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Groove Electronics MIDI Interfaces

Review | Music Technology, May 1988
for Roland Jupiter 8 & Juno 6/60

Hands up once-proud owners of a Jupiter 8 or Juno 6/60 who've left their pride and joy to collect dust while they've concentrated on MIDI gear. Tony Wride finds out MIDI can be yours courtesy of Groove Electronics.

Masters of the Universe

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988
Elka Master Keyboards

With rack expanders forever dropping in price, the concept of one 'master' keyboard capable of controlling all MIDI devices in a system becomes more appealing by the minute. And with the MK88 and MK55, Tony Wride believes Elka have fulfilled the promise of MIDI and produced the ultimate master keyboards, jam-packed with features.

Cheetah MD8 Digital Drum Machine

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1988

With features like stereo, mono and separate outputs for external processing, real-time and step-time programming, MIDI compatibility, and interchangeable drum sounds, the budget-priced MD8 should theoretically cost a lot more than it does. Tony Wride sees if it lives up to expectations.

Yamaha DX11 synthesizer

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988

Yamaha have bowed to pressure and released an easier to programme DX with an abundance of features. Tony Wride gets to grips with Yamaha’s first ever multitimbral synth with a keyboard!

Digitech MIDI Pedal

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1988

Capable of storing 1,984 program change commands, Digitech's recently released MIDI Pedal looks like it could be a useful accessory. Tony Wride investigates...

Korg SQD8 sequencer

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1988

If your sequencing efforts are constantly blighted by cassette data storage problems and you long for the convenience of disk storage, then Korg's latest budget sequencer cum MIDI data recorder might be for you. Tony Wride investigates.

Merging: The Plus Factor

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1988
360 Systems MIDI Merge+

Tony Wride checks out a device which can relieve many of the MIDI-induced headaches associated with even the most modest MIDI system.

Kawai K1 Editors

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
Steinberg & Soundbits

Tony Wride investigates the Steinberg and Soundbits Atari-based voice editing programs for the Kawai K1 multitimbral synthesizer.

MIDIsoft Studio Sequencer

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1989

Tony Wride takes a look at the Advanced version of MIDIsoft Studio, an easy-to-use, versatile 64-track Atari sequencer with a lot to offer.

MIDI Retrofits

Feature | Topic: Maintenance / Repair / Modification, MIDI, Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989

Tony Wride takes a stroll down nostalgia lane and discovers two companies that can turn your prized antique into a thoroughly modern MIDI instrument.

Kawai K4

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990
16-Bit Digital Synthesizer

Following on from the success of their extremely popular K1, Kawai have gone upmarket with the 16-bit K4. Tony Wride looks at the company's new flagship synth.

 

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