by Eric Calvi ·Posted 08/10/2023
Pedals are invaluable accessories for keyboardists. They play a vital role in expanding the expressive capabilities of a keyboard, offering greater control and nuance over the instrument's sound. Whether you're a pianist aiming for a traditional piano sound or a keyboardist in a band, incorporating pedals into your setup can elevate your playing experience. Here are some common pedals for a keyboard and their functions. Sustain Pedal and Sustain Foot Switch Sustain pedals (also known as damper pedals) and sustain foot switches are the most
by Eric Calvi ·Posted 08/10/2023
When it comes to playing the piano or keyboard, having the right equipment can greatly enhance your playing experience. While much attention is often given to the instrument itself, the importance of choosing the right piano stand and bench should not be underestimated. These essential accessories provide stability, comfort, and proper playing height, all of which are crucial for correct posture and musical enjoyment during long hours of practice and performance. With a wide variety of options available, it's important to understand the
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 07/28/2023
Modular synthesizer enthusiasts are over the moon with the news that B&H is now carrying Erica Synths’s line of electronic instruments. Based in Latvia, Erica Synths has slowly been carving out its place among high-end synthesizer manufacturers. The brand offers a remarkable range of modular and desktop synthesizers and drum machines. For anyone interested in modular synthesis, Erica Synths offers a wide range of products for any budget and skill level. Each of the complete systems comprises modules that are available individually, so you
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 07/17/2023
B&H welcomes UDO Audio’s magnificent musical instruments to the fold. UDO (Unidentified Dancing Objects) is a UK-based company that creates electronic musical instruments that foster a strong and inspiring connection with the player. By using cutting-edge technology balanced with an intuitive, user-centric design, UDO Audio creates products that are powerful and unapologetically enjoyable. If you did an Internet search for Roland Jupiter 8 alternatives, the
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In this B&H video, Gabriel Richards tests the MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA, a 12-Voice Analog Polyphonic Multitimbral Synthesizer with Motorized Controls. Join Richards as he demonstrates this synthesizer and discusses its features. 0:00 - Key Specs 2:23 - Physical Specs 6:17 - Signal Path & Synth Engine 10:01 - Filter 12:20 - Modulation 16:06 - Stacking 19:28 - Final Thought Are you interested in trying the MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA for yourself? Post questions or repartee in the Comments
0 Views ·Posted 03/22/2023
Gabriel Richards tests the ExpressiveE Osmose Synthesizer and MPE Controller, a 24-voice polyphonic synthesizer with an innovative way to control sound using gestures. This unit blends tradition and innovation, allowing you to unleash your creativity. Does this technology interest you? 0:00 - Main Specs 0:43 - In Use 3:03 - Physical Specs 5:18 - Interface (Menus and Presets) 13:49 - MPE Controller 15:44 - Is This for You
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 11/27/2020
Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, synthesizer manufacturers have been churning out some magnificent instruments with a wide pallet of sonic inspirations. This buying guide features 2020’s best offerings. From the top of the line to the basic budget, you will find something for everyone. Arturia Arturia turned some heads years ago with its release of the classic MatrixBrute. This year, the company upped the ante with
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 11/08/2022
So, you want to try your hand at playing the piano? Maybe you’re spending every waking and unconscious moment indoors (thanks, 2020) and you need a new hobby, perhaps you find yourself drawn to writing and performing your own songs, or it could be that you know a little one who has expressed interest in becoming the next Mozart and could use a strong start. Whichever the case, an aspiring player won’t get far without a keyboard of their own. So, whether it’s a small and portable keyboard that would be best or only a full-size model that feels
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/16/2020
You're in luck if you're a guitarist, synthesizer player, hobbyist keyboardist, professional keyboard player, live-sound engineer, or headphone-using DJ, because Korg has a bevy of new products available for you—and you can see them directly by clicking this link. There are so many products to cover, so let’s get started without any delay. First in the spotlight are Korg’s SV-2 lines of stage pianos, complete with built-in speakers if you want to practice at home. Coming in
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/05/2019
Logitech, a leader in computer peripherals, is proud to announce the updated MX Master 3 wireless mouse, along with the new MX Keys keyboard. Centered around “Flow,” these tools are designed to keep up with modern demands of “more.” As we’re constantly looking for the next best thing to help us get stuff done, Logitech’s
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 08/28/2019
Looking for an exciting new way of triggering MIDI in your DAW or sequencer? Check out the Joue ecosystem, available at B&H. Joue products offer an array of tactile surfaces: control MIDI by sliding fingers, exerting pressure, banging on
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 02/05/2019
For ages, Akai has been known for producing rock-solid, user-friendly music production machines. The company’s latest release, the MPK Road 88, extends that legacy. It’s a formidable keyboard controller with 88 keys and so much more. With an integrated vintage-style travel case, the MPK Road 88 is designed to join you on your adventures across the world, from gig to gig.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/17/2019
Just in time for 2019 NAMM, Korg has some exciting products for you, and we at B&H are happy to carry them. First and foremost, we've got the MILOGUE XD, a culmination of the MINLOGUE, MONOLOGUE, and PROLOGUE in one budget-friendly model. This is a 4-voice polyphonic analog synth, with 2 analog VCOs and a digital Multi-Engine. Poly, Unison, Chord, and ARP/LATCH modes are available, as is a 16-step polyphonic sequencer with step,
141 Views ·Posted 07/18/2018
Join AB, from B&H, as he takes an up-close look at the new Electro 6 keyboard from Nord. Check out the video to learn about some of the new features and functions that make the Electro 6 a versatile instrument, particularly for gigging. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 05/10/2018
Yamaha has continued to fashion excellent digital keyboards—for instance, these entries in the PSR E series. As you’ll see from the infographic below, all these keyboards have two onboard amplifiers (for hearing yourself in stereo), a panoply of sounds (including drum kits) and effects such as reverb, chorus, and EQ. The differences between entries in this series change depending on the model, so we at B&H have made this handy chart to help you make the choice that’s right for you!