Electronic instrument user reviews

  • Yamaha TX1P

    Yamaha TX1P - "Great Module! Get this if you can't get an MKS-20"

    06/17/20

    I gigged for four years with one of these ending in 1992 and I still miss the darn thing, and it's 2020 now. It never had a problem, it was designed to do just one thing (sound like a piano) and it did an excellent job of it. I seem to remember t…

  • Yamaha P50-m

    Yamaha P50-m - "Best In Class When New, Best Bang For Buck Now"

    06/17/20

    Unlike the one 1-star reviewer here, I've been gigging since 1969, I have owned more modules than I can remember, and I'm a Yamaha digital piano customer since 1986. Nonetheless I spent months researching piano modules back in the day and selected th…

  • Roland JV-880

    Roland JV-880 - "This rack module has quite a bang in sound quality with an external sound editor"

    05/10/20

    The product is used for studio use. I have the studio setup for DAW and non DAW. I was impressed with several Youtube presentations of the JV-880 that I purchased 2 units. The JV-880 has: MIDI/in/out and thru. I've added some internal extension cards…

  • Akai Professional Force

    Akai Professional Force - "The computer killer ; )"

    02/15/20

    *I put some sample videos with nice audio quality in the bottom of this review For which specific applications or uses have you chosen this product? I chosed it basically for composing and recording my music, just like you could do it with Ableto…

  • Yamaha MOX6

    Yamaha MOX6 - "Bad Sound Quality through Main Outputs" contains audio examples

    02/10/20

    I believe that this review also applies to the newer Yamaha MOXF6. I bought the MOX6 many years ago, way back in 2013, just before stores had stock of the MOXF6 which was to replace the MOX6. When I first had a play with it, the sound quality …

  • Akai Professional MPX16

    Akai Professional MPX16 - "Useless as a Sampler" contains audio examples

    02/05/20

    I have found the MPX16 to be useless when used as a sampler because the sampled output is not the same as the original. I now use it as a MIDI controller for my hardware synths. The pads are good and it has a standard MIDI output as well as being abl…

  • Clavia Nord Stage 2 76

    Clavia Nord Stage 2 76 - "There's no better option for pro musicians"

    12/01/19

    I’m using my Nord Stage 2 mainly for the fantastic piano and organ sounds. The rest is all vst from now on. I had the electro 3 before. Also super keyboard but i upgraded. I really haven’t found anything vst that comes close. It all just sounds so …

  • Ketron SD1000

    Ketron SD1000 - "Buggy" contains audio examples

    10/20/19

    This module has mostly very good sound fonts, the problem is that it has also a critical software bug which makes it sometimes impossible to render MIDI files properly. I tried to upgrade to the version from year 2015, which I do not think would help…

  • Casio Casiotone CT-410V

    Casio Casiotone CT-410V - "Holy Grail of the 80s Casiotones"

    06/02/19

    Extremely rare keyboard, much harder to find than its little brother the MT-400v (with mini keys + detachable speakers). Was lucky to pick one up locally for a decent price. Wow I´m blown away by how good this thing sounds!!! It´s alive, organic…

  • Studio Electronics SE-1

    Studio Electronics SE-1 - "Very nice sounding synth"

    03/29/19

    I got this in a deal and wasn't expecting too much, but pleasantly surprised. Rather than a newbie buying a Behringer or Korg, I'd rate these higher. Good build quality and a classic sound. Won't replace my Minimoog, but it's very practical and sound…