by 1/26/2014 9:04 AM
New gear pics and random musings from our editor-in-chief Stephen Fortner.
by by David C. Lovelace 1/26/2014 8:49 AM
Our resident cartoonist Dave "the Packrat" Lovelace offers an irreverent yet affectionate take on attending his first-ever NAMM show.
by Stephen Fortner 1/26/2014 8:18 AM
New gear favorites and random musings from our editor in chief at NAMM 2014.
by by by Jon Regen 8/2/2013 8:05 AM
Photo by Merri CyrEditor's note: Jon Regen (shown at left) is Editor-at-Large of Keyboard magazine, and responsible for planning all the music lessons authored by top players that you see every month. He's also an accomplished musician in his own right as are all of Keyboard's contributors. Normally, we prefer not to "toot our own horn" and showcase the accomplishments of our staff. However, we found Jon's story below to be very inspiring and thought that it might be so to anyone in a similar situation to the family health crisis he describes. It's a very personal memoir of how music can aid in healing and ultimately how triumph can arise from tribulation. --Stephen Fortner, Editor in Chief


In November of 2011 after I returned from a tour of Europe with my band, my father Martin Regen (now 74) was diagnosed with kidney and lung cancer...
by by Ken Rich, Joshua Jones, Stephen Fortner 5/1/2012 10:51 AM
Los Angeles-based supertech Ken Rich restores and customizes Hammond organs, Leslie speakers, Rhodes and Wurly electric pianos, Clavinets, all kinds of synths, and other vintage keyboards for the biggest tours and most demanding clients in the music business.
by 6/8/2011 1:13 PM

When Apple called and asked me to take a look at the latest iteration of their ultra thin MacBook Air laptop (the one introduced in October 2010), my initial thought was "Um, we're a magazine about serious music production tools.

by 5/18/2011 10:12 AM

By Lance Hayes I’m often asked, “What exactly is adaptive music?” With that in mind, this entry is dedicated to a core game music production concept. I’ll do my best to offer up a basic outline and explain, with some

5/4/2011 1:07 PM

Jon Regen reports on the inspiration and perspiration from the 2011 Jazz Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association, April 14 16, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.Most aspiring pianists spend a majority of their time in virtual "instrument lockdown," assembling the

by by by 4/28/2011 5:08 AM

If you've played or even seen vintage keyboards on a major tour, chances are that the Hammond B-3, Rhodes or Wurly electric pianos, Clavinet, and synths have been gone through with a fine-tooth comb by Ken Rich Sound Services . Both a restorer and a customizer, his jobs range from bringing Hammond organs back to th

4/20/2011 2:42 PM

The Internet age is about freedom of information, and anyone who’d try to stop an information leak about a new synth must be an evil corporate censor, right? Wrong. I recently had to play the "evil corporate censor" to contain

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