Electronic instrument articles

  • Roland Jupiter-80 Mini-Review
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    Roland Jupiter-80 Mini-Review - Stage Master

    03/17/12

    In an era where workstations are more powerful and complex every day, Roland has introduced a large stage synth that uses hybrid technology based on PCM, virtual analog technology and modeling of acoustic instrument behavior. Let's have a closer look...

  • Octatrack Tips & Tricks for Sampling
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    Octatrack Tips & Tricks for Sampling - Octatrack Video Tutorial Series

    11/17/11

    Enjoy creating electronic music? For Octatrack users here is video trip into the guts of the machine- sampling tips and tricks to produce the grooves that you want.

  • Korg Kronos Mini-Review
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    Korg Kronos Mini-Review - Giant Step!

    09/20/11

    Presented at the NAMM 2011 and already available since this summer, the Kronos represents a new step in the workstation market — a cruel world where every product becomes immediately obsolete as soon as the successor is launched. The Kronos is very innovative and comprehensive, but will it be able to break this fatal rule?

  • Moog Music Slim Phatty Review
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    Moog Music Slim Phatty Review - Analog Technology Democratized

    06/29/11

    Five years after having introduced the Little Phatty, Moog decided to launch the compact synth in module version. Did the Slim Phatty succeed in making the famous Moog sound available to anyone?

  • Korg PS60 Review
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    Korg PS60 Review - Plug & Play

    12/05/10

    While the market of low-budget synthesizers has never been so flourishing, Korg launches a performance synth conceived for live applications that require spontaneity and real-time options. Let's step into the details...

  • Yamaha Motif XF Mini-Review
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    Yamaha Motif XF Mini-Review - Big Bad Workstation

    11/28/10

    A big surprise that arrives at the end of 2010 is the new Yamaha Motif XF, which gives a boost to the sound quality and the spontaneity of workstations. So how much more advanced than its competitors is it?

  • Korg MicroSampler Review
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    Korg MicroSampler Review - Feather Light Sampler

    09/30/10

    To everyone's surprise, Korg has launched a small sampler keyboard. Let's see what we can do with it and for what purpose...

  • Roland SH-01 "Gaia" Review
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    Roland SH-01 "Gaia" Review - The Right Compromise?

    09/23/10

    The SH-01 is Roland's answer to the analog modeling synths market where low budget and ergonomics are not compatible. Let's see what tradeoffs were made to combine ease of use and a competitive price.

  • Dave Smith Instruments Tetra Review
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    Dave Smith Instruments Tetra Review - A Tiny Devil for the Road!

    08/23/10

    The Tetra hosts four Mopho voices in an extremely compact housing, meaning you get an analog polyphonic, programmable and a very affordable synth. A closer look...

  • Akai Miniak Review
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    Akai Miniak Review - Miniak On The Floor

    08/04/10

    After having repositioned Alesis on the market, Numark seems to have entrusted Akai with the fate of the synth/drum machine product range. The Miniak is the first Akai synth "in the modern era".