The Erica Synths Syntrx brings a ’70s classic back to life

Erica Synths is the Latvian firm that has made a splash in recent years with their development of individual synth modules and modular systems. The Syntrx is left turn for the company, who have – for the first time – reached back into the past for inspiration.

Their new synth is inspired by the rare EMS Synthi AKS – an instrument that was favoured by ambient and electronic icons like Brian Eno, Jean-Michel Jarre and Pink Floyd among others.Erica Synths Syntrx

For the first time, Latvian modular legends Erica Synths have reached back into the past for inspiration. The Syntrx is inspired by the EMS Synthi AKS from the early ’70s.

Though the new model took inspiration from the vintage Synthi AKS, under the hood, the Syntrx was custom designed from the ground up.

The features include 3 accurate VCOs that track over 8 octaves in pitch, a noise generator with “colour” filter, resonant VCF and effects that conjure up the sounds of sci fi – ring modulator and spring reverb.

Particular highlights include the digitally controlled 16 x 16 patch matrix, with up to 256 storable patches and a joystick controller, all housed in an suitably industrial-chic aluminium enclosure with timber side panels.

The Syntrx is slated for release at the end of 2019. Visit Erica Synths for more details.