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    Korg MS20 Mini.

    Korg MS20 Mini

    Analogue Synthesizer

    For the best part of 20 years, musicians have been asking certain Japanese manufacturers for recreations of their classic synths, and finally one of them has been brave enough to do it. How does Korg’s reborn MS20 compare to its illustrious ancestor?

    Reviews May 2013
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    Korg KingKorg

    Virtual Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

    It’s named in honour of everyone’s favourite giant ape, but will Korg’s new keyboard scale the heights or be shot down in flames? Find out in our exclusive review...

    Reviews Apr 2013
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    Vintage Vibe 64 Piano

    Electro-mechanical Piano

    Rhodes restoration specialists Vintage Vibe have turned their expertise to manufacturing. So how does their creation compare to the classics?

    Reviews Apr 2013
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    Korg MicroKey

    Portable USB Controller Keyboards

    Miniature controller keyboards can be incredibly useful for making music on location. The new Korg MicroKey family of velocity...

    Reviews Mar 2013
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    Q&A March 2013: Nord keyboard.

    Q. Can you recommend a 73-key stage piano?

    I seem to be the only person in the world who wants an unfussy, weighted stage piano, with — at most — 73 keys. What might you suggest?

    Sound Advice Mar 2013
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    Samson Graphite 49 keyboard.

    Samson Graphite 49

    USB Controller Keyboard

    The Graphite is Samson’s first foray into the world of keyboards — and it’s an impressive debut.

    Reviews Dec 2012
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    Novation Mininova

    Synthesizer

    Novation go back to their portable synth roots with a compact gem that reworks the Ultranova synth engine and adds a few extras...

    Reviews Nov 2012
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    Studiologic Sledge

    Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

    Studiologic’s new Waldorf-powered polysynth is here and it’s very yellow indeed. Put your sunglasses on and meet the Sledge...

    Reviews Nov 2012
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    Clavia Nord C2D

    Digital Combo, Tonewheel & Pipe Organ

    The Nord C2D expands on the success of its predecessor with an improved Hammond emulation and the addition, for the first time, of real drawbars.

    Reviews Oct 2012
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    Roland Jupiter 50

    Performance Synthesizer

    Roland’s Jupiter 80 has gained a little brother in the shape of the Jupiter 50. Does this slimmed-down synth offer the same Supernatural sound?

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    John Bowen Synth Design Solaris

    Synthesizer

    Years in the making, John Bowen’s Solaris is finally with us. So is this hugely ambitious synthesizer everything we hoped it would be?

    Reviews Jun 2012
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    Moog Minitaur

    Analogue Bass Synthesizer

    The Minitaur may look like a simple beast, but there’s much more to Moog’s most affordable synth than meets the eye...

    Reviews May 2012
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    Arturia MiniBrute

    Analogue Monosynth

    Arturia have broken away from their soft-synth roots with the MiniBrute, a 100 percent analogue monosynth. We put it to the test in our world-exclusive review.

    Reviews Mar 2012
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    Casio Privia PX3

    Stage Piano

    An 88-note hammer-action stage piano as affordable as this seems far too good to be true. Is there a catch?

    Reviews Mar 2012
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    Spotlight

    Keyboard Synthesizers

    Self-contained keyboard synths have an immediacy that is seldom matched by synth modules or software instruments. There's a great variety of them available at the moment, but how do you know which one is right for you? Here’s a selection of the models we've looked at over the last couple of years, with links to the SOS reviews, to help you decide.

    Reviews Mar 2012
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    Korg Monotron Delay & Duo

    Analogue Synthesizers

    Korg’s analogue tribe has two new members, both with little more than pocket‑money prices. Resistance may be futile...

    Reviews Feb 2012
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    Novation Impulse 49

    Controller Keyboard

    The Impulse controllers are cost-effective, yet seem generously specified — so where’s the catch?

    Reviews Feb 2012
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    Arturia Analog Experience

    The Laboratory

    The latest addition to Arturia’s Analog Experience series takes their hybrid software/hardware synth concept even further.

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    Teenage Engineering OP1

    Portable Synthesizer

    The toy‑like exterior of Teenage Engineering’s OP1 belies the versatile synth, sequencer, sampler and recorder hidden within. We retreat to our bedroom and put it though its paces...

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    Yamaha MOX6

    Synthesizer Workstation

    Yamaha’s MOX range offers unusually tight integration with your DAW. Is this the way forward for synthesizer workstations?

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    Clavia Nord Stage 2 HA88

    Performance Keyboard

    Synth, organ, piano: the Nord Stage 2 does it all, and now even lets you load and play your own samples. Is this the best Stage yet?

    Reviews Nov 2011

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