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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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OrganFax Website LaunchOrganFax Website Launch

Sunday 1st February

We are proud to welcome you to the new OrganFax Website. Months of work have gone into the new site. It has been rebuilt from the ground up. Completely new coding, every item of data has been checked (and we hope is correct), new idea's, new facilities and a new lease of life. It is our desire to make this the UK's most comprehensive organ and keyboard website. A facility for all. The project is an ongoing one and we would like both your ideas and comments so that we can continue to develop the site. We cannot make it work without you, so whether it's a news item, you need something musical... Read more.

New Online Tuition Website from Paul CarmanNew Online Tuition Website from Paul Carman

Friday 30th January

Well known organist and entertainer, Paul Carman has recently launched a revolutionary website aimed at online tuition.  This unique site enables you to take advantage of monthly tuition from professional players wherever you live and most importantly whatever your playing standard.

The on-line lessons will cover many aspects of playing and can be worked on at your own pace and can be reviewed as many times as you wish.

Why not take a look at the new site Keyplay4u

Carol Williams visits the UKCarol Williams visits the UK

Friday 30th January

Anyone wishing to see Carol in concert is welcome to a special performance at St Mary's Church, Andover on Saturday 21 March 2009 at 7.30 p.m.

The concert has been initiated by the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society who have organised the event in association with the Mayor of Test Valley's Charity Appeal. Carol is being sponsored by the Society and all proceeds will be donated to the Appeal. The world- renowned organist appeared at this venue in March 2007, when over £1,000 was raised for the local hospice.

Carol has performed concerts and recitals worldwide, whil... Read more.

Steve says Ship Ahoy!Steve says Ship Ahoy!

Thursday 29th January

Jazz man, Steve Lowdell tells us that he's upon the ocean waves from now until the Spring working onboard Fred Olsen's luxury cruise ship, 'Boudicca'.

We wish him 'bon voyage' on his Caribbean travels and Steve tells us that he is now open for engagements upon his return.

YKPO Website UpgradeYKPO Website Upgrade

Tuesday 20th January

We have received the following press release from James Woodcock the owner of Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner

"Wednesday 21st January 2009 will be the date Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner is moved to a new faster, more secure and stable server. The website will be shutdown (both the main website and the forum) hopefully between 1-3 days depending on how easy the migration takes place, but I will endeavor with the help of my server provider to get YPKO up and running as soon as humanly possible. The forum of course will take top priority!

Everything on the website will b... Read more.

Tyros 3 NewsTyros 3 News

Saturday 17th January

When we saw the firmware release the other day our initial thought was that most players would not be bothered about it. However it seems to be deeper than that as this latest fix enables the use of the scat voices from Tyros 2.

Yamaha have now released the Scat Voices that didn't convert over from Tyros2 to the Tyros3 using their official software. According to the Yamaha website, you also need to make sure you have version 1.02 (see the news item listed below) or later firmware installed before you can use these additional voices. The fixed Scat voices can be downloaded Read more.

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