I’ve been spending a bit of money before the tax year ends… (it’s a good excuse anyway!). I’ve just got hold of two new toys;  Vintage AMG1 Resonator Guitar and Yamaha P35 Digital Piano. I’ll do a post about the guitar in a week of so but I thought I’d quicky talk about the piano!

Yamaha P35 Digital Piano

A couple of years ago I forked out the money for the East West Complete Composer Collection. The Complete Composers Collection comprises of a vast selection of industry standard/broadcast quality samples (so vast it requires an additional terabyte hard drive to store them all on!) that can be heard throughout my portfolio and were heavily used on Will Power (aswell as live instruments of course!).

One package I chose in the Composers Collection was the Piano samples, I thought they were best piano samples I’d heard and it was part of the reason I bought the collection in the first place. To compliment these samples I felt I needed to upgrade my M-Audio Keystation 49 (which had served me well over the past six years) to something with weighted keys and a more realistic feel. I looked at the M-Audio ProKeys88 and the Korg Sp170s however I fell in love with the feel of the Yamaha p35 and bought it immediately. There’s 10 voice onboard which will be useful for me in terms of practicing and it’s very tastefully put together (like most Yamaha stuff) with a nice matt finish.

Check it out a quick video here:

This was played using the piano samples in the East West Complete Composers Collection.