Erica Synths have announced the Syntrx II desktop synthesizer, and the LXR digital percussion and bassline Eurorack module.
This new desktop synthesizer follows on from the success of the original Syntrx, a re-imagination of the legendary Synthi AKS from Electronic Music Studios, which saw a limited production run of 1056 units. Erica Synths say this new version has been based upon lessons learned from the original, and that the resulting instrument will “integrate even deeper into contemporary electronic and experimental music setups, covering sonic territory from daunting drones, to powerful basslines, to glitched noisescapes”.
SYNTRX II features two oscillators with wave-shapers, a versatile multimode filter, external instrument inputs with an envelope follower, a ring-modulator, a recordable joystick, and a built-in piano roll sequencer. The device is also equipped with the company’s signature matrix mixer, and on-board effects powered. by a new DSP platform. Two CV inputs and a Gate input are present, as well as MIDI connectivity via DIN sockets, two assignable audio outputs, and a headphone output.
You can check out our review of the original Syntrx in March 2021 here.
The SYNTRX II will be available in Summer 2022, priced at 1800 Euros$2179.
LXR Eurorack module
The LXR is a new 28HP Eurorack module based on the sound engine of Erica Synth’s popular collaboration with Sonic Potions, the LXR-02 drum machine. The core interface of the LXR-02 has been retained, with assignable CV control over parameters added to enable integration with modular setups. Key features here include six drum/percussion voices (three of which can be used as basslines) with over 30 adjustable parameters per voice, 5 assignable CV inputs with 1V/Oct tracking and 4 assignable outputs.
We reviewed the LXR-02 back in April, click here to take a look.
Also due for release in Summer 2022, the LXR will cost 410 Euros$499.