Electronic instrument user reviews

  • Yamaha ps 55

    Yamaha ps 55 - "To complement my tech sheet entry"

    03/04/19

    Pardon my typos. Please see my tech sheet entry. 1973 sounds right. This is a very powerful keyboard, designed to run on two Roland Cube amps.YOU MUST NOT Y THE TWO CHANNELS TOGETHER. It is true stereo and instruments are weighted according to onstag…

  • Technics SM-ZS30

    Technics SM-ZS30 - "Manual needed too"

    02/20/19

    hi can anyone tell me where to get at least a pdf of photos of the manual of the sm-zs30? would badly need it and cannot find anywhere. please assist hi can anyone tell me where to get at least a pdf of photos of the manual of the sm-zs30? woul…

  • Oberheim Matrix-1000

    Oberheim Matrix-1000 - "WARM. HUGE. ANALOG. My new ambient pad, brass & string machine!" has images

    01/27/19

    I bought the Matrix 1000 in black one week ago as a counterpart for my beloved Juno 60. And this 6 voice polyphonic rack synthesizer sounds really analog and wide , even without FX. I really love the overall warm sound, it is the opposite of some har…

  • Boss DR-660 Dr. Rhythm

    Boss DR-660 Dr. Rhythm - "Boss DR660 still useful !"

    11/04/18

    I bought the DR660 when they were first out and the price was right.I wanted something to jam to with my guitar,then found out you needed to be a programming drum nerd and was bummed out.At the time,computers were not a dime a dozen,so the MIDI was u…

  • Roland JP-08

    Roland JP-08 - "Very small – but very mighty, too!"

    10/21/18

    So this is a miniature analog-modelling synth rendering Toland’s high-end synth from the early 80s (1981 precisely), the Jupiter 8. It seems sturdy and is quite heavy considering its size, which is quite telling as to its building quality. After a…

  • Alesis DataDisk SQ

    Alesis DataDisk SQ - "Alesis Data Disk - All your synths now belong to us"

    10/01/18

    So basically if you want convenience, GIG travel usefulness and simplification of your MIDI libary, buy one of these. they average about $50 on ebay. Someone said "you cannot use 1.44MB disks" That is NOT true. It supports both SD and HD 3.5" fl…

  • Behringer Model D

    Behringer Model D - "A legend for €350!"

    09/25/18

    First step, unboxing: the unit is nicely finished, seems sturdy for a Behringer product, the knobs feel “hard” and the size is compact but not too much either (unlike the ridiculously small Roland Boutique). So you plug it in, tweak the knobs a li…

  • 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 Professional MPC X

    Akai Professional 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…