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Central Control

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1986
Ensoniq ESQ1 Polysynth

The Mirage people announce a synth that uses analogue and digital technology, throws in a multitrack sequencer, and costs just over £1000. Paul Wiffen checks it out.

Ensoniq ESQ-1

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986

A multitrack sequencer with a built-in synth or a velocity-sensitive 8-voice polysynth with a built-in 8-track step/real-time MIDI sequencer? Tony Hastings tries to make up his mind about this versatile and well-priced instrument.

Korg DW8000

Review | International Musician, Feb 1986
SynthCheck

Tony Mills toys with the latest Korgi and gets enthusiastic

Making Waves

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1985
DW-6000

An analog poly that rivals the DX? Korg's DW6000 might be the one...

OSCar Synthesiser

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983

OSCar Update

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
MIDI OSCar

A marriage made in heaven, as OSCar gets MIDI... we attend the reception.

PPG Wave 2 Synthesiser

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1981
8-Voice Polyphonic Digital Synthesiser with 8-Track Digital Sequencer

PPG Wave 2.3

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1984

Fairlight going cheap?

PPG Wave 2.3 and Waveterm

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1984

A special report on the latest versions of these successful German instruments. Review by David Ellis.

Prophecy Fulfilled

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986
Prophet VS

Is Vector Synthesis the answer to every programmer's prayers, or another technological blind alley getting in the way of music? Peter Schlesinger takes a long hard look at the digital Prophet.

Sequential's Prophet VS...

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986
The new-wave sound

...'The first genuinely NEW keyboard since the DX7' proclaims our review. Mixing four different waveforms together in a technique christened 'vector synthesis', Sequential's new baby can create some stunningly different synth sounds. Could it be what the market's looking for? Mark Jenkins reports.

The Oscar

Review | Music UK, May 1983

A synth called OSCAR — Dave Crombie unveil's Britain's latest challenge

Wersi MK1

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986

Simon Trask gets a sneak preview of this German organ manufacturer's first venture into the pro-synth market.

Wersi MK1 Synthesiser

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1986
Polyphonic Synthesiser

Simon Trask follows up our earlier preview of Wersi's first polyphonic synth, with a full review that delves deeper into the possibilities of additive synthesis. Is it too complex to use?

Wild About the OSCar

Review | In Tune, Jan 1985
The Oxford Synthesiser Co.'s OSCAR Programmable Music Synth - with Midi.

 

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