Hypersynth has introduced a white edition of the Xenophone synthesizer and updated the OS to v2.2.
They say that the white edition has better visibility in dark environments.
It comes with 3 add-ons:
- Firmware v2.2.
- New SoundBank.
- Custom Designed Acrylic Stand.
Firmware v2.2 offers several new features and enhancements:
- Added quick auto-selection of source/target in matrix menu, Hold [-1oct] or [+1oct] + turn a valid knob.
- Added option to shift right/left each sequencer track.
- Added option in global menu for disabling FX in all presets.
- Added option to view parameters value without changing, Hold [ARP Select] + turn any knob.
- Added new display mode “MIDI-Filter” in global menu which prevents jumping from current menu to another when receiving data from MIDI.
- Added hardcoded de-zipper for oscillator shape, pw and phase.
- Now the display does not show “Unrecognized Sysex.” message in any situation.
- Now sysex receiving is done in the background without system halt.
- Improved sysex processing and filtering unwanted MIDI command.
The new soundbank is a mix of 64 new factory presets plus 64 presets designed by synthesist Frank Neumann from particular sound. The sounds are categorized in 9 groups, covering polyrhythmic sequences, classic arpeggios, deep ambient leads and SFX, vintage emulations, duophonic sounds and several more.
This soundbank is pre-installed on all new units and also free to download in sysex format for previous black edition owners.
Here’s an audio demo with of the new soundbank:
The new acrylic stand is specially designed to for tilting the Xenophone, it comes as a replacement for the old style angled wooden sides and has the following benefits over it:
- Quick and easy installation (Auto-lock feature without screw)
- No need for uninstalling the default flat sides
- Two angles option: 30-60 degree.
- Smaller size and more stable on the surface.
All new Xenophones (white Edition) purchased from an Authorized HyperSynth dealer will come with a free Stand and the price is the same as the old black edition. White edition will be shipped out at the end of Sep 2017. See the HyperSynth site for more info.
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ok i have to admit this sounds quite nice!
I really like the design and sound of this guy’s synth and it’s very cool to me that it’s the only Iranian synthesizer around.
However, given his Persian background and knowledge of Dastgah music, it’s really strange that it still doesn’t have not only full MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard) sysex support, but the best support of any hardware around. Instead it has none and only supports 12 equal! Eeegh!
The synth is not made in Iran, rather the designer/engineer is of Iranian descent. From what I understand it is actually manufactured in Canada.
Yeah I’m aware of that. He’s not “of Iranian descent” though, he is Iranian. He migrated to Canada but both his parents are Iranians who speak Farsi and he was raised by them in Iranian culture. As such he is quite familiar with traditional persian dastgah music and is aware his instrument doesn’t support it.
On the other hand in the past some journalists said the company was actually located in Iran, which would be a big problem for them because of trade sanctions, and subsequent to that they’ve been really coy about where they are actually located and who runs the company. Possible the Canada stuff is a decoy. It’s much better when companies state clearly who they are and where they are located. If they really were in Canada they’d no doubt have clear information about their whereabouts stated.
Based on the sparse info available, I assume he started in Iran then emigrated specifically to get away from the trade sanctions and is self conscious about his background because he knows there’s a lot of Persian haters in the US.
What a Boss Mode demo. “Here are our new sounds *for making music*.”
I want two of those right this second.
I love my 2 Xenophones !!
Change just one letter in the name, and it becomes a ‘Xenophobe’ synth.
I find it a bit thin, sound-wise.
I like the stand. Any chance of them making those available as a normal purchase item?