XILS-lab has announced XILS V+, an instrument plug-in that combines a Vintage 10 band Vocoder, Supreme Top Octave Divider based Strings and Human Voices, or any sophisticated layering of these three elements.
From a very long time, this wonderful and versatile machine was used by a lot of well know artists and musicians, from a long time now, it is waiting by a lot of computer user to be part of their sound arsenal.
Don’t wait any more, XILS-lab finely emulated the Top Octave Divider Oscillator, the strings and human voice filter, the wonderful Ensemble (chorus) circuitry and last be least the 10 bands vocoder. How close XILS-lab did ? juts judge by yourself seeing the A/B comparison video, listening to the various Audio demo.
Not only emulating the original machine, the XILS V+ offers you much more : some hidden parameters are now avalable for the user, three built-in effects (Stereo Space, Reverb, Phaser) and tone of modulation possibilities are also providing for a huge sound possibilities and character.
The XILS V+ emulation of the Roland Vocoder VP-330 Plus.
XILS V+ features
One finely tweak and emulated Top Octave Divider aliasing free oscillator, providing up to 49 voices of polyphony.
One strings section.
One human voices section.
One 10 bands vocoder.
A virtual keyboard which can be saved in your presets.
An Advance Stereo Space effect.
A simple but nice sounding reverb.
A Ananlog like resonant Phaser.
Up to 6 free assignable modulation dots, with up to 11 sources and 23 destinations.
A special Glide function.
A finely tweak analog-like pitch tracker.
Access to a lot of parameters which its hardware model kept secret under the roof.
All parameters are MIDI controllable.
XILS V+ for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) will be available to purchase on May 25th, 2013, for 149 EUR.
g200kg has updated its KeroVee pitch correction and RoVee voice changer plug-ins for Windows.
KeroVee is focused to so-called ‘Autotune effect’ or ‘T-Pain effect’, that is robotic but different from the vocoder. KeroVee can mix two independent transposed outputs of pitch-corrector and bypassed output.
RoVee is a VoiceChanger / formant tweaking plugin that works as a VST effect. That can convert voices to like male, female, toys or robotic. RoVee is a cut-down version of full featured pitch-correction plugin ‘KeroVee’.
Uhbik-G is a granular pitch-shifter / phase vocoder (via fast Fourier analysis) which delivers a wide range of dramatic contemporary effects.
Effectively cuts audio material into snippets (‘grains’), then plays them back at a variable rate – even backwards. In the original tape devices, the radius of a rotating cylindrical tape-head determined grain size and the length of tape in contact with the cylinder determined the overlap between grains. But Uhbik-G is not bound by the physical limitations of rotating cylinders – you can make it huge or impossibly small!
Uhbik-P is a phaser effect, with up to 42 allpass filters in series delivering the deepest, richest phasing available.
Bass frequencies can bypass the effect (‘bass sanctuary’) to ensure LF-stability. Feedback accentuates the comb filter effect, but unlike Uhbik-F the distance between peaks is kept fairly constant. As the signal is phase-shifted each time it is fed back, frequencies are created that were not present in the original signal – the main reason why Uhbik-P is also great for wild metallic effects!
Uhbik-G and Uhbik-P are available at the introductory price of $19 USD / 15 EUR each until January 31st, 2013 (regular $39 USD / 32 EUR).
Prime Loops has announced the release of Vocoder Vocals, a collection of 150+ vocal phrases twisted and mechanised into modified forms to emerge as arp lines, basslines, chord progressions, FX, and lead lines.
So you can bust out those robot moves but can you deliver the dulcet tones of an accordant android? We thought not, which is why Prime Loops have been busy corrupting the circuitry to bring you ‘VOCODER VOCALS’ the ultra-advanced sample pack that guarantees to leave you speechless!
This astounding array of fundamental frequencies has been modulated, chopped and layered to modify your mix with angular android elements! This vocal sound pack puts a fresh spin on the legendary legacy of old skool hardware such as the Roland VP-330 and the Korg VC-10 and at a slice of the price of either of these classic machines!
Comprising 5 folders of vocal phrases that have been transformed to tailor to your tunes, this pack is ideal for DJs and producers in the realms of Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Dance, Pop, Tech and more! You can expect to find an incredible assortment of vocal phrases twisted into modified forms and emerging as Arp lines, Bass frequencies, Chord progressions, FX, and Lead Lines!
The sample pack is available to purchase for £16.95 GBP.
Novation has announced that its MiniNova hardware synthesizer is now available.
MiniNova has the same incredibly powerful sound engine and synth effects as the Novation UltraNova which means it is capable of creating dirty-fat bass synth sounds, soaring leads, lush pads and vintage synth sounds.
MiniNova is a compact, super-cool studio and live synth with the same sound engine as its big brother; UltraNova.
It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds that you can tweak with five knobs, or totally warp with eight ‘animate’ buttons. It has up to 18 voices with as many as five synth effects on each sound.
MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune™ effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from hip hop, urban and electronic music.
Hugely powerful micro synth with UltraNova’s sound engine.
Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects.
Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime.
Korg has announced its upcoming MicroKorg XL+ synthesizer and vocoder.
With its unmistakably unique exterior and its inimitable sound, the MicroKorg set the standard for analog modeling synthesizers. The year 2008 saw the introduction of the MicroKorg XL, which inherited the MicroKorg ‘s fat and powerful sounds, while adding keyboard staples such as electric piano and CX-3 organ.
And now, in the next evolutionary step, the MicroKorg XL+ delivers a fresh update to the sounds and look of the MicroKorg XL, making it an ideal compact keyboard.
MICRO MAKEOVERS! The all-new MicroKorg XL + is also getting all decked out in limited edition colors for the 10th Anniversary of Micro. Get your hands on an eye-catching black/red or all-black model before they’re all gone. Available through select retailers late November.
MicroKorg XL+ features
Even more vintage sounds, including the KORG SGproX piano, M1 and VOX organs and well-known “Tape” instruments.
New program genre selector that reflects the current musical scene.
New yet nostalgic – black panel “new vintage” design.
Featuring MMT – the distillation of Korg’s analog modeling technology.
Vocoder with included gooseneck microphone.
A powerful Kaoss effects engine – the kind of effects that you would expect from Korg.
Korg’s proprietary Natural Touch mini-keyboard, designed with an emphasis on playability.
Battery powered operation is supported for increased portability.
The microKORG XL+ will be available in October 2012, priced at RPP £339.99 ex VAT. The limited edition 10th Anniversary models are scheduled for November.