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Soundmagic Releases Piano One Version 5.0 - For Free

Using the same engine as the company's commercial products, Piano One has over a million free downloads to date, and counting. Grab version 5 here.

Nord Upgrades Vintage Electric Piano Library And Introduces New EP Filters

The Enhanced EP Library and new EP Filters are available for free download now for Stage 3 Series owners, with Electro 6 and Piano 4 support on its way. Here's how to get them.

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.

Review: Whole Sounds 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand

If you're in need of a great sounding software piano instrument that's meticulously sampled and cuts through a mix but won't break the bank, check out Whole Sounds' 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand.

Review: Embertone Walker 1955 Steinway D

Embertone's Walker 1955 Steinway D offers a gorgeous acoustic piano sound at a reasonable price, and even comes with optional extra mic positions. Here's the lowdown.

5 Tips to Make Your Keyboard Sound Like a Guitar

Keyboard players don't always have a guitarist on speed dial to lay down some tracks for them. Here's how you can fake it with keyboards, and get away with it!

Practicing For Musicians 101: Goals and Efficiency

Practicing your instrument can sometimes seem like a chore, but by changing your approach and identifying goals you can make it more enjoyable, and achieve more as well.

Review: Dexibell Vivo S7 Digital Piano

With their new Vivo S7, Dexibell have mounted a strong challenge to Nord, Roland and other digital piano makers. Jay Asher tinkles the ivories.

5 Ways To Make Practicing An Instrument Feel Less Like A Chore

We should all do more practice to be as good as we can be on our chosen instruments, but it’s not always easy to get motivated. Here are some tips to help you do more!

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.

5 Tips for Creating Realistic Piano Performances on a Budget

Getting the sound and feel of a real piano in your tracks doesn’t need to cost the earth. We show you how it’s done with these simple five tips.

NAMM 2016: Nord Announce Nord Piano 3

NAMM 2016 wouldn't be a show without a release from Nord Keyboards. And Nord tells us that the new Nord Piano 3 uses virtual hammer action technology to improve on the piano feel and realism.

Music Theory: Two-Handed Piano Chord Progression Variations

Take your music theory (and keyboard skills) to the next level as Lynda Arnold shows some useful ways to play a simple chord progression with two hands, with varying voicings, rhythms and patterns.

Review: Spitfire Audio Felt Piano

The Felt Piano from high quality instrument maker, Spitfire Audio, was produced in collaboration with Gwilym Simcock. Lynda Arnold is caught up in the beauty of this impressive library.

Best Music Gear of 2013: Top 10 Plug-Ins

The number of music VST, Audio Unit and AAX Plug-Ins is on the rise. To help you sort through the vast array competing for your attention, here's our roundup of the top 10 plug-ins of 2013.