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Gibson Explorer Synth

Review | International Musician, Feb 1986
Guitarcheck

Plug in, lean back, legs apart — and sound like an accordionist. Tony Mills taxes the axe

Licensed To Thrill

Review | Recording Musician, Nov 1992
Roland GR1 Guitar Synthesizer

What the world needs is a guitar synth that sounds good and behaves predictably. Does Roland's latest model pass the test?

Out Of the Shadows

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986
Shadow MIDI Guitar

Geoff Twigg takes a look at the latest guitar synth technology. Now you can have a Synclavier system behind the strings of your old acoustic.

Roland GM70

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1987
Guitar-to-MIDI Converter

Paul White, who's owned almost every Roland guitar synth built, puts the new GK1 synth driver and GM70 "brain" under test. Is this the first pitch-to-MIDI system that really works?

Roland GR-300 Guitar Synthesiser

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1981

Roland GR50

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1989
Guitar Synthesiser

Roland's latest guitar synthesiser is quickly earning a reputation as the most playable guitar synth yet built. Aaron Hallas turns from widdly-widdly merchant to MlDdly-widdly merchant.

Roland GR700 Guitar Synth

Review | One Two Testing, Apr 1984

Review. In colour.

Shadow Guitar To MIDI Converter

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1986

The 'guitar synthesizer' appears to be going through a new lease of life at present, with many manufacturers releasing guitar-based synth controlling devices that make good use of MIDI's powers of expression. Ian Gilby tries out one such model: the Shadow GTM-6.

Shadow MIDI guitar controller

Review | Making Music, Jul 1986

Shadow SH075 MIDI Guitar Convertor

Review | Recording Musician, Oct 1992

Stepp DG1 Digital Guitar

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1987

Few instruments have caused as great a stir in the marketplace as the futuristic-looking DG1. Stepp describe it as "a radically new instrument that plays like a guitar, and which can produce some of the most phenomenal sounds you're ever likely to hear." Ian Gilby visited Stepp to find out for himself and talk with its creator, Stephen Randall.

Stepp DG1 Electronic Guitar

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1987

The "guitar player's synthesiser" is now in full production. We analyse the mechanics of the Stepp, and let two musicians - a guitarist and a keyboard player - give their views on its playability.

Synth You've Been Gone

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Feb 1985
SynthAxe

We return to bring you the latest news and developments on the astounding SynthAxe.

SynthAxe

Review | One Two Testing, Jun 1984

digital guitar science

The Final Cut

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1984
SynthAxe

Approx. £7,000 worth

Yamaha G10

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1988
MIDI Guitar System

Is the practical MIDI guitar finally with us? Bob O'Donnell checks out the latest, and most promising, MIDI guitar controller from Yamaha.

Yamaha G10

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1988

The quest to build the ideal MIDI guitar controller continues with Yamaha's eagerly-awaited G10. Aaron Hallas makes the pick-up.

We found these other (non-review) articles that are linked to this gear:-

History of the Guitar Synthesiser

Feature | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1983
A personal account of its development

A personal look at designs past and present

More GR-500 Comments and Mods

Feature | Topic: Maintenance / Repair / Modification | Polyphony, Jul/Aug 1981

Science and the Six String

Feature | One Two Testing, Dec 1982
The Story of the Guitar Synth

Learn the history of the guitar synthesiser and what the stars think of them.

Shaping the Bass

Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician, Nov 1985

Bass synthesizer examined

Steppin' Out

Interview | Music Technology, Mar 1987
TechTalk: Steven Randall

The man behind the Stepp DG1 guitar talks about his invention, the playing techniques required for it, and his views on what MIDI offers the guitarist, in conversation with Neville Marten.

The Guitar Link

Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1984

The Six-String Synthesizer

Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician, Feb 1985

The Synth's Sojourn

User Report | Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1984

A road report on Roland's guitar synth the GR700 by Imagination's Ashley Ingram and Mark Wood of Nucleus and Sunwind.

 

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