XERXES 8-voice polysynth by Black Corporation

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XERXES 8-voice polysynth by Black Corporation

Post by Pando » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm

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.

http://www.synthanatomy.com/2018/09/bla ... clone.html
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Post by Panason » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:49 am

wut. This guy is busy!
Where is the Kijimi?

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Post by Pando » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:17 pm

yes
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Post by ??? » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:09 pm

I'd like an update... more infos, price? No sound though, I don't want to hear it.

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Post by Pando » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:37 pm

We had it at NAMM with all 40 Synthex factory patches loaded.
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Post by Pando » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:03 pm

Synth Anatomy made a good demo of this.
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Post by Pando » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:54 pm

It'll be a tabletop synth with replaceable rack ears.
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Post by Muse FTW » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:11 pm

Really liking that form factor.

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Post by anselmi » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:49 pm

Muse FTW wrote:Really liking that form factor.
and the price...$2999

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Post by Xmit » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:35 am

man...

I ALWAYS wanted a Synthex.... :deadbanana:

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Post by mome rath » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:29 pm

Pando wrote:Some sound demos of Xerxes:

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/b ... heme-cover
this one makes me feel things
is this for real :cry:
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Post by Pando » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:49 pm

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Pando wrote:Some sound demos of Xerxes:

https://soundcloud.com/user-635888456/b ... heme-cover
this one makes me feel things
is this for real :cry:
Yes it is.

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Post by damase » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:43 am

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)

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Post by umma gumma » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:13 am

that thing sounds fantastic

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Post by Pando » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 am

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.
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Post by tobb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:57 pm

''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 :despair:

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Post by Pando » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:05 pm

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 :despair:
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.

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Post by tobb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 pm

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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Post by Pando » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:14 pm

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Post by anselmi » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:41 am


Top notch quality demos! Very musical and highly expressive.
The laser harp sound is practically identical

How close is the xerxes to the synthex in terms of schematics and components?

In your comparison test, what is the xerxes? I think is the first one

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Post by Pando » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:23 am

duplicate
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Post by Pando » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:24 am

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Post by tobb » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:07 pm

I want one but completely bugfree..

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Post by Pando » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:24 pm

tobb wrote:I want one but completely bugfree..
:mrgreen:

No one can guarantee that, with any product. But I've had some time to test it, and it's pretty darn solid.

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