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Roland S-10 Sampling Keyboard

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986

'Is this the one we have all been waiting for?' asks Julian Colbeck. Slotting neatly into the vacant sub-£1000 price bracket, Roland's new keyboard is a fast and easy to use sampler with plenty of attractive qualities. But how does it fare against the competition? Read on to find out...

Managing MIDI

Feature | Topic: MIDI | In Tune, Dec 1986

IT's guide through the MIDI jungle

1..2.. 3,4,5 - How To Bring Your Sounds Alive

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1986
Roland DEP-5 multi-effects

Julian Colbeck brings you the key facts on Roland's improvement on the SPX90.

The Missing Lync

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991
Lync Remote Keyboard Controller

Julian Colbeck looks at one of a rare breed — the Lync LN1000 strap-on remote controller keyboard.

Akai X7000 Sampling Keyboard

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987

Akai are quickly becoming the name to look out for when it comes to hi-tech products (their hi-fi's not bad either!) and this keyboard-based successor to their S612 sampler certainly reinforces that opinion. Julian Colbeck checks out its attractions.

Knobular Synthesis

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1991
Roland JD800 Programmable Synthesizer

Already a strong contender for hot keyboard of the year, Roland's new JD800 puts analogue-style knobs and sliders back on the front panel of a modern digital synth. Julian Colbeck goes "wow"!

Fighting Hard!

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1989
Kawai Q80 Sequencer

Kawai's first ever dedicated MIDI sequencer may have to fight hard to make its mark in an already overcrowded market, but it has one major advantage over the competition - its price! Julian Colbeck reports.

Roland JX1

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
Performance Synthesizer

Whilst their flagship JD800 synth has inevitably attracted a good deal of attention, Roland have not neglected the entry level user in their new range of products. Julian Colbeck sounds out the small but almost perfectly-formed JX1.

Yamaha's DX21 FM Digital Synth

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Analogue Synths

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
In The Digital Age

The digital revolution has not quite killed off the analogue synthesizer, and vintage or vintage-style instruments have an enduring appeal. Julian Colbeck looks at why this should be so.

Music Sales unveil new Commodore Software

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985
Commodore Sound Studio

The Beat Box

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1991
Alesis D4 16-Bit Stereo Drum Module

Alesis' new D4 offers 500 16-bit drum sounds, external audio triggering and extreme ease of use — what's not to like? Julian Colbeck investigates.

Ensoniq Mirage

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Yamaha RX-15

Review | In Tune, Dec 1984

Roland EP50 Electronic Piano

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Bit One

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

Keyboards with Bros

Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989

Scott Davidson utilises the power of MIDI to provide the instrumental foundation for Bros' music, both on stage and in the studio. Julian Colbeck takes notes...

Roland MKB-1000 MIDI Keyboard Controller

Review | In Tune, Dec 1984
Plus MIDI MKS-30 and MKS-10

Keyboard Life

Feature | Topic: Live | Sound On Sound, Jun 1990
in Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe

Session player Julian Colbeck tells the tale of how he got the gig as support keyboard player for Rick Wakeman on the recent Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe world tour, and runs through the instrumentation he and Rick used on stage.

Akai MG1212 Multitrack

Review | In Tune, Jan 1985
Combined 12-Channel Mixer/Recorder

The Shape of Pianos to Come

Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician & Recording World, Jun 1986

Ivory-free piano and the digital grand...

Wild About the OSCar

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

Noteworthy?

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

Roland TR707

Review | In Tune, Jan 1985

 

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