XILS-Lab just announced the availability of their new synth emulation called miniSyn’X. miniSyn’X is a virtual analog synth made to work in your DAW with formats VST, RTAS, AAX, and AU. This synth looks fun. Read more below.
GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software program developer XILS-lab is excited to announce availability of miniSyn’X– an authentic, inexpensive soft synth emulation of a much-loved 1980s vintage analog polysynth birthed in Italy that assisted defining the sound of an age– as of April 8 …
miniSyn’X is a multi-format (AU, RTAS, AAX, VST), 32- and also 64-bit polyphonic, duo-timbral virtual analog synth plug-in for Windows (XP, Vista, and 7/8) Mac (OS X 10.5 as well as later on) that emulates the still-sought-after sound of the Synthex, a lush, 1982-vintage, 8 voice programmable analog polysynth individually developed by Mario Maggi and also constructed by Italian home organ manufacturer Elka. The synth was praised by synth stars of the day– not least French synth wiz Jean-Michel Jarre, whose popular Laser Harp performances still rise specifically from an amazing-sounding Synthex patch generated by one-time UK demonstrator/ programmer Paul Wiffen as well as audible in seclusion in ‘2nd Rendez-Vous’ on Jarre’s multi-million-copy-selling Rendez-Vouz record of 1986. It’s sad that the Synthex did not market in such Jarre-like amounts during a four-year, three-stage (50-, 800-, as well as 1,000-unit) production run, with one last post-production system being built especially for Stevie Wonder, such was the fabulous American singer-songwriter/multi- instrumentalist/record manufacturer’s love for the future-classic tool that initially fell short to contradict the-then ‘art nouveau’ digital age of dominating preferable FM synthesis from Yamaha’s less expensive, MIDI-equipped DX7, and also the best selling, all- vocal singing, all-dancing electronic layouts from the similarity Roland (D50) as well as Korg (M1).
That stated, with 6 sliders, 80 buttons, 30 knobs, and a joystick– replacing conventional pitch and also inflection wheels to permit better changeable realtime control over both LFOs (Reduced Regularity Oscillators), oscillator, and also filter inflection– spread throughout its large front panel, the Elka Synthex had some unique functions for the time period, including 2 steady Digitally-Controlled Oscillators per voice, oscillator cross-modulation of rhythm width, multimode 2nd Bandpass 12dB/octave, (Low-pass 24dB/octave, First Bandpass 6dB/octave, and also High-pass > 12dB/octave) filters, Chorus FX, different envelope generators, as well as layer or double keyboard methods. Little wonder, then, that numerous pertained to consider it a deserving music adversary to the dominating American analog programmable polysynths of the period, such as Sequential Circuits’ innovative Prophet 5 as well as Oberheim’s impressive OBXa—good sound, some said, and also a whole lot more in the trunk, many thanks to those dependable DCOs.
In a nutshell, after that, as a double 8-voice virtual analog synth plug-in that consistently adheres to in the footprints of its heavyweight hardware analog ancestor, miniSyn’X incorporates punchy and also clear DCOs with an innovative emulation of the CEM 3320 chip that developed the backbone of that much-loved multimode filter to duplicate a specifying sound of the 80s period.
Price €45.00 after April 18, 2015 price goes up to €59.00