Archive for June, 2007

Roland HD 1 – New V Drums Digital Drum Set

The new Roland HD 1 V-Drum Lite digital drum kit is forged from the same technology as its predecessors, but it’s much simpler to use. The HD1 is also incredibly quiet, thanks to the newly designed kick beater, cushioned tom pads, and snare head. The Roland HD-1 is also conveniently compact and stylish — perfect for every home, school, or studio, and it’s priced for the masses. Most of the HD-1’s components are mounted on one stand for easy setup and transport, and for a clean look. Just take it out of the box and play.

The HD-1 is equipped with an external input for connecting CD-players, iPods, and other audio devices. Jam along with your favorite songs, and control the blend of music and your live drumming through headphones or an amplifier. The Roland HD 1 will be available in late July 2007.

Yamaha PSRS900 Electronic Keyboard

The Yamaha PSRS900 electronic keyboard has 891 instrumental voices and offers you a huge sonic palette. Most of these voices come from Yamaha’s high end portable keyboards – including 20 Live Voices, 26 Cool Voices, 22 Sweet Voices as well as 15 Mega Voices and even 23 Super Articulation Voices included.

Connect a microphone and automatically have backing singers mixed with your voice – that’s the PSR-S900’s Vocal Harmony Feature. A powerful Bass-Reflex-speaker system and 2 x 12 watts amplification guarantees outstanding realism of sound, whilst the integrated Network-connector (LAN-Port) ensures ease of use with Yamaha’s unique Internet Direct Connection (IDC) feature. The USB to device connection opens the possibility to connect USB storage devices such as thumb drives to the instrument, giving you virtually unlimited memory capacity for user registrations, styles and songs. The USB connection also allows you to make your own CD-quality recordings at home with a minimum of fuss, utilizing the new USB Audio Recorder.

The Super Articulation voices on the Yamaha PSRS900 open a completely new level of sonic realism and expressiveness. You’ll feel as if you’re playing the real thing! Super Articulation Voices give you the unique performance characteristics of each instrument and are perfect for playing solo passages and legato melodies, intelligently adding the right expressive nuances to your performance as you play. The expanded range of Mega! Voices feature various playing techniques and performance sounds – such as finger slides and fret noise on Guitar Voices and shakes on Trumpet voices – designed specifically to enhance playback of the 305 built-in Styles.

Sequel Music Software By Steinberg

Sequel is an affordable and easy-to-use music studio designed for first-time computer music enthusiasts. Sequel combines intuitive tools to record, edit, mix and perform music with great-sounding loops, instruments and effects, and is the perfect first step into music production and performance.

Sequel turns you into a producer, and gives you your own fully-loaded music studio. You need Hip Hop beats for your latest track? Or want to surprise your friends at your next party with your own electro live-set? Sequel gives you everything you need to produce pro-quality tracks at home, on a plane, in the rehearsal room or even live at a club.