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BK-7m Backing Module From RolandBK-7m Backing Module From Roland

Thursday 14th April

Roland UK is pleased to announce the new BK-7m, a portable backing module that can connect to any MIDI-compatible instrument, such as a keyboard, digital piano, or digital accordion.  With hundreds of accompaniment styles, high-quality sounds, and an easy-to-use interface, the BK-7m is the perfect companion for any entertainer.

Equipped with a sophisticated SSC sound engine, the BK-7m includes 128-voice polyphony, with over 1,000 sounds and 57 drum kits, some of which include Roland’s ... Read more.

Farewell To The Eston WurlitzerFarewell To The Eston Wurlitzer

Thursday 14th April

One of the UK's vintage Wurlitzer organs will be making its final concert appearance this Easter, after entertaining thousands of concert go-ers for 30 years.
 
Sadly, the James Finegan Hall at Eston is due to close at the end of May. There had been speculation about the long term future of the venue for a number of years, however the news came just a few months ago that it was the local authority's intent to close the hall in May 2011.
 
It is such a pity that a full season of concerts could not be presented in 2011. A substantial amount of work had been carr... Read more.

Roland UK Launch New Organ...Roland UK Launch New Organ...

Thursday 14th April

Roland UK is proud to introduce the new ATELIER Combo AT-350C.  Perfect for the gigging musician or indeed the home user, the ATELIER Combo features a wide variety of sounds to fit a broad range of musical styles, and is designed for easy transport.

The ATELIER Combo is ready for any live performance,  complete with a wide range of authentic organ sounds with Virtual Tone Wheel technology for rock, pop, and jazz, and also high-resolution voices powered by Roland’s acclaimed SuperN... Read more.

Enigma Records...Enigma Records...

Thursday 14th April

Enigma Records UK is a new, independent record label based in Wells. They are proud to present their debut album, Trumpet Variations, featuring Trumpet and Organ arrangements played by David Bertie (Trumpet) and Christopher Tambling on the magnificent 4-manual Compton Organ of Downside Abbey.

The music includes music by Karg-Elert, Mendelssohn, Stanley, Guilmant, Travers, Elgar and others, as well as original compositions by Christopher Tambling. Available to order from Enigma, Amazon and as a download from the iTunes store now.

Britains Got TalentBritains Got Talent

Tuesday 12th April

The new series of 'Britains Got Talent' is about to launch on ITV. So whats that got to do with OrganFax news you may ask. Well next time you are watching an ITV program and the adverts come on, don't turn over or go and make tea. If you catch the tease trailer for the program you will see a flash of a very well know British Organist amongst the coming contestants. Who is it?......... Our own Jean Martyn. We have no more info as yet but will let you know as soon as we hear anything!

Sounds For Keys...Sounds For Keys...

Tuesday 12th April

Sounds For Keys is a Netherlands based sample company producing voices for Yamaha Tyros and Wersi instruments. The voices are direct sampled sounds and offer true to life replicas. Sounds For Keys are unique as they produce only HIGH DEFINITION VOICES - the clairity of the sounds is superb.

There are 4 packs available which include:

Jimmy Smith Organs - Great hammond sounds for Tyros and Wersi
Klaus Wunderlich 1960's - Great sounds of Klaus from the H100 organ
Spectra One Pack - Voices from the Wersi Spectra produced in High Definition
Cathedral Voice Pa... Read more.

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