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Gear

2600 Paths to Happiness

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.

360 Systems Audio Matrix 16

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1989

MIDI sophistication in the humble patchbay: this modest-looking unit can store 100 routings of its 16x16 audio matrix and place the proceedings under MIDI control. Lorenz Rychner patches things up.

Akai Arrive!

Review | In Tune, Nov 1986
Akai AX73 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesiser

Akai AX80

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1984
Programmable Polysynth

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?

Akai AX80

Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1984

poly, MIDI, bar-graphs...

Akai EWI & EVI

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1987
Wind Controllers

Unveiled at NAMM and stars of the BMF, these two new instruments receive their exclusive preview in MT. Tim Goodyer takes a deep breath before taking a closer look.

Akai EWI-2000 & EWV-2000

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1988
Electronic Wind Instrument

State-of-the-art wind synthesis. Man Jumping's Andy Blake gets his fingers around Akai's wind controller and voicing module and finds a happy marriage between expression and analogue synthesis.

Akai's Attack

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.

Alternative Analogue

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jun 1989
Korg MS20

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.

An Oberheim In Time

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.

Bass - No Bull

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.

Bass... the final frontier

Review | The Mix, Nov 1994
Deep Bass Nine

TB303-type synth module

Big K

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1984
The Siel System

A detailed look at Siel's new DK600 keyboard Interface, and Expander.

Big Mother

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984
Roland Mother System

Roland's innovative MIDI set-up; Mother Keyboard, Planet-P piano voice module, Planet-S synth module, and the impressive Super Jupiter... an in-depth test.

Bit One

Review | In Tune, Dec 1984
6-Voice Programmable Touch-Sensitive Synthesiser

Born Again

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984
Korg EX800

Korg's Poly 800 resurfaces as a keyboardless expander the EX800 for use as part of a MIDI system-full review.

Box Of Tricks

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Dec 1988
Oberheim SEM

Oberheim had expanders on their minds long before Xpanders. Steve Howell extols the virtues of yesterday's modular approach to synthesis.

Brian Chatton on the Poly 800

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.

Chase Bit One

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1984
Programmable Polysynth

Glance at the spec and you'd never know this new Italian-built and MIDI-equipped polysynth only cost £699. Paul White has the details.

Cheetah MS6

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1988
Synth Expander

The long-awaited, rack-mounting, multitimbrol, budget analogue synth expander from Cheetah has arrived. Simon Trask turns on and trips out.

Chroma Polaris

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1984
Programmable Polysynth with Sequencer

CBS-Fender's 'budget' polysynth retails at £1700. Mick Jones finds out if it can hold its head above the competition.

Chroma/Apple Interface

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1983
Playing the Rhodes Chroma with the Apple II Sequencer

Come In No. 7

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jul 1992

In the days before Roland established their reputation for consistently delivering the goods, they turned out some weird and wonderful synths. Peter Forrest lifts the dust cover on the old SH7 monosynth.

Crumar Bit One

Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1984

a poly to compare and contrast

Crumar Spirit

Review | One Two Testing, Jan 1984

 

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