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Modal Electronics Announces Volume 2 of Their ARGON Factory Library Alongside Firmware v2.4

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Modal Electronics, a leading global synthesiser manufacturer, has just announced Volume 2 for the critically acclaimed Argon Series synthesisers’ factory library as part of a new v2.4 firmware update. Fuelled by a unique wavetable architecture for a rich, dynamic and unique sound, Modal Electronics’ ARGON series … Continue reading Modal Electronics Announces Volume 2 of Their ARGON Factory Library Alongside Firmware v2.4

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Quick tips to boost your piano concentration

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Learning to play the piano is a wonderful pursuit, but it can be thwarted due to a lack of time or energy. One reason people abandon piano is a lack of concentration that makes them feel unmotivated and distracted from their goal. As a result, students wonder … Continue reading Quick tips to boost your piano concentration

Learn to read piano sheet music faster

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips The greatest gift a piano student can receive is the gift of independence. The ability to choose a song and learn it on your own opens possibilities for a lifetime of enjoyment at the piano. Learning to read piano sheet music is an important part of developing … Continue reading Learn to read piano sheet music faster

Sequential Adds Patch Morphing to Pro 3 Multi-filter Mono Synth

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Sequential have announced a major enhancement to their acclaimed Pro 3 multi-filter mono synth — patch morphing. Users can now morph between two different sounds using one of the synthesizer’s many real-time controllers such as its mod wheel, touch slider, or key pressure. This provides many … Continue reading Sequential Adds Patch Morphing to Pro 3 Multi-filter Mono Synth

Sequential Delivers 32 New Wavetables and 128 New Sounds for Pro 3 Synth

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Sequential have released a major enhancement to their acclaimed Pro 3 multi-filter mono synth — a full set of 32 new wavetables that significantly expand its sound palette. As a hybrid instrument, the Pro 3 features two VCOs plus a third, digital wavetable oscillator. The new … Continue reading Sequential Delivers 32 New Wavetables and 128 New Sounds for Pro 3 Synth

Korg Wavestate & Korg OPSIX Review

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Sister site Keys Review takes a look at both the Korg Wavestate Sequencing Synthesiser and the Altered Opsix FM Synthesizer in this review doubleheader. Take a listen to what Tom discovered when he headed to the studio. Korg Say: KORG’s legendary Wavestation introduced the world to … Continue reading Korg Wavestate & Korg OPSIX Review

IK Multimedia Releases Electromagnetik Piano Collection

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News IK Multimedia has released Electromagnetik, which brings together four new SampleTank sound libraries, each focusing on a very specific and rare electric piano. Though available separately, together these instruments offer significant savings and will provide the composer and musician with an inspiring collection of distinctive keyboard sounds … Continue reading IK Multimedia Releases Electromagnetik Piano Collection

Auditory vs visual learning: music requires both!

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Most people will identify as an auditory or visual learner. Occasionally, an individual is well balanced in both fields, but most people can relate to either learning primarily with their eyes or with their ears. This is a fascinating world to extend to and explore with learning … Continue reading Auditory vs visual learning: music requires both!

How to gauge your piano skill level

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Learning to identify your individual piano skill level can be a difficult task. There are many organizations providing classification, method books and manuals that are progressively graded, and of course, peers in the musical world that are more or less advanced than your piano playing level. If … Continue reading How to gauge your piano skill level

Tracktion Launch Abyss Synthesizer

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Tracktion Corporation is proud to present Abyss, a synthesizer with a fresh and unique approach to both sound design and music production. Created by Peter V, a mathematician, AI veteran and musician by heart, Abyss immediately sets itself apart by representing timbres as colours. This distinctive … Continue reading Tracktion Launch Abyss Synthesizer

Bass clef notes: how to easily read notes for the left hand on piano?

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Have you ever looked at a piece of piano music and noticed that it is split into two parts? These two parts show the treble clef and bass clef. Together these clefs describe which notes to play in which hands. Most beginners learn to read the treble … Continue reading Bass clef notes: how to easily read notes for the left hand on piano?

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