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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.

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!

Fender Stage 73 Mk V

Review | International Musician & Recording World, Feb 1985
Keyboardcheck

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

Jen Piano 73

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

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

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 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, Apr 1986

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...

Structured Sound

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986
Roland RD1000 Piano

How does Roland's new SAS resynthesis system go about imitating a grand piano? Dan Goldstein digs deep inside the RD1000 and its modular counterpart, the MKS20, and submits a glowing report.

Surrogate Mother

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Aug 1985
Roland EP-50 electronic piano

Roland's new electronic piano; a surrogate mother

Technics PX1

Review | Making Music, Apr 1986
digital grand

Sampled Grand Piano

Technics PX1 Digital Piano

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986

Could hi-fi giants Technics have set a new standard with the digital sounds of their PX1 MIDI Piano? Consultant keyboard player extraordinaire, Rick Wakeman, checks out its performance.

The Q-Chip Piano

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986
Ensoniq Piano

The Q-chip that was the heart of the Mirage and ESQ1 keyboards proves itself to be yet more versatile in the latest in electronic pianos. David Ellis dons concert pianist's tails and tinkles the ivories.

Wersi Pianostar

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1981

Yamaha MIDI Grand

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1988
Grand Piano

For everyone who's ever wished they could play their favourite synthesiser patch from a grand piano, Yamaha have the answer. Simon Trask discovers that old and new technology can co-exist in harmony.

Yamaha PF10 FM Electronic Piano

Review | In Tune, May 1986

Yamaha PF70/80 Pianos

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

The PF10 and 15 proved how well FM voicing is suited to the electronic piano. Now those instruments have been updated, and Simon Trask has been listening to the results.

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Pianos You'll Feel At Home With

Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Aug 1985

The Perfect Repeat

Feature | Music Technology, Jan 1987
Bosendorfer Recorder

When one of the world's most famous grand-piano manufacturers starts getting involved with digital sequence recording, the world had better take notice. Simon Croft reports.

 

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