Look at the specifications :http://www.superwavesynths.co.uk/product_equinoxe.htm
And they make gifts:
We supply a full range of presets and a selection of tracks in Cubase and MIDI file formats demonstrating the accuracy achieved by this powerful musical instrument. Equinoxe 4 and Magnetic Fields 2 are supplied with the trial version and 12 additional tracks are supplied via email when purchased. The SuperWave Drums Bundle is also provided free of charge when purchasing the Equinoxe synthesizer.
And all that for only £40, i.e. €49 i.e. $63 !
Even if it's SynthEdit as all the Superwave synths, their synths all belong to the rare excellent SynthEdit creations... So I think I'm gonna checkout! Even if it could be "just to see"...
Well... I've downloaded the trial version (20 note polyphonic in the download page
, not simply in the product page where the link is only for the 10 note polyphonic) and the four banks of demo patches, then tested it for about an hour. After 20 minutes my enthusiasm was already getting down... and after one hour it was totally dwindled like a failed soufflé at diner.
Some nice sounds, good ideas also. It's like a superb vitrin at first sight. But after you dig a bit... its appears so-so, humdrum in the point of quality.
A good SynthEdit synth, for sure, like all the others made by Superwave. If we consider that it is SynthEdit, it's good, anybody can't deny it. But nothing really transcendent which could cost $65/€50. So no, I'm back to a strong reserve, and I'm gonna save my money. I can spend these €50 for other products far better. For the same price I bought last year two other SynthEdit synths (Memorymoon and Messiah, the bundle for $40/€30) which are totally awesome in comparison (their internal treatments are made in C++).
For a cheaper price (only $50/€36) than this humdrum Superwave synth you can also buy the awesome and huge Korg M1
with the total bundle of historic patches and sysex (2700 awesome presets) or the incredible Wavestation
(Korg also) with the total bundle of historic patches and sysex (1500 awesome presets) or the excellent Waldorf Edition
(just a little bit more expensive, €59) or many other mythic, legendary golden synths like these.
I think that Superwave made a terrible confusion between quantity and quality when developing this synth.
The best quality/price rate in the Superwave products remains P8 (not the best free/cheap JP-8000 emulation but a good one, we can admit it).
That's the review of one here who was enthusiast, who has tried it, and who now prefer forget and go on my way to something else.