4.1 / 5     (15 votes)
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KX-SYNTH-X16 is a vintage modular polyphonic synthesizer.
  • 3 variable shape oscillators,tweaked to simulate the color and bandwidth of Vcs3's oscillators.
  • 16*16 pin matrix with feedback connections.
  • LP filter, 18 db per octave with self oscillating.
  • Noise generator with EQ.
  • Ring modulation.
  • 2 external inputs (only available with the FX version).
  • XY joystick.
  • Polyphony up to 6 voices.
  • Total control of the polyphony features with the extended KXMOD system.
  • Each voice can be controlled with RELATIVE parameters (KXMOD).
  • Analog sequencer (CV & gate) with a memory of 256 CV and 256 gates, files saved on disk, 2 accent lines, random clock, keyboard input to transpose or to reccord the CV...
  • Mini knobs to adjust each matrix modulation, 0 to 1.
  • Modern skin with notepad and variable color background.
  • Html help file.
  • You can adjust the response curve of the oscillators.
  • The original ASR (trapezoid) is extended to 2 ADSR with Attack Reset mode, Host and internal sequencer synchronization.
  • Delay fx with host synchronization and lfo modulation. It replaces the original spring reverb.
  • LFO, Sample & Hold and third ADSR envelope added (monophonic modulations), they can replace the external inputs (In1, In2).
  • Keyboard scalers.
  • X Y matrix Midi controllers.
  • Full Midi Learn.
  • Velocity  to  envelope  segments, cut off and volume.
  • Midi in splitter.
  • Omni Midi output to control external monophonic instruments and build polyphonic ensemble, each instrument is one voice...
  • Sequencer Midi ouput.
  • 128 KX's presets:35 polyphonic instruments, 20 unison presets, 36 monophonic presets (v 1.04), 23 sequencer demos, 14 tutorial and initialization presets.
Liu Feb 04 2016
(4 / 5)
Feb 04 2016
Not a 'real' modular but a synth with a matrix taking inspiration from a VCS3. You can appreciate a lot of work an effort has been put into it. 3 different versions to choose from: Mono, Poly and FX. I found Poly still a bit heavy on CPU. Intended or not by its maker, the FX version in Podium free was detected only as an FX rather than a synth with an input or both a synth & FX at the same time.
levin Mar 31 2013
(5 / 5)
Mar 31 2013
This one is really great! Definitly not the usual stuff, serious possibilities. Thank you!
STVRSZ Nov 16 2011
(5 / 5)
Nov 16 2011
With the external input, this this is amazing. Thanks Xavier Kalensky for this and the Omni series. They are truly excellent.
nico Dec 03 2010
(5 / 5)
Dec 03 2010
Excellent !!!