Archive for the ‘Professional Audio’ Category

LIMS: Roland Add “Juno Stage” To Juno Lineup

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Roland have announced that 76-keys of Juno Stage goodness will be available this August. If you’ve ever read my coverage of the lesser Juno-D you will know this is set to be a solid product at a reasonably affordable price. A couple of interesting features are the inclusion of an 88-note multi-sampled piano and support […]

LIMS: Roland Announce GW-8 Set For September 2008

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

The next in the GW series of workstations from Roland is set to arrive this september. The Roland GW-8 will deliver one-man-band performance power in a compact 61-key form factor that weighs in at a compartively feather-light 6kg. Full specifications and juicy details on the GW8 are already available at Roland’s website so I will […]

Novation XioSynth Controller and Synthesizer Review

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Joining our ranks of Novation products is the XioSynth Controller and Synthesizer which is a mixed bag that might appeal to some and turn off others with its incredibly compact and good looking silver/grey finished body with rounded edges for an appealing but not necessarily very robust aesthetic that seems more suited to the studio […]

Korg Kontrol 61 First Impressions

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

The Korg Kontrol 61 has made it into the Gadgetoid studio for a once over and is an impressively different control surface that’s, unlike any I have used before. In short it’s built like a brick shi… err outhouse.

Sound Control Goes Into Administration

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when your biggest local music retailer disappears, and that’s just what has happened across the UK as 10 Sound Control stores were forced to close recently due to the company going into administration. Fortunately it looks like our local shop in Norwich will be staying open but nobody […]

Korg PA800 Gets Revised Songbook

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

From April 1st anyone picking up a new Korg PA800 will receive a Korg branded USB ROM stick loaded with a revised songbook. The new songbook contains easier to understand song titles, re-assigned genre and artist name details, 15 custom lists, 4 single touch settings per song title and an additional 300 song titles cross-referenced […]

Korg Pa2X Pro First Impressions

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

A Korg Pa2X Pro now sits upon the studio desk at Gadgetoid and I’ve had a single evening with it to form some initial opinions and recognise some of the more obvious good and bad points.

Roland Edirol R-09HR Fresh Out Of Frankfurt

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

If compact portable recorders get your juices flowing you may be interested to hear about the new Edirol R-09HR. Not only does it look good but it packs some serious recording power with the help of an integrated stereo condensor microphone and crystal clear 24/96 fidelity. The R-09HR is now placed as the flagship of […]

ADAM Audio A5 And Sub7

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

More news out of Frankfurt as ADAM Audio announces their new A5 powered monitor and Sub7 powered subwoofer both expanding the A series and complimenting it with a sub that will extend the low frequency reproduction range down to 30Hz. The Sub7 includes both XLR and RCA inputs with fine tuning controls that are also […]

Korg Pa588 Arranger Piano

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

The very latest addition to the Korg Pa series is the Pa588, a Stage Piano/Workstation hybrid that combines the sound and playability of Korg’s excellent stage pianos with professional arranger features. The Pa588 has an 88-note real weighted hammer action keyboard designed to emulate the feel of a concert grand. This, combined with powerful arranger […]