Synthesizers/Racks/Modules articles

  • 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".

  • Clavia Nord Wave: The Test
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    Clavia Nord Wave: The Test - Multifaceted Synthesis

    02/28/09

    Integrating analog modeling, FM synthesis, digital waveforms, and sample playback, the Nord Wave positions itself as a versatile multi-synthesis specialist. Focusing on immediate programming as opposed to navigating through endless menu pages, does it have what it takes to stand out from the rest?