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Review | International Musician, Jun 1986
An idea whose time has come — a sample-based expander. Tony Reed slaps it around
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1983
Review | Music Technology, Nov 1990
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
Review | Music Technology, Feb 1994
Multimedia Music System for PC & Macintosh
Do Korg's new Mac and PC add-ons represent a sound investment?
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1984
A novel 'backing band in a box' comes under Paul White's critical gaze.
Review | Music Technology, Aug 1988
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
Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993
Depth of colour
Review | Sound On Sound, May 1993
Digital Phase Modulation Synthesizer
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug/Sep 1984
Korg's PSS-50, your portable backing band
Review | In Tune, Jun 1986
RD1000 (Keyboard Version) & MKS20 (Racked Module Version)
Roland's piano power — RD1000 & MKS20 on test
Review | One Two Testing, Oct 1984
mother keyboard and baby modules
Review | In Tune, Dec 1984
Plus MIDI MKS-30 and MKS-10
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.
Review | Music Technology, Jan 1994
A piano for every occasion - and a few more besides
Review | Music Technology, Jul 1993
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.
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.