Synthesizers/Racks/Modules user reviews

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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…