In this video, Sergio Terranova Junior, one of the Brazilian musicians, is speaking with his musician friend that is living in California, USA. Sergio’s friend asked him if he will go to the NAMM show in Anaheim during their conversation. Sergio said to his friend that he will not go there this time because there will be nothing interesting to him to visit. After that, his friend asked about his setup, and he showed his home studio with the JP-80, INTEGRA-7 and the Roland’s legend, SH-1000 ! And, He asked his friend why he needed a new keyboard. His friend said that he must come because Roland will launch new cool instruments. And, in the end, his friend told him that he must review his concepts…
New Casio Privia PX5S Synth powerhouse, piano and controller
From the press release:
The newly developed Privia Pro PX-5S is a genuine stage piano, advanced MIDI controller and performance workstation packed with functions that set it apart from other digital pianos. Equipped with Casio’s new proprietary sound source, “AiR” (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), the PX-5S delivers acoustic piano sounds with unmatched realism and detail. The power of AiR is also applied to an all new set of authentic vintage electric piano sounds and clavinets that is paired by a powerful new effects engine giving the PX-5S an arsenal of both acoustic and electric piano sounds.
In addition the PX-5S features a large assortment of fully programmable sounds, including Hex Layer tones derived from the award winning XW-P1 synthesizer. Hex Layers can produce evocative synth sounds as well as complex acoustic and orchestral simulations.
The PX-5S is stage piano like no other. In a remarkable 24 pound package it is also a four-zone performance controller, complete with 4 assignable knobs, 6 assignable sliders, 2 pedal inputs, pitch and modulation wheels. Four independent and programmable arpeggiators allow the PX-5S to expand in to sonic territory by creating an array of animated textures. An 8 track phrase sequencer allows the performer to trigger sequences and riffs which can be triggered and transpose and on the fly, allowing for unheard of performances by a single musician.
“The Privia PX-5S is a new breed of stage piano,” said Schmidt. “Designed with a plethora of features ideal for any performing musician, the PX-5S is sure to raise the bar and caliber of stage pianos within the industry.”
Casio’s PX-5S even provides the ability to record a 44.1kHz .wav file directly to a USB thumb drive so that rehearsals, performances and moments of inspiration can be easily captured and shared.
More NAMM Updates coming -http://namm.soundsandgear.com
This is a sneak peak of a new kontakt workstation from VIP Loops (MVP Loops) and distributed through Big Fish Audio. It’s called SWAGG and it’s a new urban/pop workstation with a bunch of instruments and a custom interface.
I will be getting an exclusive interview with the creators as well as more footage this week at NAMM. It will be debuted at the Big Fish Audio booth.
Korgs new budget workstation with M3 synthesis engine and Kronos samples. Luke Edwards came to show us what it can do
Here’s Korg’s description of the series in their own words:
Looking to learn more about the Korg Krome Music Workstation? Look no further than the Krome Video Manual! In Part 1 we introduce you to the Krome and lead you through basic navigation of the keyboard. With the quick, intuitively laid out interface and controls, you’ll be getting around the Krome in no time.
More information on Krome can be found at http://www.korg.com/krome.
Background info (Googlish from Japanese):
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Starring: Takeshi world Yuko (Key = KORG KROME), (Dr) Masashi Hattori
HIROKO SEBU | Yuko Takeshi world
About the KROME in Korg’s own words:
Offering full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound, this new keyboard redefines your expectations for an instrument in this class. Taking its name from the Greek word meaning “color,” Krome is the new standard for sonic excellence in a gigging musician’s keyboard, providing a limitless palette of sound to bring vivid inspiration your music. Introducing the Krome Music Workstation.
- The Korg workstation ideal for any style of piano playing
- Kronos-derived full length, unlooped piano and drum sounds, plus new electric pianos designed to shine on stage
- Electric pianos with eight-level velocity switching for unmatched expressive power
- Clear, intuitive control with Korg’s exclusive 7-inch color TouchView™ display
- Drums offering separately mixable direct and ambient sounds for studio-grade quality
- Drum Track plays back realistic, inspiring grooves at the touch of a button
- Expertly created, in-demand sounds including 640 Programs and 288 Combinations
- Powerful Effects with 5 Inserts, 2 Master, and 1 Total FX, plus per track/timbre EQ
- Distinctive aluminum panel design exudes a sense of quality
- USB connection to your computer, plus an SD Card slot for data storage
- You can use the Krome editor to edit sounds on your computer
- Available in 61, 73, and 88 key models.
In addition to Korg’s well-proven workstation features, Krome features a carefully chosen selection of the top sounds available today for bread-and-butter keyboard instruments such as piano and electric piano, as well as vital and dynamic drum kits, giving you the best of the basics. These highly usable piano, electric piano, and drum sounds by themselves set Krome apart from any other keyboard in its class. With sound quality and features normally found in much more expensive instruments, Krome aspires to set a whole new value standard, and become a unique and irreplaceable partner for real-world musicians.
Information has leaked out about a couple of new workstations from Yamaha, the MX49 and MX61.
Here are features (unofficial) for the Yamaha MX49 & MX61:
- 49 and 61 keys (MX49/MX61)
- Over 1.000 voices from MOTIF XS
- 128 maximum polyphony
- VCM effects
- 999 arpeggios
- 4 knobs
- Ultra compact and lightweight
- Stereo Aux
- Audio and MIDI USB interface
- Software YC-3B and HALion SE
- MIDI IN / OUT
If the rumored pricing is correct, the MX 49 and MX 61 could be very competitive:
- Yamaha MX 49 – 499 euros = 402 British pounds sterling
- Yamaha MM 6 – 444 euros = 358 British pounds sterling (£337.00 at one dealer)
Note: This is unofficial information. Actual specs, availability and pricing are TBA.
Korg announces the availability of seven additional expansion libraries and sample sound libraries for the Korg Kronos Music Workstation. These expansion libraries include: EXs64 KARO Ethno World and EXs67 KARO Upright Piano by KARO, as well as new titles from Korg’s newest third party sound developers, Irish Acts and Kid Nepro. New titles from Irish Acts include: EXs90 Kronos Assault, and new Kid Nepro titles include EXs80 Vintage Synths, EXs 82 Hit Factory, KRS80 Soundtrack Mix, and KRS81 Sonix Bliss.
EXs90 Kronos Assault
EXs90 includes massive, luscious pads, movie sounds and effects, all topped off with a selection of classic synth sounds, plus an assortment of sampled human voices, from natural sounds to dreamy vocals. Exs90 is currently available for download for US $180
Exs80 Vintage Synths
EXs80 Vintage Synths includes over 250 MB of new sample data with a wide assortment of classic analog basses, leads, pads, strings & killer synth sounds that have that vintage analog sound that many musicians pay big bucks for – now at a fraction of the cost. An amazing assortment of Programs & Combis that utilize KARMA and are perfect for producers and keyboard players looking for classic synth sounds to add to their Kronos. Exs80 is currently available for download for US $69
Exs82 Hit Factory
EXs82 Hit Factory is a mix of Programs & Combis utilizing KARMA, that is perfect for producers and keyboard players. Hit factory includes six new drum kits with hundreds of samples. Also included are a wide mix of funk guitars, orchestra hits, noises, scratches, human beat boxes, analog vocoders and more. Exs82 is currently available for download for US $69
KRS80 Soundtrack Mix
KRS80 Soundtrack Mix features a mix of killer pads, synth sounds and unique rhythms – an assortment of different “atmospheres” that are ideally suited for TV, video games, film projects, or for composers scoring modern classical music. KRS80 is currently available for download for US $39
KRS81 Sonix Bliss
KRS81 Sonix Bliss focuses on the MOD-7 sound engine, including a wide assortment of classic FM-style synth sounds along with a mix of complex sounds. Everything from 80′s DX-style electric pianos to modern 21st-century synths is included, with a mix of basses, leads, pads, drums, percussion and much more. KRS81 is currently available for download for US $39
Exs64 Ethno World
The first World library for the KORG Kronos, EXs64 KARO Ethno World was produced in collaboration with Erkan Ucar (Ecomusik). These Ethno instruments-include strings, winds, keyboards, percussion, and more-were collected around the globe and arranged into this single and extremely versatile library. Exs64 is currently available for download for the special price of US $199 (Normally $249)
Exs67 Upright Piano
KARO’s EXs67 Upright Piano library delivers the familiar sound of an upright piano, with all the modern advantages and possibilities that Kronos technology has to offer. A traditional German piano was sampled with 6 velocity layers, for a total of 1.6GB of high-quality samples, and 36 Programs specifically designed for them – including six by Michael Geisel of Korg & More in Germany. Exs67 is currently available for download for the special price of US $99 (Normally $169)
All libraries are available at: www.korg.com/kronos/SoundLibraries. Free demo versions of the EXs libraries can be downloaded; purchasing an authorization code from the secure Korg Web Shop unlocks full access to the libraries. Please see Korg.com for sound demos and download/ installation system requirements.
A new video from KORG featuring the Krome workstation, description below (Googlish from Japanese):
Only real sound, I do not memorable.
PCM is also equipped with a large capacity of 3.8GB, beginning with the piano sound sampling all key quality that boasts overwhelming, break at once the sense of class. Premium standard model that bears the name was derived from the “Chroma” means color in Greek, which brings to life the vivid music. Music Workstation, KROME Introducing (Chrome)!
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Introducing the Krome Music Workstation. Powerful yet affordable, Krome provides sound quality and features unheard of in its class. Experience huge, Kronos-derived acoustic piano and drum sample libraries, large electric piano libraries, and hundreds of additional sounds to jump-start your creativity. The widescreen color TouchView™ display and hands-on controls make performing or creating your music easy, fun, and inspiring. For more information, please visit www.korg.com/krome.
The next step in the legendary Micro line of synthesizers is here! MicroKorg XL+ delivers a fresh update to the sounds and look of the MicroKorg XL, making it an ideally versatile compact keyboard. It includes a reimagined palette of analog modeled sounds, PLUS new dedicated PCM for Korg’s SGproX piano and M1 organ, well-known VOX organs, and instantly recognizable “Tape” instruments. The new all-black panel ups the “New vintage” vibe that looks great on stage or in the studio.