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    Cwejman VM1

    Analogue Voice Module

    Swedish designer Wowa Cwejman has built a reputation for exclusive analogue synths. Now he's going modular, starting with the VM1 Voice module...

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    Dave Smith Mono Evolver Keyboard

    Analogue & Digital Synthesizer

    Pushing at the boundaries of synthesis, as ever, Dave Smith's Evolver range continues to, er, evolve...

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    Korg Micro X

    Synthesizer

    They say that good things come in small packages — but just how much synthesizer can Korg cram into the tiny Micro X?

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    The Story Of The Davolisint

    Retrozone

    It lacked most of the features we'd expect from even a basic synth, but this rare Italian keyboard had a charm all of its own.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Roland Juno G

    Keyboard Workstation

    As Roland revisit the Juno name once again, we look at whether their latest offering is a serious contender, or merely a bantamweight Fantom.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Korg TR88

    Keyboard Workstation

    Korg's Triton LE series has evolved into the TR range, but does it deliver any more than a new paint-job?

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Little Phatty by Bob Moog

    Programmable Monophonic Analogue Synthesizer

    Bob Moog's final project carries his visionary synthesizer design into the future.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Korg STR1 & OASYS v1.1

    Plucked String Synthesizer Expansion & OS Upgrade

    An amazing new string-modelling synth is added to Korg's flagship workstation.

    Reviews Oct 2006
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    Arturia Prophet V

    Software Synthesizer

    Arturia emulate both the classic Prophet 5 and the lesser-known Prophet VS synthesizers in their latest software instrument.

    Reviews Sep 2006
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    Creamware B4000 ASB

    Modelled Tonewheel Organ

    Having served up convincing hardware emulations of the legendary Minimoog and Prophet V analogue synths, Creamware turn their attention to the mighty Hammond B3 organ.

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    Way Out Ware TimewARP 2600

    Software Synthesizer [Mac/PC]

    Can this in-depth software emulation of the ARP 2600 improve on Arturia's existing 2600V?

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    AAS Ultra Analog

    Modelled Analogue Synth [Mac/PC]

    Like the analogue modelling of AAS's Tassman but don't need its complexity or fancy its price much? The far more affordable Ultra Analog could be right up your street...

    Reviews Jul 2006
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    Unitonic Aurora 2

    TDM Soft Synth for Pro Tools

    The first product from developers Unitonic is an unusual TDM soft synth with plenty of hidden depths.

    Reviews Jul 2006
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    Digidesign Hybrid & Music Production Toolkit

    Analogue-style Synth & Plug-in Bundle For Pro Tools

    What could be more tempting than a sweet-sounding virtual analogue synth? How about that same synth bundled with a bunch of high-quality plug-ins targeted at music production?

    Reviews Jun 2006
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    Yamaha M06

    Workstation Synth

    Looking to create a more affordable keyboard version of their Motif range of workstations, Yamaha have pared back the spec of the Motif ES a little — though not much — to create the M06 and M08.

    Reviews Jun 2006
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    Alesis Fusion

    Synth Workstation

    In these days of fast, flexible computers and powerful virtual instruments, has the hardware workstation synth had its day? Alesis's Fusion mounts the case for the defence, offering four synthesis types, sampling, sequencing and hard disk recording — for under £1000.

    Reviews May 2006
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    Cakewalk Dimension Pro

    Software Synth & Sampler [Mac OS X/Win XP]

    Cakewalk have taken the workhorse soft synth that was bundled with their Project 5 loop sequencer, put the sound library on steroids and made it available as a separate product on both Mac and PC.

    Reviews May 2006
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    Creamware Pro 12 ASB

    Modelled Analogue Synth

    Creamware's Minimax ASB (the company's hardware recreation of the Minimoog) won over the critics — can they repeat the winning ASB formula with Sequential Circuits' Prophet 5 synth? Synth wizard Dave Stewart is your guide...

    Reviews May 2006
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    Korg Radias

    Synthesizer & Vocoder

    The Radias is described by Korg as a synth and vocoder, but that's somewhat modest — it manages to cram analogue modelling, S&S, FM and formant synthesis into its stylish frame, plus a host of sound-shaping and triggering facilities. Plus that vocoder...

    Reviews Apr 2006
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    Steinberg Hypersonic 2

    Virtual Workstation Synth [PC/Mac]

    The new version of Steinberg's virtual sound module brings more and better instruments, without sacrificing convenience or ease of use.

    Reviews Mar 2006
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    Image Line Sytrus

    FM Soft Synth [Windows]

    Combining frequency and ring modulation with analogue-style resonant filtering, Image Line's Sytrus takes FM synthesis in new directions.

    Reviews Mar 2006

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