New Digital Piano Releases from NAMM 2018

What is NAMM?

For anyone who has never come across NAMM before, it’s a trade show in the US for all things music and music technology. It stands for the National Association of Music Merchants, and every year, hundreds of brands attend NAMM to showcase their new products, including digital pianos. This year, brands showing off their latest digital piano releases at NAMM included huge names in the piano and keyboard world, such as Yamaha, Casio, and Kawai. Each of these particular digital piano manufacturers brought game changing instruments to the market which will all be available to purchase in the UK in the coming months.

The NAMM show
The NAMM show

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Casio’s Youtube Star

To accompany Casio’s launch of the brand spanking new Casio CDP 130 digital piano is a pair of Youtube videos where we can see the new piano in action. We see a young, virtuosic pianist take to the ivories and play his heart out in both Chopin’s Etude opus number 25, number 11, otherwise known as ‘Winter Wind’, and Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu Opus 66. The piano is set up in a red brick room and our mystery player is positioned in the middle of the space available wearing his casual (yet sleek) black suit jacket and a stony expression on his face. Casio's Youtube Sensation Continue reading “Casio’s Youtube Star”

Make way for the Casio CDP-130!

This Casio CDP-130 is being released this week by Chase Direct. As the upgrade to the ever popular model, the Casio CDP-120, there is sure to be a rush of people excited to purchase this fantastic new digital piano, the CDP-130. With ten tones, an integrated metronome, and a whole range of fantastic electronic effects, the CDP-130 is a fantastic instrument for beginners and has everything built in that you need to start your piano playing journey. Even for the more seasoned pianist, this electronic piano is more than suitable for use, and still has everything you could possibly need for a heightened practicing experience. The speaker system has been improved since the Casio CDP-120, and can be made particular use of with the built in ‘Hall effect’ button which applies the most wonderful concert hall reverb to the sound of the piano, making it actually sound like you are performing in a concert hall. The tone of the piano has been improved, and the tone of the voices integrated in the piano have also been improved on since the Casio CDP120, ensuring the entire piano playing journey is as enriched as possible. Continue reading “Make way for the Casio CDP-130!”