The Analog Orchestra String Machine.
It's a String Machine, it's also a Synthesiser... a Bass Synth.
And it can be the three of them simultaneously, which is why the original unit was advertised as 'The Analog Orchestra'.
We also added a Vintage Analog Human Choir Machine(as an alternative oscillator source for the Synthesiser Section) and exposed numerous hidden parameters of the vintage String Machine model.
The X-505 offers an amazing 49 notes of polyphony, with all the layering, sources mixing, and tweaking possibilities of it's glorious ancestor, one of the most versatile and powerful String Machines ever built, including the precious balance between the Strings 4' and 8' registers, and individual settings for all the inputs of the quadruple (yes 4) BBD Chorus unit. The juicy sounding analog Phaser and a natural sounding vintage reverb add to the pile.
The result : A much larger sound palette. You can sculpt precisely huge Strings/Brass/Bass layers, or Voice/Strings Sections. Thick basses or Leads. And, combining the monophonic filter engine and the TOD oscillators, play parts that can't be replicated with any other synthesizers.
X-505 in short: