Yamaha PSRS900 61 Key Arranger WorkstationContinues the Yamaha tradition of producing top-notch arranger keyboards, reproducing instruments so authentically, you will feel as if you are playing the real thing. With 891 instrumental voices, it offers the player a huge sonic palette. Features such as Vocal Harmony and the powerful Bass-Reflex make the PSR-S900 an incredible live performance tool, and the impressive sounds make it perfect for studio work as well.Click on the picture to the left to see a very large picture of the awesome s900!Accompaniment styles powered by MegaVoicesSuper Articulation Voices for ultra-realistic instrument soundsUSB Audio RecorderLAN Port for Internet Direct Connection accessVocal Harmony & Video Out for more funKeyboard/Polyphony61 regular-sized touch sensitive keys and 128-note polyphony.Super ArticulationIntroducing a completely fine level of sonic realism and musical expressiveness. The remarkably authentic Voices feature the unique p (more…)
Casio CTK-3000 61 Key, Touch Sensitive Personal Keyboard with MP3 Connection and World Music Library
The Casio CTK-3000 is an affordable instrument with a 61 Key Piano Style Touch Sensitive Keyboard, 400 total onboard Tones, 150 Rhythms and Digital Effects. Packed with great features such as Casio’s famous Step-up Lesson System, audio inputs for a MP3 player, USB port for MIDI implementation and a pitch wheel for additional expression over sounds. All this makes CTK-3000 more realistic and expressive than ever before at this price range. An affordable, full-featured portable keyboard. Click to enlarge. Standard-Size Keys with Touch Response The CTK-3000 features 61 standard-size keys and two sensitivity levels for a more piano-like experience, along with 48-note polyphony (24-note for certain tones). 400 Built-In Tones Find just the right sound with 400 built-in tones, and select from ten different reverb settings to add depth. USB Port For many musicians, the computer has become a music-making center. Connect the CTK-3000 to a computer (more…)
Casio’s 61-key CTK-496 has everything a beginner needs on board: 100 tones, 100 rhythms, 100 songs. The familiar CD player control buttons (stop, play/pause, rewind, fast forward) make child’s play of song bank operation. The on/off buttons for the right and left hand–as well as the button for activating the chord book function–are located just beside the song-bank controller. The instrument offers 12-note polyphony, which means up to 12 keys or voices may be sounded simultaneously. The song book included in the package yields insight into notes and lyrics. Once you’ve rehearsed the tunes, the next job is waiting: Sing Along via the top-panel microphone input and dedicated volume control. Other features include MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) in/out, auto-accompaniment, assignable pedals, a headphone jack, and 2 speakers powered by 2 watts each. Power the unit using an optional AC/DC adapter (model AD-5) or with 6 AA batteries (not included) (more…)
Casio CTK-5000 61 Key Personal Keyboard with MP3 Connection, SD Card Slot, and a 5 Song/6-Track Recorder
The Casio CTK5000 is a Touch Sensitive General MIDI Keyboard that allows you to freely express all of your musical performances. It’s loaded with features like a USB port to connect to your computer, plus 48-note polyphony so you are always in control. Want to sound like you are playing in a large concert hall? Consider it done with the on-board Digital Effects which will add another dimension to your playing. In addition, the CTK5000 keyboard features a 61-key full-size keyboard with MP3 connectivity, an LCD display, pitch-bend wheel, and a 3 Step Lesson learning system. The CTK5000 allows you to select up to 670 tones that now include a world music library. There are also 200 versatile rhythms to help add plenty of life to all your keyboard performances. The CTK5000 comes with a total of 152 built-in tunes. You can play back built-in tunes for your own listening pleasure, for practice or even sing-alongs. You will also be able to record up to 5 songs of your (more…)
The Casio WK500 Personal Keyboard is built with the use of Casio’s new AHL sound technology! The AHL (Acoustic & Highly-compressed Large-waveform) technology boasts a realistic reproduction of tones from pianos to organs and more. With 48 notes of polyphony, these new keyboards ensure that all sounds played are heard, even when playing complex parts with the aid of on-board accompaniment. This keyboard also features piano-style keys for a more natural feel. Equipped with built-in sampling features, you can record any sound or musical phrases using the microphone (or audio input) jack and then play them back on the keyboard. Casio has taken great leaps in upgrading the Step Up Lesson function those just starting to learn. Young and growing musicians can learn to play songs phrase-by-phrase by listening to the progression, watching the LCD screen to see where to play and then repeating the simple parts on the keyboard this process will help any new player learn throug (more…)
The Casio WK-500 keyboard is ideal for home/project studio use, open-mic performance, education/classroom applications, or simply for pure musical enjoyment. The WK-500 76 Key Musical Keyboard, with touch response, allows you to select up to 670 tones that include an array of different sounds, as well as 200 rhythms to choose from. A large back-lit LCD screen graphically shows you fingerings, keyboard keys to be pressed, and notes, making keyboard play more informative and enjoyable than ever before. Want to sound like you are playing in a large concert hall? Consider it done with the on-board Digital Effects which will add another dimension to your playing. This powerful instrument also features an on-board sequencer, for unmatched creative possibilities! You can now record up to 5 songs with 6 tracks each. Computer connectable via USB port, MIDI capable, and MP3/Audio connectivity. The WK-500 also features a new 10 second sampling feature, which will allow yo (more…)
Yamaha YPT220 61 Key Personal Keyboard with AC Adapter, Deluxe Keyboard Stand and Professional Headphones
You’re never more than a button push away from the most realistic piano sound in portable keyboards today. One press of the Portable Grand button resets the entire keyboard to a stereo-sampled piano – perfect for when it’s time to practice. Yamaha is known around the world for the quality of our acoustic pianos and this attention to detail is evident as you enjoy the warmth and clarity of the YPT-220 Portable Grand piano. And of course, the keyboard includes a Sustain Pedal jack on the back for practicing and playing piano pieces. The package comes bundled with professional closed-cup headphones, a single braced X-style keyboard stand, and a power supply.
A comprehensive and accessible guide to making music on a home computer, this book is perfect for beginners, a godsend for musicians trying to keep up with technology, and an inspiration to anyone thinking of the best way to make music more easily. The handbook covers all the software and hardware needed to create any type of music on a computer. Plus, professional tips and jargon troubleshooters are provided throughout the text to help individuals through the technology minefield and provide expert information in a digestible form. With the solid advice and information found in this book, individuals will be able to make music using the same methods as professional musicians.
About the Author
Ronan MacDonald is the editor of Computer Music Magazine, which is the top UK magazine in the field. He lives in London.
The Casio WK-200 keyboard is ideal for home/project studio use, open-mic performance, education/classroom applications, or simply for pure musical enjoyment. The WK-200 76 Key Musical Keyboard, with touch response, allows you to select up to 570 tones that include an array of sounds. A large LCD screen graphically shows you fingerings, keyboard keys to be pressed, and notes, making keyboard play more informative and enjoyable than ever before. Want to sound like you are playing in a large concert hall? Consider it done with the on-board Digital Effects which will add another dimension to your playing. This powerful instrument also features an on-board sequencer, for unmatched creative possibilities! You can now record up to 5 songs with 6 tracks each. Computer connectable via USB port, MIDI capable, and MP3/Audio connectivity. The WK-200 also features a new 10 second sampling feature, which will allow you to sample almost anything that you can think of!
Whether you’re a professional musician or a mere novice, Apple’s GarageBand software has everything you need to produce commercial-quality recordings entirely on your own. Just imagine how many thousands of singers and instrumentalists remain undiscovered because they lack the capability to produce viable demos. Well, no more. Now there’s no need to assemble a backup band or book time at a professional studio–GarageBand has it covered. And “GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual” gives you the know-how you need to make it all happen. It’s an authoritative, witty guide to constructing digital recordings with GarageBand. Written by the master of the Missing Manual series, and a musician himself, David Pogue, this top-selling book shows you how to maximize the program’s entire set of tools. Pre-recorded loops, sampled sounds, live recordings–they’re all explained in easy-to-understand language. It also shows you how to apply professional-sounding effects like reverb or chor (more…)