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XioSynth 49, MIDI + Audio Keyboard Controller from Novation in the XioSynth series.


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Novation XioSynth 49 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Novation
  • Model: XioSynth 49
  • Series: XioSynth
  • Category: MIDI + Audio Keyboard Controllers
  • Added in our database on: 05/10/2006

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Novation XioSynth 49 user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 4 reviews )
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goldenstrummer01/12/2008

goldenstrummer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Novation XioSynth 49
Above all an excellent synth coupled honorable audio interface

USE

Very easy to access, 3 oscillators, arpgiateur good, excellent sound novation can be very punchy. I am not using the audio interface, I use it only as a synth / MIDI keyboard, I did not found in synths in this price range that has me so convinced. I played before on a Nord Lead 2 and after a while I was able to create much the same sounds on it. A great deal.

NOTICE GLOBAL

Sonority excellent ergonomics, top, good touch, I'm delighted. I put 10 for the price.
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vouns01/18/2012

vouns's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" versatile product of good quality"

Novation XioSynth 49
the versatile side

UTILIZATION

good touch selection tjs not easy

OVERALL OPINION

Very good product many settings admin filters etc ... MIDI compatible pedal without worries not to buy (new). Sounds perfect for the greasy electro. Only negative in my opinion, screen because the knobs plastoc settings are a little loose but above the keyboard is gray and has the signs are screen printed in white mat therefore have good yeusx especially since this keyboard is as: analog synthesizer and master keyboard USBI / o, there bcp things "written" on it ...
If not for what he does is a good rapprt q / p is about innovation and even the material of good quality.
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aitd04/02/2011

aitd's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Big surprise"

Novation XioSynth 49
I was looking for a master keyboard foremost, with 49 keys, with a touchdown correct
and a good finish ... no matter the price!
The controllers and other functions gadget (well for me) was not an obligation,
they were even proscribe the base because I was looking for in simplicity and space saving.
I wanted to reduce my home studio at least ....
USB keyboard master output (for Reason and logic) and midi output (for my mpc that controls my expander).

With the base a kontrol 49 (which I found too deep for my config in size) and
who had type synth motif and Kurzweil ...
you get used to the quality of manufacture, so I did not fell on this point!

So I tested: M-Audio oxygen49, M-Audio keyring, Alesis Q49, qx49 Alesis, CME u-key Prodipe 49c ...

Overall it's keyboard were cheap but quality really limit
and I do not even hit the almost non-existent ...
except maybe the prodipe (at affected only because the synth is not really top)

So I decide to ride in the piano section musikia home (which are really too expensive)
Ho Miracle and I fall on the xio49 who get lost because nobody knew or classified.

It was he ... I was looking for the keyboard, compact, complete, beautiful, well finished, and with a great hit!



UTILIZATION

The touch keyboard is it nice? Should your use?
-Perfect ... it's a synth type keyboard certe ... but very very good

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
-The manual is not great, but good I started to be run at this kind of machine so it will pass.

The general configuration is simple? The selection of MIDI channels, patches is easy?
Rather, simple once you understood the workings of the beast.

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?
-1week.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Ho yes at least two dozen different products.
What thing do you like most/least about it?
Like everything is simple, the finish is really good and the keyboard is very good.

What is your opinion about the value for the price? Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
I paid € 233 from thomann as he is to 369 € over France ...
it is a true case (even to 369 €)

You'll understand this keyboard responds perfectly to my needs!!

Musically
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Fsuchs02/25/2011

Fsuchs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Novation XioSynth 49
* What characteristics have motivated your choice?
Clearly, the principle of 3 in 1, the holy trinity synthesis and audio-interface master keyboard.
Connectivity: USB 1.1 interface which handles audio, midi in, midi out. Physical midi out port. No midi in physics, and that's really not cool.
Audio: 1 mono input with XLR power supply. ghost + 1 TS entry ... So stereo my stuff, but with two different types of cables. But hey it works.

Modeling: See site for novation. 10 voice polyphony, three oscilloscope, 2 lfo and thirty wavetable. Touchpad whose modulation parameters are assignable, Mod wheel-shaped joystick whose parameters are editable.


UTILIZATION

I'm not a pro keyboard, and generally I adapt. So there is the semi-weighted, but rather plastoc nice and not too noisy. The keys are good size.

Big hassle for a manual ... a poor guide Getting started very, very succinct, in English, and not really well done. But ... the manual is worse: draft, rough, with very little pattern ...

Heresy, in view of the configuration of the machine, which takes some time to adapt, to the low number of control tower, and the amount of sub menu as soon as you touch the issue. Was quick to get lost badly. but hey, once the principles are similar, we still ride in the bike well. Attention just false manipulation 'on stage ... I knew and I did not like ...

At lunchtime, quite simple to implement, attention has just come in the correct mode (three modes: Synth / keyboard master / synth-master keyboard).

Lots of interesting patches, a fucking audio quality, this synth is a beast of sound, impressive for the price and the template. Clearly directed electronic, do not expect to find the sounds of acoustic piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes .... Here it squeaks, it Fouich, bump it so greasy and without compromise. matter, texture, electricity ... I like it, I love that show ...
Arpegiator and X-gator (a kind of rhythmic pacréateur patch use in a very nice dance / drum 'n bass) very complete.

Regarding the mode master keyboard, I never got used much. presets are included, and works great with Reason and Ableton Live.
To keep in mind that even if the animal is oriented hardware, software aspirations take precedence over his character. In that: no midi in physics is really harmful to use hardware. I use essentially the audio on my direct acquisition MV. And since I'm not a game of phew, I feel I do not use the beast to its full potential.
There is Always a way around by playing a DAW via its sequences to take advantage of any editing functions and quanticize that offers MIDI ... bah .... I've "planted" in my choice, I should hunt around an X-Station ... this will teach me not to read the specifications thoroughly ..

Note, the bundle included with the beast is well fleshed out ... Arturia analog, Bass Station, Ableton Live, Loop Pack 2 go ... y 'what armor your hard drive ... BUT! and then I rattle REALLY! I explain that it is the interest to offer a version of Live Lite WITHOUT midi out possible ??????? we can use the keyboard as a master keyboard, but do not play expander, which is a shame ...
just one track was enough .....
In short, there is not the point ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year ... it makes me good service. Pleasant to use, light ....
*** Have a synthesis engine that allows real fun ...

BUT!

no midi in physics, I insist, it's super frustrating when you are connected hardware.

Conversely, it seems to be the best choice for any user of keyboard master who will then have a serious bike, which makes flexible and great service ... much more than other keyboard masters of the same range.

In short, good product!
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