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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Spirit

Review | One Two Testing, Jan 1984

Crumar Spirit

Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1983

Jen SX1000 Synthetone

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1982

Korg Mono/Poly

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1982

Korg MonoPoly

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
Four oscillator mono/poly synth combination

Korg MS10

Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1983

Korg MS10

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
Patchable monophonic single oscillator synth

Mono Mania

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Oct 1990
SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PRO ONE

The most popular post-Minimoog monosynth is still the best alternative for everything from new age to northern techno. Greg Truckell reintroduces an old friend.

Monologue

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Aug 1991
Arp Pro Soloist, Korg Sigma & Roland SH2000

In the early days of analogue synths, reconciling electronics and expression was hard work. Gordon Reid looks at the beginnings of pressure sensitivity.

Moog Rogue

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
Twin oscillator mono synth

Moog Rogue

Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1983

Moog Source

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
Two oscillator 16 memory programmable mono with arpeggiator and sequencer

Moog Source and Moog Rogue

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1982

Multi Talented

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Mar 1992
Moog Multimoog

In trying to follow the immortal Minimoog, Moog produced a series of innovative mono synths. Peter Forrest & Tim Goodyer revive two of the best.

One In A Million

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Feb 1985
Millioniser 2000

The Millioniser 2000, a synth harmonica that may sound as odd as it looks.

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.

Playing The Game

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Nov 1988
Korg Mono/Poly

As analogue synthesis enjoys a return to popularity, yesterday's synths are becoming regular topics of conversation. Rob Norman rediscovers voltage control.

 

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