Casio Privia Pro PX-5S Hex-Saw Synth

April 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a preview of one of the new things in firmware version 1.10 for the PX-5S. Included in the update are a variety of additional synth waveforms that when combined can create some incredibly lush and powerful sounds. This is a single “Hex Layer” tone on the PX-5S.

About the PRIVIA:

The new Privia PX-5S redefines the stage piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance features in a lightweight design that is supremely portable. Featuring tone editing, insert effects, MIDI controller capabilities, an 88 Key, Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II Keyboard and weighing only 24 lbs., the Privia PX-5S is ready to take stage. At the heart of the PX-5S Stage Piano is Casio’s proprietary AiR sound source which provides incredible realism, detail and expression for grand piano sounds. In the PX-5S, the power of AiR has been expanded to provide stunning fidelity and control over other instrument tones and effects with 256 notes of polyphony.

Teaser for the new UVX-3P electronic instrument from UVI

March 1, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

All the details below:

❐ Download Demo Version : http://bit.ly/uvx-3p-demo-version
❐ Demo Installation Guide : http://bit.ly/uvx-3p-demo-readme
❐ Buy UVX-3P : http://bit.ly/uvx-3p
Special introductory price : $79 instead of $99

❐ UVI Official Blog : http://blog.uvi.net

UVI introduces UVX-3P, a superb instrument at an outstanding price, $79 (introductory price — instead of $99). Inspired by the Roland JX-3P.

In 1983, Roland introduced one of the first affordable analog synths, the JX-3P. The JX-3P signaled a shift away from control dense synths like the JUNO and JUPITER series for a less intimidating, more entry-level aesthetic aimed at players who wanted the Roland sound without being distracted by a slew of controls.

That said the JX-3P was in no way technically inferior, offering many of the same components as its more expensive siblings‚ it even boasted dual DCO’s per-voice compared to a single in the JUNO series making it somewhat of a sleeper powerhouse.

Not as pervasive as the JUNO series, the JX-3P was still a very capable and expressive instrument used by many well known pop acts such as Stevie Nicks, Vince Clark and The Cure as well as electronica pioneers Orbital and The Future Sound of London.

UVX-3P was developed with the same care and thoroughness as our other Vintage series instruments. A JX-3P was fully restored to factory spec, programmed by members of our sound design team and deeply multi-sampled, capturing samples both dry and with the built-in analog chorus enabled. Great care was taken to capture a wide range of the sonic capabilities of this synth, giving you 160+ presets in all.

Explore the included sounds or design your own patches from scratch through an immaculately prepared UI. Take your sound design even further with the wide range of effects available in the industry leading UVI Engine.

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COMPATIBILITY

With the free UVI Workstation 2.0.9 (required version), UVX-3P can work:
• as a stand-alone instrument, compatible with Mac & PC
• as a VST, AudioUnit, RTAS and MAS plug-in.

With MachFive 3 — make the most of all editing features included!

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* Roland, JUNO, JUPITER and JX-3P are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated, endorsed, connected or sponsored in any way to this video, UVI website or any of our affiliate sites ; therefore do not be confused between UVI and these brands.

** iLok required

Roland V-Combo VR-09 Tricks and Tweaks for Effects and Synth Sound Modifications!

February 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

V-Combo VR-09
Tricks and Tweaks for Effects and Synth Sound Modifications!
PART 1. [SYNTH BRASS] (00:00 – )
PART 2. [MODIFY “SYNTH BASS” TB-303 at the end] (02:18 – )
PART 3. [SYNTH BASS] (03:36 – )
PART 4. [ORGAN] (07:42 – )
PART 5 [CELESTA] (11:29 – )
Performed by Peter Schreurs from Belgium and filmed in Japan

Marcomm pitch:

Travel-ready, affordable, and outfitted with top-level Roland sounds, the V-Combo VR-09 is the ideal all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players. Dedicated piano, organ, and synth sound engines—organized in three intuitive blocks on the front panel—provide all the essential tones you need, right under your fingertips. The powerful real-time controls give you maximum expression on stage, with nine sliders for tone shaping and a large array of knobs and buttons for tweaking the seven simultaneous effects and various parameters. Other great features include an onboard looper, a drum section stocked with a library of rhythms for practice and jamming, and more. With its versatile sound selection, inspiring operation, and smart user interface, the V-Combo VR-09 is a dream come true for gigging musicians.

  • Professional keyboard with instant-access operation for performing musicians
  • Light and mobile; battery or AC power
  • Pro-quality acoustic and electric pianos, including grand piano with 88-note stereo multi-sampling
  • SuperNATURAL-powered Virtual Tone Wheel organ with nine harmonic bars, plus newly developed transistor-type ‘60s organ tone
  • Wide range of synth tones, from vintage classics to modern essentials
  • Seven simultaneous effects with dedicated real-time controls
  • Looper and built-in rhythm patterns; WAV/MP3/SMF song playback via optional USB memory
  • Free VR-09 Editor app available for iPad

Derek Sherinian with the KORG Kronos Music Workstation and KingKorg Synthesizer

February 6, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Long-time Korg endorsee Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, Dream Theater) performs at Korg’s Winter NAMM 2013 booth, showing off the Kronos Music Workstation along with the all-new KingKORG analog modeling synthesizer. For more information about the instruments, please visit www.korg.com/kingKORG and www.korg.com/kronos. For info on Derek, please visit www.dereksherinian.com.

V-Combo VR-09 Studio Performance with Looper

January 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://www.rolandconnect.com/product.php?p=vr-09
The Story:
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

January 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

The PX-5S can be purchased for an MSRP of $1,299 at select music dealers nationwide. For additional information regarding Casio’s Privia line of digital pianos, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com

NAMM 2013: Sneak peek at the new SWAGG Kontakt library

January 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

Korg Krome Workstation – Product Presentation

November 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Korgs new budget workstation with M3 synthesis engine and Kronos samples. Luke Edwards came to show us what it can do

Five new Korg Krome video manuals

October 24, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

Rest of the videos can be found here >>

More information on Krome can be found at http://www.korg.com/krome.

Getting up to speed with the new KORG KROME workstation

October 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background info (Googlish from Japanese):

“/ A place called new york New York where it was referred to as” from the live Yuko Takeshi world that was held at the 2012 meeting Korg product launches / KID. September 6, 2012, recorded at Mt.RAINIER HALL SHIBUYA PLEASURE PLEASURE.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • 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.

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