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Yamaha DGX-650 Portable Digital Grand: Classic, Acoustic Touch and Tone with Tech Forward Learning and Playing Features

Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

Yamaha introduced its new DGX-650, a Portable Grand digital piano that is ideal for piano students and hobbyists of all ages. This entertaining alternative to an acoustic upright piano offers several features that make learning and playing piano more fun than ever, including upgraded piano sound and CD-quality audio recording and playback, as well as the ability to play chords with a single keystroke and interactive software that helps players quickly learn songs of their favorite artists from many genres. It includes a stand and a sustain footswitch, and is available in two attractive finishes: black with rosewood side panels or spotlight white.

The DGX-650 has category-leading touch and tone with PureCF sampling, which integrates the authentic sounds from the critically acclaimed nine-foot Yamaha CFIIIS Grand Piano into this powerful portable keyboard. Yamahas Graded Hammer Standard action provides the natural touch response of a full-size grand piano -- the lower keys are heavier and the higher keys become gradually lighter through the different registers. Extra-large, front-facing speakers provide a full and rich room-filling presence.

The DGX-650 is an ensemble digital piano that is ready to be enjoyed by a wide range of aspiring pianists, from those looking to learn and grow their musical abilities to those who may want the experience of playing with a band, said Dane Madsen, Yamaha Digital Piano Marketing Manager. Players of all abilities will appreciate the comprehensive learning features, great sound and connectivity that make it possible to easily share performances with friends and relatives.

The DGX-650s XG song file compatibility and optional You Are the Artist series songbooks allow players to learn and play along with recordings of their favorite songs made popular by artists like Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Adele, Johnny Cash and more. With this special collection of piano songbooks and play-along recordings, piano music can be experienced in several ways. The piano part of a song can be played on the DGX-650s keyboard while XG song files play all of the backing band parts. Songs can be slowed down to allow players to practice at a comfortable tempo before speeding up when theyre ready. Players can even practice one hand while the DGX-650 plays the other. You Are the Artist series songbooks and XG song files can be purchased at or any authorized Hal Leonard music retailer.

Sharing music is now easier than ever with new USB audio recording capabilities. CD-quality audio recordings of performances can be loaded onto computer and emailed to a friend, posted as a video on YouTube or simply transferred to an iPod.

The DGX-650 has many key features that intuitively assist beginners and novices in expressing themselves musically. Smart Chord mode enables major and minor chords to be played with just one key and is suitable for a variety of genres. For example, when playing a jazz song, players can automatically create complex 7th and 9th chords. When playing pop music, simpler three-note chords can be created. With Smart Chord, these instant four and five-note harmonies are now possible with a single finger.

A stereo 3.5mm AUX line input enables external audio devices to take advantage of the DGX-650 speaker system and offers another way aspiring artists can play along with their favorite songs stored on iPods, CD players or computers.


Adding a Modern Spin to a Classic Story: Architectural Design Firm Re-launches Its Website with the Help of INM

Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

Founded in 1996, FGMDA has earned a national reputation for the quality and relevance of its design and the competence of its architects and management professionals. The firms in-house team and external consultants possess deep expertise in the areas of heritage design, Inuit and first nations community development, and the development of homes, city blocks and districts. Together, they provide a wide range of services to clients, including new construction, restoration, interior design, building assessment and sustainable design.

While the firms many successfully completed projects are testament to the firms vast experience, creativity and technical ability, its website was not. Outdated and difficult to manage, the firm contacted INM for a much-needed and long overdue face-lift.

The goal of the website redesign was three-fold: 1) Introduce a slick, new look and feel that better reflects the firms values and design capabilities; 2) make it easier for clients and prospects to find the information they need; and 3) make it easier for the FGMDAs employees to update the website with new content.

INM worked with local graphic design firm, Bertuch, to design and develop the new website. Located at, the site features stunning graphics and photos on every page, and a highly engaging gallery that showcases FGMDAs projects. Moreover, the websites improved navigational structure and project gallery enables visitors to find information and project samples more quickly and easily than before.

Built on the WordPress platform, the websites drag and drop content management system enables the firms employees to easily upload new photos, modify existing content, create new web pages, and publish content simultaneously in multiple languages without requiring any HTL or programming skills.

FGMDAs new website showcases our firms vast expertise and project successes,

while delivering a greatly enhanced user experience for clients and employees

alike, said Georges Drolet, Partner at FGMDA. I am very pleased that INM has

helped us to architect the website redesign.


Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associ


Wilwood Disc Brakes Announces New Classic Series Front Disc Brake Conversion Kits For the 1941-1956 Packards

Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2012

Owners of all Packard models from 1941 to 1956 can now enjoy the improved stopping power, durability, safety, confidence, and the driving comfort that comes from an engineered disc brake system made specifically for Packards. Classic Series front disc brake conversion kits use Wilwoods modern, cutting edge technology to upgrade the stopping performance of your classic Packard, without altering the outward appearance when using OE or classic styled wheels. These fully bolt-on kits (base P/N 140-12724) require no modifications to your spindles or suspension. They are fully compatible with OE master cylinder output, and can be used as such when a modern tandem outlet master cylinder will not be used. With no modifications required, the original components can always be reinstalled when factory authenticity may be preferred.

Classic Series disc brake conversion kits use forged billet Dynalite calipers to provide big brake stopping power, rugged durability, and a long, corrosion free service life from the highly efficient and compact FEA computer design. Brake clamping force is generated by four stainless steel pistons in each caliper that provide full corrosion resistance while reducing the direct transfer of heat from the brake pads to the caliper body, fluid, and seals. An internal seal-in-bore design keeps fluid and pressure in while keeping dirt and debris out. The cumbersome look and all problems associated with external piston boot seals are eliminated. The black anodized finish provides additional resistance against oxidation, inside and out, to maintain performance and preserve their high-tech style and appearance.

Certified grade carbon iron ULHP-32 rotor castings are precision machined to provide long service life and true running with high resistance to thermal distortion and fatigue. Thick faced castings with 32 internal cooling vanes maintain even temperatures and consistent performance in all types of driving conditions. Besides their highly efficient cooling capability and resistance to thermal fatigue, the 11.75 diameter rotors provide added leverage to enhance caliper performance for overall maximized stopping power. The rotors are mounted to the OE spindles with forged and machined billet hubs with tapered roller bearings and modern grease seals. The hubs include 1/2-20 fine thread high strength steel grade 8 studs and are double drilled to allow use of either 5 on 4.75 or 5 on 5.00 lug pattern wheels.

Friction is provided by Wilwoods exclusive BP-10 compound Smart Pads. BP-10 is a unique composite metallic compound that operates at the reduced noise and dust rates similar to ceramic style materials, but with the higher friction and fade resistance usually associated with high-metallic harder compounds. Smart Pads run clean and quiet with immediate response, and without the higher rotor abrasion rates often found in hard ceramic and fully metallic based compounds.

Each kit also includes the brackets, hardware, alignment shims, and premium grade fasteners to install the brake kits to the spindles. Replacement of the original rubber drum brake hoses is also required. Stainless steel braided flexline kit part number 220-12168 is available and must be ordered separately for any vehicle that will maintain the OE hardline fittings at the chassis.

Wilwood Classic Series FDL disc brake kits are loaded with the features and technology built from decades of domination in world motorsports, and the proven reliability of Zero PPM defect quality supply to leading OEM manufacturers around the world. This kit will not only optimize the braking performance, it will deliver mile after mile of reliable performance and service life on your late model Packard.

For more information contact: Wilwood Engineering at (805) 388-1188 and request to speak with Erika Gordillo for marketing issues, or Andy Fritts for technical questions. Also, Wilwoods website is accessible or e-mail customerreply(at)

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iPad Game: Classic Top-Down Shooter Alien Breed Set To Hit The iPad Screen This Summer

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 23, 2012

A leading independent expert has announced that iOS fans can expect to see one of the most classic top-down games in history coming to an iPhone or iPad near them soon., the leading updates site for iPad gamers, revealed that classic shoot em up game Alien Breed, developed by Team 17, is set to appear on the iPad later this summer in a stunning new remake of the game.

The website announced that the new variant of Alien Breed will actually be a universal iOS application, available to download on the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as the iPad.

Dan Lim, editor of had plenty to say about the release of the new game:

Alien Breed is a classic survival-horror game that proved immensely popular back in its 1990s heyday. Weve learnt that the new iOS version will support two versions one featuring the old-school graphics from its Amiga incarnation, and the other supporting new retina-enhanced graphics for those who prefer a more realistic experience.

In addition, the game will feature quite a few new additions, such as new weapons, keys and an in-game store where players can buy extra ammo.

Dan said that Alien Breed had been penciled in for an August 2012 release date, and that would inform its readers the moment the game becomes available to download on the iTunes Store.

Alien Breed iOS gameplay will bear a very close resemblance to the original 1990s games, said Dan. Three different sets of maps will be featured, including one from the original 1991 version, one from Alien Breed Special Edition, and one new map, known as Alien Breed Convergence.

While the game makes use of the iPads touch-screen controls, users will also be able to use the Gametel controller or Ion iCade controller to play the game.

Were very excited about this release, we think it could become one of the best-selling iPad games this summer, added Dan.

About is a leading independent news and updates website for the iPad gaming industry, featuring dozens of reviews and news articles for the top iOS game titles. Regularly updated with news, hints and tips, the website has quickly become the favorite resource for thousands of iPad gamers since its launch earlier this year. For more information, check out the website at

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Leader in Pre-School iOS App Development Bellamon Brings its Classic Kids Learning App Shape-O! ABCs to the iPhone

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2011

Bellamon, a leader in developing innovative pre-school iOS apps, has launched an iPhone version of its classic preschool ABC learning app Shape-O! ABCs for iPhone. The iPhone version compliments the companys celebrated iPad edition, and has already earned critical acclaim from parents and teachers around the world.

Designed in consultation with a PhD-level education specialist, Shape-O! ABCs for iPhone has been re-imagined to accommodate tiny fingers on the devices small touch screen. It encourages learning-by-doing by integrating puzzles, shapes, words, colors and sounds into one engaging activity, so that kids learn their ABCs in an interactive, fun and effective way. Additional app features include:

Over 100 delightful shape puzzles that makes learning fun
Thoughtful design and a UX that focuses on kids not adults
8 beautiful color palettes to capture and delight the senses
Alphabet and spelling modes to support young learners as they grow
Delightful and enchanting sounds from real instruments

Plus, true to the Bellamon philosophy that always puts learning ahead of commerce, Shape-O! ABCs for iPhone is offered with no in-app advertising, no in-app purchasing, no website links on the play screens, and no stressful countdowns.

Bringing Shape-O! to the iPhone is a natural evolution, commented Patrick Liem of Bellamon. Now, even more very young minds around the world can learn their ABCs in a creative, independent and fun digitally-enhanced way. And based on the feedback weve received so far with one review site heralding Shape-O! ABCs as a `recipe for pre-school bliss were excited and delighted to be sharing this special kids learning app with children, parents and educators around the world.

Shape-O! ABCs for iPhone and iPad is available now in the App store, where it has earned a perfect 5-star rating.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson of appshout! on behalf of Bellamon at +1 408 757 0086 or press(at)myappshout(dot)com.

About Bellamon

At Bellamon everything we do is designed for and tested by small people with big imaginations. We are inspired by the uniqueness of kids, and believe they deserve products that apply the highest quality of interaction design. This is why we take time to create custom graphics and sounds, carefully design kid-friendly interfaces, and consult with education specialists when developing new apps. Bellamon formed around an Aussie mom who was looking for better interactive activities for her own kids. As a group, we are dedicated to creating apps full of heart and imagination for kids everywhere. Learn more at


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14Jul/110 Introduces Haven for Latest and Classic PC Video Games Introduces Haven for Latest and Classic PC Video Games

Bloomington, CA (Vocus) July 8, 2010

Web entrepreneur Antonio Carrillo is pleased to announce the publication of his brand-new website, Launched a few short months ago, the web store was developed to provide a premium selection of video games designed for PC use. With an extensive array of new releases and classics, the website is sure to satisfy every gamer with a passion for PC games.

“The idea behind the development of our company was to provide PC gamers with the ultimate selection of new and out-of-season games. Most major enterprises – like Best Buy and Costco – only hold onto PC games for one season (3 months), which makes it difficult for gamers to track down certain games. Fortunately, this is where our business strategy comes into play as we provide a selection of PC games that date back to 1995,” Carrillo said.

At, shoppers are invited to browse a premium selection of newly released and classic PC games that encompass 13 universal categories: driving/racing, action adventure, arcade, game shows, puzzle solving, real time strategy, sports, strategy, role playing, simulation, first-person shooters, mass multiplayer online and virtual board games.

“Currently, we carry more than 500 video games and, before this coming holiday season, we hope to introduce popular gaming consoles such as Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PSP, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo Wii,” Carrillo said.

He also encourages gamers who tend to play console games to try PC games because they provide players with a variety of enhancement features that are not available on other systems. The computer games must be installed directly into the RAM, which enables players to tweak the gaming graphics or experience new levels.

To learn more about the specific products available at, shoppers are prompted to visit the website’s newly formulated blog, This interactive platform will also be used to provide elaborate descriptions of each of the 13 gaming categories, highlighting various games within each facet.

Don’t miss the website’s game requests page, which allows shoppers to provide feedback about the site’s current selection as well as request specific games that may not be listed., delivering a magnitude of virtual experiences for gamers nationwide!

About the Company: is owned and operated by gaming enthusiasts and web entrepreneurs, Meridith Menchaca and Antonio Carrillo.

Antonio Carrillo

(909) 271-6334

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Five Stars Sign Up for Asian Poker Classic

Five Stars Sign Up for Asian Poker Classic

London, UK (PRWEB) February 11, 2007

Five of the world's top poker stars will play in the Asian Poker Classic (, the largest poker tournament ever staged in India, taking place in beautiful coastal resort of Goa from March 1-5, 2007. The $ 1 Million guaranteed jackpot combined with a minimum $ 250,000 overlay makes this tournament one of the richest in the world.

Ram Vaswani, Arshad Hussain, Surinder Sunar, Lee Nelson and Mel Judah have announced that they will compete for a share of the guaranteed US $ 1million prize pool and £250,000 add-in in this televised poker event!

The Asian Poker Classic is sponsored by online gaming site Maharajah Club ( and the five players who have signed up have huge profiles in the game thanks to their formidable achievements:

Ram Vaswani - a member of the London-based Hendon Mob, Vaswani's live tournament winnings exceed $ 2.3 million. The 36-year-old is the only player to have made three final tables on the European Poker Tour (EPT).

Arshad Hussain - Hussain topped the European Rankings in 2006 after a series of remarkable performances. The 33-year-old from Accrington in Lancashire came second in the EPT Grand Final Event at Monte Carlo, winning $ 644,825.

Surinder Sunar - The Wolverhampton-based player earned $ 822,631 when he won the Paris Grand Prix on the World Poker Tour (WPT) in 2004. Sunar is famed for his poker face - he has an inner calm and shows absolutely no emotion at the table.

Lee Nelson - New Zealander Nelson has been the top-rated player in Australia and New Zealand for the past seven years. He was 2006 Aussie Millions champion, earning him more than $ 1 million.

Mel Judah - UK-based Aussie player Judah won bracelets at the WSOP in 1989 and 1997 and was 2003 Legends of Poker winner, collecting $ 579,375. He made the final table of the main event at the WSOP in 1997.

Sachin Pawa, CEO of sponsor Maharajah Club (, said: "It is fantastic to see such high-profile players participate in India's first poker tournament and I'm looking forwarded to hosting them and Europe's top Asian poker players. The surroundings in Goa and huge prizes on offer mean the Asian Poker Classic will be one of the most exciting and eagerly-awaited events on the poker calendar."

150 players are expected at the event, which will be held at the five-star Intercontinental hotel at Grand Resort Goa. You can still register to play in the tournament at or email team[at] for further information.

For further information please contact:

Melissa Ross

Lyceum Media

+44 (0) 207 953 4026


About Asian Poker Classic (

Asian Poker Classic is the first major professional poker tournament in India. APC will be held in Goa, India, March 1-5, 2007, with satellites beginning August 2006.

The APC tournament attracts professional players, celebrities and online players from all over the globe who hope to win the first-ever $ 1 MILLION guaranteed Asian Poker Classic. The Asian Poker Classic team will create a poker event which has never been experienced before and one that will bring players back year after year.

About Maharajah Club (

Maharajah Club is a South Asian owned business operated by Maharajah Gaming and licensed by the Gaming Commission of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Maharajah Club is focused on keeping up to date with the latest casino games and promotions, Bollywood excitement and sports celebs, but more importantly, has underpinned its long-term development around responsible gaming. is dedicated to making the gaming experience as exciting and rewarding as possible for the South East Asian communities. is powered by the publicly traded software provider Boss Media AB, one of the world's leading creators of innovative e-gaming software and solutions.


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Classic Adventure Game Returns from the Undead

Classic Adventure Game Returns from the Undead

Menacing Werewolf in the Graveyard (iPad version)

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 23, 2010

RetroVenture LLC is pleased to announce new releases of Transylvania Adventure, a remake of the classic adventure game Transylvania™, for the iPhone and iPad.

The original Transylvania™ was one of the best-selling adventure games of the 1980s, spawning two sequels and a Japanese version.

Players wander a haunted landscape and face a howling werewolf, a sinister vampire, and other supernatural foes on their quest to find and rescue Princess Sabrina.

Transylvania Adventure is an old-school, retro-graphics adventure game, with a new twist -- a friendly iPhone/iPad interface:

A spin control (or a standard command line) for entering commands
Tap to move around or take/look at objects
Tap and hold on objects to get a menu of commands
Handy buttons for common commands, and for running away from monsters!

Releases include an iPad version, an updated version of Transylvania Adventure for the iPhone/Touch, and free, limited lite versions for both platforms.

All the releases are collaborations between Kenneth Roe (creator of Smart Recorder) and Antonio Antiochia, the original author of Transylvania™.

"Ken and I worked hard on designing an interface, which would make the game friendly and easy to play for mobile users," says Antonio Antiochia. "We also wanted to preserve the sense of mystery and the spooky atmosphere of the original game, filling the game with eerie sound effects."

"Old-school adventure players really like the game, but some new players were having trouble understanding how to play or were disappointed that it does not have Hollywood production values, like modern games ... but adventure games were thinking games, not shoot-'em-ups, so the pace is different. It’s a bit like unraveling a mystery, by solving puzzles. The retro graphics are for nostalgia. I had wanted to modernize the graphics, but friends urged us to keep the original graphics, so it is like playing history."

"The original game was especially popular with kids. I once received a package of letters from a sixth grade classroom in Australia asking for hints. A friend's daughter played the new Touch version of Transylvania Adventure and really liked the game, so I think the magic is still there."

Transylvania Adventure Lite is available for free from the App Store.


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