect Roland piano with the Piano Designer app

Roland digital pianos include a wide range of piano sounds, keeping you interested and making practice more varied and enjoyable. But what about once you’ve tried the preset models? With most digital pianos, you’re stuck with the ‘factory’ sounds, and have little or no scope to change them. Choose certain Roland pianos though, and the…

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Nils Frahm on his favourite vintage music gear

Nils Frahm is a magician. Not only because he leaves people at his live gigs wondering “How on earth did he do that?!”, but no other piano player around today can fuse so seamlessly ‘straight’ piano composition and a complex weave of digital loops, tape echo and analogue warmth. Nils talks to us about BBC6…

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What types of piano are available?

Although it seems like more when you’re browsing, there are essentially four different types of piano available; portable, upright, stage and grand. The main difference is in their size – whether you live in a compact apartment or a spacious mansion a, digital piano will fill your home with sound. You just need to find…

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Choosing between an acoustic or digital piano

When it comes to choosing a piano, first decide on whether you want an acoustic piano or a digital piano. There are advantages to both, but sales of digital pianos are increasing as they offer many practical benefits over their acoustic counterparts, which means they are more suitable for modern lifestyles. Let’s start with the…

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Free stand with Roland FP-80/50 digital piano

Roland’s FP range of digital pianos have long been a favourite for pianists who need a simple, stylish piano that’s versatile enough to be used at home or even on stage. The latest models, the affordable FP-50 and the more powerful FP-80, bring the tradition right up to date with Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL engine for…

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Roland piano site and guidebook

If you’re thinking of buying a piano, there’s a lot to consider apart from the price and how it sounds and looks. Although most people initially think of owning an acoustic piano, sales of digital pianos have been increasing steadily for years, and they now outsell their acoustic counterparts as they’re often more suitable for…

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Roland’s 10 year digital piano warranty

Effective December 1st 2014 Roland’s HP and LX range of digital pianos will be covered by a ten year warranty, protecting against failure from faulty workmanship. Product warranties aren’t the most exciting part of buying new and shiny gear. But they could be the most important – especially if your latest purchase breaks down a…

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Top 15 Musical Gifts To Spark Creativity This Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, you may be looking for inspiration for the music lover in your life: if so, why not give them more of what they love? Luckily, we’ve created a top 15 gift list to spark their musical creativity. With musical must-haves and stocking fillers ranging from just £25 right up to a shiny…

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Lang Lang and Roland: inspiring the next generation of pianists

Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times, Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and all the top American orchestras. Testimony to his…

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