Year of manufacture1982
Oscillators2+12 VCO + Sub
Waveforms4+24+2 (Saw, Triangle, 2 Variable Pulse + PWM + Noise)
Filters3(1 Low-pass -24db/octave & 2 Band-pass)
Features5(Ringmodulation, Portamento, Pitch-, Mod-Plate, Oscillator-sync)
The Synton Syrinx
Dutch company Synton released the Syrinx Synth in 1983. Only a few hundred were produced, what makes it super rare!
It is equipped with seven Curtis chips in VCO’s, VCF’s and Envelopes. With its 2 VCO’s, one Sub-Oscillator, 2 LFO’s and 3 versatile filters plus PWM, FM and Oscillator-sync options, the Syrinx really is a sound design weapon.
Further noteworthy features are the four routing options for the switchable filters and especially the pressure plate, which can control various modulation parameters, from pitch bends to LFO-rate. The Syrinx came without MIDI and preset-storage. In the mid-nineties, a rack-mount version with MIDI and external audio-in was re-issued. Famous users of the Syrinx were Depeche Mode, Air, Vince Clarke and Aphex Twin.