Product developer Iman JL shared these two videos with us that demonstrate the Hypersynth Xenophone – an advanced analog mono synthesizer with 100% analog signal path.
The Xenophone offers three oscillators, two subs, three ring modulators, one multimode VCF and analog distortion, all based on discrete analog circuits followed by a high quality stereo digital delay and reverb. In addition to its synthesis capabilities, it can be used as a powerful audio processor to colorize an external input signal by analog filter, distortion and DFX.
The first performance demo is a cover of Kitaro’s Aqua, using four tracks of Xenophone monosynth, Effects used are the Xenophone’s onboard effects and the keyboards are used as keyboard controllers: Continue reading
Analogue Solutions has introduced Nyborg-12 – a new ‘no-compromise’ analog monosynth.
Analogue Solutions notes:
Nyborg is a precision electronic musical instrument. No compromise has been made with the construction of Nyborg. Cheaper options in parts have not been used.
The Nyborg can be used independently, it can be mounted with optional wood end-cheeks or rack mounts, and can be combined with additional Nyborg’s to create a 2- or 4-voice synthesizer. Continue reading
Synthesist Chris Stack (Experimental Synth) shared with us his latest series of videos, which explore the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 synthesizer.
When Dave Smith introduced the Pro 2, he called it his “most powerful mono synth ever.”
Stack agrees. “The Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 is the most useful synth I’ve ever played,” he notes. “In addition to its great internal sounds, with four assignable CV Outputs (and four inputs!), it (much like the Moog Multi-Pedal) is able to lend new functionality to your older existing gear.”
Ultimately, how powerful or useful you rate a synth is subjective – it depends on your needs, budget and tastes. Stack explains and demonstrates why he thinks so highly of the Pro 2 below – check it out and let us know what you think!
This video, via gattobus, takes a look experimenting with paraphony with the Korg MS-20 synthesizer. Continue reading
In this video, Chris Stack of experimentalsynth explores using the new Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 synthesizer in a variety of control voltage applications. Continue reading
This super-trippy 1972 advertisement for the Wurlitzer’s Orbit III reveals that it ‘may just change your mind’! Continue reading
Dave Smith Instruments has announced that it is now shipping the Pro 2 synthesizer - a monophonic synth that Dave Smith calls his “most powerful mono synth ever.”
“As synth geeks, we asked ourselves what our dream mono synth would be,” says Smith. “Then we built it.”
Here’s the official intro video for the Pro 2: Continue reading