REVIEWED: YAMAHA MX88BK SYNTHESISER
I always enjoy new product time from Yamaha when I get to discover yet another development in their keyboard and synthesiser family. This month is no exception with the new MX88BK landing in my office ready to be put through its paces. Having already seen and used the MX61, this was one keyboard I was looking forward to getting my hands on to see how the upgrade to a full 88 notes was going to work, making this a keyboard that would appeal to a greater audience then the previous two smaller models.
Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer
This is one product that has been getting a lot of people talking of late and very few have even had a chance to see one. In fact, I wasn’t even able to get my hands on one until just this week. To be honest, I wish I had more time with it, as I have barely been able to scratch the surface of the capabilities of the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer. Some of you may be wondering what it is, and if you have been living under a rock you may not have heard of it, but all the cool kids will know about this and will be lining up to get their hands on one as they start to become more readily available in stores now. Let’s take a brief look.
StudioLogic Sledge Black Edition
At first I thought I’d be spending this month going over old reviews of a product from before, but I quickly realised upon opening the StudioLogic box that the bright tangelo beast was not to be seen. Instead, something darker and more ominous loomed within. I got very excited when I discovered I had the StudioLogic Sledge Black Edition to play around with. Many of you who know the Sledge will be excited for the upgrades in this version and for those of you who are unfamiliar with the original Sledge, you are in for a real treat.
CASIO XWG1 SYNTHESIZER
Around 6 months ago I got to have a brief look at a pair of Casio synthesizers that got me all excited. It had been years since I had played with a Casio synthesizer and these reignited an old fire in my soul. So, now I am more than happy to have a more in depth look at one of these keyboards again, the Casio XW-G1 synthesizer.