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Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Yamaha DX21 synthesiser
The latest in the DX synth series
Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Apr 1988
Another old synth makes its comeback. This time it's Steve Howell's much-prized ARP 2600 with its graphic panel layout, modular construction and built-in amplification.
Review | In Tune, Nov 1986
Akai AX73 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesiser
Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1984
poly, MIDI, bar-graphs...
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1984
Paul White looks at the first musical instrument product from a Japanese giant. Has Akai's poly got the sounds and the facilities necessary for it to make an impact on today's synth world?
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
Akai AX 80/1212 Mixer/Recorder
Akai leap bravely into the hard world of Pro music gear, with a poly, the AX 80, and a unique 12-channel mixer/recorder.
Review | Music Technology, Apr 1994
There's a new synth in town, it's gunning for the competition and it aims to please.
Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jun 1989
This month's trip down memory lane takes us to Korg's MS20. Greg Truckell reacquaints himself with an analogue synth that may be better suited to use in 1989 than 1979.
Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Mar 1990
A list of "classic" analogue synths could not be complete without Oberheim's OBXa. Peter Forrest reminisces about an instrument that won the hearts of many musicians.
Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, May 1991
Moog Taurus Pedals
Ultimate bass? Legendary synth pioneers Moog once made the best bass synth on the planet: Paul Ward reassesses the power of Taurus in the light of '90s bass mania.
Review | The Mix, Nov 1994
Deep Bass Nine
TB303-type synth module
Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986
Since the release of their diminutive yet ground-breaking CZ-101 synth, Casio have been steadily improving the facilities of their Phase Distortion keyboards with each subsequent CZ product. The culmination of those efforts is now manifest in their best-ever synthesizer, the CZ-1, a truly professional performance instrument. Chris Jenkins says 'welcome'.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1984
The Siel System
A detailed look at Siel's new DK600 keyboard Interface, and Expander.
Review | In Tune, Dec 1984
6-Voice Programmable Touch-Sensitive Synthesiser
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1984
Hot-foot from a mammoth UK tour as part of John Miles' backing-band, this well-respected keyboardist gives his own impressions of life on the road with Korg's latest MIDI-equipped polysynth.
Review | Making Music, Sep 1986
Review | In Tune, Nov 1986
Review | In Tune, Jan 1985
Professional Polyphonic Synth
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986
Following in the footsteps of their successful budget CZ models, Casio add touch-sensitivity for the professional user. Simon Trask evaluates the results.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1985
Programmable Phase Distortion Polysynth
At last, Casio come up with the pro keyboard goods. Paul Wiffen tests the first of a whole range of synth gear from the calculator people, and concludes that it's 'probably the best Casio of all time.'
Review | International Musician, Feb 1985
Small, digital and reviewed by Curtis Schwartz
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986
What the ghetto blaster is to hi-fi, the CZ230S is to synthesisers. Annabel Scott takes a spin in Casio's streetwise preset synth.
Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
Mark Jenkins reports on this recent addition to the popular CZ range of polysynths and suggests that the Phase Distortion synthesis it employs could well be the answer for those of you caught in the 'analogue versus digital' dilemma.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985
Programmable Phase Distortion Polysynth with Sequencer
Continuing their fight for pro keyboard acceptance, Casio double the CZ1000's voices and throw in a multitrack sequencer for good measure. Simon Trask casts a critical eye over the results.
Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1987
Looking for a low-cost introduction to synthesis? With its simplified programming method and variant on the Phase Distortion sound, Casio's latest 8-voice, splittable, polysynth could well prove the ideal first choice. Mark Badger explores...