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360 Systems MIDI Bass

Review | International Musician, Jun 1986

An idea whose time has come — a sample-based expander. Tony Reed slaps it around

360 Systems MIDI Bass

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1986

At last, someone has come up with a sample-playing device that specialises in reproducing bass voices - from a double bass to a Moog synth. Brian Devereux reports.

360 Systems Pro MIDI Bass

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1988

Looking for a be-bop bass without hassle? Matt Isaacson looks at a box of bass sounds that may help you with the bottom end of your music without tying up your favourite synth or sampler.

360 Systems Pro MIDI Bass

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1988

Why use an expensive sampler for playing bass sounds when you can take advantage of the Pro MIDI Bass and free your sampler for more worthwhile tasks? Mike Collins lets his fingers do the walking.

A Grand Performance

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1990
Emu Proformance Sampled 16-Bit Piano Module

The sound of a grand piano is, after the human voice, perhaps the most versatile, familiar and evocative sound in music — and it's certainly the most imitated, most recently by the Emu Proformance. Tony Hastings continues the search for the perfect piano module.

Big Mother

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984
Roland Mother System

Roland's innovative MIDI set-up; Mother Keyboard, Planet-P piano voice module, Planet-S synth module, and the impressive Super Jupiter... an in-depth test.

Casio CSM-10P

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989
Piano Sound Module

On the face of it, this low-cost sound module looks like it could be a useful addition to the MIDI synthesist's armoury. Tony Crowle checks its suitability.

Clef Computer Band-Box

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1983


Review | Music Technology, Nov 1990
Piano Module

E-mu Systems' latest expanders are dedicated to the sounds of the piano - drawing on samples from the popular Proteus, how can they fail? Simon Trask tinkles the ivories.


Review | Micro Music, Oct/Nov 1989

Jez Ford takes a look the EMT-10 sister unit, the EMT-1


Review | Micro Music, Aug/Sep 1989

Jez Ford raps his bits round this excellent budget price sound expander from Yamaha

Korg Audio Gallery AG-101 & AG-102

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1994
Multimedia Music System for PC & Macintosh

Do Korg's new Mac and PC add-ons represent a sound investment?

Korg PSS50 Programmable Super Section

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1984

A novel 'backing band in a box' comes under Paul White's critical gaze.

Kurzweil 1000HX & 1000SX

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1988
Sample Expanders

For those without the time or the inclination to sample come two expanders dedicated to sampled horns and strings. Simon Trask finds out if Kurzweil's dedication has paid dividends.


Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Jez Ford grabs this expander from 360 Systems by the MIDI lead and puts it to the test

Peavey DPM Spectrum Bass Module

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993

Depth of colour

Peavey Spectrum Bass

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1993
Digital Phase Modulation Synthesizer

PS. I Love You

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug/Sep 1984

Korg's PSS-50, your portable backing band

Roland Digital Piano Systems

Review | In Tune, Jun 1986
RD1000 (Keyboard Version) & MKS20 (Racked Module Version)

Roland's piano power — RD1000 & MKS20 on test

Roland MK System

Review | One Two Testing, Oct 1984

mother keyboard and baby modules

Roland MKB-1000 MIDI Keyboard Controller

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

Roland Mother Keyboard System

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984

A new prestige keyboard line-up that fuses traditional modular synthesis concepts with the latest interface technology. The complete system surveyed by Dan Goldstein.

Roland P-55

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1994
piano module

A piano for every occasion - and a few more besides

Roland SC-7

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1993
Sound Module

128 new General MIDI sounds for the price of a return flight to New York - just plug in and go with the unit that kills all known GMs. Ian Waugh goes a bundle.

Roland SC55 Sound Canvas

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1991

The Roland Sound Canvas is far more than a successor to the MT32— it's the first of a whole new generation of MIDI instruments, conforming to the General MIDI standard. Special Agent Paul D. Lehrman investigates.



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