This compact shoulder synthesizer is loaded with 150 high-quality sounds that cover a wide stylistic range, from synth leads to solo violin. It can be played in either a standing position using a shoulder strap or in a traditional horizontal tabletop orientation. Users can find a sound quickly with the Category buttons and then press the Preview button to hear the currently selected sound with a pre-programmed riff. Users can assign a top 12 sounds to a Favorites bank; volume, reverb and patch edits can be stored with each Favorite.
A USB host port allows users to play WAV and MP3 music files directly from a USB Flash drive. Audio from an external MP3 or iPod music player can be played by connecting the device to the EXT jack.
The Lucina AX-09 runs for up to four hours on eight NiMH AA batteries. To get up and running, a tutorial DVD and quick guide is included.
The Lucina AX-09 is now shipping in both pearl white and black sparkle, with suggested retail prices of $699 and $799.00, respectively.