Category Archives: Piano and Keyboard

Arturia Unleashes User Wavetables With MicroFreak V4.0

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Arturia have unleashed another major new firmware update for MicroFreak, bringing massive new creative functionality for users free of charge. Firmware V4.0 elevates this hybrid desktop synthesizer’s status as a sound design powerhouse, with user wavetables, a new sound engine, new presets, and much more. Microfreak’s V4.0 … Continue reading Arturia Unleashes User Wavetables With MicroFreak V4.0

Akai Professional Announces Force Feature Update 3.1

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, is proud to announce FORCE 3.1, its latest and most substantial update to the FORCE standalone music production system. FORCE 3.1 introduces the next chapter of standalone performance with revolutionary features and functionality alongside … Continue reading Akai Professional Announces Force Feature Update 3.1

Tracktion Launch Huge FREE 1.2 Upgrade To Abyss Synthesizer

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Following the massive success and reception of Abyss, a unique spectral synthesizer that represents sounds with colours, the Tracktion Corporation is celebrating by releasing a huge 1.2 update absolutely FREE. To further enrich the sonic potential of Abyss, version 1.2 now incorporates FM capabilities bringing a … Continue reading Tracktion Launch Huge FREE 1.2 Upgrade To Abyss Synthesizer

The ethereal augmented chord

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips The augmented chord is one of the least understood chords among beginning piano students. It is frequently used by composers and songwriters to elicit feelings of otherworldliness, dream-states, surreality, and ethereal feelings.  Despite their seemingly scary reputation, augmented chords are not terribly difficult to understand and incorporate … Continue reading The ethereal augmented chord

You too can become a self-taught musician

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Many of the most famous musical stars of the last century are self-taught musicians. Oftentimes, self-taught musicians exhibit a higher degree of “implicit understanding.” That is, they are able to play and perform music on their instruments often without fully understanding the music theory behind it.(1) Additionally, … Continue reading You too can become a self-taught musician