The sequencer itself is 64 steps, and you’ve got have 128 completely different patterns and chain them collectively into full preparations. Plus a lot of punch results for dwell manipulation of your sample, together with stutter and randomization.
As for sounds, effectively, on paper it looks like an attention-grabbing however precise sound samples and demos are arduous to come back by. The video embedded above, presumably includes a track composed on the XFM, however that’s our solely indication of what it really seems like.
There’s a library of 300 preset FM sounds on board. However you even have full entry to the four-operator FM engine from the entrance panel with minimal menu diving. That ought to provide you with sufficient energy to create all the pieces from glassy pads, to traditional ‘80s electrical piano sounds, to plunky bass tones.
What makes the XFM distinctive although, is what it calls its “fusion FM” engines. Basically these modes led you mix two completely different sounds to create new multitimbral sounds. X-Lab actually combines the sounds to create a brand new tone, X-Type morphs from one sound to a different, whereas X-LFO cycles via two sounds constantly.
Once more, on paper, it sounds attention-grabbing. And the value of $199 is hard to beat. However we’d in all probability holdoff on hitting that preorder button till a number of extra demos and opinions begin making the rounds.