Keyfax 2

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We have a limited amount of Keyfax 2 & Keyfax 4 books available. Published in 1986 and 1993, respectively, these buyers guides give an interesting insight into keyboards around at that time, As well as being a useful source of information when buying secondhand today. When every synth older then 10 years old seems to be deemed a ‘classic’ by sellers, these books can help you wade through much of the nonsense and get a clear picture of how they were perceived back in the day.

Written by Julian Colbeck, GForce’s Dave Spiers & Chris Macleod did extensive amounts of research on the keyboards reviewed for this series of books. Indeed, Chris is rightly credited with “herculean amounts of tedious research” in the rare and much sought-after Keyfax 3 book, while Dave is credited as production Assistant on the Keyfax 4, 5 and Omnibus editions.

Keyfax 2

Keyfax 2 instruments include

  • Akai AX60, AX73, AX80, MX73, S612, S900
  • ARP Odyssey, Pro DGX, Quartet, 16-Voice Piano
  • Beilfuss Performance Synth
  • Bit Masterkeyboard, Bit One, Bit 01, Bit 99
  • Casio CK-500, CPS-201, CT-1000P, CT-6000, CT-6500, CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-230S, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000, MT-40, MT-68, MT-70, MT210, MT-400V, MT-500, PT-50, SK-1, VL-1
  • Chroma Polaris
  • Crumar Composer, DP Pianos, Multiman, Orchestrator, Organizer T1/C, Performer-2, Roadracer, Roadrunner(s), Roady, Spirit, Trilogy
  • Davis Clavitar/Clavitron
  • Digital Keyboards Synergy
  • EDP Wasp
  • Eko Synth P15
  • Elka Synthex
  • E-Mu Emulator, E-II
  • Ensoniq Mirage, SDP-1
  • Fairlight Series III
  • Fender Rhodes MkIII, Mk V
  • Greengate DS:3, DS:4
  • Hohner Clavinet, Duo, EK4 Opus, K-11, Pianet, P-100/120
  • Jen Piano 73, SX-1000, KB-300/500
  • Kawai EP-608, EP-705M, K3, SX-210
  • Kinetic Sound Prism
  • Korg BX/CX3, Delta, DSS-1, DW6000, DW8000, EPS-1, Mono/Poly, MS-10/20, Polysix, Poly-61, Poly-800, Poly-800II, PS-3200, RK-100, SAS-20, SG-1, Sigma, Symphonic 80/80S, Trident Mk-II
  • Kurzweil 250
  • Moog Liberation, Memorymoog, Micromoog, Minimoog, Multimoog, Opus 3, Prodigy, Rogue, Source
  • NED Synclavier
  • Oberheim 4-Voice, OB-1, OB-8, OB-X, OB-Xa, OBSX, XK, Xpander
  • Octave Electronics Cat
  • Octave-Plateau Voyetra Eight
  • OSC Oscar
  • PPG Realizer, PPG System
  • Rhodes Chroma
  • Roland Alpha Juno 1, Alpha Juno 2, Axis-1, Ep-50, EP-6060, HP-70/60/30, HP-350/450, HP-5500/5600, Juno-60, Juno-106, Jupiter-4, Jupiter-6, Jupiter-8, JX3P, JX8P, JX-10, MC202, MKB-200, MKB-1000, MKS-10, MKS-20, MKS-30, MKS-80, RS-09, Saturn-09, S-10, S-50, SH-1, SH-2, SH-09, SH-101, VP330 Vocoder Plus, VK-1, VK-09
  • Sequential Max, Multitrack, Pro-One, Prophet-5, Prophet-10, Prophet-600, Prophet-2000/2002, Prophet- T8, Prophet- VS, Six-Trak
  • Seiko Digital System
  • Siel Cruise, DK-70, DK-80, DK-600, Mono, MK-900, Quattro, PX jr, PX Piano
  • Technics SX K350, SX PV10, SX PX1, SX5/7/9
  • TOA D4
  • Wurlitzer EP200
  • Yamaha CE-20, CE-25, CLP-50, CP-7, CP-20, CP-25, CP-35, CP60M, CP70M/80M, CP01, CS-5, CS-15, CS-15D, CS-20M, CS-40M, CS60/80, CX5MII/128, DX-1, DX-5, DX-7, DX-9, DX-21, DX-100, GS1/2, KX5, KX88, MK-100, PF-10/15, PF70/80, PS-35/55, PSR-21/31, PSR-70, PSS 460, PSS 560, PS-6100, SK-15, SK-20, SK-30, SK-30D, TX816/216/7, VSS-100

Keyfax 4

Keyfax 4 instruments include

  • Akai AX60, AX73, CD3000, MX1000, S01, S612, S700, S900, S950, S1000, S1100, S2800, S3000, S3200, X7000
  • Alesis Quadra
  • Bit One, Bit 99
  • Casio AZ-1, CZ-1000, CZ-101, FZ-1, FZ-20M, VZ-1, VZ-8M
  • Cheetah Master Series 7P, MS6, MS800, SX16
  • Elka EK-22, EK-44, Synthex
  • E-Mu EII, EIII, EIIIX, Emax II, Emulator, Morpheus, Proteus, Proteus 2, Proteus 3, Proteus MPS, Vintage Keys
  • Ensoniq ASR-10, EPS, EPS-16 Plus, ESQ-1, KS-32, Mirage DSK-1, SD-1, SQ-1 Plus, SQ-2, SQ-80, TS-10, VFX, VFX SD, VFX & SD II
  • Evolution EVS-1
  • Fatar Studio 61, Studio 90+, Studio 2001
  • GEM S2
  • Kawai K1, Kawai K1 II, Kawai K3, Kawai K4, K5, K11, KC-10 Spectra, M-8000, MDK-61
  • Korg 01/W Pro, 01/WFD, 03R/W, 05R/W, 707, DS-8, DSM-1, DSS-1, DW-6000, DW-8000, Korg M1, M3R, Mono/Poly, Polysix, Poly-61, Poly 800, PS-3200, PS-3300, T1, Wavestation A/D, Wavestation EX, Wavestation SR, X3
  • Kurzweil 250, K1000, K12000, K2000, Pro 76
  • Lync LN-4, LN-1000
  • Moog MemoryMoog
  • Novation Bass Station, M10, MM10-X
  • Oberheim 4-Voice, Matrix-6, Matrix-12, Matrix 1000, OB-8, OB-M, OB-X
  • Orla Commander C-80
  • Peavey C8, DPM-2, DPM-3, DPM-3 SE, DPM-3 Plus, DPM-4, DPM 488, DPM Si, DPM SP, DPM SX, Spectrum Bass, Spectrum Synth
  • PPG Wave 2.3
  • Rhodes Model 660, Model 770
  • Roland A-30, A-50, Alpha Juno-1, Alpha Juno-2, AX-1, Axis 1, D-5, D10, D-20, D-50, D-70, DJ-70, JD-800, JD-990, Juno 60, Juno 106, Jupiter 6, Jupiter 8, JV-30, JV-80, JV-880, JX-1, JX-3P, JX-8P, JX-10, MKS-80, MT-32, MV-30, S-50, S-550, S-750, S-760, S-770, U-20, U-110, W-30
  • Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, T-8, Prophet 600, Prophet 2000, Prophet 2002, Prophet VS
  • Soundscape Master Series 7000
  • Waldorf Microwave, Wave
  • Yamaha DX5, DX7, DX7IID, DX11, DX21, DX27, DX100, EMT10, FB01, GS1, KX5, KX88, SY22, SY35, SY55, SY77, SY85, SY99, TG500, TQ5, TX16W, TX802, TX816, Yamaha V50