SYNTRX a new Analogue Synthesizer by Erica Synths

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Monday, 30 September 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Erica Synths announced the upcoming availability of SYNTRX.

Erica Synths fews Synthi AKS as one of the most encouraging instruments in experimental music. The company teamed up with engineers from Riga Technical University to develop a synthesizer with a user interface inspired by Synthi AKS. 

SYNTRX [sintrex] is developed from scratch all-analog synthesizer (no part of schematics is cloned from Synthi AKS) with digitally controlled patch matrix. Unlike most of the patch matrixes around, that mechanically connect signals, our 16×16 matrix utilizes 32 (!!!) 16 channel analog switch ICs AS16M1 (made in Latvia, Alfa RPAR) and is a mixer/buffered multiple with 3 level attenuation (gain 1, 0,6 and 0,3) in connection points. It has 256 patch memory, automatic patch switching in performance mode or via MIDI messages. 

SYNTRX by Erica Synths

SYNTRX has 3 highly accurate VCOs that track great over 8 octaves, noise generator with “colour” filter, resonant VCF, ring modulator, spring reverb, looping envelope generator, joystick controller, input amplifier with adjustable gain for microphone to line-level signals, 3 VCAs, output signal filter, analogue CV/audio signal level indicator and built-in speakers. Extra features, not found on Synthi AKS, are Sample & Hold circuit with individual clock, octave switch for VCO1, synchronization of VCO2, AD mode on the envelope generator, as well as MIDI that accepts CV, Gate, Modulation wheel messages and program change messages for the matrix control. The SYNTRX comes in an aluminium enclosure with ash tree side panels.

Availability and Pricing

Limited run of SYNTRX will be available at the end of 2019 priced at a premium level of 2500EUR plus VAT.


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