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Review | Sound International, Dec 1978
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1985
Gibson Explorer Synth
If you want Roland guitar synth sounds, you can now choose what guitar you use to play them. Paul White looks at a Gibson with a difference.
Review Audio | The Mix, Jul 1994
Down-to-earth guitar synth
Review | International Musician, Feb 1986
Plug in, lean back, legs apart — and sound like an accordionist. Tony Mills taxes the axe
Review | Recording Musician, Nov 1992
Roland GR1 Guitar Synthesizer
What the world needs is a guitar synth that sounds good and behaves predictably. Does Roland's latest model pass the test?
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986
Shadow MIDI Guitar
Geoff Twigg takes a look at the latest guitar synth technology. Now you can have a Synclavier system behind the strings of your old acoustic.
Review | Music Technology, Apr 1987
Paul White, who's owned almost every Roland guitar synth built, puts the new GK1 synth driver and GM70 "brain" under test. Is this the first pitch-to-MIDI system that really works?
Review Audio | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1981
Review | Sound International, Dec 1978
Steve Hackett and Paddy Kingsland set out to test the merits and demerits of the Roland GR-500 and ARP Avatar. Synthesise watches, lads.
Review | Music Technology, Aug 1989
Roland's latest guitar synthesiser is quickly earning a reputation as the most playable guitar synth yet built. Aaron Hallas turns from widdly-widdly merchant to MlDdly-widdly merchant.
Review | One Two Testing, Apr 1984
Review. In colour.
Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1986
The 'guitar synthesizer' appears to be going through a new lease of life at present, with many manufacturers releasing guitar-based synth controlling devices that make good use of MIDI's powers of expression. Ian Gilby tries out one such model: the Shadow GTM-6.
Review | Making Music, Jul 1986
Review | International Musician, Sep 1986
Who knows how good a MIDI add-on for your guitar can be? The Shadow knows, as Paul Trynka finds out....
Review | Recording Musician, Oct 1992
Review | In Tune, Jul 1986
Shadow MIDI Guitar system
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1987
Few instruments have caused as great a stir in the marketplace as the futuristic-looking DG1. Stepp describe it as "a radically new instrument that plays like a guitar, and which can produce some of the most phenomenal sounds you're ever likely to hear." Ian Gilby visited Stepp to find out for himself and talk with its creator, Stephen Randall.
Review | Music Technology, Feb 1987
The "guitar player's synthesiser" is now in full production. We analyse the mechanics of the Stepp, and let two musicians - a guitarist and a keyboard player - give their views on its playability.
Review | International Musician, Oct 1986
Paul Fishman avoids all references to giant leaps for mankind, but still likes Stepp's digital guitar synth
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Feb 1985
We return to bring you the latest news and developments on the astounding SynthAxe.
Review | One Two Testing, Jun 1984
digital guitar science
Review | One Two Testing, Sep 1984
update on THE guitar synth
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1984
Approx. £7,000 worth
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1984
The all-but-forgotten guitar synth is due to return to music shops with a vengeance this summer, in the shape of Roland's GR700/G707 system and a breathtaking new British design, the SynthAxe. Paul White puts both instruments through their paces.
Review | Music Technology, Dec 1988
The quest to build the ideal MIDI guitar controller continues with Yamaha's eagerly-awaited G10. Aaron Hallas makes the pick-up.