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Roland Fantom 8 Keyboard Workstation Review
Does the new Roland Fantom 8 drop a marker for other keyboard synth workstation makers to measure up to? Matt Vanacoro finds out and discovers there's some futuristic features inside.
Jan. 7, 2021
Synthstrom Audible to Raise Price of Deluge Portable Workstation to $999 USD
If you've been considering purchasing the impressive Deluge from Synthstrom Audible, get your order in before 1st February 2021 to avoid the price increase.
Oct. 27, 2020
UVI Releases UVX670, Dual '˜80s Analog Hybrid Synth Based On VX600 And AX73
Get the classic sound of vintage Akai hardware on your Mac or PC with the latest sound bank from UVI, UVX670. Here's what you need to know.
Jul. 11, 2019
Free Update To Waldorf Quantum Synth Adds Brand New Synth Engine, Kernel Synthesis
The free 2.0 software update for Waldorf's Quantum synth adds a brand new fifth synthesis engine for even greater sonic flexibility. Here's what you need to know.
Jan. 24, 2019
Review: Korg Grandstage
Korg's Grandstage represents a new approach for the company, focusing on putting everything a live performer needs at their fingertips. Read on to find out what Matt Vanacoro thought of it...
Dec. 26, 2018
Review: Yamaha Montage 2.0
Yamaha's free update for its Montage workstation synthesizer brings a ton of new features to the table. Matt Vanacoro has been playing with it, and here's what he discovered.
Jul. 4, 2018
5 Keyboard Workstations that Rocked the 80s & 90s
Computers weren't always king - for many years, a hardware keyboard workstation was the dream item for players and producers. Here are 5 classics and a trip down memory lane.
G.W. Childs IV
Dec. 17, 2017
Review: Korg Kross 2
A natural-hammer weighted keyboard with a huge sound library, slick sampler, loads of drums and amazing effects. It even has an audio interface - what's not to like?
G.W. Childs IV
Dec. 14, 2017
If you hadn't heard of the KingKorg, you're probably not alone. But could this somewhat under-the-radar live performance synth actually be the instrument that performers have been looking for?
G.W. Childs IV
Sep. 21, 2017
Legendary Producer Scott Storch Making Beats On AKAI MPC X & MPK88
AKAI's latest MPC powerhouse is designed to work in a fully standalone capacity. In this video we see Scott Storch using AKAI gear to produce a beat in realtime.
Sep. 2, 2017
Review: Yamaha MX88
Costing a third as much as a MOTIF but with many of the flagship sounds, Matt Vanacoro asks - just how has Yamaha crammed all this into such a lightweight workstation, the MX88?
Jul. 26, 2017
Review: UVI Digital Synsations 2
Those who remember the 90s will recognise some of these classic synths. Matt Vanacoro finds there's almost no limit to how many he wants to stack together...
May. 1, 2017
NAMM 2017: What's New in Yamaha Montage OS 1.5
The free update brings a raft of new features, workflow enhancements and general tweaks to Yamaha's powerful hardware workstation platform.
Jan. 23, 2017
NAMM 2017: See Korg's Kronos 3.1 New Features In Action
Korg's Kronos gets a special gold edition as well as an updated OS 3.1. We find out what's new.
Jan. 22, 2017
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