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XERXES 8-voice polysynth by Black Corporation
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Author XERXES 8-voice polysynth by Black Corporation
Pando
Black Corporation (the manufacturer of Deckard's Dream and the upcoming Kijimi synthesizers) announced Xerxes, a new 8-voice polysynth, on September 2, 2018 at Synthposium in Moscow.



Not much detail is available yet. Panel layout resembles Elka Synthex with several additional features.

It will be likely available both pre-built and DIY.

http://www.synthanatomy.com/2018/09/black-corporation-announced-xerxes -elka-synthex-synthesizer-clone.html

SlayerBadger!
Panason
wut. This guy is busy!
Where is the Kijimi?
Pando
???
I'd like an update... more infos, price? No sound though, I don't want to hear it.

w00t
Pando
We had it at NAMM with all 40 Synthex factory patches loaded.

Here's Paul Schilling playing the Linnstrument via MPE, casually jamming the Laser Harp preset.

Pando
NAMM 2019 Demo by Synth Anatomy

Pando
From:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwRst2jFE28/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Muse FTW
Really liking that form factor.
anselmi
Muse FTW wrote:
Really liking that form factor.


and the price...$2999
Xmit
man...

I ALWAYS wanted a Synthex.... Dead Banana
Pando
Some sound demos of Xerxes:

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/blade-runner-main-theme-cover

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/xerxes-synthesizer-1

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/third-rendez-vous-cover

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/xerxes-synthesizer-fanfare

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/xerxesambientresonance

https://soundcloud.com/paul-schilling/xerxesdemo1
mome rath
Pando wrote:
Some sound demos of Xerxes:

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/blade-runner-main-theme-cover


this one makes me feel things
is this for real cry
Pando
mome rath wrote:
Pando wrote:
Some sound demos of Xerxes:

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/blade-runner-main-theme-cover


this one makes me feel things
is this for real cry


Yes it is.
damase
very nice demos Pando. so very musical
xerxes can hit that brass sounds very well, with even the subtle growl emulating the harder part of a player’s breath

are you using the Midiboard to get this expression? polyphonic aftertouch is so awesome, such a shame no one is making a modern keyboard with PolyAT. I think i would prefer that even to MPE (which to me is hard to play in a keyboard style)
umma gumma
that thing sounds fantastic
Pando
damase wrote:
very nice demos Pando. so very musical
xerxes can hit that brass sounds very well, with even the subtle growl emulating the harder part of a player’s breath

are you using the Midiboard to get this expression? polyphonic aftertouch is so awesome, such a shame no one is making a modern keyboard with PolyAT. I think i would prefer that even to MPE (which to me is hard to play in a keyboard style)


Thanks! Yes, I'm using the Midiboard. I had a chance to compare it to CS80's keyboard. Midiboard's aftertouch is much much more sensitive and responsive. CS80 was pretty good also, but it had a slight delay when you press the keys and you need to press harder. Midiboard with Xerxes is instantaneous and only requires the softest touch (at its most sensitive setting). It's really amazing how responsive it is, and I sure prefer it over any MPE stuff.
tobb
''We recorded this session with Valhalla reverb and a bit of delay''

why? don't do that! or add the same track w/o the effects,so the synth sound can be checked properly seriously, i just don't get it
Pando
tobb wrote:
''We recorded this session with Valhalla reverb and a bit of delay''

why? don't do that! or add the same track w/o the effects,so the synth sound can be checked properly seriously, i just don't get it


This was just an impromptu session, we didn't even plan to record it initially.

Detailed sound samples (dry) are coming later, and there are already a few out there that don't have much reverb.
tobb
Pando wrote:

This was just an impromptu session, we didn't even plan to record it initially.

Detailed sound samples (dry) are coming later, and there are already a few out there that don't have much reverb.


ok thanks!
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