Martinic has announced the availability of the AX73, a component-modeled emulation of an 80s analog synth that flew under the radar. Enhancements include 24-voice polyphony, synth layering modes, an effects section and numerous additions, some inspired by the AX60 and AX80 synths.
Enhancements and Additions
For the plugin AX73, the original synth has been emulated and duplicated onto two layers, giving rise to four-oscillator patches in Layer mode, or access to two complete synth setups across the keyboard in Split mode. MIDI mode allows the layers to be played by individual MIDI channels.
Martinic's AX73 features four LFOs and four envelope generators per layer, a global effects section with eight processors, the arpeggiator from the AX60 (one per layer) and the sub oscillator from the AX80. VCOs can be tuned down to the 32' octave as in the AX60 and AX80. There is also a preset browser with tagging and search functionality to manage the synth's 600 presets.
- Dual synth layers let you stack or split patches.
- Four VCO sources, four Sub and two Noise oscillators, across two layers.
- Up to 24 voices of polyphony, a total maximum of 144 oscillators.
- Filter per-layer (LP/HP/BP) with self-oscillating capability.
- Chorus with four analog models.
- Four DADSR Envelopes per layer.
- Four LFOs per layer, with one-shot and 'stepped' capability.
- Arpeggiator per layer with 11 arp modes (based on the AX60).
- Eight effects units (EQ, Compressor, Distortion, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay, Reverb) with flexible ordering.
- 600 presets from a team of sound designers with credits including the DX7, NI Massive, and Blade Runner. AX73 Legacy Collection, with presets from the original synth, included.
Price: $119. There is an introductory discount of 50% until the end of October, 2021. You can pick up a demo version at the Martinic website.