KeyToSound - Nexsyn

A Hybrid Musical Instrument

Nexsyn is a hybrid instrument that combines sample playback and synthesis technology. Nexsyn is designed for the musician, sound designer, and producer who wishes for a powerful synthesizer with high quality output, advanced modulation, and precise sample based key-map playback. Whether you’re in the studio or on stage Nexsyn is the only way to get to NetNotes – the revolutionary way to audition, share, and acquire presets.

Nexsyn is capable of laoding sample based keymap files (XWM) and comes stock with a 4GB sample library (thanks Big Fish Audio!). By loading an XWM file as an oscillator, Nexsyn can modulate it as you would find with a subtractive synth. There are no limitations to the modulation possibilities. This makes combining a Vox Continental, a Hammond B3, and a pulse wave into a unique sounding organ patch as shown above. Any sample based keymap file can be modulated as an oscillator, or played without modulation for prestine representation of the instrument.

The Oscillators::

Three oscillators modules each capable of holding one of the seven different oscillator types in mono or stereo. Dig a little deeper and you'll find that Oscillator modutes two and three give access to the 4GB stock sample based library (provided by Big Fish Audio). Of course you can still plug in a classic waveform oscillator, but with access to sample based libraries, you'll find yourself exploring other modulation possibilities.

The Filters ::

Nexsyn gives you three filter sections each capable of holding one of sixteen filter types. The filters can be set to traditional mono or even better, stereo mode. When in stereo mode the cut off points for the left and right side can be modulated with the "spread" parameter, opening the doors to a filter modulation frenzy! It's even better once you really get inside.

The LFO's ::

Nexsyn can load three Low Frequency Oscillator sections each with five destinations. The LFO's can be set to Reset (Local), Global, and "Envelope Mode" (Single Shot). The LFO you choose can be one of twelve waveforms, featuring it's own built in envelope. Some of these LFO waveforms can even be tweaked individually and of course the LFO's sync to host Midi Clock.

The Envelopes ::

The Nexsyn has three envelope sections with six segments: Pre-delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, and Release. In Expert Mode, the slope can be adjusted individually for the Attack, Decay, and the Release. The Envelope tracking includes key and velocity to amplitude and time. The envelopes are triggered by Midi Note on/off or by each other. And yes, they can be re-triggered as well.

The Modulation Matrix ::

Accessible and quick to program, this is where your sound design goes to the next level! The Matrix gives you twelve modulation destinations, fed by six sources. The drop down menus make setting up the matrix quick, so your creativity is not hindered.

The Effects ::

The Two Effects sections offer eight stereo effects to add character to your sound. Each section has an independent output. Section one has a re-direct output to the other Effect Section.

The Arpeggiator ::

The Arpeggiator section is simple and quick to use, but gets as deep as you want to go. The Sixteen step loop duration can control Chord play, Slide, and Stacatto values of your presets and when used with percussive instruments, the Arpeggiator can create complex poly-rhythms and cadences. The limits are set only by your creativity.

Price 229,00 EURO