PX Apollo Synthesizer


The PX Apollo is based on an uncommon synthesizer model from the early ‘70s of which as it were 2 are known to exist. A portion of a bigger venture that was in the long run deserted, this instrument was the antecedent to one of the world’s to begin with and most productive polyphonic analogue synthesizers. With a sound that can be portrayed as wealthy, warm and strange, this instrument was exceptionally playable for the time, wearing speed affectability and an execution interface, whereas its polyphonic 71-voice engineering signalled the coming worldview move in synthesizer plan that would take off amid the taking after decade.

The Apollo venture speaks to a gigantic exertion and commitment to quality on numerous levels. Due to the components accessible at the time of their design, early polyphonic synthesizers were and stay especially vulnerable to failure and require proceeded support. The unit utilized for PX Apollo was no special case, at first inoperable it required a huge rebuilding exertion and no cost was saved to guarantee total genuineness and unique usefulness. With the rebuilding done, UVI set approximately to record this memorable instrument as precisely as conceivable. They managed to make a tremendous master sample catalogue with the leading equipment accessible. Each key was examined in a huge number of arrangements and for every 4 round-robins were made per note. The resulting PX Apollo sound bank comprises over 4,000 samples. From this library over 150 patches were made into an incredible collection of sounds.

The UI for PX Apollo was motivated by the aesthetics of the initial equipment, whereas the format and control pattern was outlined to supply instinctive and effective use whereas maximizing adaptability, permitting for both speedy alters to preset sounds and profound customization by way of a full complement of synthesis devices and effects counting 3 oscillators, envelope generators, high-quality channels, pitch and stereo controls and per-oscillator balance and arpeggiation.

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