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  • Global Stage: Xantoné Blacq

    Xantoné Blacq performs on the CK88 Xantoné Blacq is a UK based keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He’s worked with a number of well-known artists including Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, and Seal. Xan has released several solo albums and singles over the years, showcasing his talents as a songwriter and performer. His music is an…

  • Tech Talk S4E2

    We’ll explore CK Series Sound The next Tech Talk explores different ways to edit CK sounds. Using the panel knobs, effects and functions under Part Settings, it’s easy to change the sound and make it your own. It all happens Tuesday, May 2 at 1PM PDT/10PM CET. Hope to see you there!

  • Belle Chen on CK

    Pianist and Sound Artist Belle Chen talks CK. Whether performing on stage or creating new works in the studio, Belle Chen continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of music. Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and raised in Brisbane Australia, Chen has performed around the world and collaborated with artists across…

  • Kandace Springs on CK

    Pianist and vocalist Kandace Springs talks music and CK88. “I would say that I grew up playing a Yamaha and it really established who I am today as a player.”—Kandace Springs Kandace Springs talks about her music background, her first experience with a Yamaha piano and where she finds inspiration. Check out the engaging video…

  • Global Stage: Kandace Springs

    Kandace Springs performs “Love is All We Have” on CK88. With her unique sound and undeniable talent, Kandace Springs is a rising star in the contemporary jazz scene. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Kandace began playing piano at an early age and was influenced by jazz legends such as Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Her 2016…

  • Signature Artist Sounds: Luke Smith

    Luke Smith shares his soulful YC sounds. “The music I work with is very eclectic and it can go from jazz to reggae to blues to gospel to pop.”- Luke Smith Keyboardist and producer Luke Smith created several expressive and engaging sounds for the YC Series. In the videos below, Luke discusses the sounds he…

  • SynthBits: Manuele Montesanti on CK

    Manuele performs his song “Bump” with CK. Did you catch Rome-based keyboardist and producer Manuele Montesanti’s live performance during the CK Tech Talk? He played his song “Bump” on CK. Check out this version he recorded in his studio!

  • Blake’s Take: YC OS v1.3

    New sounds, better control, more versatility YC OS v1.3 brings new IdeaScale requested sounds and features to the YC Series Stage keyboards. As always, YC OS v1.3 is free. You can get it right here. Let’s take a look at what’s new. Sound YC OS v1.2 brought significant improvements to the Organ Section and Rotary…

  • Music Production Guide 02|2023

    Introducing CK Series This issue of the Music Production Guide features a complete overview of the versatile CK Series Stage Keyboard. Check out the “First Steps” section to see just how easy it is to get started with CK. Download the Music Production Guide 02|2023 here.

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