Archive for January, 2012

New XW-P1 Casio Synth

Casio XW-P1

Casio XW-P1 61 Key Performance Synthesizer

The Casio XW-P1 performance synthesizer was recently announced. The XW-P1 features a new sound engine called HPSS (Hybrid Processing Sound Source). It has vintage analog leads and basses, drawbar organs, layers, splits, and much more.

Stay tuned for more to come on this exciting keyboard product, including the price! Current shipping date is Spring.

  • 61 keys – 64 note polyphony
  • 400 editable sounds
  • drawbar organ mode with 9 sliders
  • 9 track step sequencer, 16 step arpeggiator
  • 4 keyboard zones
  • USB and MIDI ports
  • DSP effects
  • SDHC storage – 2 GB – 32 GB capacity

For more information on the Casio keyboards, including the new WXP1 synthesizer, visit, or call 251-633-8944.

Andy’s Music Awarded Readers Choice 1st Place For Ten Straight Years

Andy’s Music has once again been selected as the best music store in the Mobile Register’s 10th Annual Readers Choice Awards. This award has been presented each year since 2002, and Andy’s Music has won first place ten consecutive years.

“We’re extremely honored to be selected as Mobile’s favorite musical instrument dealer”, says Jim Andrews, store manager. “Having been selected once is quite an honor, but to be selected ten years in a row is very special”.

Andy's Music Mobile Register Readers Choice AwardThe Mobile music scene includes several specialty music dealers, and a national guitar chain. Andrews says, “We appreciate the confidence shown in us by readers of the Mobile Register, and we’ll continue to strive for excellence in customer service. In today’s competitive marketplace, you can’t take anything for granted, especially your customers!”

Andy’s Music was also recently selected as one of the Top 100 Dealers in the U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

The Top 100 Dealer Awards recognizes outstanding NAMM retailers, who exhibit passion, excellence and innovation in music retailing. Dealers were selected by a panel of industry expert judges.

Andy’s Music, established in 1977, is a full-line musical instrument dealer in Mobile, Alabama. Andy’s sells and services most major brands of musical instruments and products include guitars, drums, keyboards, pianos, pro audio, band and orchestra instruments, and sheet music.

Andy’s Music is one of the few music dealers in the U.S. to represent all three divisions of the Yamaha Corporation: Yamaha Pianos and Clavinovas, Yamaha Band and Orchestra Instruments, and Yamaha Combo products (Yamaha portable keyboards, pro audio, guitars and drums).  Their website address is:

In the Readers Choice Awards, readers are asked to nominate their “favorites” in 137 categories. These categories are in the major areas of Shopping & Services, Entertainment, Sports, etc. Readers nominated businesses by completing a ballot published in the Mobile Register. The newspaper announces a winner and two finalists.

The Mobile Register’s primary area of circulation is the Mobile MSA. The MSA is comprised of Mobile and Baldwin Counties and is home to 397,945 adults 18+. The Mobile MSA is Alabama’s second largest metro area and consistently ranks among the top 100 out of 320 metro areas in the United States.

Daily, the Mobile Register is read by over 219,000 or 55% of all adults in the Mobile MSA. On Sunday, the readership increases to 69% or 273,000 adults. During an average week the Mobile Register reaches 324,000 or 81% of all adults in the Mobile MSA.

New Yamaha Keyboards Announced At Winter NAMM 2012

Yamaha Arius YDPC71PE Digital Piano

Yamaha YDP-C71PE

Yamaha will introduce at least two new keyboard products at this year’s music dealer trade show ( NAMM), the YDP-C71PE Arius Digital Piano and the EZ-220 portable keyboard.

The Yamaha YPD-C71PE features a high gloss polished ebony finish – like Yamaha Grand Pianos – and is very suitable for churches, schools, and of course, home. It has the GH graded hammer action, AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling, and the half-damper effect, which provides different levels of sustain for acoustic piano realism.

Other features include a two track song recorder, dual headphone jacks, and the ability to mute either hand of the 50 preset piano songs, so you can practice each hand independently. For more information on the YDPC71PE or the EZ200, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-7495.