The perfect poly. I've owned close to 50 synthesizers in my life, including some vintage analog warmth such as the Korg Polysix, Roland Juno-60, and AKAI AX-80. The AN1x trumps all these for me, not because it sounds "warmer" or "more analog"- it obviously doesn't. It's a 100 per cent digital machine. I like it because it makes me sound different from everybody else currently occupied by the vintage analog craze. I don't mean to say there isn't merit in vintage analog- I'm saying there are other things as well. The AN1x is as analog-sounding as you want it to be- lush, warm, unstable (if programmed to be so), but it also does glossy, crystalline digital FM sounds extraordinarily well. I had a JP-8000 for a while that sounded cool, but sounded like a bucket of hot, glitchy slop if I pushed the LFOs too hard. It didn't like doing those intense, oscillator-mangling modulations that I so crave. The AN1x, on the other hand, is perfectly happy making these types of extreme, audio-rate modulations, and sounds surprisingly musical doing them, too. Also, I like the edgy nineties look it has. Very endearing.
Its blue and it just sounds fantastic! I might add that is PLASTIC! But when I play the AN1X I fall in love with it again and again. You can spend hours on end playing this snyth. It has a huge " fat" sound to it. It really sounds great for a digital analog synth!