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A powerful 80s analog synth, reborn as plugin, with modern enhancements

In 1986, the synth skies were studded with digital technology. That’s why the original AX73, with its proudly all-analog signal path ended up flying under the radar. Martinic has taken what was great about the original AX73 and elevated it into a powerful, flexible software instrument that fits right into the modern producer’s lineup of go-to synths.

With four analog oscillators across two synth layers, unique modulation features, extended performance options, and an eight-module effects section, this plugin AX73 (VST/AU) unleashes the full power of the original hardware and more – no menu diving required, and all perfectly modeled through Martinic's Advanced Circuitry Emulation technology. And, it includes a generous lineup of 600+ inspiring presets to get you started right away.

AX73 Gui

Martinic's Additions

An interface for the 21st century:

  • Settings View offers a clean, easy-to-use set of parameters for quick editing.
  • The Keys View, which emulates the look of the original hardware, has also been upgraded with many more functions – no menu-diving required!
  • The robust Preset Manager allows you to quickly save and sort your favorite presets into "collections" that you can easily export and share with friends!

Added Effects Section

Process the synth’s output with eight built-in effects units: Compressor, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Distortion, and EQ ​These effects can be routed in any order you like – simply rearrange them by dragging and dropping them in the FX Chain.

Something Borrowed

The best elements from other synths in the AX range have been distilled into a feature-rich reinterpretation of the AX73. Notable examples include: extra chorus settings and the arpeggiator from the AX60, a second VCO and sub-oscillator from the AX80, and an extended VCO octave range down to 32’, as seen in both the AX60 and 80.

Mod Power!

The AX73 plugin also offers far greater modulation capabilities than the original. It features four envelopes per layer (three of which are assignable), and four assignable LFOs per layer. Taking both layers into account, this gives a formidable eight envelopes and eight LFOs.

Split or Stack Layers to build your sound

Uniquely, the AX73 has two layers that can be split across the keyboard - allowing you to play two patches simultaneously - or stacked, providing an extra dimension of sound design. And, each layer has its own independent arpeggiator with 11 built-in modes - including some unusual modes such as Shuffle and Improv - that you can use to quickly create melodies.

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

4.0 of 5  
03.08.2022 Language: englisch

There are plenty of reasons to like the Martinic AX73 synth. Its price, the 617 factory presets, it mows your lawn. It doesn't really mow your lawn, but it is pretty versatile. I've only owned mine for a few days, but I have spent some time playing with & on it. I highly suggest keeping the manual close at hand, so when you run into something you can't figure out how to do right away, your manual will be your best friend. More reasons? Good manual/user's guide. I spent a great deal of time thinking I could "figure stuff out". When I finally gave up on that method & went to looking in the manual, I found out the manual was pretty good. So, I guess that's another on we can add to the list of reasons to like AX73. I can do everything I've needed for it to do. I just had to look up how to do it in the manual. I'm not big on reading manuals, I'm more of a "hands on" kinda guy. But THIS time I had to do a bit more reading. I do have to say that at first, I was sort of disappointed in the sound quality, but as I've been working my way through the 617 factory presets, I'm starting to hear more & more good stuff. IMHO, the Matinic Factory presets are much higher quality than the originals that came with the hardware version. Or maybe it's just that they're not presets from *** Bottom line? It's very much worth what I paid for it & of the 6 or 8 synth plugins I've purchased in the last few months, this is the ONLY one that's not disappointing. I've purchased a few that were highly touted as being "the next big thing". I just didn't hear it. I think Martinic AX73 is at least worth your time to download the demo & give it try yourself. Give it a bit of a listen & see if it doesn't grow on you too. Don't forget the manual!



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