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#2354494 - Yesterday at 05:22 AM NAMM 2015 Rumours?
Beemer Offline
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Registered: 05/26/13
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Loc: Scotland
Anyone heard any gossip about new keyboards being announced in January at NAMM 2015?

Ian

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#2354554 - Yesterday at 10:28 AM Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Beemer]
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I have not heard/read any "rumors", however, just a "few predictions" perhaps (mostly same as I posted for Summer Namm):

- Nord Stage 3 or Piano 3 (maybe)
- Roland RD400 (maybe)
- Roland V-Piano 2 (doubt it)
- Kawai ES8 or EP4 (highly doubt it)
- Kawai VPC2 with GF (doubt it)
- Kawai CA - new models (maybe)
- Yamaha CP400 (doubt it)
- Korg SV-2 (maybe)
- Korg SP290 with RH3 (doubt it)
- Casio PX155 or PX355 with better speakers (doubt it)
- Casio PX-6S in black option with half-damper (doubt it)
- Groove Piano final product (no idea)
- maybe a few new VSTs? (good chance)

Korg and Kurweill already got a headstart with Kronos(2) and and PC3A. Those might be a highlight a NAMM.

Well, Im sure plenty more rumors, clues, gossip, hints, and leaks to come over the next few weeks.
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#2354570 - Yesterday at 11:02 AM Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Marko in Boston]
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Originally Posted By: Marko in Boston
I have not heard/read any "rumors", however, just a "few predictions" perhaps (mostly same as I posted for Summer Namm):


I doubt the Stage 3 will be announced. I think that not too long ago nord raised the price on the stage 2 a bit, and it seems to still be a really good seller for them. I wouldn't be surprised to see a Nord Stage 2 EX released with some incremental improvements (some of the organ improvements from the C2D, more memory to hold samples, maybe even a better display, etc...) I also really doubt that we'll ever see a stage 2/3 with physical drawbars, though some have suggested that as a possibility.

Roland RD400: On your list, this seems the most likely to be true to me. it's predecessor is getting pretty long in the tooth. Another longshot might be updates to the other products in their line still using their older actions (updating them to variations of the PHA-4 action -- boards like the FP-80).

A yamaha CP400, I presume you mean as an update to the ancient CP300? I doubt that yamaha will go with that form factor ever again. it's so heavy. Although I would love it if they did. It might have a big enough niche to be profitable.

Korg SV-2 Maybe. I wouldn't be surprised if they do or don't, but it could be a very nice board if they do.

Updates to the privia line, maybe, but i would guess that we won't see those until the following year. I would love to be pleasantly surprised. :-)
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#2354719 - Yesterday at 05:19 PM Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Marko in Boston]
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Originally Posted By: Marko in Boston
I have not heard/read any "rumors", however, just a "few predictions" perhaps (mostly same as I posted for Summer Namm):

...
- Kawai ES8 or EP4 (highly doubt it)
- Kawai VPC2 with GF (doubt it)
- Kawai CA - new models (maybe)
...

In some posts James said ambiguous things that made me wonder if he was joking or really Kawai is going to present some completely new instrument. I can't find exactly what he said, but, as we say in spanish, he threw the stone and then hid his hand...



Edited by Marcos Daniel (Yesterday at 05:19 PM)

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#2354744 - Yesterday at 06:32 PM Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Marcos Daniel]
fizikisto Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 648
Loc: Hernando, MS
Originally Posted By: Marcos Daniel

but, as we say in spanish, he threw the stone and then hid his hand...


Or it might be more like, He pretended to throw the tennis ball and we went chasing after it even though he was hiding it behind his back wink
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#2354761 - Yesterday at 07:21 PM Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Beemer]
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Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 426
Loc: Twin Cities
There will be modelling of favorite modelled pianos, and these will sound more like samples, and then manufacturers will know they have taken modelling too far. The V-Piano2 will therefore be models of samples of models, and the following year, it will start all over again with just models of real pianos like the good old days of 2009 - 2014 or maybe even a sine wave from the 1980s.

My crystal ball is a bit cloudy today with a bit of snow and wind, so I am just guessing here...

Tony
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#2354775 - Yesterday at 08:00 PM Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Beemer]
Kawai James Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
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A new Nord will surely be unveiled...perhaps an NS3, or something else entirely?

If I were a betting man, I'd put money on an RD-400, too.

Cheers,
James
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#2354923 - Today at 06:52 AM Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Kawai James]
Marko in Boston Online   content
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Registered: 11/30/12
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James

If I were a betting man, I'd put money on an RD-400, too.



Well, not too sure about betting on a RD400 yet. How would you price an RD400 when the FA08 is already at $1,799US? I would imagine an RD400 would use similar action to FA08. Yes, I know the FA08 is a workstation but if a RD400 using the same action as FA08 then why not just take advantage of FA08 if priced within a few hundred dollars.

But if I were to bet on it....
Maybe if the RD400 uses PHA4 Premium with RD800's new APs and EP's and keeps around 30-35lbs with a $1,499US price tag. That would be worth a look as it would be a cheaper alternative to CP40 and MP7. Also, Im not sure how big of a market is for a 76 key DP but RD400 could do a 76 key version with PHA4 Standard for $1299 and 30lbs

Sorry for all this silly speculation Jay Roland grin
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#2355005 - 30 minutes 21 seconds ago Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Marko in Boston]
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Originally Posted By: Marko in Boston
Originally Posted By: Kawai James

If I were a betting man, I'd put money on an RD-400, too.



Well, not too sure about betting on a RD400 yet. How would you price an RD400 when the FA08 is already at $1,799US? I would imagine an RD400 would use similar action to FA08. Yes, I know the FA08 is a workstation but if a RD400 using the same action as FA08 then why not just take advantage of FA08 if priced within a few hundred dollars.

But if I were to bet on it....
Maybe if the RD400 uses PHA4 Premium with RD800's new APs and EP's and keeps around 30-35lbs with a $1,499US price tag. That would be worth a look as it would be a cheaper alternative to CP40 and MP7. Also, Im not sure how big of a market is for a 76 key DP but RD400 could do a 76 key version with PHA4 Standard for $1299 and 30lbs

Sorry for all this silly speculation Jay Roland grin



hahahaha....speculate away Marko,

my lips are sealed.

Jay
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#2355012 - 5 minutes 1 second ago Re: NAMM 2015 Rumours? [Re: Beemer]
Pete14 Online   content
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Registered: 06/12/13
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I'm going to double down on Marko's hypothetical bet. The RD-400 is around the corner bodega, and making its way to NAMM 2015.

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