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Akai PG2

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1993
Digital Piano

The piano has been plinking

Born Again

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1989
Rhodes MK80 Piano

The Rhodes electric piano features on countless classic tracks, and is one of the most imitated keyboard sounds of all time. Now Rhodes are back, with a new keyboard that updates a classic sound with all the benefits of contemporary MIDI technology. Tony Hastings checks it out.

Casio CPS Pianos

Review | Phaze 1, Feb 1989

Ensoniq Sampled Piano

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1986

Mark Jenkins investigates the very latest attempt at replacing the Steinway Grand to come from the company that has made sampling its forte!

Ensoniq SDP-1

Review | International Musician, Sep 1986
KeyboardCheck

Tony Hastings and Paul Trynka assess the latest entrant into the increasingly competitive sampled piano stakes

Fender Stage 73 Mk V

Review | International Musician, Feb 1985
Keyboardcheck

The Fender Rhodes is re-born. Jim Betteridge gets down to some serious Jazz Funking

Going Live

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1991
Rhodes Model 760

A keyboard for the gigging pianist? David Mellor tinkles an ivory or two.

Ivory Tech

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1986
Technics PX1 Digital Piano

The PX1 heralds a new generation of electronic pianos that aims to provide acoustic sound quality in a more versatile, up-to-date format. Julian Colbeck meets the latest Japanese Joanna.

Jen Piano 73

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

Kawai EP705M Electric Piano

Review | International Musician, Mar 1986
KeyboardCheck

Will Richard Walmsley warm to Kawai's MIDI-equipped upright electric? Read on ...

Korg C5000

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1987
Electronic Piano

Thought you'd seen the last of the electronic piano? Simon Trask rolls up his sleeves and finds out there's life in the old dog yet.

Korg SG1 Piano

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1987

While other manufacturers dabble in new resynthesis technology, Korg stick with multi-sampling for their new digital piano. Simon Trask puts fingers to ivories to find out if their approach works.

Kurzweil Mark 5

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1993
Digital Piano

Just how close can technology come to matching a real concert pianoforte? Only one man can address this question: the maestro himself, Simon Trask

Noteworthy?

Review | In Tune, Jul 1986
Yamaha PF70 & 80 Electronic Pianos

Rhodes Model 660 & 760

Review | Music Technology, May 1990
RS-PCM Keyboards

Responding to the demand for accessible synthesisers, Roland's Rhodes division has come up with the first of a series of "playable" instruments. Simon Trask checks their performance.

Roland Digital Piano Systems

Review | In Tune, Jun 1986
RD1000 (Keyboard Version) & MKS20 (Racked Module Version)

Roland's piano power — RD1000 & MKS20 on test

Roland Dual Voice Piano

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
Twin channel three voice electronic piano with six band graphic

Roland EP50 Electronic Piano

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Roland HP300/400, PB300, PR800

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1984

Roland RD1000 Piano

Review | International Musician, Aug 1986
KeyboardCheck

Roland introduce the SAS and Jim Betteridge finds it makes a piano easier to yomp with.

Roland RD300 Piano

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1987
SAS Electronic Piano

Structured Adaptive Synthesis (SAS to you) comes to a piano that costs less than £2000. Simon Trask combs the area for compromises.

Roland Rhodes

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1989
MK 80 Electronic Piano

In its day the Fender Rhodes changed the course of musical progress; now Roland have resurrected and improved Harold Rhodes' classic electric piano. Simon Trask plays on...

Siel Piano Quattro

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1984

Siel PX Electronic Piano

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1984

A ten preset voice electronic piano with touch sensitive keyboard and separate bass section.

Siel PX JR

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1984

 

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