MATRIXSYNTH: Kawai SX240 8 Voice 2 DCO Synth w/ 1 Sub SSM Filters Split/Layer/Midi & Tauntek OS

Friday, September 27, 2019

Kawai SX240 8 Voice 2 DCO Synth w/ 1 Sub SSM Filters Split/Layer/Midi & Tauntek OS

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"Straight to the point - it has just 1 functional issue (which for a gear perfectionist like myself makes me crazy). Absolutely everything works fantastic - it is in excellent condition and extremely well serviced. In all of the regular voice modes all 8 voices/2 OSC/Sub perform wonderfully - as designed. As do all buttons, knobs, display, outputs. But - when you switch to layered/split mode it drops a voice. 7 sound. All 8 sound in regular mode - 7 in layer/split. To be honest - it is quite usable regardless and in the mix it is not going to be noticeable. But if you are super-particular about perfect equipment and something like this would just bug you (like it does me) - it isn't the synth for you.

Apart from this the SX-240 is a great sounding instrument that bridges the pre-80's and 80's sound nicely. Though it has SSM filters and an ensemble effect it is not a PolySix, and it's definitely not a Juno - it truly sits in it's own pocket. Very musical. Not many 8 voice analog polys out there - to begin with - and fewer that can layer and split. Has the "ensemble" effect, HPF, Ring Mod, Patch storage. Etc Etc. And Tauntek OS increases midi control." Pic of the inside.

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