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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…

What types of piano are available?

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What types of piano are available?

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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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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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Digital pianos FAQ

This digital pianos FAQ is based on questions that we get from customers, which will hopefully help you in deciding and understanding more about digital pianos and which one would be right for you – even if that’s an acoustic one! (Which Roland don’t actually sell) Buying a digital piano, especially your first one, can…

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How to choose between digital and acoustic when buying a piano

The acoustic piano has changed very little from the instrument of Cristofori’s day – bar some tinkering with key length, hammer felt and aesthetic changes to cabinet making. Digital pianos, however, have undergone a huge transformation thanks to weighted keys, improved timbres and inbuilt technologies to help keep playing interesting, fun and motivational. Whether you’re…

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Six Benefits of Learning on a Digital Piano

The piano has the ability to excite, move and inspire; whether you’re playing Chopin’s Scherzos or the intro to Clocks by Coldplay. The only obstacles are learning how to play in the first place, and then practising enough to play well. Enlisting a qualified piano teacher gives you the best start for establishing good techniques…

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A portable stage piano with pro-performance features

If you’re looking to buy a stage piano that’s lightweight, compact and easy to transport, here’s what you need to look out for. Make sure it has a fully-weighted action If you’re serious about playing, you’ll need a good quality, weighted action keyboard that replicates the feel of an acoustic piano. Stage and digital pianos…

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What is gigging insurance?

Do you worry about your instruments when you play a gig? Insurance is the best way to make sure your gear is safe while you’re out and about. For all musicians, getting out and gigging is a key part of the experience. Whether you play for pay or just for fun – performing your songs…

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