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This can be seen peeking out of the drawer behind Ferry's TB-303 approximately 3:40 into Episode 27 of WKNDR. When Ferry lifts the TB-303, the white streak on the right side of the keyboard and the touchpad and joystick interface on the left are consistent with the design of the Xiosynth 25.more
Small, compact and easy to handle, the novation xio is a synth for the modern-day home studio musician. its hybrid feature (midi controller and virtual analog synth) is what many bedroom rockstars would probably love. plus, the sound of its VA synth engine is in the same tradition as those of older classic novation products. may not be accurately the same sound, but no less great as it is. i predict that this model will be another sought-after portable synth, just like everything that novation came out with. another modern-day classic, indeed.
According to Vintage Synth Explorer, the XioSynth25 is an evolution of their X station keyboards, but in my opinion it packs all those features and more into a really compact package. Combining very useable built in effects and the eight voice polyphony, this is a lovely little string and pad machine with a straightforward programming interface (a free editor is available too). The only downside is that this has MIDI out only, so if you want to sequence this you have to use it from a DAW.