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Yamaha Personal Keyboards

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1984
PS200, PS300, PS400

The complete PS personal keyboard range put into a musician's perspective by Trish McGrath; surprisingly, the cheapest model turns out to be the best buy.

Korg DDM220

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984
Programmable Percussion Machine

The Latin percussion variant of Korg's new budget drum machine duo comes under the scrutiny of Trish McGrath. Is its beauty more than skin deep?

Technics Digital 10

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1984
PCM Digital Keyboard

Innovations abound on Panasonic's first entry into the pro keyboard stakes. Trish McGrath finds out if it really is four pianos in one.

12-Track Recording Studio

Group: Computer Musician

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1984
Software Surplus

Siel MK900

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1985
Personal Keyboard

The words Siel and MIDI have gone hand in hand throughout 1984. Trish McGrath looks at what happens when the former puts the latter on a budget personal keyboard.

A Bunch of Fives

Retrospective | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1985

In which five of E&MM's writers pick their fave things of the year. If your personal preferences aren't there, don't take it out on us.

Korg KMS30

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1985
MIDI Synchroniser

And on a less spectacular scale, Korg introduce a synchroniser that won't break the bank, though it'll still crack a lot of problems, as Trish McGrath finds out.

Roland MSQ100

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1985
MIDI Digital Keyboard Recorder

There are still more computer-shy musicians around than many would have you believe, so for them, this dedicated MIDI sequencer could be just the ticket. Trish McGrath investigates.

Sycologic MI4

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1985
MIDI Connection Matrix

There are now more peripheral MIDI devices than there are MIDI-equipped musical instruments. Trish McGrath treads through the debris to report on an ingenious connection matrix from London's Syco Systems.

Siel DK80 Polysynth

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985
Dynamic Bitimbric Polysynth

It boasts a list of features as long as your arm and a price tag that makes it one of the most accessible MIDI polysynths, but does the musical reality fulfil the paper promises? Trish McGrath reports.

Hi-Tech Xpansion

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

As Yamaha's 'X' range of hi-tech hardware continues to grow, Dan Goldstein and Trish McGrath present an exclusive appraisal of two of the range's most affordable additions, the TX7 FM Expander and QX7 MIDI Keyboard Recorder.

Take a Stand

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985

There's no point having a mass of electronic keyboards if you've got nothing to mount them on, but how many keyboard stands are available, and what do they offer? Trish McGrath stands up to the lot of them in an extensive survey.

Expand Ability

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985

Two manufacturers follow their already established polysynths with keyboardless voice expanders. Trish McGrath puts the Chase Bit 01 and Siel Expander 80 through their paces.

Graphically Yours

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

It's now some 18 months since the company first produced MIDI software for home micros, and now SIEL have come up with two of their most attractive packages yet. Trish McGrath has the details.

The Beat Goes On...

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
Syntron Software

Trish McGrath investigates a software package for the Commodore 64 dedicated to the delicate art of rhythm programming. It sounds better than you'd think.

Syntech Studio 1

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1985

An eight-track program capable of holding up to 16 sequences, and offering comprehensive editing facilities. Trish McGrath waits impatiently for its arrival in the UK.


Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1985
Yamaha CX5M Software

Three packages for the CX5M — eight-track real-time sequencer, DX21 voice editor and RX editor — are put through their paces by E&MM’s review team.

Casio CZ3000 Polysynth

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986

Casio plug a gap in their range by introducing a CZS000 without the sequencer. Trish McGrath uses her fingers to see how it sounds.


Feature Downloads | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Nov 1986

Trish McGrath gets the lowdown on a whole stack of readers' own synth sounds, while Paul Wiffen gives an appraisal of a new library of samples for the Ensoniq Mirage.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Sight Reading

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1986



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