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    Moog Polymoog

    Analogue Polysynth (Retro)

    A synth company that produced as many classic and well-loved instruments as did Moog Music is surely allowed the odd turkey! Gordon Reid waxes critical over one of them.

    Reviews Jun 1998
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    Clavia Nord Modular (Preview)

    Virtual Analogue Modular Synthesizer

    If you'd love a modular synth, but couldn't possibly afford a real one, it's possible that virtual salvation is at hand.

    Reviews Feb 1998
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    Roland Jupiter

    Analogue Polysynths [Retrozone]

    Roland's Jupiter family yielded one or two shining examples of what an analogue polysynth should be.

    Reviews Feb 1998
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    ARP Odyssey

    Duophonic Analogue Synthesizer [Retrozone]

    For the synth afictionado, the ARP Odyssey is up there with the Minimoog in terms of its power and sonic quality. Gordon Reid explains why he loves his Ody...

    Reviews Dec 1997
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    Roland JX3P

    Polysynth [Retrozone]

    Michael Anthony takes us back to the mid-eighties, when MIDI was in pre-school playgroup, and manufacturers built synths that couldn't decide if they were analogue, digital, or both...

    Reviews Feb 1996
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    Klaus Schulze: Digital To Analogue Conversion

    German Philosophy

    The Godfather of German electronic music, Klaus Schulze favoured an all-digital approach to recording the '80s. The last few years, however, have seen a radical revision of his former philosophy. Paul Tingen meets the man for whom old working habits die hard...

    People Feb 1996
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    Yamaha MU50 & Yamaha CBX-K1

    Tone Generator & MIDI Keyboard XG

    Two of Yamaha's most recent products, the MU50 synth module and the CBX-K1 mini keyboard, are designed to compliment each other as the nucleus of a budget, GM-compatible music-making setup.. Paul Nagle evaluates the pair, and considers the potentially confusing role of Yamaha's XG MIDI format...

    Reviews Sep 1995
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    Waldorf Wave

    Analogue/Digital Dynamic Spectrum Wavetable Synthesizer

    Waldorf's dream machine is finally off the drawing board and in the real world, and looks sure to set synth players' hearts beating a little faster.

    Reviews Jul 1994
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    Yamaha VL1

    Virtual Acoustic Synthesizer

    Is 'physical modelling' set to become the buzz-phrase of '90s synthesis? Martin Russ exclusively tests out Yamaha's innovative new synth and reveals all...

    Reviews Jul 1994

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