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KX-Synth-X16 is an awesome free synth inspired by EMS VCS3 - portable analog synthesizer with a flexible semi-modular voice architecture, initially made in 1969 by Peter Zinovieff's EMS company. KX-Synth-X16 has three variable shape oscillators and noise generator. It also has very usable X-Y Joystick but the main feature is huge matrix with 256 pins available to adjust the modulation.



One thing I like the most in KX-Synth-X16 - it's a creative, free synth. Even If you don't understand 90 % of pins, you can just randomly put some here and there, and you'll end up with great, unique sound you would never reach in other synth. Everytime I use X16, I have a feeling like I'm touching the history (you know - this big modular synths) :)

There's one downside. Not all knobs send midi CC (at least not in Ableton), so as a result, not every knob has an automation but still it's an amazing, unique synth. It's probably the best, free modular-like synth available.

Here's the mp3 preview but to be honest ... it's not the best one ;) KX-Synth-X16 can sound much better, much modern. It may be very nice for all kind of electronica genres and not only...

Audio Demo:


Download: kx77free KX-Synth-X16


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the KX-Synth-16 available for Windows Only? I have a Mac and I haven't been able to download and install. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? The synth sounds great. Thanks a lot for the site!
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Greeg said...

unfortunately, yes. KX-Synth-16 is only available for windows. hmmm probably soon I'll do some rework and somehow add info about availability of each plugin for Mac

Anonymous said...

'There's one downside. Not all knobs send midi CC (at least not in Ableton), so as a result, not every knob has an automation but still it's an amazing, unique synth'.

...thats not so much of a problem as there is midi-learn......:-)

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