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Novation XioSynth 25 Product Description
The Novation Xiosynth 25 features a mono-timbral Novation synth engine with 10-voice polyphony, with 3 oscillators , 1 Filter, 2 LFOs, an arpeggiator and a multi-effects board.
The Xiosynth 25 features 200 hard-hitting onboard patches, utilising a new optional filter distortion to produce an even greater range of sounds than on previous synths; from the distinctive clean British sound to the filthiest and grittiest of sonic characters. Furthermore, 60 of the onboard sounds come from internationally acclaimed artists and producers from a variety of musical genres, namely James Zabiela, Ferry Corsten, Rennie Pilgrem, Roots Manuva, Shimon and Skeewiff. As such, every one of the patches on the Xio is eminently and instantly usable for creating synthesized music of any kind.
An ultra-low latency 2 In/2 Out audio interface for high quality recording and playback is also included. This allows you to record a microphone with phantom power, as well as simultaneously stream the onboard synth audio directly to the sequencer via the USB cable. Equally though, a guitar can be plugged straight into the Jack input for DI recording, as well as simultaneously mic'd, and recorded with outstanding results. Check the demo Xio guitar track in the Novation online player to be blown away by the quality.
If wanting a compact controller keyboard for studio or live use, the Xio is the most flexible and powerful tool on the market. In addition to synthesizing and audio/MIDI interfacing, the keyboard is also a comprehensive control surface with 11 knobs and buttons (doubled to 22 by a Group A/B switch), plus the freely assignable Xpression pad and stick. All of these controls are pre-programmed in 16 onboard Templates, so that the Xio can instantly control many software applications straight out the box. Add to this many more Templates online, a free Template Editor software application and hybrid modes for simultaneous synthesizing and MIDI controlling, and you have an extremely versatile package for producing or performing.
Simply connecting the keyboard over USB is all that's required to start recording, synthesizing and MIDI controlling. As the device is class compliant, no drivers are required for Windows XP or Mac OSX (although some are provided to improve latency and stability in some apps). Furthermore, if wanting to excape the confines of the studio for a while, the USB cable can be unplugged and the Xio can be powered by batteries, functioning as a standalone synth completely separately from the computer.
- High-quality, portable synthesizer/controller with 25 keys
- Synth includes three oscillators, two LFOs, an arpeggiator and a multi-effects board
- Each of the 200 patches can be given a 16 to 32 step rhythmic pattern with the X-Gator patch programmer
- 1/4" and XLR inputs for connecting a microphone and instrument
- USB port provides low-latency streaming of synth input audio to your Mac or PC
- MIDI controllers include a pitch/modulation wheel, large touchpad, and 11 knobs for control of hardware or software.
- The lightweight and portable unit can run on USB power, six AA batteries, or a wall outlet for maximum versatility
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£179.00 Inc VAT