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Sampling Sixties style

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Apr 1989
The Mellotron

Once considered an instrument no keyboard player should be without, more recently regarded as a mechanical monstrosity, the Mellotron was definitely an early sampler, but was it the first? Dave "Crumbly" Crombie reminisces.

Kawai SX-210

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1983

Return Of The Prophet

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Oct 1988

Possibly the most timely and influential synthesiser development of the 70s was the Prophet 5. Dave Crombie takes a look back at the polysynth that was modelled on the Minimoog.

Guide to Electronic Music Techniques

Feature | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1983
Polyphonic Portamento

Yamaha PS20 Portable Keyboard

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1981


Review | Music UK, Apr 1983
Alpha Syntauri Report

Dave Crombie tries the alphaSyntauri synthesiser

Roland CR 5000 and CR 8000 Rhythm Units

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1981

The Oscar

Review | Music UK, May 1983

A synth called OSCAR — Dave Crombie unveil's Britain's latest challenge

Elka-Orla X-50

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1981

Oberheim Poly

Review | Sound International, May 1978

Dave Crombie checks out the Oberheim 4-voice polyphonic synth.

The Japanese Music Fair

Show Report | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1982

A report on this popular annual event.

RMI Keyboard Computer KCII

Review | Sound International, Jun 1978

Dave Crombie tinkles the RMI Keyboard Computer — not so much a synth, more a souped-up organ.

The Movement Computer Systems Percussion Computer

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1982

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

Review | Sound International, Jul 1978

Dave Crombie's review of the Prophet 5 synth leaves us speechless.

Sequential Circuits Pro-One

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1982

Electric Pianos

Feature | Sound International, Aug 1978

A subjective look (what else?) at some of the electric and electronic pianos currently on the market, by Dave Crombie.

Korg Mono/Poly

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1982

Yamaha GX-1/Korg Micro-Preset

Review | Sound International, Sep 1978

All creatures great and small: Dave Crombie glides from the huge Yamaha GX-1 to the minute Korg Micro Preset.

Moog Source and Moog Rogue

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1982

The Moog Story

Review | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound International, Oct 1978

SI in association with Dave Crombie Productions Inc present The Moog Story, starring Robert A Moog...

Guide to Electro-Music Techniques - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Performing, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1982
Synth Performance Controls


Review | Sound International, Nov 1978

Dave Crombie tinkles the gleaming white keys of the J. Lord machine. Luxury you can afford? Find out on page 65.

Guide to Electronic Music Techniques - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Performing, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1983

Performance Controls: Part 3

Wasp Synth

Review | Sound International, Dec 1978

Soundintpix presents 'Swarm (Isn't it)', starring Dave Crombie as Henry Fonda and a yellow and black object that goes Buzz and strikes terror into the hearts of more expensive synthesiser manufacturers.

Music Maker Equipment Scene

News | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

Music, new products from Yamaha and Roland



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