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Review: Yamaha MODX

Yamaha's latest MODX keyboards pack amazing sound into an insanely portable package. Matt Vanacoro's dreams may just have come true.

Review: Radial Key-Largo: A Mixer, USB Audio Interface & Pedal Trigger

A keyboard mixer, USB interface and performance pedal in one single unit, Radial's Key Largo could be the answer to many keyboard players' prayers.

Incredible Piano Covers With Embertone’s Steinway D VSTi

Hear a product specialist from Embertone demonstrate the unique sound and amazing versatility of the Steinway D VSTi in this video - and watch the whole recorded MasterClass for free.

Waldorf Promo: Buy KB37 Eurorack Keyboard And Get NW1 Rack Module FREE

For US resident only this special, limited-time offer from Waldorf gives you a free NW1 rack module when you purchase a Waldorf KB37 keyboard for eurorack synth systems. More info below.

Korg Announces EK-50 Entry Level Full-Sized Keyboard

With over 700 sounds the new Korg EK-50 is a sub $400 synth keyboard designed for beginners that might also appeal to the touring musician too.

Learn 5 Finger Patterns And Other Pro Keyboard Techniques With Jordan Rudess

Jordan Rudess shares some of his performance and warm-up secrets in this video - it's invaluable advice for keyboard players of all skill levels.

Here's Some Fundamental Keyboard Skills Every Producer Should Know

Understanding the basics of keyboard playing needn't be scary even if you've never had format training. In this quick video, Matt Vanacoro explains how to play major scales.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.

Music Studio Ergonomics: Are You Sitting Comfortably? Good Keyboard Posture Explained

In this short video from his course covering all aspects of keyboard skills for producers, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to avoid the physical stresses of long term keyboard playing.

5 Keyboard Workstations that Rocked the 80s & 90s

Computers weren't always king - for many years, a hardware keyboard workstation was the dream item for players and producers. Here are 5 classics and a trip down memory lane.

5 Tips to Help You Play By Ear

Playing by ear can be tricky to master but it's a great skill to have. Here are 5 tips to help you on your way to being a more instinctive player.

Music Theory: How Displacement Technique Can Help You Compose & Play More Interesting Music

By understanding this simple but seldom-discussed rhythmic technique you can take simple musical parts and make them more interesting. Jordan Rudess shows you how.

Review: KingKorg

If you hadn't heard of the KingKorg, you're probably not alone. But could this somewhat under-the-radar live performance synth actually be the instrument that performers have been looking for?

Practicing For Musicians 201: Continuity and Speed

In the second part of his series on practicing for musicians, Matt Vanacoro discusses the importance of understanding speed, consistency and routine to help you improve your playing skills.

Review: Yamaha MX88

Costing a third as much as a MOTIF but with many of the flagship sounds, Matt Vanacoro asks - just how has Yamaha crammed all this into such a lightweight workstation, the MX88?