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Six of the best

It’s the MusicTech Buyer’s Guide where we round up some of the best products recently reviewed in the magazine. This time around, we have a selection of keyboard synthesisers that we’ve looked at over the last year…


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When it comes to synths, there are few better designers than Dave Smith, the man behind DSI and legendary synth pioneer. So how do you improve on one synth icon? Add another, that’s how. OB-6 is the result of a collaboration between Dave and Tom Oberheim – there’s a very good spoof video of how they knocked up its design in a bar on the back of a napkin. The reality is that they’ve designed a classic. Andy Jones said: “I did nearly mark OB-6 down on the price, as it’s currently listing at around £300 more than the Prophet-6 in the UK – which is significant. However, after listening to it, I fell for its OB charms. At every turn, it inspires new riffs and complete tunes and, when all is said and done, you can’t ask for more than that from any instrument. The OB-6’s sound completely puts this synth into a league of its own.”

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The new issue of MusicTech is on sale from Thursday 17th August and we’re honoured to be the first magazine to present a feature on the brand new studio facilities at the legendary Abbey Road studios: The Gatehouse and the Penthouse. To mark this occasion we bring you a giant Abbey Road special, featuring a studio tour, a COMPLETE gear list, an interview with iconic producer John Leckie (who begun his career at AR) as well as hands on tutorials designed to show you how to re-create the Abbey Road sound at home! We’ve also got a disc packed with Abbey Road related video content for you to feast your eyes on. Elsewhere this issue we have features looking at the history of the Korg MonoPoly, 6 ways to cheat at making music as well as our usual plethora of reviews including the Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 and Novation Circuit 1.5 and a wide range of tutorial content.