Erica Synths Announced SYNTRX, Analog Synthesizer With A Digital Matrix

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Syntrx is a new analog Synthesizer by Erica Synths with a digital matrix that is heavily inspired by the legendary EMS Synthi AKS

Today, Dutch Modular started in The Hague, a kind of mini Superbooth in the Netherlands. Erica Synths is one of the exhibitors and has surprisingly presented the Syntrx Synthesizer. Syntrx is an analog Synthesizer that is heavily inspired by the legendary EMS Synthi AKS but is not a clone. The developers have designed from scratch new circuits for it.

Syntrx is based on 3 analog oscillators, noise generator, analog filter as well as a trapezoid. If the latter is based on an EMS design, it can be used as a trapeze or triangle shape LFO and/or as an AHD (attack, hold, decay) envelope generator. You can also see the note Filter/Oscillator on the interface, which can probably put the oscillator in the self-oscillation and can use as another oscillator.

Erica Synths Syntrx

Further, it offers a sample & hold (S&H) generator, ring modulator and a huge mixer section with two channels each with own panner. Also, do not miss the well-known joystick. It also has a spring reverb.

Erica Synths Syntrx

Digital EMS-Style Matrix

The EMS Synthi AKS became well known because of its pin matrix in the middle of the interface. The Syntrx also has a matrix that is heavily-inspired by the EMS  Synthesizer but modernized.

This one is digital without pins and offers three stages. These also act as signal attenuators (quiet, medium, loud). Configurations can be saved and recalled.

Erica Synths Syntrx backside


On the backside, you can see a power supply input, ON/OFF, headphones, individual inputs & outputs for channel 1 & 2, gate in, CV in and MIDI In. He also has speakers on the left and right sides.

Thanks to Vladimir of VPME for the pictures. 

Syntrx will be available at end of 2019 priced at 2500€ (VAT excluded).

More information here: Erica Synths

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