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Novation XioSynth 25 25-Key Synth/USB Interface

2-octave synthesizer and audio USB MIDI controller keyboard. (15) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Novation XioSynth 25 Synth/Interface

Novation XioSynth 25 25-Key Synth/USB Interface

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Synthesizer
One part, 10-voice polyphonic
3 Oscillators, 17 Waveforms
2 LFOs, 32 Waveforms
Multimode resonant filter section with various filter options
Extensive modulation capabilities
Arpeggiator with latch
X-GATOR with latch
Direct streaming of synth into computer via USB

Keyboard
Keys: 25 or 49
Type: Semi-weighted
Velocity curves: 7

Pitch and mod wheel mechanism
Pitch wheel lever: Rubberised - centre return spring loaded left to right motion
Mod/control lever: Rubberised - spring loaded front to back motion

X/Y touchpad
Touchpad: 1 x touch sensitive 45x60mm
Parameters: 2 assignable in X direction
2 assignable in Y direction

LCD display
LCD: 2 x 16 character silver
Blue LED backlit

MIDI interfacing
MIDI: 1 MIDI Out
USB MIDI: 1 In/1 Out

Audio Interfacing
Inputs: 1 XLR (with phantom power)
1 TS Jack
Outputs: 2 TS Jack (L/R)
1 stereo Headphones Jack

Other interfacing
Data ports: 1 x USB 1.1
Sustain pedal: 1 x 1/4" Jack Input

Controls
Rotary potentiometers: 11, 0-270 degree rotation
Rotary encoders: 1, 360 degree continuous DATA wheel
Buttons: 11 function switches
Group B switch
General operation: 4 Mode and Menu select buttons
Keyboard Octave Up and Down buttons
Synth Menus/Audio mode select button
Effect Select buttons (Synth Mode)
Template/Bank/Page Up/Down buttons
Line/Phones Volume pots

General
Battery operation: 6 x standard 'AA' Size
External power supply: Standard 'centre positive' 9V DC 600mA (Novation PSU6)
Size (25): 468 x 68 x 190 (mm) w x h x d
Size (49): 798 x 68 x 190 (mm) w x h x d
Weight (25/49): 1.4/1.6kg

System requirements
Operating system: Mac OSX 10.2.4 or greater or Windows XP
Computer spec: Apple G3/400 GHz or Pentium 600 MHz or better
Interfacing: USB 1.1 compatible USB connector
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-431-2609
Customer Reviews
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"Great for the price!"
Sound: The sounds that it comes with are okay. What really got me is that you can import the x station banks on it which are great. This thing is FAT! The only thing it really lacks in is pads. What I really like about it is also how easy it is to add effects to every sound. Although they could have made the effects more in depth. The sound quality on it is great. Feature: The greatest feature on it is probably that its usb and small. I wish they had more in depth effects. Also the software that it came with might be useful to sound I found it useless. I wish it was more like my micron and had drums, patterns and setups. Ease of Use: Its a little confusing only because of the secondary buttons. Quality: I dont worry about it breaking. It seems pretty intact. Value: for $300? yes this is a good value Manufacturer Support: I never had to deal with them. The Wow Factor: I'm more sexually attracted to the xio than my micron. Overall: I'm happy I got one. If I ever lost it I would probably get another.
Style of Music: Industrial, electro, indie, trance
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"If you want hardware at a software price point you can't go wrong ."
Sound: Sounds like quality authentic Notation liqued VA . If you ever heard a track from the Mid-late 90's electronica explotion and said I need that sound then the Xio is for you , though it can do more than that of course . . I got a K-station when it first came out ...didn't dig it as much as the Nord Lead 2 so it went away . That said I have been a rabid V-station user for years and it can do everything it dose and more . Feature: Synth + Midi controller + Basic Audio interface + All at once = priceless . No Midi in port is what keeps it from 10 here . It dose have USB but I've yet to see the master controller out there yet with usb outs to non computer devises . One day maybe ... Ease of Use: After years of either software synths or analog I'm not much for menu diving . That said the waters fairly shallow . However I still haven't figured out how to import V-station .mids yet ? Quality: Knob caps can come off very easily . Keys can bang if your shooting for a velocity of 90+ It's all plastic ; That might be the norm , but I don't grade on a scale Value: 10 voice flexible subtractive synth , Audio/midi interface at it's price point . No contenders . Manufacturer Support: Novation are quick . Mine was missing the X-cite pack discs ( music store thieves ) I wrote them .The next day I got a reply saying it was in the mail . The Wow Factor: It's got a kind of 80's retro appeal to it's look ... not the everbody and their brother "let's put wood sides on it " kind of look but a Alpha Juno , Poly800MKII kind of vibe that screams " I make super saws " Overall: I bought this to fill a couple gaps in my kit . 1.I wanted the novation sound in hardware form and couldn't find a KS rack. 2.I needed another poly synth on the cheap . 3.A small midi controller/interface for travel . All in all It's one of the best synth purchases I've made (and Iv'e had quit a few over the years ) due to it's broad functionality .
Style of Music: Indie , Electronic , Alt Rock , Industrial ...you name it
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