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Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986
Yamaha DX100 Polysynth
The latest addition to the DX family is the cheapest yet at just £349. Simon Trask slings it round his neck and takes it for a test drive: will it bring FM to the masses?
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985
Yamaha's DX21 polysynth offers FM sound quality at a low, low price, plus a few features even the DX7 doesn't have. Simon Trask investigates.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Yamaha DX21 synthesiser
The latest in the DX synth series
Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Sep 1990
Once infamous as a roadie's nightmare, the CS80 has settled in synth history as an instrument of almost unmatched character. Peter Forrest rediscovers the pain and the pleasure.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
Bit 99 Polysynth
The very latest from Chase has a lot to live up to in following the Bit One synth and Bit 01 expander. Can it cut it? Tim Goodyer thinks it can.
Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1992
Roland JV80 & JY30 Synths
Is Roland's new JV80 their best keyboard since the D50? Julian Colbeck thinks it is, as he puts the company's two newest synths to the test.
Review | In Tune, Nov 1986
Akai AX73 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesiser
Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1984
poly, MIDI, bar-graphs...
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1984
Paul White looks at the first musical instrument product from a Japanese giant. Has Akai's poly got the sounds and the facilities necessary for it to make an impact on today's synth world?
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
Akai AX 80/1212 Mixer/Recorder
Akai leap bravely into the hard world of Pro music gear, with a poly, the AX 80, and a unique 12-channel mixer/recorder.
Review | Music Technology, Apr 1994
There's a new synth in town, it's gunning for the competition and it aims to please.
Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
Studio Series Roland D110 Voice Cards
Super sleuth Simon Sanders finds himself hot on the trail of cool sounds for the Roland D110. Prime suspect: Valhala.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1986
Roland Alpha Juno 1
Roland’s latest analogue poly offers no earth-shattering innovations, but is still a welcome addition to the synth market’s ever-expanding lower end. Or so says Simon Trask, anyway.
Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Mar 1990
A list of "classic" analogue synths could not be complete without Oberheim's OBXa. Peter Forrest reminisces about an instrument that won the hearts of many musicians.
Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986
Since the release of their diminutive yet ground-breaking CZ-101 synth, Casio have been steadily improving the facilities of their Phase Distortion keyboards with each subsequent CZ product. The culmination of those efforts is now manifest in their best-ever synthesizer, the CZ-1, a truly professional performance instrument. Chris Jenkins says 'welcome'.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1984
The Siel System
A detailed look at Siel's new DK600 keyboard Interface, and Expander.
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 | In Tune, Dec 1984
6-Voice Programmable Touch-Sensitive Synthesiser
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984
Korg's Poly 800 resurfaces as a keyboardless expander the EX800 for use as part of a MIDI system-full review.
Review | Music Technology, Nov 1992
Carry On Doctor...
Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1992
GM/GS Synth Module
The Dr. Rhythm series served up Roland's highly-regarded drum machine technology in affordable form; now the Dr. Synth squeezes Sound Canvas sounds into a compact, value-for-money box. Derek Johnson makes an appointment.
Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993
Roland JV880 Synth Module
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1984
Hot-foot from a mammoth UK tour as part of John Miles' backing-band, this well-respected keyboardist gives his own impressions of life on the road with Korg's latest MIDI-equipped polysynth.
Review | International Musician, Oct 1986
At last a fully professional, touch-sensitive, Phase Distortion synth! Jim Betteridge waves goodbye to auto-accompaniment forever.
Review | Making Music, Sep 1986