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August Issue

Synth

ARTICLES

DigiTech Reissues the DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer

July 6, 2015
An update of the cult favorite 1990s pedal with modern features like true bypass, TRS output, a 9-volt power supply input and a bright blue LED.
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Roland Announces SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer and Expands Blues Cube Amp Series

April 15, 2015
The Blues Cube Tour is a stack-style amp with a 100-watt head and 4x10 cabinet, while the Blues Cube Artist 212 is an 85-watt combo equipped with two 12-inch speakers.
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TWA Great Divide 2.0 Analog Synth Octaver Review

November 17, 2013
A fantastically musical synth/octave pedal.
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Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Bit Commander analog guitar synthesizer has an amazing capacity for enhancing melody lines, retaining definition in a variety of musical situations, and making sounds that, in the right context, sound just plain beautiful.
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Subdecay Octasynth Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
SubDecay’s Octasynth does a fantastic job of delivering classic analog sounds and modern, noisy, glitchy tones
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Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer Review

March 23, 2011
The GR-55 combines two banks of 910 synth voices with Roland''s COSM models and the ability to mix in dry signal for a versatile and high-performing floor synth unit.
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Moog MF-105M MIDI MuRF Pedal Review

April 15, 2010
The MIDI MuRF is an inspiring musical tool for the adventurous
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Side by Side: Roland VB-99 and GR-33B Bass Synthesizers

August 27, 2009
Testing the Roland VB-99, and a comparison with the GR-33B
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Return of a Legend: Does the VG-99 Live Up to the GR-300?

October 13, 2008
The Roland GR-300 holds a unique position in the world of guitar synths. While the sonic potential of the GR-300 was limited, its incredibly fast and accurate tracking made
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