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NOVATION XIO SYNTH

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NOVATION XIO SYNTH

Xio is a powerful 10 voice synth in a compact body. It comes with 200 onboard patches, using a new optional filter distortion to add overtones before the cutoff and resonance. As well as the factory-loaded patches, Xio is a powerful synth for programming your own sounds. It has 3 oscillators per voice, a variety of filters, 2 LFOs and Novation’s trademark synth multi-FX.

Xio is also a 2 in 4 out USB audio-interface with 1/4" jack and XLR inputs, enabling you to record sound into your computer, and send sound to different sources (monitors, headphones, FX loops) out of your computer.

Xio is class compliant, so no drivers are required for Windows XP or Mac OSX (although some are provided to improve performance on PCs). Xio can battery powered, functioning as a standalone synth.

Compact synth, big sounds

The Xio features a mono-timbral Novation synth engine with 10-voice polyphony:

- 3 oscillators (17 waveforms each)
- 1 Filter (varying types)
- 2 LFOs (32 waveforms each)
- Arpeggiator & Gator
- Multi-FX processor engine.

Fully assignable MIDI controller

Xio has 11 assignable knobs and buttons (doubled to 22 by a Group A/B switch), plus the Xpression pad and stick. There are 16 onboard Templates, so Xio can control major software applications out the box. Xio also comes with a software Template Editor, and hybrid modes for using the synth whilst controlling software with Xio’s knobs and buttons.

USB Audio/ MIDI interface

Ultra-low latency USB Audio-interface with XLR and jack inputs, 2 jack outputs plus headphone out.

Patches created by artists

60 sounds from internationally-renowened artists and producers.

Features

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 port (accessible in to host computer)
- 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° rotation
- Rotary encoders: 1, 360° 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 10.3 or greater or Windows XP (32- and 64- bit Vista compatible)
  • Computer spec: Apple G4/1.5 GHz or Pentium 1.5 GHz or better
  • Interfacing: USB 1.1 compatible USB connector

Templates (16 preset onboard, more available on Novation website)

  • 1. Apple – Logic 7
  • 2. Steinberg – Cubase SX3
  • 3. Ableton – Live 5
  • 4. Cakewalk – Sonar
  • 5. Native Instruments - Absynth 3
  • 6. Native Instruments - B4
  • 7. Native Instruments - FM7
  • 8. Native Instruments - Pro53
  • 9. Gmedia - Oddity
  • 10. Novation V-Station
  • 11. Novation Bass Station
  • 12. reFX – Vanguard
  • 13. Linplug – Albino 2
  • 14. Gmedia - Minimonsta
  • 15. Spectrasonics - Atmosphere & Trilogy
  • 16. User Template

Reviews on Web

- Youtube

- Sound On Sound (en)
- Bonedo (de)
- Thomann (de)

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