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XILS-lab XILS 3 has announced a new No-Brainer Deal: XILS 3LE, a limited features version of the XILS 3 virtual synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The No-Brainer version is a limited features version of the XILS 3 which doesn’t bring all the new modules and modulations possibilities of the recent 1.1.0 and it won’t be updated with the incoming new versions (we plan new filter, new preset managements, new GUI, …).

XILS 3LE features

  • Three aliasing-free oscillators : sine, ramp, square, triangle.
  • One 2/4 poles low pass filter (a 3 pole self-oscillating mode is also planned).
  • One envelope, based on two different designs, trapezoid and ADSR.
  • One spring reverb.
  • One ring modulator.
  • One 128 steps sequencer.
  • two output static filters.
  • One joy stick.
  • Three connection matrix.
  • One input gate.
  • One input envelope follower.
  • One pitch tracker.
  • One transient tracker.
  • Mono/Unison/Polyphonic playing mode, up to 18 voices of polyphony.
  • all parameters MIDI controllable.
  • Many presets made by famous sound designers (Kevin Lamb, Chris Pitman, Cliff Douse, to name but a few).

XILS 3LE is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for $20 USD. A special upgrade price will be launched in the following weeks for all the no-brainer customers: Full version and all its further updates will be available for 69 EUR ($99 USD).

Note: The copy protection is a serial number, but the installer will install an iLok extension. This is because XILS 3 makes use of a “soft” iLok license, but you do not need a physical iLok key to install and use XILS 3LE. This will not effect existing iLok devices or associated software.

More information: XILS-lab / XILS 3LE


XILS-lab updates XILS 3 to v1.1.1

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XILS-lab has released version 1.1.1 of XILS 3, a virtual instrument based on the of the architecture of a classic matrix based modular synthesizer.

The iLok version of the XILS 3 is now available for downloading with version 1.1.1

Mac or PC, VST, Audio Unit or RTAS, you can now choose the protection which fits the best with your system, eLicenser or iLok.

Changes in XILS 3 v1.1.1

  • iLok version available for the XILS 3.
  • New option : oscillator tuning displayed as frequency.
  • Bug fix : main envelope was trigged when a preset was launched.

The update is available for download free of charge for all XILS 3 owners.

More information: XILS-lab / XILS 3


Review: Nomad Factory Retrology Motown

Nomad Factory recently released Retrology Motown, a bundle of 2 equalizer plug-ins designed to improve the quality of digital sound recordings.

The plug-ins aim to recreate the warm sound qualities of legendary analog hardware passive equalizers used by Motown engineers.

Nomad Factory Retrology Motown
Images from the development of Retrology Motown.

Retrology Motown includes Retro Music-Tone and Retro Film-Tone, two 7-band passive equalizer plug-ins. Except for the frequency bands, both equalizers are identical.

Music-Tone and Film-Tone both feature proportional Q’s which have:

  • a broad Q with small boost/cuts
  • a narrow Q with greater boost/cuts

In other words: small adjustments to the bands will result in more subtle changes over a wider bandwidth, while driving the numbers closer to min/max values affects fewer frequencies.

Installation of the plug-ins was pretty straightforward. Nomad Factory uses PACE Interlok protection, which seems to be problematic for quite some people. Although it’s my personal belief that this type of copy protection does not stop piracy, a company is entitled to try to protect their products. (If you dislike PACE enough to not buy their products, please just let Nomad Factory know they’ve lost a potential sale).

Anyway, I had absolutely no problems installing PACE and registering the plug-ins with the Challenge/Response authorization (iLok authorization is also available).

Nomad Factory Retrology Motown Film-Tone
Nomad Factory Retrology Motown Film-Tone

With everything in place I did a little comparison with a few other EQ’s. The samples below are identical except for the EQ used (files were normalized after recording).

Clean beat | Fruity Parametric EQ | KarmaFX EQ | Retrology Film-Tone

Note: since the Film-Tone has a Proportional Q there’s no way I could A/B them with 100% accuracy.

So what do I think?

The Retrology equalizers have a straightforward user interface which is easy to use. They are also very light on the CPU.

Whether or not you can call its sound analog or vintage I’ll leave up to you, but I quite liked the results I got with these EQ’s.

Nomad Factory offers a fully functional 10 day trial version, so I advice you try them on your own material to see how you like them.

More information: Nomad Factory / Retrology Motown


Eiosis updates E²Deesser to v1.2

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Eiosis E2Deesser

Eiosis has released version 1.2 of E²Deesser, a de-esser plug-in.

E²Deesser now supports Syncrosoft, and features the VST, RTAS and AU versions for both Windows and Mac OSX.

Visit Eiosis for more information.


Flux updates all products to version 1.3 and adopts iLok

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Flux has updated all products to version 1.3 and iLok licence management is now available.

Every Flux plug-in now features an Automation button managing the A/B Morphing slider.

When engaged , only the Morphing slider is used to control the host automation in read and write modes. No other plug-in parameter is managed by the host automation.

When Automation is disabled all the plug-in parameters are managed by the host automation for both write and read modes. The Morphing slider can still control all the plug-in parameters, but its position is ignored by the host automation for both read and write modes.

This Automation feature permits to simplify the host Timeline when automating Flux plug-ins. It also permits to control the Morphing slider from a control surface.

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Eiosis updates E²Deesser to v1.1

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Eiosis E2Deesser

Eiosis has released version 1.1 of E²Deesser, a de-esser plug-in for the Mac.

E²Deesser version 1.1 brings a variable lookahead delay, which allows getting very smooth responses and unprecedented processing transparency for a de-esser. The lookahead value is adjusted according to the detection and latency parameters, while keeping fixed plugin latency for the host automatic delay compensation.

The sibilants attacks can be then perfectly detected without using a low response parameter, i.e. fast attack and release behaviors. Thus you can obtain a very smooth and transparent de-essing process : even with extreme sibilant reduction, the voice always sounds natural, without any abruptness or “lisp” effect.

E²Deesser is available in Native (150 EUR) and TDM (300 EUR) formats (iLok required).

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Eiosis releases E²Deesser

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Eiosis E2Deesser

Eiosis has released E²Deesser, a de-esser plug-in for Mac.

E²Deesser features

  • Detection controls: Reduction, Response, Frequency, Amount Vu Meter, and Listen
  • Sibilants controls: Global gain, Filter type (peak/dip, high shelf, 6dB, and 12dB low passes), Equalization band, and Listen
  • Voiced controls: Filter type (peak/dip and shelf filters), Equalization band, and Listen

E²Deesser is available in Native (150 EUR) and TDM (300 EUR) versions (iLok required).

Visit Eiosis for more information.