Instruments & Gear

Williams introduced two next-generation, 88-key console digital pianos. The Rhapsody 2 and Overture 2 feature exquisite finishes, a new weighted hammer action with incredibly realistic response and feel, high-definition sounds from Williams' all-new custom sound library, and an impressive feature set. Both instruments offer 64-voice polyphony, so you can create deep, layered orchestrations without running out of voices.

Read more: Williams Overture 2/Rhapsody 2

Instruments & Gear

The latest update to PreSonus Notion for iOS takes mobile music creation to the next level with a new in-app purchase that adds handwriting recognition for iPad users. Using a finger or stylus, you can write music in your own handwriting and see it effortlessly convert to digital notation. And with an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, you can even write with pressure and thickness, which gives you a much more natural feeling and even greater accuracy.

Read more: PreSonus Notion for iOS Adds Handwriting and Apple Pencil Support for iPad

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Vintage Reborn Series saxophones feature light key action enabling quick, smooth, and responsive playing. And these horns are designed with vintage-inspired keywork and lightweight guards to ensure that they sound, look, and feel like the classic horns of years past. Each saxophone is hand-engraved by artisans in Salt Lake City, Utah. All include a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist who engraved the horn, and some engraving series also include Limited-number edition designs and certificates.

Read more: Cannonball Vintage Reborn Series Saxophones

Instruments & Gear

The E12F semi-professional clarinter features unstained African blackwood, silver-plated keywork, and a refined bore derived from the R13, leather pads, an adjustable thumb rest with neck strap hook, threaded posts, and a backpack-style case. 

Read more: Buffet Crampon E12F Semi-professional Clarinet

Instruments & Gear

Row-Loff has just added a tasty morsel to their ‘Sicles library with a new festive collection of nine holiday percussion ensembles titled Icesicles.

Read more: Row-Loff Icesicles

Instruments & Gear

This second volume of Professional Piano Teaching is designed to serve as a basic text for a second-semester or upper-division piano pedagogy course. It provides an overview of learning principles and a thorough approach to essential aspects of teaching intermediate to advanced students.

Read more: Alfred’s Professional Piano Teaching

Instruments & Gear

Hal Leonard has just released two new genre-specific methods for piano and keyboard: The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method by Mark Davis is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano – from the complete novice to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary.

Read more: Hal Leonard Jazz & Blues Piano Methods and First 50 Christmas Carols You Should Play on the Piano

Instruments & Gear

Tama SuperstarAll Superstar Classic features Tama’s signature thin maple shells, along with vintage style low-mass single lugs, and the sustain-enhancing Star-Mount tom mounting system. Triple-flange hoops allow for a more open, resonant sound from the toms and snare, while all-maple bass drum hoops help deliver robust, yet tight bottom-end. 

Read more: Tama Superstar Classic

Instruments & Gear

Overture 2Williams just introduced two next-generation, 88-key console digital pianos. The Rhapsody 2 and Overture 2 feature exquisite finishes, a new weighted hammer action, high-definition sounds from Williams’ all-new custom sound library, and an impressive feature set.

Read more: Williams Overture 2 and Rhapsody 2

Instruments & Gear

The MS9210 and MS9212 are the first round-base models added to the company’s expanding Professional Series. Both new models feature a low profile base, yet maintain no-compromise, heavy duty components suitable for professional theater, concert, and broadcast applications.

Read more: On-Stage Stands Round Base Microphone Stands

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