It's a String Machine
It's a Synthesizer
It's a Bass Synth
And it can be all three simultaneously, which is why the original unit was advertised as 'The Analog Orchestra!"
We also added a Vintage Analog Human Choir Machine (as an alternative oscillator source for the Synthesizer section) and made it possible to access numerous hidden parameters of the vintage String Machine model.
The X-505 offers all the layering and tweaking possibilities of its glorious ancestor, including its precious balance between the Strings registers, and precise balance for all the inputs of the quadruple (yes 4!) BBD Chorus unit. More: Many hidden parameters are now exposed, and available to tweak, in the unique X-505 panels for a much wider sound palette. A juicy sounding analog Phaser and the vintage Reverb round out this awesome package.