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Electronic instrument user reviews

  • Elektron Monomachine SFX60+ MKII

    Elektron Monomachine SFX60+ MKII - "A surprising device"

    08/25/18

    A good device. Honestly, it’s great! You could just pass it by if you were to just try it too quickly, but it has an incredible potential. I use it to make small loops, to write things I think of on the spur of the moment. It’s the very first “com...

  • Moog Music Minimoog Model D (2016)

    Moog Music Minimoog Model D (2016) - "The grandaddy of them all gets young again !!!"

    08/19/18

    If you’re reading this review, you already know the Mini (well, if you don’t, please leave Audiofanzine instantly and go read something else – Garden Design Magazine, Your Horse or anything else non-music-gear-related), so I won’t detail further the ...

  • Akai MPC X

    Akai MPC X - "A great device!"

    08/10/18

    Hi all, I see no review has been published for this product so far, so I’ll shoot first. As an introduction, I'll start by stating that I’ve owned almost each and every MPC model ever released, the good ones (60, 3000…) and the not-so-good ones...

  • Roland JD-Xi

    Roland JD-Xi - "This tiny synth could have been a giant – alas..."

    08/05/18

    I’ve tried the JD-Xi at length for almost a month, but I haven’t kept it in the end. It’s a nice small synth with many an asset but also too many flaws (some related to its youth maybe?) led me to return it. It’s a real pity as this small machine ...

  • Behringer Neutron

    Behringer Neutron - "A switchblade that looks like a penknife"

    08/04/18

    August 2018 update Serendipity I had gone to a local shop to demo the Model D, and pure chance made me get out with this Neutron. What a great idea! My reference in terms of synth is the 80s poly models – both analog and digital models, and ...

  • Novation Circuit

    Novation Circuit - "A nice plaything with potential"

    07/29/18

    I’ve tried it for an hour or so before writing this review but I’ve also spent t least 10 times as much reading other review on it on the internet, so I knew what to look after ;) I had never really used such a machine or pad controller before, so m...

  • Yamaha GENOS

    Yamaha GENOS - "Genos, the magnificent" has images

    07/23/18

    I’ve been the happy owner of this keyboard for a little over a month now. The Genos is now the core of my studio, I write music for events (e.g. soundtracks) as well as for my own pleasure in an Electro/Chill genre. I quit my previous "100% in-the-b...

  • Arturia BeatStep Pro

    Arturia BeatStep Pro - "Easy to use, efficient and practical!"

    07/22/18

    I’ve used in in a homestudio with a DRM1, a Doepfer modular, a Matrix 1000, a TX81Z, a SUB 37, an Alpha Juno, a Werstatt, Cubase and OSX. Once the firmware updated, no compatibility problem so far. The metal box seems sturdy, it’s heavy, the kn...

  • Korg MiniKorg 700s

    Korg MiniKorg 700s - "Superb!" has images

    06/15/18

    Hi all, I won’t get much into the details as to the Mini 700’s specs, (if you need it have a look at the Mini 700 reviews: https://en.audiofanzine.com/analog-synth/korg/minikorg-700/user_reviews/ ) I’ll mostly develop the question of the Mini 7...

  • Music And More MB33 RETRO

    Music And More MB33 RETRO - "A great and unique sound, but a disappointing(!) manufacturing quality"

    06/05/18

    I’ll try to make it as short and straight-to-the-goal as possible. I play analog acid and work live with MIDI-driven synth using Ableton. This machine is ideal for my setup as it’s light and easy to carry. Pros: Lowest price on the TB c...