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    Vermona Perfourmer 2

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Vermona have beefed up their four-voice synth and the result is an analogue monster with the emphasis firmly on performance.

    Reviews Apr 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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    XILS Lab Synthix

    Software Synthesizer

    XILS Lab continue to trawl the depths of obscure synth history, this time with an emulation of that rarest of beasts, the Elka Synthex.

    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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    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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    Roland GR55

    Guitar Synthesizer

    Roland have put elements of their two very different approaches to guitar synthesis in a single box. Could this be the best guitar synth ever?

    Reviews Nov 2011
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    Lush Projects Vibrati Punk Console

    DIY Synthesizer Kit

    Paul Fremantle gets his hands on this self-contained synth, based on the Atari Punk Console.

    Reviews Aug 2011
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    Roland Jupiter 80

    Performance Synthesizer

    The Jupiter 8 looms large in synthesizer history, and any synth bearing the name has a lot to live up to. Is the Jupiter 80 destined for the same legendary status? Find out in our world‑exclusive review...

    Reviews Aug 2011
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    Korg Monotribe

    Analogue Groovebox

    Korg’s analogue renaissance continues with the Monotribe groovebox. If last year’s Monotron knocked your socks off, this should leave you completely trouserless...

    Reviews Jul 2011
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    Dewanatron Swarmatron

    Analogue Synthesizer

    This is a synth like no other, eschewing conventional controls, nomenclature and even an ordinary on/off switch. Is it destined to become a cult classic?

    Reviews Jun 2011
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    Moog Minimoog Voyager XL

    Analogue Synthesizer

    There’s no more revered name in the history of synthesis than Moog, and the Voyager XL aims to cement their reputation for top‑flight instruments. Is this the Rolls Royce of the synthesizer world?

    Reviews Jun 2011
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    Korg Kronos

    Keyboard Workstation

    Korg really know what they're doing when it comes to workstations, and their new one has been eagerly anticipated. Meet the Kronos in our world exclusive review...

    Reviews May 2011
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    Spectrasonics Omnisphere 1.5

    Software Synthesizer

    Spectrasonics bring yet more goodies to the Omnisphere party, aiming to make their highly acclaimed synth even better.

    Reviews May 2011
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    XILS Lab PolyKB II

    Software Synthesizer

    The original was a diamond in the rough — so is PolyKB II a highly polished gem?

    Reviews May 2011
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    M-Audio Venom

    Synthesizer

    M-Audio's debut synth may have a pristine white exterior, but it hides a sample-based synthesis engine capable of getting down and dirty...

    Reviews Apr 2011
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    Waldorf PPG Wave 3.V

    Software Synthesizer

    PPG's Wave series were sadly beyond the budget of most of us, but, through the miracle of software, the powers of these innovative synths may now be within our grasp...

    Reviews Apr 2011
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    Arturia Origin Keyboard

    Synthesizer Workstation

    Arturia have taken their Origin concept further with the addition of a keyboard and new modules. So is it now the only synthesizer you'll ever need?

    Reviews Mar 2011
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    Kurzweil PC3LE7

    Keyboard Workstation

    Kurzweil's new workstation maintains the company's reputation for solid reliability, and does so at a lower cost than you might expect...

    Reviews Mar 2011
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    Moog Slim Phatty

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Moog's Little Phatty has shed some pounds (in both senses of the word), but does this new, lightweight synth have what it takes to be a contender?

    Reviews Mar 2011
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    Novation Ultranova

    Synthesizer

    The Ultranova may be a return to Novation's roots, but it's still a very forward-looking synthesizer...

    Reviews Feb 2011
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    Arturia Analog Experience The Player & The Factory

    Synth Keyboards

    Arturia's Analog Experience range pairs tweakable preset soft synths with dedicated controller keyboards. We put the first two to the test...

    Reviews Jan 2011

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