KX77FREE has released KX-Synth-X16-V2, a vintage modular polyphonic synthesizer based on the VCS3 structure.

One of the new features of the 2.0 version is the polyphony with a total respect of the original feeling of this synthesizer. A new KXMOD system is implemented to create fat vintage leads or nice polyphonic instruments. A CV and gate sequencer has been added to create real vintage sequences.

KX-Synth-X16-V2 features

  • Common features with the VCS3
    • Three variable shape oscillators,tweaked to simulate the color and bandwidth of Vcs3’s oscillators.
    • 16*16 pin matrix with feedback connections.
    • LP filter, 18 db per octave with self oscillating.
    • Noise generator with EQ.
    • Ring modulation.
    • Two external inputs.
    • XY joystick.
  • Added features
    • Polyphony up to 6 voices.
    • Total control of the polyphony features with the extended KXMOD system.
    • Each voice can be controlled with RELATIVE parameters (KXMOD).
    • Analog sequencer (CV & gate) with a memory of 256 CV and 256 gates, files saved on disk, 2 accent lines, random clock, keyboard input to transpose or to reccord the CV.
    • Mini knobs to adjust each matrix modulation, 0 to 1.
    • Modern skin with notepad and variable color background.
    • Html help file.
    • You can adjust the response curve of the oscillators.
    • The original ASR (trapezoid) is extended to 2 ADSR with Attack Reset mode, Host and internal sequencer synchronization.
    • Delay fx with host synchronization and lfo modulation. It replaces the original spring reverb.
    • LFO, Sample & Hold and third ADSR envelope added (monophonic modulations), they can replace the external inputs (In1, In2).
    • Keyboard scalers.
    • X Y matrix Midi controllers.
    • All main parameters have a Midi CC controller.
    • Velocity to envelope segments, cut off and volume.
    • Midi in splitter.
    • Omni Midi output to control external monophonic instruments
    • and build polyphonic ensemble, each instrument is one voice.
    • Sequencer Midi ouput.
    • KX presets: 27 polyphonic instruments, 12 unison presets, 36 monophonic presets (v 1.04), 17 sequencer demos, 14 tutorial and initialization presets.

KX-Synth-X16-V2 is available as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC.

Visit KX77FREE for more information and audio demos.