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OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Yamaha Tyros5Yamaha Tyros5

Friday 1st November

Yamaha today has released the first teaser for the much awaited successor to their flagship keyboard model.

Tyros5 is due for release on the 11th of November and is set to offer a very considerable upgrade to any keyboard player and organist with both a 61 key and 76 key version available!

New OAS 7 & Pegasus Wing DVD Launch and Pre-Order! Exclusive Discount!New OAS 7 & Pegasus Wing DVD Launch and Pre-Order! Exclusive Discount!

Sunday 27th October

New OAS 7 Range DVD's PRE-ORDER.

The OpenArt-System Range has two DVD's being developed. The Release dates are November 16th 2013.

For Abacus, Verona, Scala, Louvre, Xenios, Ikarus, Giga Piano & XE-1 Expander.

1. OAS 7 - Basics (Getting to know your OAS instrument, how to save a preset, how to make a good preset, getting to know your instrument)
2. OAS 7 - Advanced Settings (Advanced Selectors / Effects / Mixer / Acc / Advanced Acc / Sound Control / )
3. OAS 7 - OX7 Drawbars and OAS Drawbars
4. OAS 7 - Sound Editing (Normal Sound Edit /... Read more.

Best keyboard of 2013Best keyboard of 2013

Friday 25th October

Voting for this year's MIA awards is nearing it's deadline however it's not too late to have your say.

Visit ClassicFM's page to cast your vote in the best keyboard and digital piano category.

New Regional Store For Bristol!New Regional Store For Bristol!

Thursday 10th October

Mark Ireland is opening his new regional digital piano and keyboard store for Bristol and the surrounding area!

Great news for piano and keyboard customers in the South West- Mark Ireland who is no stranger to the world of retail and digital instruments, as well as the concert circuit, has launched Mark Ireland Pianos in Bristol. The shop is located on the east side of Bristol just off the busy A4 Bath road. Mark aims to provide a comprehensive selection of the best digital pianos from major brands and currently stocks Casio,
Kawai, Roland and Yamaha.

This new c... Read more.

Trocadero Wurlitzer Trust September NewsletterTrocadero Wurlitzer Trust September Newsletter

Friday 4th October

Just added to our articles page the next issue of the Trocadero Wurlitzer News letter.

The Troxy, Stepney first opened its doors to the public on the 11th September 1933 and so September 2013 marked its 80th birthday. Many well known names appeared on stage including Tommy Trinder, The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Louis Armstrong, Petula Clarke and Cliff Richard. In this issue we look at the history of the Troxy, report on the event held to celebrate its 80th birthday, and briefly check on progress with the i... Read more.

Touchkeys - A New Keyboard ControllerTouchkeys - A New Keyboard Controller

Friday 30th August

We have recently learnt of this facisinating keyboard project and thought our readers might be interested!

TouchKeys are a new musical instrument controller transforming the piano-style keyboard into an expressive multi-touch control surface. TouchKeys are touch sensors that can be added to the surface of any keyboard, measuring the location of the musician's fingers on the keys during performance.

On traditional keyboards it is difficult to shape the sound of a note after it has been played. On the TouchKeys, vibrato, pitch bends, timbre and volume changes are as simple as... Read more.

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