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    Yamaha CP4 Stage

    Stage Piano

    The CP4 is Yamaha’s best stage piano yet, and it’s also significantly cheaper than its predecessor.

    Reviews Feb 2015
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    NI Komplete Kontrol S49

    Controller Keyboard

    NI turn their hybrid expertise to keyboard design with an innovative controller for Komplete and Maschine.

    Reviews Jan 2015
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    Lowrey Heritage Deluxe Organ

    Retrozone

    It might have lacked drawbars and tonewheels, but, sonically, the little–known Lowrey Heritage Deluxe was a match for any Hammond organ.

    Reviews Dec 2014
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    Roland System 1

    Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

    The System 1 is a fully fledged synthesizer in its own right, but it can also assume the identity of Roland classics using its built–in ‘plug–out’ technology.

    Reviews Oct 2014
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    Roland FA08

    Synth Workstation

    Roland have condensed their considerable synthesizer workstation expertise into a single, affordable instrument.

    Reviews Aug 2014
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    Casio Privia PX5S

    Stage Piano & Synthesizer

    The PX5S isn't just a stage piano — it's an instrument that might force you to rethink everything you know about Casio.

    Reviews Jul 2014
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    Korg Taktile 25 & 49

    MIDI Controller Keyboards

    As their name implies, Korg's new MIDI keyboards are all about hands‑on control.

    Reviews Jul 2014
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    Elektron Analog Keys

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Elektron have followed up their Analog Four with a fully fledged analogue keyboard.

    Reviews May 2014
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    Kurzweil Artis

    Stage Piano

    Kurzweil instruments are often more complex than they initially appear, and that's certainly the case with the Artis...

    Reviews May 2014
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    Roland RD800

    Stage Piano

    There's more to Roland's latest digital piano than meets the eye. We put it to the test.

    Reviews Apr 2014
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    CME Xkey

    Compact USB Controller Keyboard

    A compact USB MIDI keyboard controller for the musician on the move, but with full-size keys and polyphonic aftertouch too!

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    Arturia MicroBrute

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Arturia’s new Brute is even smaller than the last and, quite frankly, very cheap indeed. What’s not to like?

    Reviews Feb 2014
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    Clavia Nord Lead 4

    Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

    Nearly 20 years after the original, Clavia's Nord Lead has become a studio synth staple. Can its latest incarnation keep the flame alive?

    Reviews Jan 2014
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    Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    A new Prophet is always an exciting prospect, but the name certainly carries a weight of expectation. Can the latest model live up to its illustrious ancestry?

    Reviews Nov 2013
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    Yamaha MX49

    Synthesizer

    Fruit continues to fall from Yamaha's Motif tree and the latest and cheapest example is the MX range...

    Reviews Oct 2013
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    Novation Bass Station 2 synthesiser.

    Novation Bass Station 2

    Analogue Synthesizer

    In the 20 years since its launch, the Bass Station has become something of a classic — and with analogue monosynths enjoying their biggest revival since the early '80s, what better time for a sequel?

    Reviews Sep 2013
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    Roger Lyons: Kaiser Chiefs MIDI Tech

    MainStage Keyboard Rig

    Running the keyboard rig for one of the UK's biggest bands is always going to be nerve-wracking — especially when it's all centred on a laptop computer...

    People Aug 2013
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    Kurzweil PC3K8 synthesiser.

    Kurzweil PC3K8

    Workstation Synthesizer

    Kurzweil's latest workstation introduces enhancements — but doesn't mess with that Kurzweil sound.

    Reviews Aug 2013
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    Akai Max 49 controller keyboard.

    Akai Max49

    USB Controller Keyboard

    At first glance, the Max49 seems much like other controller keyboards, but it’s got a surprise up its sleeve...

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Dave Smith’s latest synth crams four Mophos into one keyboard-shaped box. The result promises to be more than the sum of its parts.

    Reviews Jun 2013
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    Clavia Nord Electro 4

    Performance Keyboards

    Clavia’s updated Electro range prove that if you need top-quality staple keyboard sounds, playability and simplicity, Nords still lead.

    Reviews May 2013

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