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PX Apollo 基于 70 年代早期的一个罕见的合成器原型，其中只有 2 个已知存在。作为最终被放弃的更大项目的一部分，该乐器是世界上第一个也是最多产的复音模拟合成器之一的先驱。这款乐器的声音可以被描述为丰富、温暖和超现实，在当时非常可玩，具有运动速度灵敏度和性能界面，而其 71 复音架构标志着合成器设计即将到来的范式转变，这种转变将在接下来的十年。
PX Apollo 项目代表了在许多层面上对质量的巨大努力和承诺。由于在设计时可用的组件，早期的和弦合成器一直并且仍然特别容易出现故障并需要持续维护。用于 PX Apollo 的装置也不例外，最初无法使用它需要进行大量的修复工作，并且不遗余力地确保完整的真实性和原始功能。
随着修复工作的完成，我们着手尽可能准确地记录这一具有历史意义的乐器。我们使用最好的硬件创建了一个巨大的主样本目录。每个键都在多种配置中采样，每个音符为每 4 个循环创建。生成的 PX Apollo 音库包含 4,000 多个样本。我们的声音设计团队从这个库中制作了 150 多个补丁，提供了一系列精彩的即用补丁。
PX Apollo 的 UI 受到原始硬件美学的启发，而布局和控制架构旨在提供直观和高效的使用，同时最大限度地提高灵活性，允许快速编辑预设声音和通过完全赞美的方式进行深度定制合成工具和效果器，包括 3 个振荡器、包络发生器、高质量滤波器、音高和立体声控制以及每个振荡器的调制和琶音。
PX Apollo 在行业最重要的转折点之一让您一睹合成器历史的关键时刻，提供具有温暖和明显特征的丰富细致的声音。
PX Apollo is based on a rare synthesizer prototype from the early ‘70s of which only 2 are known to exist. Part of a larger project that was eventually abandoned, this instrument was the precursor to one of the world’s first and most prolific polyphonic analog synthesizers. With a sound that can be described as rich, warm and surreal, this instrument was extraordinarily playable for the time, sporting velocity sensitivity and a performance interface, while its polyphonic 71-voice architecture signaled the coming paradigm shift in synthesizer design that would soar during the following decade.
The PX Apollo project represents an enormous effort and commitment to quality on many levels. Due to the components available at the time of their design, early polyphonic synthesizers were and remain particularly susceptible to failure and require continued maintenance. The unit used for PX Apollo was no exception, initially inoperable it required a tremendous restoration effort and no expense was spared to ensure complete authenticity and original functionality.
With the restoration complete we set about to document this historic instrument as accurately as possible. We created a huge master sample catalogue with the best hardware available. Each key was sampled in a multitude of configurations and for each 4 round-robins were created per note. The resulting PX Apollo sound bank consists of over 4,000 samples. From this library over 150 patches were made by our sound design team, delivering a fantastic collection of ready-to-play patches.
The UI for PX Apollo was inspired by the aesthetics of the original hardware, while the layout and control schema were designed to provide intuitive and efficient use while maximizing flexibility, allowing for both quick edits to preset sounds and deep customization by way of a full compliment of synthesis tools and effects including 3 oscillators, envelope generators, high-quality filters, pitch and stereo controls and per-oscillator modulation and arpeggiation.
PX Apollo provides a glimpse into a key moment of synthesizer history at one of the industries most important turning points, delivering a rich and detailed sound with a warm and pronounced character.