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Yamaha S70XS 76-key Synthesizer and Stage Piano Price: $2,299.99

The Yamaha S70XS Keyboard Synthesizer is a highly specified and high performance instrument offering huge versatility and a rich feature set for serious live keyboard players.

The Yamaha S70XS Keybaord Synthesizer features the full length 76-note balanced hammer action keybed. The Yamaha S90XS Characterized by a huge range of highly detailed sounds and music creation capabilities carefully crafted to enhance and inspire that 'perfect performance'.

The Yamaha S70XS Keybaord Synthesizer is fitted with a huge 456 MB of onboard wave memory. This has given the Yamaha sound design teams the scope to create the most expressive, impressive and realistic sounds to-date in a professional music synthesizer.

The Yamaha S70XS comes with an invaluable audio recording and playback feature. CD-quality audio data can easily be recorded to the internal flash memory or to external USB storage devices allowing players to instantly capture not only everything played on the keyboard, but also audio sources connected to the 1/4/XLR Combo jack input with front panel controls. By using the internal virtual modeling effects section its even possible to apply the highest quality compression, reverb and effects to the mic input to help capture the live performance but enhanced with studio quality effects processing. There is even a fullfeatured vocoder onboard for the ultimate in expressive performance.

The Yamaha S70XS also integrates nicely with the computer. With internal templates for editing softsynths and with hardware control of the host DAW plus a VST3 editor allowing the S90XS to appear and be controlled as VST instruments, the new synths can also become the backbone of a computer-based composition environment.

The Yamaha S70XS Keybaord Synthesizer Main Features Include:

  • The sounds of the Motif XS plus a huge new S6 handcrafted grand piano sample
  • 76 note Yamaha Balanced Hammer weighted action
  • Performance Creator for instant splits, layers and drum performances
  • 4 knobs, 16 backlit LEDs and tons of buttons for direct hands on control
  • 1/4/XLR Combo jack A/D input (with front panel controls) for adding vocals and guitars
  • Direct to USB Stereo Audio record/ playback (plus 18 minutes of internal flash memory)

This Is An Instrument You Can Rely On To Get Your Musical Message Across.

  • Sounds That Satisfy
  • Streamline Your Performance
  • Ideal for Live Performers
  • Recording Direct to USB / Internal Memory
  • 76 & 88 Keyboard
  • Software Integration

Players, take note. You want the ultimate keyboard instrument for performing and creating? We've put it all together for you. Exceptional quality instrument sounds. A piano sound to die for. A truly realistic, naturally expressive keyboard. Convenient, comprehensive control.
Real-time controls for tweaking of the sound as you play. Audio recording to USB memory. Extensive computer music features. Ease of use, plus compact size and portability. Introducing the S90 XS and S70 XS Music Synthesizer.

Designed specifically for players, particularly those who want the highest quality piano sounds and expression, the S90 XS/S70 XS is a performer's dream.
Yet, casual players and hobby musicians will appreciate the exquisite sounds, advanced features and superb playability just as much as top professional artists.

- Sounds That Satisfy

The best musical instruments start with top-quality sounds, and the S90 XS/S70 XS delivers
all that - and more. The S Series features all the Voices, Performances, arps and Virtual Circuit Modeling effects found on the flagship MOTIF XS Music Production Synthesizer. Plus we've added a huge 142 megabytes dedicated exclusively to high-quality piano waveforms, for a total of 456 MB of instrument samples.

Foremost among these new piano sounds are the new samples taken from Yamaha's world-renowned S6 concert grand piano. These fully capture the richly textured sound of that wonderfully expressive instrument, and provide a warm concert grand piano sound unavailable on any other keyboard. For variation, the MOTIF XS piano based on a Yamaha CFIIIS is also available.

Conventional keyboards in the past had their sounds designed primarily for the listener. This time, however, our development team set out to primarily satisfy the player instead. We reasoned that when the performer hears and experiences the best possible sound, the performance would be the best possible, too! The result? The S90 XS/S70 XS is a genuine musician's instrument, one that truly inspires and stimulates the live performer as well as the music creator and arranger.

- Streamline Your Performance

The S90 XS/S70 XS also lets you quickly and conveniently create your own custom Performances, with the amazingly fast and easy Performance Creator feature. It's never been easier to select a Voice, then quickly program Layers and Splits - even assigning a Drum Voice complete with arps to create your perfect Performance.

Let's say that you're playing a piano Voice and you want to layer a string sound on top of it. Simply press the [LAYER] button, then select the desired Voice category and Voice, and store your new Performance - just a few button presses and you're there!

Plus the panel controls of the S90 XS/S70 XS have been designed and positioned for optimum, intuitive operation, especially for live performance. For example, you can quickly select a Part, turn it on/off, set Arpeggio on/off, switch Arpeggio Hold - all done easily with the top panel controls - and instantly tweak important synth parameters via the Knobs and Sliders. The perfect Performance has never been easier to create and control.

- Ideal for Live Performers

The S90 XS/S70 XS has a host of other features that live performers will appreciate - such as the combo input jack that accepts mic
input. Simply plug in a microphone, tweak the INPUT GAIN knob (while checking the convenient PEAK lamp), and you're all set! Plus, you can use the control Knobs to finely adjust the volume and even directly apply reverb or chorus to the sound.

- Recording Direct to USB / Internal Memory

If you've got a USB memory device or thumb drive, you can plug it into the S90 XS/S70 XS and record your performance as audio data. This remarkable feature lets you instantly capture what you play on the keyboard - including arpeggio playback - to your USB device. If you've connected a microphone or guitar, you can even record your singing or playing as well. You can also record audio directly to the internal flash memory (192 MB) built into the instrument, without the need of a memory device.

And keep in mind that anything you've recorded to the memory device, even audio files created on your computer, can be played back on the S90 XS/S70 XS - which means you can create your own custom audio backing tracks and perform along with them on the S90 XS/S70 XS. For example, you can create a basic song track beforehand, then sing and solo over it during your performance. Or add guitar parts and vocal harmonies to be played back with your live performance. There's also a useful Song Chain function that lets you string together separate recordings and create a convenient backing track "set list" for your gigs.

- 76 & 88 Keyboard


The S70 XS has a 76-Balanced Hammer Effect keyboard in a compact, lightweight design. It's easy to use, exceptionally portable, and absolutely perfect for live performers and gigging musicians.
The S90 XS provides 88 -Balanced Hammer Effect keyboard for those players who need a full-range, full-scale keyboard.

- Software Integration


The S90 XS/S70 XS is a perfect companion for your computer music production system, too, serving both as a master keyboard and a full-function, multi-timbral tone generator. With the DAW Remote function and its 50 different control templates, you get amazingly easy, intuitive control over your main DAW software and VST instruments - directly from the panel controls! Moreover, the Voice Editor and Remote Editor software gives you convenient, comprehensive computer control over all the sounds, settings and functions of the S70 XS/S90 XS.

Size/Weight


Korg MICROKORG Synthesizer Price: $399.99

State-of-the-art analog modeling and multi-band vocoding are finally available in a compact, portable instrument. With 37 keys and 128 user-rewritable programs, the microKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder is perfect for the performer, producer, computer musician or beginner looking for an affordable synthesizer. The new microKORG delivers the quality sounds and features you expect from Korg at a price that will astound you.

Powerful Synthesis
The microKORG boasts the same dual-oscillator DSP synthesis engine found in Korg's critically acclaimed MS2000 and offers a wider selection of waveforms than any other modeled synth. Oscillator 1 features a total of 71 waveforms. These include traditional analog waves like saw, pulse, sine, and noise, plus more unique choices like Vox wave and cross wave. Together they provide a cool selection that can be modulated to produce an extensive range of timbres. In addition, 64 exclusive DWGS waveforms from Korg's classic DW-8000 enable the microKORG to reproduce a broad collection of imitative sounds. Sounds like bells, electric pianos, guitars, basses, and more that would be difficult reproduce on an analog synthesizer. You can also apply Ring and Sync modulation from Oscillator 2 to create the kind of complex timbres that are the true sign of an advanced synthesizer.

Four filter modes are available, offering -12 dB (2-pole) low pass, high pass, and band pass configurations plus an extra steep -24 dB (4-pole) low pass setting. All include resonance. Two classic ADSR envelope generators and 2 MIDI-syncable LFOs provide the power to shape your sounds. Add a Virtual Patch matrix that lets you create advanced modulation settings routing the Mod Wheel to control filter cutoff or pulse width, using an LFO to control panning or amp level, etc. and you have performance that is unheard of from a synthesizer in this price range!

Classic Vocoding
The microKORG includes an 8-band vocoder with many advanced features. You can capture and "freeze" the formants of your voice, and then play it across the keyboard, or shift the formant frequency to make your voice sound male, female, like a child, or just plain wacky! Best of all, the microKORG comes with its own microphone so you can start having fun right away.

A Full Range of Effects
Three types of modulation effects (chorus/flanger, phaser, ensemble), 3 types of delay effects (stereo, cross, L/R), and a 2-band equalizer add the finishing touch to the microKORG. The delays can be synchronized with the arpeggiator or to an external MIDI clock a great feature for live performances or for laying down tracks. All effects can be edited to create your own, unique sounds.

Great Sounds and Expression
Korg has used all of the microKorgs synthesis power in the creation of 128 great-sounding presets. They cover a wide range of the latest musical styles plus many vintage favorites. Sixteen vocoder Programs are also included. The Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, and 5 other knobs provide flexible realtime control over filter cutoff, attack, release, and other important parameters. The Edit Mode allows you to fully edit the existing sounds, or to create your own new ones.

Flexible Arpeggiator
Six types of arpeggio patterns (UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger) are built in, with control over tempo, gate time, swing, and up to a 4-octave range. You can turn individual steps on or off within a pattern, providing the feel and functionality of a step sequencer.

Audio In
Two external audio input jacks are provided, so you can run other instruments, CDs, and more through the microKORG's filter and effects, allowing you to process sounds in truly creative ways.

A Compact MIDI Controller
The microKORG's compact size is perfect for the musician or DJ looking to add a synth to his or her setup when space is tight. It's also a great choice for use in a computer-based music setup. The 5 real-time knobs on the front panel can transmit MIDI messages (control changes), so they can be used as controllers for software synthesizers. Use the 37-note velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard for controlling other gear or for recording and editing with your sequencer. And thanks to battery-power, the microKORG is the ultimate portable controller when used with a laptop computer!

Clear Control and Classic Looks
There's no complex menu structure all parameters are located on the panel for easy access to any function. A large dial and LED illuminated buttons provide easy program selection even on a dark stage. With its beige-gold body, wooden side panels and retro-influenced design, the microKORG has a look that's both vintage and funky.

Bundled Software:
Live Lite 4 Korg Edition -- a lite, yet surprisingly powerful version of the cutting-edge Ableton Live 4 loop-based audio/MIDI sequence software.

SampleTank 2 Korg Edition -- a special version of IK Multimedias standard-setting rompler software SampleTank 2 Free, which comes with over 150 MB of custom sounds.

MDE-X -- the full version of KORG Legacy Collections multi-effect plug-in software 19 great-sounding effects.

Sound Generation Method:
Analog Modeling Synthesis System


Synthesizer Program:
Multi Timbral:
2 (max, Normal/Dual Mode)

Voices:
4 voices

Sound Source:
2 Oscillator + Noise Generator,
Multi Mode Filter (-24dB/oct LPF, -12dB/oct LPF/BPF/HPF),
EG x2,
LFO x2,
Virtual Patch x4


Vocoder Program:
Voices:
4 voices

Sound Source:
1 Oscillator + Noise Generator,
EG x1,
LFO x2,
8 Channels vocoder,
Level and pan of each channel can be edited,
Formant Shift function


General Specifications:
Programs:
128 programs

Effects:
Modulation effects (3 types),
Delay (3 types),
Equalizer

Arpeggiator:
6 types

Keyboard:
37 Keys (mini-keyboard, velocity sensitive)

Inputs:
AUDIO IN 1, and 2

Level switch:
LINE/MIC,
[AUDIO IN 1, 2 (LINE)],
[AUDIO IN 2 (MIC)]

Outputs:
L/MONO, R and
Headphones

MIDI:
IN, OUT and THRU

Display:
3 characters x1 line with 8 segment LED

Power Supply:
DC 9 V (AC adapter), or
six AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)

Power Consumption:
6.4 Watt maximum

Dimensions:
20.63"(W) x 9.13"(D) x 2.76"(H)
524mm(W) x 232mm(D) x 70mm(H)

Weight:
4.85 lbs.
2.2 kg

Accessories:
AC adapter (DC 9 V, 600 mA),
Condenser Microphone

Specifications subject to change without notice




Roland System 1 Plug Out Synthesizer Price: $499.99

Back in the 1970s, Roland launched the SYSTEM 100, SYSTEM 100M, and the now almost mythical SYSTEM 700. These modular and semi-modular synthesizers are heralded to this day for their flexibility and character of sound. In the spirit of its predecessors, the SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and access to a vast palette of tones with the bold, unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for nearly four decades.

  • Four oscillators for buckets of fat synth tones
  • Oscillator colors create continuous waveform changes from simple to complex
  • All parameters can be controlled with physical knobs and sliders with LED indicators
  • Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter function
  • Scatter jog dial offers 10 different phrase variations with dynamic, real-time control over 10 stages of depth
  • -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
  • Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
  • Crusher knob for modern edge
  • Integrated delay and reverb effects
  • Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
  • Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal-sized keys
  • Comfortable to play, yet the most compact Roland synth ever
73 Physical Controls. 100 Percent Synth.

Meet the SYSTEM-1, a synthesizer thats probably unlike any youve encountered before. At its heart is Rolands new Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, which we use to carefully analyze every aspect of analog circuits and then faithfully recreate them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM-1, creating a fusion of beautifully classic and utterly modern synthesizer tones.

The SYSTEM-1 not only sounds amazing, but also has a totally innovative design with performance-ready controls, quality construction, and a dizzying array of lights and knobs and sliders that proclaim unashamedly: I am synthesizer. Hear me roar. Sound good? Theres more

Plug In and PLUG-OUT

The SYSTEM-1 can controland even hostsoftware recreations of classic Roland synthesizers. Thats rightthe SYSTEM-1 gives you access to plug-in versions of legendary Roland synths, and they can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 itself, with no computer required. You can even switch between the SYSTEM-1s internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in. We call this wizardry PLUG-OUT, and were pretty excited about it.

We think youll be excited too once you experience the supreme authenticity of the upcoming SH-101 soft synth, with the SYSTEM-1 providing an intuitive and fully automatic one-to-one control interface that just works. Lets be honest: who could make a better plug-in version of a classic Roland synth than Roland? And the SH-101 is just the beginningmore PLUG-OUT synths are on the way.

A Few More Things

The SYSTEM-1 looks great, and is designed to work seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series. In addition, you can connect the SYSTEM-1 to your computer via its USB jack to send and receive both audio and MIDI data, including MIDI clock information to sync with external devices and other AIRA units.

 



Roland JUNOGI Synthesizer Price: $899.99

Massive Soundbank + Multitrack Digital Recording

In the JUNO tradition of great sound, compact design, easy operation, and affordable price, the new JUNO-Gi delivers big. What propels this power-synth into another realm, however, is its supercharged feature set with over 1,300 fresh sounds, an onboard eight-track digital recorder, and pro effects created by BOSS. Write, record, mix, master, and perform anywhere with the new JUNO-Gi.

  • Over 1,300 high-quality sounds optimized for live performance
  • Friendly operation with dedicated controls and large display
  • Lightweight, compact body with battery compatibility
  • 128-voice polyphony
  • Intuitive user interface, including dedicated Tone Category buttons and large display
  • Full-featured 8-track digital recorder onboard with Guitar/Mic/Line inputs
  • Plug in a guitar and play/record with built-in pro guitar effects derived from BOSS GT series
  • High-capacity SDHC card slot for data storage and direct play
  • Complete mobility when used with a battery-powered PA or amp such as the Rolands BA-330 or KC-110

New Soundbank

Roland JunoGI buttons

A new sound library has been created for the JUNO-Gi, with over 1,300 factory selections that cover a universe of instrument types and musical styles. Tone Category buttons help you scan the vast library and locate the perfect sound with ease and speed. New to the JUNO-Gi are Live Sets, which comprise up to four layered tones each create your own unique sounds by stacking and/or splitting tones and saving them together as a Live Set. Furthermore, a Special Live Set section takes maximum advantage of the JUNO-Gi sound engine for the most advanced synth sounds.


Performance and Portability

The JUNO-Gi has been designed with the performer in mind. It provides supreme mobility thanks to its lightweight body and battery-power compatibility (up to three hours of continuous operation with eight NiMH AA batteries), letting you experience the freedom of performance in any environment. Rolands battery-powered amps such as the BA-330 and KC-110 are perfect companions for the JUNO-Gi during street performances.
Performers will also appreciate the JUNO-Gis friendly front panel, which is covered with hands-on controls, clearly marked and easy to reach. The enlarged 240 x 64 graphic LCD provides clear visibility and fast navigation, even on outdoor gigs with troublesome sunglare.


Digital Recording & FX

Juno GI Panel

Pro recording onboard! The JUNO-Gis built-in eight-track digital recorder with 64 virtual tracks provides a full-featured multitrack studio environment, complete with dedicated transport controls and mix faders. The recording media is a removable SD or SDHC card, with up to 192 hours of recording time possible when using a single 32GB SDHC card! Also supported is full import and export of track data with a computer. The same pro performance effects found in the BOSS GT-Series are built into the JUNO-Gi, as well as effects designed for vocal processing. Connect a guitar or microphone directly and apply these top-quality effects for instant CD-quality sound as you record.


USB MIDI & Audio

The JUNO-Gis multifunction USB port offers both audio and MIDI functionality a one cable connection to your computer is all you need to stream audio and MIDI back and forth and interface with your favorite music software. When you combine the JUNO-Gi with the bundled Cakewalk Sonar LE 8.5 software, you have a complete digital audio workstation package for your PC. In addition, the MIDI Controller Mode lets you operate the JUNO-Gi as a MIDI master keyboard for controlling external MIDI devices.




Yamaha Tyros 5 61 Note Arranger Price: $5,249.99
The Tyros 5 arranger is one of the most anticipated Keyboards of the year. Now Available!

It is available in both a Tyros 5 61 and a Tyros 5 76 key version.
 
Dont be left behind - Order yours today!
 
 
 

More than 300 New Voices including "S.Art2 Voice"

More than 300 new Voices have been added to the Tyros5, including new brass, guitars, synth, electric pianos, and upright pianos. S.Art2 Voices are high-quality sounds that re-create the feeling of an actual instrument when performing.

Authentic Ensemble Performances

 

Ensemble Voice is an amazing new feature that reproduces true "divisi" playing in a section. In the past, a Voice like Brass Quartet would use a sample of four players, which sounded great. However, if you played two notes you'd get eight players, which could sound great but isn't the most realistic. Tyros5 Ensemble Voices always get the same number of players because Tyros5 has the musical knowledge of a professional music arranger. Play two notes with a Brass Quartet Ensemble Voice, and Tyros5 will send the trumpets to the top notes and the trombones to the lower notes; it's an incredibly realistic sound. Ensemble Voices also utilize parameters which enliven the performance to reproduce the subtle variations in timing heard in a real ensemble. This provides an authentic sound that sounds as if a group of actual performers were playing and allows you to enjoy playing like an instrumental quartet with ease.

Welcome to Organ World

The Tyros5 features Vintage, Home, Euro, Concert, and Theatre organ Voices, all superbly reproduced with stunning samples that allow the Tyros5 to shine in any situation that an organist might encounter. With features such as a comprehensive set of realistic organ-style controls, adjustable effects, and intuitive operation that allows you to alter the sound in real time while you play, Organ World is sure to meet the demands of the most demanding performer.

 

 

 

 

 

Add Rhythm to your performances with Audio Styles

 

Adding forty new percussion-based Styles to the Tyros5s impressive backing and accompaniment capabilities, Audio Styles add natural feel, ambience, and warmth to drum and percussion parts, offering greater expressive potential. Audio Styles also benefit from Yamaha's Time Stretch Technology, which allows the audio to follow your tempo changes without changing pitch, so everything stays in perfect sync.

Enhanced DSPs for authentic effects that give you that sound

Not only does the Tyros5 have new and high-quality effect types, including Real Distortion and Real Reverb, it provides beautifully designed panel displays, with highly intuitive controls - just like actual effect devices. These also include VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) effects that use the same technology as the professional-level processing on Yamaha's high-end mixers.

Real Reverb

Real Reverb is an improved version of the Reverb technology found in previous versions of the Tyros. New algorithms take a greater number of factors into account, producing smoother, more natural reverbs.


 

Real Distortion

Real Distortion effects are based on digital models of classic guitar amplifiers from the 1960's and 1970's. There are also digital models of legendary analog guitar effect pedals. The result meticulously reproduces the frequencies and dynamics of real distortion guitar sounds. With the new, intuitive graphical interface, you'll feel like you're controlling the original amplifier!

 

 

VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling)

While digital solutions are increasingly prevalent in music production studios and performance venues, but older analog gear is still used to get the warm sound that digital effects typically cannot provide. VCM Technology provides accurate reproductions of the classic sound of such effects units.

 

 

The Tyros5 is capable of playing back and recording audio files (including performances using Audio Styles), and also possesses a range of audio manipulation features you can use to create karaoke style minus one tracks in the key and tempo of your choice.

Audio Link Multi Pad

Audio Link Multi Pad function lets you link your own audio files (sound effects, vocal phrases, and so on), and trigger them from the Pads as you perform.

Vocal cancel

A powerful Vocal Cancel function effectively cancels or suppresses signals like vocals and solos that play a central role in an audio file, allowing you to make your own minus one track and sing karaoke style with just instrumental backing.

Time stretch and pitch shift

Not all people have the same vocal range. The Tyros5 can put your favorite song in the key of your choice with a powerful pitch shift feature that lets you change the key without changing the tempo. If you do want to change the tempo, you can use the time stretch feature to slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch.

Right Hand Style Control

With Tyros5 you can create up to three split points across the keyboard. Offering the flexibility to, for example, assign a different Voice to each zone. Tyros5s accompaniment styles can now be controlled by chords played in the right hand split zones, allowing you to play bass parts manually with your left hand.

Cross fader

 

Cross fader lets you adjust the volume balance between MIDI Song playback and Audio file playback. Moving the fader to the left increases the volume of MIDI Song playback, while moving it to the right increases the volume of Audio playback.

Panel Lock

Lock the panel to prevent any settings from being changed when you are away from the instrumentthe perfect function for the live performer.

4 Sub out

Tyros5 features four Sub Out line-out connections that you can use to adapt your sound to any performance situation, whether it be sending a specific part to a powered monitor, or sending a different sound to the house PA.

New Design

The Tyros5 features a metallic silver body (titanium finish) that looks as if it were chiseled out of metal, giving it an exclusive, high-tech feel. We've also given attention to the button operations and knob positions, so that people who are already familiar with Tyros can operate the new model freely and without worries.




Yamaha Tyros 5 76 Note Arranger Price: $5,499.99

More than 300 New Voices including "S.Art2 Voice"

More than 300 new Voices have been added to the Tyros5, including new brass, guitars, synth, electric pianos, and upright pianos. S.Art2 Voices are high-quality sounds that re-create the feeling of an actual instrument when performing.

Authentic Ensemble Performances

Ensemble Voice is an amazing new feature that reproduces true "divisi" playing in a section. In the past, a Voice like Brass Quartet would use a sample of four players, which sounded great. However, if you played two notes you'd get eight players, which could sound great but isn't the most realistic. Tyros5 Ensemble Voices always get the same number of players because Tyros5 has the musical knowledge of a professional music arranger. Play two notes with a Brass Quartet Ensemble Voice, and Tyros5 will send the trumpets to the top notes and the trombones to the lower notes; it's an incredibly realistic sound. Ensemble Voices also utilize parameters which enliven the performance to reproduce the subtle variations in timing heard in a real ensemble. This provides an authentic sound that sounds as if a group of actual performers were playing and allows you to enjoy playing like an instrumental quartet with ease.

Welcome to Organ World

The Tyros5 features Vintage, Home, Euro, Concert, and Theatre organ Voices, all superbly reproduced with stunning samples that allow the Tyros5 to shine in any situation that an organist might encounter. With features such as a comprehensive set of realistic organ-style controls, adjustable effects, and intuitive operation that allows you to alter the sound in real time while you play, Organ World is sure to meet the demands of the most demanding performer.

Add Rhythm to your performances with Audio Styles

Adding forty new percussion-based Styles to the Tyros5’s impressive backing and accompaniment capabilities, Audio Styles add natural feel, ambience, and warmth to drum and percussion parts, offering greater expressive potential. Audio Styles also benefit from Yamaha's Time Stretch Technology, which allows the audio to follow your tempo changes without changing pitch, so everything stays in perfect sync.

Enhanced DSPs for authentic effects that give you “that” sound

Not only does the Tyros5 have new and high-quality effect types, including Real Distortion and Real Reverb, it provides beautifully designed panel displays, with highly intuitive controls - just like actual effect devices. These also include VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) effects that use the same technology as the professional-level processing on Yamaha's high-end mixers.

Real Reverb

Real Reverb is an improved version of the Reverb technology found in previous versions of the Tyros. New algorithms take a greater number of factors into account, producing smoother, more natural reverbs.

Real Distortion

Real Distortion effects are based on digital models of classic guitar amplifiers from the 1960's and 1970's. There are also digital models of legendary analog guitar effect pedals. The result meticulously reproduces the frequencies and dynamics of real distortion guitar sounds. With the new, intuitive graphical interface, you'll feel like you're controlling the original amplifier!

VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling)

While digital solutions are increasingly prevalent in music production studios and performance venues, but older analog gear is still used to get the warm sound that digital effects typically cannot provide. VCM Technology provides accurate reproductions of the classic sound of such effects units.

A versatile high performance audio engine that gives you total control over your sound.

The Tyros5 is capable of playing back and recording audio files (including performances using Audio Styles), and also possesses a range of audio manipulation features you can use to create “karaoke” style “minus one” tracks in the key and tempo of your choice.

Audio Link Multi Pad

Audio Link Multi Pad function lets you link your own audio files (sound effects, vocal phrases, and so on), and trigger them from the Pads as you perform.

Vocal cancel

A powerful Vocal Cancel function effectively cancels or suppresses signals like vocals and solos that play a central role in an audio file, allowing you to make your own “minus one” track and sing “karaoke” style with just instrumental backing.

Time stretch and pitch shift

Not all people have the same vocal range. The Tyros5 can put your favorite song in the key of your choice with a powerful pitch shift feature that lets you change the key without changing the tempo. If you do want to change the tempo, you can use the time stretch feature to slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch.

Right Hand Style Control

With Tyros5 you can create up to three split points across the keyboard. Offering the flexibility to, for example, assign a different Voice to each zone. Tyros5’s accompaniment styles can now be controlled by chords played in the right hand split zones, allowing you to play bass parts manually with your left hand.

Cross fader

Cross fader lets you adjust the volume balance between MIDI Song playback and Audio file playback. Moving the fader to the left increases the volume of MIDI Song playback, while moving it to the right increases the volume of Audio playback.

Panel Lock

Lock the panel to prevent any settings from being changed when you are away from the instrument—the perfect function for the live performer.

4 Sub out

Tyros5 features four Sub Out line-out connections that you can use to adapt your sound to any performance situation, whether it be sending a specific part to a powered monitor, or sending a different sound to the house PA.

New Design

The Tyros5 features a metallic silver body (titanium finish) that looks as if it were chiseled out of metal, giving it an exclusive, high-tech feel. We've also given attention to the button operations and knob positions, so that people who are already familiar with Tyros can operate the new model freely and without worries.




Yamaha Instructional DVD for Motif ES Series Price: $22.95
The Yamaha MotifES DVD runs just under three hours in length and takes you through all aspects of the Motif ES synths. Topics include: basic navigation techniques, in-depth guides to using the sequencer, sampling, 'Phrase Factory' (multiple arpeggios, preset beats, and the extremely hip Loop Remix feature), running your ES with a computer in tow for editing, control, and data archiving.

Supporting the actual footage are text boxes with hints and tips, and plenty of music to give you a good idea as to how the ES sounds and behaves in the real world.

Introduction to the Motif ES
Modes & Navigation
Voice Mode
Arpeggios
Quick Edit
Performance Mode
Pattern Mode
Loop Remix
Mix Mode
Pattern Chain
Song Mode
Master Mode
Saving & Loading
Motif to Motif ES data conversion
Sampling Mode
'Phrase Factory' revisited
Computer Control





Yamaha MOTIFXF7 Workstation 76 Keys Price: $3,199.99

New from Yamaha is the MotifXF7 workstation keyboard. It includes a huge 741 MB of internal wave ROM , which is , as far as we know, the largest onboard library of sounds available today on any workstation. Also you have the option to add up to 2 gigabytes of RAM to the MotifXF7 . There are two new plug-in boards , the FL1024M and the FL512M. As long as the boards remain installed, your saved sounds are always available to you .Some of the new bonus features on the Yamaha MotifXF7 include 2 new very detailed grand pianos,new wonderfully realistic acoustic instruments and an expanded collection of vintage keyboard sounds.

Read on !

MotifXF7 Most Important Features:

  • 741MB of waveforms
  • Anextra 128 Voices and 8 drum kits, for a total of 1,353 high-quality Voices
  • Up to 2GB of additional content available through separately sold flash memory
  • Realization of unique instrument performance methods through the XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation system
  • Reproduction of the unique, natural, warm sounds of vintage instruments through VCM effects
  • 384 types of performances based on approximately 7800 types of arpeggiators
  • Enhanced sampling through 128MB of onboard SD-RAM
  • Category Search feature that provides instant access to the Voices you want
  • Cubase AI a DAW software application from Steinberg
  • DAW integration through remote control, an editor software
  • Scalability through standard-equipped USB and Ethernet and the FW16E option

Play and Perform - The Best Sounds Just Got Better

  • The 741MB of internal Wave ROM includes incredibly realistic pianos and acoustic instruments, vintage synths and the hip hop sounds that all of today's top producers are using.
  • The popular FSX (Motif XF6/7) and BH (Motif XF8) keyboards let you express your passion for playing.
  • A sophisticated 8-element synth architecture with XSpanded articulation and 18 different filter types let you shape your sound anyway you want, and the 8 front panel knobs and sliders make it easy to do even in real time.
  • 1664 Voices and 97 Drum Kits put more sounds at your fingertips than ever before.
  • A Category Search function makes it easy to find the sounds you need.

Create and Produce - Get Instant Inspiration & Lightning-Fast Music Production Tools

  • 512 Performances combine 4 Voices and 4 Intelligent Arpeggiators so you can instantly create backing tracks with Yamaha's intuitive Direct Performance Recording feature.
  • A 16-track Integrated Sampling Sequencer and the built-in 128MB of sample RAM let you:
    • Load new sample libraries
    • Add vocals and guitars to your Motif sequences
    • Slice audio loops to playback at any tempo
    • Use Real Time Loop Remix to create new grooves
    • Easily move back and forth between the loop based Pattern Mode and tape machine style Song Mode
  • An integrated Yamaha Digital Mixer -- that includes 3-band EQ for each part, 8 Dual Insertion effects, 2 System effects, an overall Master effect and Master EQ -- lets you create finalized mixes of your songs.
  • Direct-to-USB recording and playback lets you record your final mixes to any connected USB memory device as CD-quality WAV files, or play WAV files created on your computer back on the XF.

Customize and Make It Your Own

  • Up to 2GB of optional flash Wave memory two slots accommodate proprietary Yamaha flash board options: a 512MB flash board and a 1GB flash board. Because this is flash memory, once you've loaded a sound, it's always in your Motif when you turn it on.
  • 128MB of onboard volatile sample RAM -- for user sampling, loading and auditioning sample libraries or adding vocals and real instruments to your Motif XF -- sequences with the Integrated Sampling Sequencer.
  • An improved User Interface with many user-requested features like Tap Tempo, Drum Editing in Mix Mode, and Auto Mapping of samples, plus a new customizable UI for selecting your choice of color and positioning of key displays will be available for Motif XF in a future OS update.

Connect and Expand With New Possibilities

  • Computer connectivity (via USB, Ethernet or the FW16E FireWire option) and DAW integration features like 8 zone Master mode, DAW remote control and cross platform editors let you seamlessly integrate the Motif with any DAW software, including the bundled Cubase AI software.
  • www.Motifator.com hosts a global community of Motif experts, sound programmers and software application developers, and allows access to discussion forums, Voice libraries, Motif specific application software, tutorial videos and in-depth application guides.
  • New large format (512MB - 1GB) Voice libraries from Garritan, Sonic Reality, Easy Sounds and more plus new Motif-specific software tools, including waveform editors, sample format convertors and arp managers.

1. A high-quality collection of Voices, including powerful piano Voices provided from an enormous 741MB of waveforms

The Motif XF boasts a rich collection of instrument Voices that includes piano, EPs, strings, wind instruments, orchestral sounds, guitars, basses, and drums, as well as a wide variety of vintage and modern synth sounds. Of special note are the detailed digital re-creations of two Yamaha grand pianos (a 9' CFIII and a 7' S6) that only an acoustic piano manufacturer could achieve. The reproduction in minute detail of even very subtle nuances results in exquisitely crafted piano Voices that will satisfy even the most demanding players.

New waveforms have been added to the Motif XF, which now contains a huge total of 741 MB of waveforms.

Starting with the S6 piano, the 136 newly-added Voices include keyboard sounds such as those of clavinets and organs as well as a wide range of new sounds from orchestral to hip-hop. This huge internal wave memory ensures that the Motif XF is the best sounding and most versatile keyboard workstation right out of the box.

2. Up to 2GB of additional content available through flash memory expansion modules

Two flash board slots accommodate two proprietary Yamaha flash board options -- a 512MB board and 1GB board. With two 1GB boards installed, you have a total of 2GB of flash memory available to you. Because this is re-writable flash memory, once you've loaded a sample, it' s always in your Motif until you decide to replace it with something else.

The samples could be some of the new Motif Voice libraries or they could be your own samples -- the back ground vocals from your latest album that you need to take on the road, your favorite VST sound that you've converted to Motif format or even that coffee pot in your kitchen that you know will make a great snare sound. Wherever you get the samples, you can now "roll your own" customized 2GB sample library.

Imagine the power of a fully customized Motif XS with 3 GB of sounds (internal, RAM and Flash) instantly available at your fingertips.

The Motif XF-specific third-party sample and Voice libraries can be purchased at Motifator.com, and Yamaha has made the "Inspiration In a Flash" 400MB sample Voice library available for download at www.motifxf.com and easysoundz,de

3. Sound engine that increases the expressiveness of instrument sounds

The tone generator that the Motif XF has inherited from the MotifXS makes an 8-element-per-voice structure possible. Combined with Yamahas XA (Expanded Articulation), this 8-element structure allows you to achieve stunningly accurate acoustic instruments including expressive articulations that up until now have been difficult to re-create in electronic instruments. For example, you can re-create the natural legato of wind instruments, the key release noises of pianos and other instruments, guitar slides and harmonics, and the many different articulations for string instruments (spicato, tremolo and pizzicato, etc.). The AF1 and AF2 buttons on the front panel make it easy to control Voices with multiple articulations.

For synthesizer sounds, the 18 different filter types, advanced 6-stage pitch, filter and amplitude envelopes, unique Wave Cycle feature and assignable modulation Control Sets make the Motif capable of reproducing any synth sound from vintage to modern.

The tone generator also supports half damper pedaling through the use of the separately sold FC3 foot pedal. Using half damper pedaling with the damper resonance effect, you can achieve an even more realistic and richer piano sound that simulates the sound board of a grand piano and responds naturally to sophisticated piano pedaling techniques.

4. VCM effects that reproduce the unique, natural, warm sounds of vintage instruments

Yamaha's proprietary VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology simulates the effects of vintage EQs, compressors, and phasers at the circuit level. This has enabled Yamaha to increase the Motif's instrument quality by modeling the "texture" of vintage analog compressors, EQs and stomp boxes right down to the component transistors and resistors. With the Motif XF, the high-quality effects found in our industry standard digital recording consoles are at your fingertips. Also, the Motif XF is equipped with vocoder effects. By connecting a microphone to the Motif's A/D input terminal, you can apply effects to your voice or use your own voice to create harmonies. The Motif XF also includes the award-winning "REV-X" reverb, the same professionally renowned reverb found in the SPX2000.

5. High-quality keyboards that enable high-level performance

The Motif XF6 and XF7 use high-quality FSX keyboards with 61 and 76 keys, respectively. The Motif XF8 uses a BH (balanced hammer) keyboard with 88 keys. The FSX keyboard uses a newly-developed mechanism to provide a smooth touch that is both comfortable to play and responsive to your touch. Its easy to play fast passages, including glissandos and trills. It is also worth mentioning that the keys are very quiet.

The balanced hammer keyboard is filled with the know-how and technology that Yamaha has developed producing full concert grand pianos and stage pianos. To make a keyboard with a piano touch that can still work comfortably with any voice, we took a graded hammer keyboard, which is a popular keyboard for electronic pianos, and adjusted it for use with a synthesizer: we balanced the keys to the same weight and made adjustments so that the synthesizer can support after touch and other features. While pursuing the real touch of a grand piano, we also provide a touch that is exceptionally suited to the performance of a multitude of synthesizer sounds.

6. Rich arpeggiator with over 7000 patterns that expands the breadth of sound expression

You can use the arpeggiator to perform unique instrument phrases. By layering parts, you can give form to your composition ideas quickly.

The Motif XF excels in both arpeggio quantity and quality. In addition to typical arpeggio patterns, the Motif XF also features simulations of acoustic instrument performances through the combination of arpeggios and the keyboard MegaVoices (example: video) and arpeggios in which synthesizer parameters, such as panning and filtering, are modulated in time MIDI clock. The Motif XF adds to the Motif XS's extensive library of arps and has an additional 1,248 synthesizer, drum, percussion, and ending arpeggios, for a total of 7,881 types of arpeggios.

7. Performance mode that makes the instant expression of your ideas possible

In performance mode, you can layer up to four Voices, and you can split the keyboard into 4 zones with different key ranges and velocity windows. Also, you can create music quickly by using the arpeggiator on the different Voices. The Motif XF interactive real time arpeggio engine lets you run 4 different arps simultaneously and switch between 5 different variations of arpeggio patterns in real time. It's incredibly musically interactive and many arps include chordal intelligence so they create different phrases depending on what chords are played on the keyboard.

Thanks to the direct performance recording feature, which enables you to record performances in real time to songs and patterns, you can quickly capture your song ideas sparked by the Motif Performances to a song or pattern for further editing and refining.

8. Category Search feature that provides instant access to the sound you want

You can use the Category Search feature to quickly and easily select the Voices or performances from the Motif XF's massive arsenal of sounds. All the Voices in the Motif are categorized by instruments and even have sub categories. So it's easy to select Category Search, choose the category strings, the sub-category ensemble and then see all the ensemble string Voices in your system. Even third party libraries are categorized using this elegant database system. Category Search is available wherever you want to select a Voice, so when you are looking for just the right sound in a Song, access Category Search and easily browse for that perfect fit for your mix.

In Performance Mode, Performances are sorted by musical genre, so you can quickly select the type of Performance that matches your moment of inspiration. The Favorites feature even lets you tag your favorites Voices and Performances so they are even easier to access.

9. Improved sampling with 128MB of internal SD-RAM

The Motif XF has 128MB of internal SD-RAM. This means that you can sample external audio without installing separately purchased memory. Using the sampling feature, you can load sample Voice libraries, import WAV files or add vocals, guitars and other acoustic instruments to your Motif sequences.

You can connect a microphone to the A/D input and sample vocals Also, if you select the slice feature during sampling, even if you change the tempo of songs and patterns, recorded audio will follow the beat with perfect synchronization. You can process your recorded samples in minute detail to produce just the right sound using a redesign sample editing UI.

10. Integrated Sampling Sequencer features that provide advanced integration of audio and MIDI

The Motif XF features an Integrated Sampling Sequencer which allows you to combine MIDI and audio samples (driven by MIDI events), so you can create complete songs including vocals, guitars and acoustic instruments all right inside the Motif XF. Because the XF now features 128MB of onboard sampling RAM, you're able to take advantage of these powerful features right away without the need to purchase external memory. The XF sequencer also lets you work the way you prefer because it features two different sequence modes. There is a linear tape machine-style, 16-track Song sequencer for recording and punching in and out as you would on a tape machine-style DAW interface. It also includes a 16-track Pattern sequencer that lets you work in loops and build up sections of your song (verse, chorus, bridge, etc.) and chain those sections together into complete song structures. You can easily move your production back and further between song and pattern modes depending on your needs. With the bundled Cubase AI software, you can even import completed Songs directly in Cubase including all the audio samples for further editing and mastering.

  • Integrated Sampling Sequencer
    With the Integrated Sampling Sequencer, you can integrate audio (sampled) data and MIDI data seamlessly. WAV/AIFF loading is also supported. You can use the time slice feature to slice the sampled sounds that you load and control them in the same way that you would control MIDI data. For example, you can synchronize audio data to the same BPM as MIDI sequence data. Also, by presetting the tempo, time signature, necessary number of measures, and number of beats, you can smoothly perform trimming and easily create perfect audio loops. Also, you can use a variety of editing commands to modify your samples. The Motif XF supports features such as time stretching, in which the sample length is changed while the pitch remains the same; pitch shifting, in which the pitch is changed while the length of the sample remains the same; and loop remixing which instantly creates new musical variations of looped grooves. In addition, there is a resampling feature that you can use to record the performance of the Motif XF as a single audio sample.

11. Remote control and editor that make DAW integration easy

Features such as remote control (which you can use to remotely control the parameters of a DAW application on a PC from the Motif), various DAW templates, and simple setup features make the Motif XF easy to use. In particular, the integration between the Motif XF and Steinberg's Cubase 5 series is truly seamless.

Using the Yamaha Motif XF Editor, you can make subtle Voice edits from your PC while checking them visually. Because the communication between the Motif and the editor is bi-directional, whether you're moving the knobs on the Motif or changing parameters with the mouse in the editor, the parameters are perfectly matched. There is even a VST3 editor for use in Cubase 5 (including AI) which lets you use your Motif as a VST soft synth.

If you install the optional FW16E FireWire expansion board, you can record 16 tracks of audio data to the DAW software through the audio interface. After you install the necessary drivers (AI driver, extensions for Steinberg DAW), connect the Motif XF to a PC using an IEEE 1394 cable, and start Cubase AI. It identifies the Motif XF's audio I/O and multi-sound source immediately, and all you have to do to start working is select a Motif XF project template.

12. Cubase AI, a DAW software application from Steinberg

The Motif XF comes with a special Yamaha version of Cubase, the world-renowned DAW software. Cubase AI has the same engine as Cubase 5 but has been modified to integrate more efficiently with the Motif.


Yamaha MOXF6 Synthesizer Workstation with 61 Keys Price: $1,199.99
Yamaha has updated the popular MOX Series with the latest Motif XF technology by adding the XFs sounds and effects and even a Flash Board option slot. Because its compatible with Motif XF and MOX data, there is a huge collection of sound and sample libraries and optional software available right away. The MOXF has all the abilities you need - compatibility, expandability, portability, and affordability. It brings MOTIF XF music production power to a whole new generation of players and producers.

The popular MOX updated with the sounds of the Motif XF
741 MB wave ROM, 3977 waveforms and 128 note poly
Expanded to 8 insert effects
Up to 1 GB of Flash board sample expansion
Voice and Library Compatible with Motif XF, Motif XS, and MOX
16 Track Song and Pattern Sequencer with real time loop remix
Built-in 4 channel USB audio/MIDI interfacing and extensive DAW /VST controls
Portable and affordable



Yamaha MOXF8 Arranger Price: $1,699.99
Yamaha has updated the popular MOX Series with the latest Motif XF technology by adding the XFs sounds and effects and even a Flash Board option slot. Because its compatible with Motif XF and MOX data, there is a huge collection of sound and sample libraries and optional software available right away. The MOXF has all the abilities you need - compatibility, expandability, portability, and affordability. It brings MOTIF XF music production power to a whole new generation of players and producers.

The popular MOX updated with the sounds of the Motif XF
741 MB wave ROM, 3977 waveforms and 128 note poly
Expanded to 8 insert effects
Up to 1 GB of Flash board sample expansion
Voice and Library Compatible with Motif XF, Motif XS, and MOX
16 Track Song and Pattern Sequencer with real time loop remix
Built-in 4 channel USB audio/MIDI interfacing and extensive DAW /VST controls
Portable and affordable



Roland JUNODI Synthesizer Price: $699.00

JUNO-Di: Mobile Synthesizer with Song Player

Travel Light, Play Heavy

Features

On stage or in the streets, the JUNO-Di is a traveling musicians dream. Its lightweight, it can run on batteries, and its easy to use, yet it performs and sounds like a heavyweight synth. Its packed with a wide variety of top-quality sounds - over 1,000 to choose from! It has a friendly "direct access" control panel for easy editing and a Song Player for larger-than-life performances. First-timers and pros alike will love this friendly, portable, great-sounding synth.

  • Professional synthesizer with over 1,000 instruments onboard
  • Friendly, intuitive user interface
  • Battery operation for mobile use (supports Ni-MH AA-size rechargeable batteries)
  • MP3, WAV, AIFF, and SMF playback capability via optional USB memory - perfect for backing tracks when performing live
  • Microphone input with dedicated reverb and vocoder effects for sing-along
  • PC/Mac Editor software included

Over 1,000 Great Sounds!
At the heart of this exciting new synth is a top-of-the-line voice engine that delivers world-class sounds - including grand and electric pianos, lush strings, beautiful guitars, powerful brass, percussion, plus banks of exotic instruments, modern synth sounds, and much more. The sound-bank is so diverse, it can compliment any style of music! And if you want to customize the sounds, the dedicated Sound Modify knobs on the front panel let you instantly cater each sound to your specifications, even while youre playing. A software editor is also provided if you prefer more advanced editing via PC.

Simple Navigation
With so many sounds onboard, it could be a daunting task to find what you need. But fear not - the JUNO-Di simplifies the process of finding sounds with its dedicated category buttons. If you want a piano, for example, just press the Piano button. You can even assign your most-used sounds to the Favorite buttons for instant access. Editing is easy too. If you want to create layers or splits, dedicated buttons and the large LCD make the process fast and friendly. And dont forget the onboard rhythm patterns, which can be easily adjusted on the fly with a dedicated tempo control. Its a great tool for practice and performance.

Lets Go!
The JUNO-Di was born to travel. Its strong yet amazingly lightweight (only 5.2kg) making it easy to lift and carry. The battery compatibility lets you play for up to five hours without plugging in (uses Ni-MH AA-size rechargeable batteries). When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Rolands famous CUBE Street or MOBILE CUBE, the JUNO-Di can be played and heard anywhere. A battery-life indicator on the front panel ensures that you wont lose power unexpectedly.

Sing Along!
More than meets the eye, the JUNO-Di lets you plug a microphone into its external input and process your voice through the built-in vocoder. A dedicated reverb is assigned to the input, so you can add lush ambience to your voice without taking away from the main onboard effects. Sing along with your performances and transform your voice in colorful and creative ways, from silky smooth to sci-fi robotic.

Built-In Song Player
With its USB MEMORY port and Song Player function, the JUNO-Di enables direct playback and control of backing tracks from a USB key. You can play MP3, WAV, AIFF, and SMF files, and control them from the dedicated buttons on the front panel. Impress your audiences with full-band performances from a single keyboard! Additionally, the Center Cancel feature lets you sing along karaoke-style with audio files in the Song Player for a complete entertainment experience. You can also connect MP3 players directly to the JUNO-Di through its external input.

Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Parts
16 parts
Wave Memory
64 M bytes (16-bit linear equivalent)
Preset Memory
Patches: 1082 + 256 (GM2)
Rhythm Sets: 20 + 9 (GM2)
Performances: 64
User Memory
Patches: 128
Rhythm Sets: 8
Performances: 64
Favorites: 100
Effects
Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 79 types
Chorus: 3 types
Reverb: 5 types
Mic Input Reverb: 8 types
SMF/Audio File Player Sectioin
File Format
Standard MIDI File: format-0/1
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Others
Rhythm Pattern
Preset: 24 groups x 6
Arpeggiator
Preset: 128
Chord Memory
Preset: 17
Controllers
D Beam Controller
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Sound Modify Knob x 5
Display
18 characters 1 line + 20 characters 2 lines custom LCD (with backlit)
External Storage Device
USB Memory (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory)
Connectors
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type
Headphone Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
Mic Input Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
EXT INPUT Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Hold Pedal Jack
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER Connector (supports USB MIDI)
Power Supply
DC 9 V: AC Adaptor or Ni-MH AA SIZE Rechargeable Battery (optional) x 8
Current Draw
600 mA
Battery life for continuous use
Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries:approximately 5 hours
* differs depending on the conditions of use
* approximately 4 hours if USB memory is connected
* Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used.
Accessories
Owner's Manual
CD-ROM (Sound Editor, Librarian, Playlist Editor, USB Driver)
USB Memory Protector
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
Power Cord
JUNO-Di Editor System Requirements
Operating System
Microsoft (R) Windows (R) XP Home Edition/Professional
Microsoft (R) Windows Vista (R)

* This does not work with the 64-bit Edition of Windows (R).
* This does not work with the Windows (R) XP Media Center Edition.
CPU
Intel (R), Core (TM), Pentium (R) processor 1.5 GHz or higher
RAM
512 MB or more
Hard Disk
200 MB or more of free space
Display/Colors
1024 x 768 dots or higher/24 bit Full Color or more
Others
CD-ROM Drive
USB port
Operating System
Mac OS X v10.4.3 or later
CPU
Intel (R), Core (TM)/Xeon (TM), PowerPC G5
RAM
512 MB or more
* For Mac OS X v10.5 or later, 1GB or more.
Hard Disk
200 MB or more of free space
Display/Colors
1024 x 768 dots or higher/16.7 million colors or more
Others
CD-ROM Drive
USB port
Size and Weight
Width
1,008 mm39-11/16 inches
Depth
300 mm11-13/16 inches
Height
104 mm4-1/8 inches
Weight
5.2 kg11 lbs. 8 oz.



Roland Lucina AX09 Synthesizer White Price: $199.99

Great Sounds

Lucina is packed with dozens of high-quality sounds that span a wide stylistic range - from scorching synth leads to silk-smooth pads. Find the perfect sound quickly with the Category buttons, and press the Preview button to hear the currently selected sound with a pre-programmed riff. Assign your top 12 sounds to the Favorites bank for instant, one-button recall. Volume and reverb level settings can be stored with each Favorite.

Battery Power

Plug into traditional power with an AC adaptor (included) or roam free with batteries. Jam for hours* with eight standard AA batteries installed (Ni-MH AA rechargeable batteries). A battery-strength indicator lets you know when battery power is getting low so you never miss a note onstage.

Audio Player

The built-in Audio Player feature lets you sound like an entire band. Simply load up a USB stick with your favorite songs in MP3, WAV, or AIFF format, plug it into Lucinas USB port, select the song you want, press Play, and jam along!

Hands-On Control

Put a personal stamp on your performances with the expressive controllers built into Lucina. Wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects, and dig your fingers into the Modulation Bar and Touch control to bend, twist, and sculpt each sound you play.

*Approximately four hours of continuous use per 8-battery load.

Keyboard
37 Keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony
128 Voices
Parts
1 Part
Tones
150 Tones (Regular Tones 144, Special Tones: 6)
Audio Player Section (playable formats)
MP3
Format: MPEG-1 audio layer 3
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Bit Rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps, VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
WAV, AIFF
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Bit Depth: 8/16/24 -bit
Others
Controllers
D Beam Controller, Modulation Bar, Touch Controller
Connectors
OUTPUT Jacks (L (MONO), R) (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES Jack (Stereo mini type), EXT IN Jack (Stereo mini type), FOOT PEDAL Jack (Assignable)
USB COMPUTER Connector (for USB MIDI), USB MEMORY Slot, MIDI OUT Connector (V-LINK), DC IN jack
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Ni-MH AA SIZE Rechargeable Battery x 8
* Do not use alkaline batteries or zinc-carbon batteries.
* Batteries sold separately.
Current Draw
600 mA
Battery Life for Continuous Use
Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries: approximately 4 hours
(This figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Quick Guide, Tutorial DVD, Strap, Panel Sticker, USB MEMORY Connector Cap, AC adaptor ( PSB-1U (S) )
Options
Pedal Switch: DP Series, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory
Size and Weight
Width
832 mm
32-13/16 inches
Depth
245 mm
9-11/16 inches
Height
95 mm
3-3/4 inches
Weight
3.7 kg
8 lbs. 3 oz.
Use USB memory sold by Roland. We can not guarantee operation if other products are used.
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.



Roland GAIA SH01 Synthesizer Keyboard Price: $599.00

With its massive sound, hands-on ease, and affordable price, the GAIA SH-01 is a high-performance value with old-school charm. The triple-stacked engine puts potent virtual analog synthesis under your fingertips, yet the control panel is so fun, friendly, and inviting, even first-timers can create great sounds. The signal flow is simple to grasp, with logically arranged knobs, sliders, and buttons. Hands-on control and fat sound make this little powerhouse a joy for music students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and skill levels.

  • Huge sound with three virtual analog engines onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO
  • Layer up to five simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, low boost, and more
  • 64-voice polyphony for massive sounds without note drop-out
  • Fun, hands-on control panel thats great for instant gratification, and for learning synthesis
  • Lightweight, compact body with 37 full-size keys
  • Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience
  • D Beam, arpeggiator, and Phrase Recorder onboard
  • USB ports for saving user patches to USB flash drives, and for audio/MIDI connection to computers
keyboard
37 keys (velocity sensitive)
Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
Sound Generaor Section
Virtual analog synthesizer sound generator (Number of part: 1)
(Oscillator + Filter + Amp + Envelopes + LFO) x 3

PCM sound generator (Number of parts: 15)
Patch Memory
Preset: 64
User: 64
OSC Section
Oscillator waveform
SAW, SQUARE, PULSE/PWM, TRIANGLE, SINE, NOISE, SUPER SAW
Knobs/Sliders
PITCH, DETUNE, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation
Envelope
Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth
Modulation
Oscillator Sync, Ring Modulation
(Tone 2's OSC 2 is applied as modulation to Tone 1's OSC 1.)
FILTER Section
Filter Type
LPF, HPF, BPF, PKG (-12 dB/-24 dB)
Knobs
CUTOFF, RESONANCE, KEY FOLLOW
Envelope
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Envelope Depth
AMP Section
Knobs
LEVEL
Envelope
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
LFO Section
LFO Shape
TRIANGLE, SINE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample
Knobs/Sliders
RATE, FADE TIME, PITCH DEPTH, FILTER DEPTH, AMP DEPTH
Tempo Sync
ON/OFF
Effects
DIST
Distortion, Fuzz, Bit Crash
FLANGER
Flanger, Phaser, Pitch Shifter
DELAY
Delay, Panning Delay (with tempo sync function)
REVERB
Reverb
LOW BOOST
Low Boost
Knobs
Control 1, Level
Controllers
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
D BEAM Controller
Arpeggiator
Preset pattern: 64
Phrase Recorder
User: 8
Number of Track: 1
Jacks/Connectors
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4 inch phone type)
Headphone jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
PEDAL jack (TRS phone type)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER (supports USB Hi-Speed Audio/MIDI)
USB MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)
EXT IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
DC IN jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor or rechargeable nickel-metal hydride AA batteries x 8)
* Batteries sold separately.
* Zinc-carbon batteries or alkaline batteries cannot be used.
Current Draw
600 mA
Battery life for continuous use
Approximately 5 hours
* Using rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries
* Approximately 4 hours if USB memory is connected
* Differs depending on the conditions of use
Accessories
Owners Manual, Guide Book, CD-ROM (USB DRIVER), DVD Video, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), Power Cord
Options
Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z(*), Pedal Switch: DP series, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory: M-UF2G
* Make sure that this instrument is mounted at a height that is no higher than 1 meter.
Size and Weight
Width
689 mm
27-3/16 inches
Depth
317 mm
12-1/2 inches
Height
100 mm
3-15/16 inches
Weight
4.2 kg
9 lbs. 5 oz.
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.




Roland SP404SX Portable Sampler Price: $499.00

Turbocharging the Worlds Most Popular Portable Sampler

Features

Rolands acclaimed SP-404 performance sampler takes an exciting leap forward with the new SP-404SX. In addition to the fun, fast, hands-on features of the original, the new model offers enhanced sound quality with pure 16-bit linear sampling, improved DSP effects, smooth FX switching, a more versatile pattern sequencer (with a new shuffle feature), and easier data management with SD-card compatibility. Its a creatively stimulating, powerful tool for DJs, musicians, producers, and live-sound engineers who trigger jingles.

  • Sample anytime, anywhere with the built-in mic and battery power
  • 29 DSP effects, including filter, delay, unique voice effects, subsonic, and looper
  • 3 control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid repeat triggering
  • Seamless effects switching for smooth, perfect performance
  • Pattern sequencer with quantize mode and new shuffle feels
  • 1GB SD card included; expand sample storage up to 32GB with SDHC
  • Import audio files from computer, assign samples to pads with bundled software (Mac/PC)

Instant Sampling
Sample anywhere, anytime using the SP-404SXs built-in microphone. And since the SP-404SX can run on AC or battery power (six AA batteries), its easy to record wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. Just power-up, point, and record. Line and mic inputs are also available for recording direct or with an external microphone. The SP-404SXs sampling format is uncompressed wave for high-quality audio capture.

Hands-On Performance
The SP-404SX is made to be played its packed with interactive controls for jamming along with loops and patterns. Put your fingers on the three non-slip control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid repeat triggering in real time. On dark stages or DJ booths, the SP-404SX is a performers dream with its illuminated rubber pads and bright LED screen.

Extreme Effects
Create a signature sound using the SP-404SXs 29 DSP effects, which switch seamlessly during live performance. Essential onboard effects include spacious reverbs and choruses, plus filters and delays. There are also unique, esoteric effects built in, including a voice transformer and looper. With the DJFX Looper, you can create short loops (such as machine-gun-like da-da-da-da-da sounds) and control reverse-playback with the knob. You can also create scratch effects like a turntable. Connect the SP-404SX to a DJ mixer and use it as an effect processor. Seventeen of the effects have a limiter mode, which keeps the effects from overloading. This is great for live DJ performance when you dont want to lose control of the effects in the heat of the moment.

Trackbuilder
In addition to the endless supply of loops you can pack into the SP-404SX, you can also create your own tracks in real time with the Pattern Sequencer, complete with quantize mode, which includes shuffle feels. Creating patterns is done in real time. You can loop two measures (maximum 99 measures), for example, then play and record only the bass drum and the snare. Next, add the hi-hat over the top, and keep adding more instruments while the SP-404SX loops. You can store 120 patterns (12 patterns x 10 banks). When you play a pattern with the Pattern Sequencer, the LEDs surrounding the display blink according to the tempo, which is handy during live performance.

SD Card Memory
Start sampling right away with the included 1GB SD card. You can easily expand the sampling time using up to 32GB SDHC. Import audio files from your computer using the included software (Mac/PC) and assign them to the SP-404SXs pads. WAV and AIFF files are accepted. The software is fast and easy to use, as it displays the SP-404SXs pads onscreen. You can even use it to convert SP-404 format files to the SP-404SX.




Korg Volca Beats Analog Drum Synth Price: $159.99
Following the Korg monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the volca beats.
Volca beats is an analog rhythm machine that provides carefully selected parameters that allow the user to
create a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog device. Volca beats is also equipped
with a loop sequencer for intuitively generating phrase performances. Multiple units can be used in tandem, or
together with your DAW software. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that users can conveniently play
anywhere and anytime. This is the next-generation analog rhythm machine, delivering the ultimate sounds and
grooves with ease and depth.

The volca Beats delivers unforgettably classic sounds with six analogue and four PCM-based
drum parts. Instant editing via the intuitive user interface allows you to cut/mix/slice your loops
on the fly to deliver devastating analogue rhythm experiences.
Six editable analogue parts with one knob per function for easy editing
Four PCM parts with speed control for drastic pitch changes
Stutter for glitch or delay-like effects
Electribe-style 16-step sequencer with eight memory patches
Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korgs Monotribe
MIDI In for note entry, plus external sync and control from your DAW
Go-anywhere analogue: play anywhere with the built-in speaker and optional battery power

Available Mid October



Korg Volca Keys Analog Lead Synth Price: $159.99
Following the Korg monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the volca keys.
Volca keys is an analog lead synthesizer that provides carefully selected parameters that allow the user to create
a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer. Volca keys come equipped
with a loop sequencer for intuitively generating phrase performances. Multiple units can be used in tandem, or
together with your DAW software. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that users can conveniently play
anywhere and anytime. This is the next-generation analog synthesizer, delivering the ultimate sounds and grooves
with ease and depth.

Combining the sonic power of true analogue synthesis with intuitive user controls,
the volca Keys delivers immense versatility in sound creation and loop making.
Three note true analogue synthesis
One knob per function for easy hands-on tweaking
16-step sequencer with Flux mode for non-quantized free flowing loops
Motion Sequencer records knob edits in real time
Ring Modulation and Delay effects for far out sonic possibilities
Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korgs Monotribe
MIDI In for note entry, plus external sync and control from your DAW
Go-anywhere analogue: play anywhere with the built-in speaker and optional battery power



Yamaha MX61 61-Key Music Production Synthesizer Keyboard Price: $699.99

The new MX series synthesizers feature carefully selected sounds taken from the Yamaha MOTIF XS. That powerful sonic palette is packed into sleek packages that fit today's on-the-go lifestyle. But the MX Series aren't just synthesizers; they are designed to bridge the gap between hardware and software. By adding extensive audio and MIDI USB connectivity, advanced DAW and VST controller features and a suite of powerful music production software, the MX integrate hardware reliability with controller flexibility to give you the best of both worlds at a ground breaking level of affordability.

Check these specs:

Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series

Equipped with VCM effects

Easy Split/Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration

16-Part Multi timbral and 128-note polyphony

Extensive Hands-On controls for VSTs and DAWs

Bi-directional USB Audio/MID interfacing

A complete suite of music production software included

A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard

Complete analog and digital connectivity





Yamaha MX49 49-Key Music Production Synthesizer Keyboard Price: $499.99

The new MX series synthesizers feature carefully selected sounds taken from the Yamaha MOTIF XS. That powerful sonic palette is packed into sleek packages that fit today's on-the-go lifestyle. But the MX Series aren't just synthesizers; they are designed to bridge the gap between hardware and software. By adding extensive audio and MIDI USB connectivity, advanced DAW and VST controller features and a suite of powerful music production software, the MX integrate hardware reliability with controller flexibility to give you the best of both worlds at a ground breaking level of affordability.

Check these specs:

Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series

Equipped with VCM effects

Easy Split/Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration

16-Part Multi timbral and 128-note polyphony

Extensive Hands-On controls for VSTs and DAWs

Bi-directional USB Audio/MID interfacing

A complete suite of music production software included

A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard

Complete analog and digital connectivity




Korg Volca Bass Analog Bass Synth Price: $159.99
Following the Korg monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the volca bass.
Volca bass is an analog bass synthesizer that provides carefully selected parameters that allow the user to create
a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer. Volca bass is also equipped
with a loop sequencer for intuitively generating phrase performances. Multiple units can be used in tandem, or
together with your DAW software. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that users can conveniently play
anywhere and anytime. This is the next-generation analog bass synthesizer, delivering the ultimate sounds and
grooves with ease and depth.

From subtly detuned warmth to aggressive acid, the volca Bass takes true analogue bass
sequencing to a new level. Instant editing via the intuitive user interface lets you cut/mix/slice
your loops on the fly to create powerful build-ups that will transform your dance track.
Three analogue oscillators for thick, huge bass lines
Low-pass filter with resonance specially tuned for classic squelches and screams
One knob per function for easy hands-on tweaking
Electribe-style 16-step sequencer with eight memory patches
Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korgs Monotribe
MIDI In for note entry, plus external sync and control from your DAW
Go-anywhere analogue: play anywhere with the built-in speaker and optional battery power





Roland FA08 Music Workstation Price: $1,799.00

< Detail >
Perform and Record with a Massive Selection of Rolands Very Best Sounds
The true measure of any music workstation lies with the quality and diversity of its sounds. Filled with over 2000 tones directly inherited from the INTEGRA-7, Rolands flagship pro sound module, the FA series truly delivers in this area and then some. All of the INTEGRA-7s SuperNATURAL synth and XV-5080 PCM tones are onboard, plus an essential collection of ultra-expressive SuperNATURAL acoustic tones that includes pianos, organs, drums, bass, strings, and more. The FA-08s sound engine is fully compatible with the large, growing collection of INTEGRA-7 synth tones available as free downloads from Rolands Axial sound library site, and its also possible to expand the onboard sound set with FA-series wave sound expansion collections.

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Instant-Access Performance Sampler Onboard
Based on Rolands mega-popular SP-404SX, the sampler in the FA series features fun, fast, hands-on operation and sampling/playback via convenient SDHC cards. You can play audio samples directly from the 16 pads on the FA-08 panel, making it easy to expand your performances with loops, backing tracks, one-shots, vocal phrases, sound FX, and more. Thanks to SDHC flash memory, your samples load instantly with no wait time, and you can use the four pad banks and clipboard function to rearrange your samples as needed for any performance. Its super-easy to sample the FA-08s own sounds or external sources via the Mic/Guitar and Line inputs, and you can even play WAV, AIFF, or MP3 samples that youve transferred from your computer. A variety of editing features allow you to tweak your samples to taste, including quick adjustment of playback position and level. In addition to sample triggering, the pads can be used for numerous functions such as muting parts, entering numeric values in the display, and more.

< Detail >
Capture Ideas and Create Songs Without Interruption
Simple yet powerful, the FA-08s intuitive 16-track sequencer has been designed to let you capture your inspiration as it happensrecording is always just a simple button press away, ensuring that youll never lose an idea. In a flash, you can build a full arrangement with the FA-08s huge array of sounds, and with continuous recording in loop mode, youre able to fill up all 16 tracks without ever stopping! In addition to real-time capture, step recording is also possible, and you have complete control to edit and mix your tracks as you go and save your song to an SDHC card as a stereo audio file. Its also possible to export your tracks as individual WAV audio files and/or MIDI data for further development in your DAW, making the FA-08 a powerful sketchpad for capturing initial sparks that will form the basis for your full-scale computer music productions.

< Detail >
Enhance Your Sounds with a Wide Range of Simultaneous Effects
With its large selection of pro effects, the FA-08 provides numerous options for polishing your sounds and sequencer tracks to studio-level perfection. Independent MFX engines are available for all 16 parts of a Studio Set, giving you an enormous level of sound shaping for both live playing and song mixing. Each MFX engine contains 67 different effects types to choose from, with an additional option of a vocoder when MFX are used with Part 1. Six separate COMP+EQ processors are dedicated for individual drum sounds, while global EQ, chorus, and reverb are on tap to add a finishing touch to any of your parts as needed. With the unique TFX (total effects), you also have the ability to process the entire output of the FA-08 with dramatic effects such as DJ FX Looper, Isolator, and many others. All the effects can be tweaked in real time via the Sound Modify knobs, making it simple to enhance your keyboard playing, sampling, and sequencer tracks with dynamic sonic textures.

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Seamless Hardware Integration with Your DAW
In addition to standalone use as a performance instrument and composing workstation, the FA-08 transitions into your computer-based music production world with ease. A simple press of the dedicated DAW Control button instantly sets up the FA-08 to communicate with your computer via USB*, letting you use the keyboard and knobs to send MIDI data to your DAW for playing software synths, controlling plug-in effects, and more. The FA-08 also includes control maps for popular DAWs, providing a quick and easy setup to control transport functions and more in your specific software. You can even use the FA-08 as a USB audio interface to record a variety of different sources directly into your DAW, including a mic, guitar, or stereo line level device connected to the FA-08s rear-panel input jacks, and you can capture the FA-08s internal sounds and sampler playback as well. Sound output is also supported, allowing you to monitor the DAW output through the stereo output and headphones jacks on the FA-08.

*USB communication requires installation of the FA-series USB driver on your computer.

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Light and Mobile Design with 88 Weighted-Action Keys
Incorporating Rolands most advanced sensor technologies, escapement mechanism, and Ivory Feel features, the FA-08s 88-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard delivers inspiring weighted-action performance for all of your musical explorations. Derived from our high-end pianos, this keyboard provides superior touch and sensitivity in an innovative lightweight design that doesnt compromise authentic playability. This makes the FA-08 much easier to transport than many other 88-note keyboards, something that gigging musicians will greatly appreciate.




Roland FA06 Music Workstation Price: $1,199.00

Fast Workflow and Intuitive Real-Time Control
You can feel the speed of this new breed of instrument the moment you hit the power switchunlike many workstations that can take a minute or more to boot, the FA-06 is ready to play in seconds. The panel is logically organized into dedicated sections, and the large color LCD presents a gorgeous look with inviting hi-res graphics for selecting tones, working with the sequencer, and adjusting various settings. Its easy to navigate through the FA-06s large sound selection by category and assign favorites for fast recall, while dedicated buttons deliver instant access to often-used functions such as transpose, octave range, and many others. With six knobs and a powerful yet easy-to-use assignment matrix, the Sound Modify section lets you control a wide range of parameters in real time for maximum expression while performing live and working in the studio.

< Detail >
Perform and Record with a Massive Selection of Rolands Very Best Sounds
The true measure of any music workstation lies with the quality and diversity of its sounds. Filled with over 2000 tones directly inherited from the INTEGRA-7, Rolands flagship pro sound module, the FA series truly delivers in this area and then some. All of the INTEGRA-7s SuperNATURAL synth and XV-5080 PCM tones are onboard, plus an essential collection of ultra-expressive SuperNATURAL acoustic tones that includes pianos, organs, drums, bass, strings, and more. The FA-06s sound engine is fully compatible with the large, growing collection of INTEGRA-7 synth tones available as free downloads from Rolands Axial sound library site, and its also possible to expand the onboard sound set with FA-series wave sound expansion collections.

< Detail >
Instant-Access Performance Sampler Onboard
Based on Rolands mega-popular SP-404SX, the sampler in the FA series features fun, fast, hands-on operation and sampling/playback via convenient SDHC cards. You can play audio samples directly from the 16 pads on the FA-06 panel, making it easy to expand your performances with loops, backing tracks, one-shots, vocal phrases, sound FX, and more. Thanks to SDHC flash memory, your samples load instantly with no wait time, and you can use the four pad banks and clipboard function to rearrange your samples as needed for any performance. Its super-easy to sample the FA-06s own sounds or external sources via the Mic/Guitar and Line inputs, and you can even play WAV, AIFF, or MP3 samples that youve transferred from your computer. A variety of editing features allow you to tweak your samples to taste, including quick adjustment of playback position and level. In addition to sample triggering, the pads can be used for numerous functions such as muting parts, entering numeric values in the display, and more.

< Detail >
Capture Ideas and Create Songs Without Interruption
Simple yet powerful, the FA-06s intuitive 16-track sequencer has been designed to let you capture your inspiration as it happensrecording is always just a simple button press away, ensuring that youll never lose an idea. In a flash, you can build a full arrangement with the FA-06s huge array of sounds, and with continuous recording in loop mode, youre able to fill up all 16 tracks without ever stopping! In addition to real-time capture, step recording is also possible, and you have complete control to edit and mix your tracks as you go and save your song to an SDHC card as a stereo audio file. Its also possible to export your tracks as individual WAV audio files and/or MIDI data for further development in your DAW, making the FA-06 a powerful sketchpad for capturing initial sparks that will form the basis for your full-scale computer music productions.

< Detail >
Enhance Your Sounds with a Wide Range of Simultaneous Effects
With its large selection of pro effects, the FA-06 provides numerous options for polishing your sounds and sequencer tracks to studio-level perfection. Independent MFX engines are available for all 16 parts of a Studio Set, giving you an enormous level of sound shaping for both live playing and song mixing. Each MFX engine contains 67 different effects types to choose from, with an additional option of a vocoder when MFX are used with Part 1. Six separate COMP+EQ processors are dedicated for individual drum sounds, while global EQ, chorus, and reverb are on tap to add a finishing touch to any of your parts as needed. With the unique TFX (total effects), you also have the ability to process the entire output of the FA-06 with dramatic effects such as DJ FX Looper, Isolator, and many others. All the effects can be tweaked in real time via the Sound Modify knobs, making it simple to enhance your keyboard playing, sampling, and sequencer tracks with dynamic sonic textures.

< Detail >
Seamless Hardware Integration with Your DAW
In addition to standalone use as a performance instrument and composing workstation, the FA-06 transitions into your computer-based music production world with ease. A simple press of the dedicated DAW Control button instantly sets up the FA-06 to communicate with your computer via USB*, letting you use the keyboard and knobs to send MIDI data to your DAW for playing software synths, controlling plug-in effects, and more. The FA-06 also includes control maps for popular DAWs, providing a quick and easy setup to control transport functions and more in your specific software. You can even use the FA-06 as a USB audio interface to record a variety of different sources directly into your DAW, including a mic, guitar, or stereo line level device connected to the FA-06s rear-panel input jacks, and you can capture the FA-06s internal sounds and sampler playback as well. Sound output is also supported, allowing you to monitor the DAW output through the stereo output and headphones jacks on the FA-06.

*USB communication requires installation of the FA-series USB driver on your computer.




Korg Krome 61 Key Workstation Price: $1,049.99
Offering full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound, this new keyboard redefines your expectations for an instrument in this class. Taking its name from the Greek word meaning "color," Krome is the new standard for sonic excellence in a gigging musicians keyboard, providing a limitless palette of sound to bring vivid inspiration your music. Introducing the Krome Music Workstation.

Product Highlights:
  • The Korg workstation ideal for any style of piano playing
  • Kronos-derived full length, unlooped piano and drum sounds, plus new electric pianos designed to shine on stage
  • Electric pianos with eight-level velocity switching for unmatched expressive power
  • Clear, intuitive control with Korgs exclusive 7-inch color TouchView display
  • Drums offering separately mixable direct and ambient sounds for studio-grade quality
  • Drum Track plays back realistic, inspiring grooves at the touch of a button
  • Expertly created, in-demand sounds including 640 Programs and 288 Combinations
  • Powerful Effects with 5 Inserts, 2 Master, and 1 Total FX, plus per track/timbre EQ
  • Distinctive aluminum panel design exudes a sense of quality
  • USB connection to your computer, plus an SD Card slot for data storage
  • You can use the Krome editor to edit sounds on your computer

In addition to Korgs well-proven workstation features, Krome features a carefully chosen selection of the top sounds available today for bread-and-butter keyboard instruments such as piano and electric piano, as well as vital and dynamic drum kits, giving you the best of the basics. These highly usable piano, electric piano, and drum sounds by themselves set Krome apart from any other keyboard in its class. With sound quality and features normally found in much more expensive instruments, Krome aspires to set a whole new value standard, and become a unique and irreplaceable partner for real-world musicians.


Yamaha S90XS 88-key Synthesizer and Stage Piano Price: $2,399.99

The Yamaha S90XS Keyboard Synthesizer is a highly specified and high performance instrument offering huge versatility and a rich feature set for serious live keyboard players.

The Yamaha S90XS Keyboard Synthesizer features the full length 88-note balanced hammer action keybed. The Yamaha S90XS Characterized by a huge range of highly detailed sounds and music creation capabilities carefully crafted to enhance and inspire that 'perfect performance'.

The Yamaha S90XS Keyboard Synthesizer is fitted with a huge 456 MB of onboard wave memory. This has given the Yamaha sound design teams the scope to create the most expressive, impressive and realistic sounds to-date in a professional music synthesizer.

The Yamaha S90XS comes with an invaluable audio recording and playback feature. CD-quality audio data can easily be recorded to the internal flash memory or to external USB storage devices allowing players to instantly capture not only everything played on the keyboard, but also audio sources connected to the 1/4/XLR Combo jack input with front panel controls. By using the internal virtual modeling effects section its even possible to apply the highest quality compression, reverb and effects to the mic input to help capture the live performance but enhanced with studio quality effects processing. There is even a fullfeatured vocoder onboard for the ultimate in expressive performance.

The Yamaha S90XS also integrates nicely with the computer. With internal templates for editing softsynths and with hardware control of the host DAW plus a VST3 editor allowing the S90XS to appear and be controlled as VST instruments, the new synths can also become the backbone of a computer-based composition environment.

The Yamaha S90XS Keyboard Synthesizer Main Features Include:

  • The sounds of the Motif XS plus a huge new S6 handcrafted grand piano sample
  • 88 note Yamaha Balanced Hammer weighted action
  • Performance Creator for instant splits, layers and drum performances
  • 4 knobs, 16 backlit LEDs and tons of buttons for direct hands on control
  • 1/4/XLR Combo jack A/D input (with front panel controls) for adding vocals and guitars
  • Direct to USB Stereo Audio record/ playback (plus 18 minutes of internal flash memory)

This Is An Instrument You Can Rely On To Get Your Musical Message Across.

  • Sounds That Satisfy
  • Streamline Your Performance
  • Ideal for Live Performers
  • Recording Direct to USB / Internal Memory
  • 76 & 88 Keyboard
  • Software Integration

Players, take note. You want the ultimate keyboard instrument for performing and creating? We've put it all together for you. Exceptional quality instrument sounds. A piano sound to die for. A truly realistic, naturally expressive keyboard. Convenient, comprehensive control.
Real-time controls for tweaking of the sound as you play. Audio recording to USB memory. Extensive computer music features. Ease of use, plus compact size and portability. Introducing the S90 XS and S70 XS Music Synthesizer.

Designed specifically for players, particularly those who want the highest quality piano sounds and expression, the S90 XS/S70 XS is a performer's dream.
Yet, casual players and hobby musicians will appreciate the exquisite sounds, advanced features and superb playability just as much as top professional artists.

- Sounds That Satisfy

The best musical instruments start with top-quality sounds, and the S90 XS/S70 XS delivers
all that - and more. The S Series features all the Voices, Performances, arps and Virtual Circuit Modeling effects found on the flagship MOTIF XS Music Production Synthesizer. Plus we've added a huge 142 megabytes dedicated exclusively to high-quality piano waveforms, for a total of 456 MB of instrument samples.

Foremost among these new piano sounds are the new samples taken from Yamaha's world-renowned S6 concert grand piano. These fully capture the richly textured sound of that wonderfully expressive instrument, and provide a warm concert grand piano sound unavailable on any other keyboard. For variation, the MOTIF XS piano based on a Yamaha CFIIIS is also available.

Conventional keyboards in the past had their sounds designed primarily for the listener. This time, however, our development team set out to primarily satisfy the player instead. We reasoned that when the performer hears and experiences the best possible sound, the performance would be the best possible, too! The result? The S90 XS/S70 XS is a genuine musician's instrument, one that truly inspires and stimulates the live performer as well as the music creator and arranger.

- Streamline Your Performance

The S90 XS/S70 XS also lets you quickly and conveniently create your own custom Performances, with the amazingly fast and easy Performance Creator feature. It's never been easier to select a Voice, then quickly program Layers and Splits - even assigning a Drum Voice complete with arps to create your perfect Performance.

Let's say that you're playing a piano Voice and you want to layer a string sound on top of it. Simply press the [LAYER] button, then select the desired Voice category and Voice, and store your new Performance - just a few button presses and you're there!

Plus the panel controls of the S90 XS/S70 XS have been designed and positioned for optimum, intuitive operation, especially for live performance. For example, you can quickly select a Part, turn it on/off, set Arpeggio on/off, switch Arpeggio Hold - all done easily with the top panel controls - and instantly tweak important synth parameters via the Knobs and Sliders. The perfect Performance has never been easier to create and control.

- Ideal for Live Performers

The S90 XS/S70 XS has a host of other features that live performers will appreciate - such as the combo input jack that accepts mic
input. Simply plug in a microphone, tweak the INPUT GAIN knob (while checking the convenient PEAK lamp), and you're all set! Plus, you can use the control Knobs to finely adjust the volume and even directly apply reverb or chorus to the sound.

- Recording Direct to USB / Internal Memory

If you've got a USB memory device or thumb drive, you can plug it into the S90 XS/S70 XS and record your performance as audio data. This remarkable feature lets you instantly capture what you play on the keyboard - including arpeggio playback - to your USB device. If you've connected a microphone or guitar, you can even record your singing or playing as well. You can also record audio directly to the internal flash memory (192 MB) built into the instrument, without the need of a memory device.

And keep in mind that anything you've recorded to the memory device, even audio files created on your computer, can be played back on the S90 XS/S70 XS - which means you can create your own custom audio backing tracks and perform along with them on the S90 XS/S70 XS. For example, you can create a basic song track beforehand, then sing and solo over it during your performance. Or add guitar parts and vocal harmonies to be played back with your live performance. There's also a useful Song Chain function that lets you string together separate recordings and create a convenient backing track "set list" for your gigs.

- 76 & 88 Keyboard


The S70 XS has a 76-Balanced Hammer Effect keyboard in a compact, lightweight design. It's easy to use, exceptionally portable, and absolutely perfect for live performers and gigging musicians.
The S90 XS provides 88 -Balanced Hammer Effect keyboard for those players who need a full-range, full-scale keyboard.

- Software Integration


The S90 XS/S70 XS is a perfect companion for your computer music production system, too, serving both as a master keyboard and a full-function, multi-timbral tone generator. With the DAW Remote function and its 50 different control templates, you get amazingly easy, intuitive control over your main DAW software and VST instruments - directly from the panel controls! Moreover, the Voice Editor and Remote Editor software gives you convenient, comprehensive computer control over all the sounds, settings and functions of the S70 XS/S90 XS.

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Roland VR-09 V-Combo Live Performance keyboard 61 key Price: $899.00

Travel-ready affordable and outfitted with top-level Roland sounds the V-Combo VR-09 is the ideal all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players. Dedicated piano organ and synth sound enginesorganized in three intuitive blocks on the front panelprovide all the essential tones you need right under your fingertips. The powerful real-time controls give you maximum expression on stage with nine sliders for tone shaping and a large array of knobs and buttons for tweaking the seven simultaneous effects and various parameters. Other great features include an onboard looper a drum section stocked with a library of rhythms for practice and jamming and more. With its versatile sound selection inspiring operation and smart user interface the V-Combo VR-09 is a dream come true for gigging musicians.




Yamaha MM8 88-key Music Synthesizer Price: $899.99
This item includes Cubase Software

Keyboards
MM8 88 keys GHS Keyboard (Initial touch)
Tone Generator block
Tone Generator AWM2
Polyphony 32 notes
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 parts
Wave 70MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
Voice Preset: 418 normal voices + 22 drum kits
GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kit
Performance 8 banks x 8
Effect System Reverb x 25 types, Chorus x 30 types, Variation x 189 types
Master Equalize 5 types
Sequencer block
Note Resolution 96 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Tempo 11-280 BPM(Beats Per Minutes)
Recording type Real time replace
Tracks 8 + 8 (Pattern track)
Patterns 168 patterns (x 4 sections)
Songs Preset: 3 songs
User: 5 songs
USB: 400 songs maximum
Arpeggio Preset x 213 types
Others
Controllers Pitch Bend wheel x 1, Modulation wheel x1, Knob x 4, Data Dial x 1
Display 320 x 240 dot Graphic LCD (Backlit)
Connectors OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack), PHONES (standard stereo phone jack), FOOT CONTROLLER, SUSTAIN, MIDI IN/OUT, USB (TO HOST, TO DEVICE), DC INLET
Power Consumption 12W
Dimensions, Weight 1340(W) x 445(D) x 157(H) mm, 15.6kg
Accessories AC Adapter, Owner's Manual, Supplied Disk (supplied DAW software)

 



Dimensions Width 1,472mm (58")
Height 173mm (6-3/4")
Depth 385mm (15-1/4")
Weight Weight 22.4kg (49.6 lbs.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
Initial Touch Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Control Slider Assignable Control sliders x 4
Control Knobs Assignable Control knobs x 4
Others Data Dial
Display Type graphic backlit LCD
Size 16064 dot
Backlight Yes
Contrast Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM2 with Expanded Articulation
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 Internal Parts + Mic Input Part
Ware ROM Capacity 456 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 2,772 waveforms
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices Preset: 1,024 normal voices + 64 drum kits, GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kits, User: 128 x 4 (Bank 1 - 3: selected and copied from Preset bank), Normal Voice + 32 drum kits

Effects

Types Reverb 9 types
Chorus 22 types
Insertion 53 types x 8 blocks
Master Effect 9 types
Master EQ 5 bands
Part EQ 3 bands, stereo

Songs

Recording Number of Arpegio Preset x 6,779 types
User x 256 types (when loading the User Arpeggio data of MOTIF XS)
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF Format 0/1 (playback only)

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory 192MB
Connectivity AC IN Yes
Headphones PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
Foot Control FOOT CONTROLLER1, 2
Foot Switch FOOT SWITCH2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE)
Microphone MIC INPUT (combo jack),
MIDI MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
Assignable OUT ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
LINE OUT OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
USB TO DEVICE USB (TO DEVICE)
USB TO HOST USB (TO HOST)

Power Supply

Power Consumption 25W

Bundled Software

CD-ROM Cubase AI Disc x 1

Accessories

Included Accessories Others AC Power cord, Owner's Manual, Owner's Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual and Data List)


Keyboards
MOTIF XF8 88 keys, Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
MOTIF XF7 76 keys, FSX Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
MOTIF XF6 61 keys, FSX Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
Tone Generator block
Tone Generator AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
Polyphony 128 notes
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D, FW*)
*1 stereo Part
Wave 741 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 3,977 waveforms
Voice Preset: 1,024 Normal Voices + 64 Drum Kits
GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit
User: 128 x 4 (Bank 1: original, Bank 2 4: selected and copied from Preset bank) + 32 Drum Kits (No. 1 8: original, No. 9 32: selected and copied from Preset bank)
Performance User: 128 x 4 (up to 4 Parts)
Filter 18 types
Effect System Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B) x 53 types x 8 Parts (up to 16 units), Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks), Master Effect x 9 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates; total 320) Master EQ (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)
Sampling block
Samples Up to 128 Waveforms (Multi Samples)
Up to 256 Key Banks per Waveform
Up to 512 Key Banks
Sampling Sources Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling)
FW (available when the FW16E has been installed)
A/D Conversion
D/A Conversion
24-bit, 64x oversampling
24-bit,128x oversampling
Sample Data Bits 16
Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono)
Sampling Frequency via FW (when the FW16E has been installed): 44.1kHz (fixed)
Sampling Memory Internal SDRAM: 128M
Sample Length Mono: 32 MB
Stereo: 64 MB
Sampling Time 44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec.
22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 sec.
11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec.
5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec.
*Mono/Stereo
Sample Format Original format, WAV, AIFF
Sampling Sources Analog input L/R, Stereo output (Resampling)
FW (available when the FW16E has been installed)
Sequencer block
Note Capacity Approx. 130,000 notes
Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Maximum Polyphony 124 notes
Tempo (BPM) 5 300
Recording type Real time replace
Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
Real time punch in/out (Song only)
Tracks Pattern: 16 Phrase tracks
Pattern Chain: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene track
Song: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track
Patterns 64 Patterns (x 16 sections), Measures: 256 maximum
Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Pattern and up to 256 Voices for all Patterns
Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
Phrases User Phrases: 256 per Pattern
Songs 64 Songs
Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Song and up to 256 Voices for all Songs
Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
Arpeggio Preset: 7,881 types
User: 256 types
*MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.
Scene Memory 5 per Song
Sequence Format Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)
Others
Master User: 128
*8 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table
Sequence Software
compatible with the
Remote Control function
For Windows: Cubase 4 5, SONAR 5.2 8
For Mac: Cubase 4 5, Logic 7.2 LogicStudio, Digital Performer 5.1 6
*Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.
Controllers Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders x 8,
Assignable Knobs x 8, Assignable Function buttons x 2, Data dial
Display 320 x 240 dot, 5.7 inch graphic color backlit LCD
Connectors OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
A/D INPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
DIGITAL OUT
PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
FOOT CONTROLLER 1, 2
FOOT SWITCH x 2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE)
MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
USB (TO HOST, TO DEVICE)
AC IN
ETHERNET (100BASE-TX)
IEEE1394 (available when the FW16E has been installed)
Power Consumption 30W
Dimensions, Weight MOTIF XF8: 56.65 X 18.35 X 6.6 inches, 63.7 lbs
MOTIF XF7: 49.29 X 15.71 X 4. inches, 37.9 lbs
MOTIF XF6: 41.14 X 15.71 X 4.8 inches, 33.3 lbs
Accessories AC Power cord, Owner's Manual (this book), Owner's Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual and Data List), DVD-ROM (containing DAW software)
*Specifications and descriptions in this owner's manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.


Dimensions Width 1,350mm (53.1")
Height 173mm (6-3/4")
Depth 385mm (15-1/4")
Weight Weight 20.4kg (44.2 lbs.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 76
Type Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
Initial Touch Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Control Slider Assignable Control sliders x 4
Control Knobs Assignable Control knobs x 4
Others Data Dial
Display Type graphic backlit LCD
Size 16064 dot
Backlight Yes
Contrast Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM2 with Expanded Articulation
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 Internal Parts + Mic Input Part
Ware ROM Capacity 456 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 2,772 waveforms
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices Preset: 1,024 normal voices + 64 drum kits, GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kits, User: 128 x 4 (Bank 1 - 3: selected and copied from Preset bank), Normal Voice + 32 drum kits

Effects

Types Reverb 9 types
Chorus 22 types
Insertion 53 types x 8 blocks
Master Effect 9 types
Master EQ 5 bands
Part EQ 3 bands, stereo

Songs

Recording Number of Arpegio Preset x 6,779 types
User x 256 types (when loading the User Arpeggio data of MOTIF XS)
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF Format 0/1 (playback only)

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory 192MB
Connectivity AC IN Yes
Headphones PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
Foot Control FOOT CONTROLLER1, 2
Foot Switch FOOT SWITCH2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE)
Microphone MIC INPUT (combo jack),
MIDI MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
Assignable OUT ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
LINE OUT OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
USB TO DEVICE USB (TO DEVICE)
USB TO HOST USB (TO HOST)

Power Supply

Power Consumption 25W

Bundled Software

CD-ROM Cubase AI Disc x 1

Accessories

Included Accessories Others AC Power cord, Owner's Manual, Owner's Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual and Data List)