X
We need your consent

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. Go to our Cookies Policy for more information on how we use cookies. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at any time by returning to this site.

The Xerxes polysynth looks to be Black Corporation’s Elka Synthex clone

Roster of iconic remakes is ever-growing

Black Corporation has taken to social media, once again, to drop the news of yet another iconic synthesizer to be reimagined in rack-form.

This time it seems the Japanese firm has set its sights firmly on the Elka Synthex, with this, the Xerxes.

Launching at the fifth edition of Moscow’s Synthposium show, the Xerxes is an 8-voice analogue polysynth that bears much resemblance to the Synthex and becomes the youngest sibling to the Deckard’s Dream and Kijimi; CS-80 and Polykobol reworks respectively.

It’s not the first time the Synthex has been the subject of a revival, with the failure to relaunch the polysynth back in 2017 by the owners of Generalmusic, Soundion.

We hope to have more news from Black Corporation on the Xerxes very soon, including some demos, so watch this space.

Recent news