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Roland S-10 Sampling Keyboard

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986

'Is this the one we have all been waiting for?' asks Julian Colbeck. Slotting neatly into the vacant sub-£1000 price bracket, Roland's new keyboard is a fast and easy to use sampler with plenty of attractive qualities. But how does it fare against the competition? Read on to find out...

Managing MIDI

Feature | Topic: MIDI | In Tune, Dec 1986

IT's guide through the MIDI jungle

The Complete Sampler Buyers' Guide

Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide, Sampling | Sound On Sound, Feb 1992

Or Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Sampler, But Didn't Know Who To Ask. Julian Colbeck is your guide.

1..2.. 3,4,5 - How To Bring Your Sounds Alive

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1986
Roland DEP-5 multi-effects

Julian Colbeck brings you the key facts on Roland's improvement on the SPX90.

The Missing Lync

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991
Lync Remote Keyboard Controller

Julian Colbeck looks at one of a rare breed — the Lync LN1000 strap-on remote controller keyboard.

The New Master

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
Akai MX1000 Master Keyboard

Ease of programming and an optional plug-in piano sound board should ensure popularity for the Akai MX1000. Julian Colbeck explains why it makes all the difference.

Akai X7000 Sampling Keyboard

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987

Akai are quickly becoming the name to look out for when it comes to hi-tech products (their hi-fi's not bad either!) and this keyboard-based successor to their S612 sampler certainly reinforces that opinion. Julian Colbeck checks out its attractions.

Knobular Synthesis

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1991
Roland JD800 Programmable Synthesizer

Already a strong contender for hot keyboard of the year, Roland's new JD800 puts analogue-style knobs and sliders back on the front panel of a modern digital synth. Julian Colbeck goes "wow"!

Remember, Remember...

Feature | Topic: Live | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
21 Things To Remember On Tour

Julian Colbeck suggests the hi-techer's 21 most indispensable things to remember on tour.

Fighting Hard!

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1989
Kawai Q80 Sequencer

Kawai's first ever dedicated MIDI sequencer may have to fight hard to make its mark in an already overcrowded market, but it has one major advantage over the competition - its price! Julian Colbeck reports.

Roland JX1

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
Performance Synthesizer

Whilst their flagship JD800 synth has inevitably attracted a good deal of attention, Roland have not neglected the entry level user in their new range of products. Julian Colbeck sounds out the small but almost perfectly-formed JX1.

Control Zones

Feature | Topic: Live | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
The Case For Master Keyboards

Master keyboards may seem expensive for 'dumb' instruments, but a good controller can make a player's life a whole lot easier. Julian Colbeck explains.

Yamaha's DX21 FM Digital Synth

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Analogue Synths

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
In The Digital Age

The digital revolution has not quite killed off the analogue synthesizer, and vintage or vintage-style instruments have an enduring appeal. Julian Colbeck looks at why this should be so.

In Deep

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1992
With The Roland JD800

One year after reviewing the instrument that brought back knobs and sliders, Julian Colbeck presents an in-depth user report on Roland's flagship JD800 synthesizer.

Music Sales unveil new Commodore Software

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985
Commodore Sound Studio

The Beat Box

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1991
Alesis D4 16-Bit Stereo Drum Module

Alesis' new D4 offers 500 16-bit drum sounds, external audio triggering and extreme ease of use — what's not to like? Julian Colbeck investigates.

A Double Dose of Roland

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.

Ensoniq Mirage

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Yamaha RX-15

Review | In Tune, Dec 1984

Digital Effects

Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide, Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, May 1992
A Guide to Digital Reverbs, Delays and Multi-Effects Units

Julian Colbeck takes a look at what's on offer in the world of digital reverbs, delays and multi-effects units, and explains how to choose between them.

Roland EP50 Electronic Piano

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Bit One

Review | In Tune, Dec 1984
6-Voice Programmable Touch-Sensitive Synthesiser

Professional Excellence

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1992
Korg 01/W Pro and Pro X Workstations

The latest keyboards in the Korg dynasty offer a little more than remade and remodelled technology. Julian Colbeck experiences Korg's sonic edge.

Keyboards with Bros

Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989

Scott Davidson utilises the power of MIDI to provide the instrumental foundation for Bros' music, both on stage and in the studio. Julian Colbeck takes notes...

 

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