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Hypersynth Xenophone

Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Module

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Hypersynth Xenophone
Hypersynth Xenophone
1 100.00 street price

Synth Engine

Xenophone is an advanced analog mono-synth with 100% analog signal path. It has three oscillators, two subs, four ring modulators, one multimode VCF and analog distortion, all based on discrete analog circuits followed by a high quality stereo digital delay and reverb.

Besides the basic monophonic functionality, Xenophone can be configured to be a true, 2-Voice paraphonic (Duophonic) synth. In Duophonic mode each oscillator has a dedicated AMP envelope that provides envelope articulation separately for each note you play. Voice1=Oscillator1, Voice2=Oscillator 2/3.

The extensive modulation capabilities of the sound engine plus the warm and unique character of Xen's filter enriched by built-in analog distortion make it the best choice for creating deep basses, aggressive leads, transparent and crisp synth lines, acid sequences, complex arpeggios, punchy percussive sounds, extreme SFXs and more. Besides the synthesis capabilities, it can be used as a powerful audio processor to colorize an external input signal by analog filter, distortion and DFX.

Unlike many of its competitors, Xenophone is able to memorize 896 Sound programs - 384 Factory presets, 512 User presets.

Oscillators

  • 3 Oscillators with Waveforms: Saw, Square, Triangle, Variable Shape Saw-Sqr, Tri-Sqr, Stepped Sqr.
  • Oscillator special features: Hard sync, Phase sync, Phase adjustment, Square PW, Shape Modulation, Detune, FM, Analog Drift.
  • 4 types of noise: White, Pink, Red, C64 (pitched).
  • 1 Analog Ring modulator.

Filter

  • 1 Multimode VCF with 6 filter types and 3 selectable slopes: 12,18, 24dB (Lowpass , Highpass, Bandpass, Notch, 18LP>6HP, 12LP>6HP).
  • VCF self-oscillation with Sinus, Triangle and Clipped Triangle wave in different modes.
  • Filter FM via Oscillator1 (audio rate modulation of filter freq).
  • Precise filter keytracking including: note pitch, portamento and pitchbend signal.

Modulations

  • 3 LFOs with 6 Waveforms (Sin, Tri, Saw, Sqr, S&H, S&Glide).
  • LFO Features: Sync, Reset, Freq Range= 0 - 100Hz.
  • LFO1 and 3 have 6 easy access mod targets independent from mod matrix.
  • 3 Envelope Generators: Amp, Filter, Mod (6-stage DAHDSR from 1mS to 30S).
  • 4 Envelope Styles (Analog RC1, RC2, Exponential, Digital Linear).
  • 6 Envelope Trigger modes (Always, Legato, Analog1, Analog2, LFO2 S&H, #FootP).
  • Loop option for all envelopes.
  • 8-Slot Modulation Matrix (up to 33 mod sources and 50 mod targets).
  • CV Input as mod source.

Effects and Main bus

  • 4 Types Analog Distortion (light, dirty, harsh, massive).
  • 24-bit Stereo Digital FX (Room, Hall, Cathedral, Gated, Plate, Delay, Delay+Reverb, Ping Pong Delay) with modulatable parameters.
  • Feedback loop via external audio input.
  • Stereo output with balance control.
  • Low noise and high quality VCAs for amplitude and balance.

Arpeggiator and Sequencer

  • Arpeggiator with gate adjustment, various spans and 15 clock divisions (syncable to MIDI clock).
  • 16x4 step sequencer per program (Note, Velocity, AUX Track1, AUX Track2).
  • Sequencer features: Note Slide, Slew Rate, MIDI Record.
  • Sequencer special feature: Real time versatile step shifting.

Control and User Interface

26 encoders and 27 buttons put all the major parameters easily reachable with no menu diving. The Encoders smoothly turn and provide high resolution that mimic pot's feeling and sweep range. The layout is designed in a way to be simple and intuitive. Using 88 LEDs and a free-angle OLED display, it is easy to get the idea of the current preset at a glance. Master Tempo and all LFOs have blinking LEDs that show the BPM and rates. The presets can be previewed without external keyboard using 3 buttons in 3-octave range or pre-defined notes. User interface is easy to learn and creative with no useless bells and whistles. You can get a huge sound out of the box only with a few tweaks and changes.

  • 26 Soft touch knobs + 27 Buttons
  • 88 LED indicators
  • 2x20 Character OLED display
  • 3 buttons for previewing presets
  • 2 knobs acting as Mod-wheel and After-touch

Connectivity, Ins and Out

The box connects to the outside world using following ins&outs:

  • Stereo audio output: 2x 1/4" TRS jacks (Balanced)
  • External audio input: 1x 1/4" TRS jack (Unbalanced)
  • Headphone Out: 1x 1/4" TRS stereo jack
  • CV/Gate input/output: 1x 1/4" TRS jack
  • MIDI In, MIDI Out
  • USB port (Only For OS Update)
  • DC Power input (universal power supply for 110V – 240V AC operation (12 VDC, 1A)

MIDI and DAW Integration

Xenophone can function as a standalone instrument or fully programmable synth. It responds to the standard MIDI messages plus dedicated CC, NRPN and SYSEX commands. The maximum implemented resolution in NRPN mode is 12bit, 4096 steps for filter frequency that provides super smooth sweep over the frequency range in compare to 127 steps CC standard!

The computer integration is an important feature of a modern synth that plays vital role in the studio. Xenophone comes with a software editor called: XEditor. Using this editor you can control and automate every parameter of the sound engine remotely via MIDI, storing your patches on your PC and vise-versa. It also helps you in deep and precise editing the patches. "XEditor" is available as standalone, VST and AU plug-in for WINDOWS and MAC OSX.

Enclosure

Xenophone has a rigid Aluminum enclosure that comes with a pair of vintage style hand-made wooden side panel. Xenophone is available in two color options black and white. An acrylic stand is specially designed for this unit which offers easy tilting in two angles 30-60 degree and fast installation.

Physical Specs

  • Dimensions: 12.9" L x 6.5" W x 1.9" H (32.8cm x 16.7cm x 5cm).
  • Weight: ~2.8 lb (1.3kg).

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Usage area
Sound Module/ Tone Generator 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Archetype
Analogue (A) 
Polyphony
Monophonic 
Paraphonic 
Voices1
Multi Timbral Capacity
Monotimbral 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Analog Subtractive
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators per voice3
Sub-Oscillators per voice2
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) White Noise
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pink Noise
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset896
Filter
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
Band-reject Filter (BRF) 
2-pole 
3-pole 
4-pole 
12dB 
18dB 
24dB 
Envelope Generator (EG)
FilterDAHDSR
AmpDAHDSR
LFODAHDSR
Modulation
Modulation Matrix8-Slot
Source count33
Destination count50
LFO: LFO Count3
LFO Waveforms
Sine 
Square 
Triangle 
Saw 
Sample&Hold 
Effects
Distortion 
Sequencer
Parts count4
Step Sequencer 
Max Step Count16
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpegiator 
MIDI in/ out
IN 
OUT 
Display
Display type OLED
Resolution: Symbols Count40
Built-in controllers
Encoder26
Button27
External controllers
CV/ Gate IN 
CV/ Gate OUT 
Audio out
Stereo 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Audio in
Analog 1/4"1
Computer Interfaces
USB USB PC Link
USB MIDI through USB
Power
Power Supply External
Dimensions
Height50
Width328
Depth167
Weight1.300 kg
Case/ body
Metal&wood 
Color
White 
Black 
Production start2016

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