This is a video review/demo of the Novation Xio 25 from justastudio:
Novation has always been one of my darlings in the world of synthetic sounds.
This little synthesizer is much more than plastic box with sounds. Its also a soundcard and midi controller. Great for travelling purposes or in the low-budget home recording studio.
The video shows me playing live and running through some of the presets programmed by various top artists such as: Ferry Corsten, Jamiroquai and Roots Manuva. Minor tweaking and pitching.
You need to like the sound of Novation and dont expect any analogish sound from this little beast. Furthermore its not build like a 70s synth which means the knobs and the case itself is a bit too plastic for my taste.
But I was (still am) impressed. The soundcard is far better than M-audio, EMU 0202 and other low-budget recording gear. It only needs USB power to run and on top of that a 3 osc synthesizer with a decent sound.
Value for money.