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Tuesday March 28, 2017. 03:15 PM
Eliane Elias is on a recorded roll. Following the success of her Grammy-winning 2015 release Made in Brazil, the famed pianist, composer and vocalist is back with her new album Dance of Time, just..
Friday March 24, 2017. 10:44 PM
[EDITOR'S NOTE - LISTEN TO AUDIO EXAMPLES AT END OF LESSON] I don’t think there is another musician who is so closely tied into the use of synthesizers for their composing and arranging than the late..
Thursday March 23, 2017. 04:16 PM
Monk’s Soundtrack to the Roger Vadim Film Finally Gets a Release of Its Own. Jazz piano patriarch Thelonious Monk’s recorded soundtrack to Roger Vadim’s film Les liaisons dangereuses sat undiscovered..
Among the main characteristics of true analog instruments are the subtle idiosyncrasies that occur at the circuit level. While many modern softsynths attempt to re-create waveforms and filter curves..
Tuesday March 21, 2017. 11:37 PM
One of the most exciting trends in instrument design is the rise of polyphonic multidimensional controllers (PMCs)—performance hardware that supports Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) with..
A KEYBOARDMAG.COM EXCLUSIVE! LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK OF TAYLOR HASKINS' NEW ALBUM GNOSIS. We're digging the infectious title track of Taylor Haskins' new album Gnosis, out March 24. The producer,..
Sunday March 19, 2017. 07:38 PM
Famed singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry, one of rock 'n' roll's early pioneers, died Saturday March 18 at his home near St. Louis, Missouri. He was 90 years old. Berry's last studio album..
Saturday March 18, 2017. 12:25 AM
Melody is everything. Sure, harmony is important too, as are groove, tempo, and time signature. All of these are important, but melody trumps them all. Melody tells the story, transmits the emotion,..
Thursday March 16, 2017. 10:03 PM
Few soft-synths have stood the test of time like Propellerhead Thor. Introduced 10 years ago, Thor remains the centerpiece of Reason’s synthesizer suite and is also available as an iOS app. As a resu..
Larry Goldings has been making his mark on modern, improvised music for nearly three decades. From the singular sound of his organ trio (featuring longtime bandmates Peter Bernstein on guitar and Bil..
Tuesday March 14, 2017. 08:14 PM
Analog Strings is a virtual instrument for the modern music maker. It enables you to craft and perform string sounds that are insanely unique and cutting-edge, yet beautiful and creative. Raw Ingredi..
Grammy award winning record producer and music business executive Tommy LiPuma died Monday evening in New York City after a brief illness. His death was confirmed by his wife, Gill LiPuma. LiPuma’s p..
Monday March 13, 2017. 02:39 PM
Keys to the City is the new album featuring famed New York pianists celebrating songs about their city. Watch below to hear artists like Paul Shaffer, Robbie Kondor, Lee Musiker, Bette Sussman, Georg..
Friday March 10, 2017. 09:55 PM
Channel Robot announces the release of FreeForm for Kontakt 5.5+, a free powerful ROMpler utilising version 2 of Channel Robot's Formula engine. Included in FreeForm Volume 1 are 40 individual Kontak..
This month, we examine the dependable ii-V chord progression within the extended ii-V-iii-VI that you find in a traditional jazz turnaround. The following examples represent the progression in the ke..
Thursday March 9, 2017. 08:27 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KV331 Audio has announced availability of SynthMaster One — an easy-to-use wavetable synthesizer with an intuitive workflow available in AudioUnits and VST formats for Mac OS X..
A KEYBOARDMAG.COM EXCLUSIVE! LISTEN TO THE NEW ELIANE ELIAS TRACK 'LITTLE PARADISE.' Two years after the release of her Grammy-winning album Made in Brazil (Best Latin Jazz Album), acclaimed pianist,..
Wednesday March 8, 2017. 09:02 PM
Based on several conversations at this year’s NAMM show, Casio’s CZ for iPad has flown under the radar for quite a few iOS-based musicians. That’s a shame because it’s arguably an essential app for v..
ROLI's beta version of BLOCKS Dashboard extends the power of BLOCKS to control software programs including Logic Pro, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Omnisphere, Kontakt and others.
Tuesday March 7, 2017. 07:58 PM
Keyboard and Electronic Musician are proud to announce their sponsorship of Jordan Rudess Keyfest 2017. Learn from, listen to and jam with famed keyboardist Jordan Rudess and special guests from June..
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