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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?

5 Ways To Improve Your Keyboard Playing Skills

We can all use some more ways to improve and refine our keyboard playing skills, whatever type of music we make. Here are five top tips.

NAMM 2017: What's New in Yamaha Montage OS 1.5

The free update brings a raft of new features, workflow enhancements and general tweaks to Yamaha's powerful hardware workstation platform.

Review: Spectrasonics Keyscape

Following on from their award-winning Stylus RMX, Trilian and Omnisphere, Spectrasonics have set their sights on making the ultimate instrument for keyboard players. Is Keyscape better than expected?

Spectrasonics Reveal Keyscape Collector Keyboards Instrument

It's not everyday Spectrasonics release a new instrument. When they do, it's a big deal. Keyscape - Collector Keyboards brings 36 of the rarest and most valuable keyboards to life.

Is This The World's First Modular MIDI Keyboard?

Imagine being able to make your portable MIDI controller any size you want it to be. One day you want 25 keys, another day 61... That's exactly what Kombos is all about. It's a modular MIDI keyboard.

Pio One Keyboard Could Solve The Problem We Have Controlling DAWs That Nobody Talks About

Aside from promising to be an innovative take on the humble computer keyboard for video games, Pio is expanding to include music producers too. It will support Ableton Live, Logic Pro & Pro Tools!

Make Your Own DIY Capacitive-Touch Arduino Keyboard Piano

Here's a project which won't take long and you'll end up with a capacitive touch keyboard piano. Sweet. And you can re-use the aluminum foil as a hat to keep your ideas secret and safe from'¦ 'them'.

Forget Keyboard Covers, Pio One Wants To Be Most Versatile Keyboard / Controller Yet

When it comes to computer input devices, there's two that have given us sore fingers and carpal tunnel longer than the rest: the mouse and the keyboard. So what will Pio One bring that'll excite us?

Is MIT's Materiable A Glimpse Into The Future Of Music Machines & MIDI Controller Interfaces?

Imagine a dynamic music machine/controller that changes shape to show pads, sequencers, controls, etc that you can interact with. You're imagining Materiable. And this tech could be big for musicians.