XILS-lab releases XILS Vocoder 5000 plugin

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XILS-lab has announced the release of XILS Vocoder 5000, a vocoder effect plug-in inspired by the EMS Vocoder 5000 hardware.

XILS Vocoder 5000

Clarity, Purity : The XILS Vocoder 5000 emulates the sophisticated filtering techniques and incredibly complex circuitry of its analog counterpart to achieve the same organic sound, precision and … clarity.

The Vocoder 5000 can speak a perfectly clear and understandable English, or German as well as Japanese.

Easy to use for beginners, yet incredibly powerful for Veterans : The user interface offers a standard single panel view. Everything is there, right under your hands, with a lot of presets to get you started. Should you want, or need, to go further, the Logo Center Panel will switch to a vast choice of advanced panels displaying the advanced parameters of the module of the Vocoder 5000 you wish to explore and experiment with. And there are dozens of advanced parameters, for your joy.

Back in 21st Century : Because it’s a Xils, it offers many advanced features that its ancestor could not have offered in its time : We added Bands number, Filter types, Filter’s Emphasis and Emphasis ponderation, more Slew Rate mods, more Freeze mods, 2 LFOs ( Original had none ), Detailed FM and PWM, more Oscillators Waveforms, an improved Input detector ( Sibilants), Gate input.You can also populate the Matrix by freely drawing lines, and it has its own presets. (Very useful once you’ve found the perfect template for a certain voice).

XILS Vocoder 5000 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of 99 EUR until January 17th, 2015 (regular 149 EUR). Prices include VAT within the EU.

More information: XILS-lab / XILS Vocoder 5000

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XILS-lab intros XILS Vocoder 5000 plugin

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XILS-lab has announced XILS Vocoder 5000, an upcoming plug-in featuring an “Authentic Analog Vocoder simulation and beyond”.

XILS-lab XILS Vocoder 5000

XILS Vocoder 5000 features

  • Authentic emulation of the most complex Analog Vocoder ever produced.
  • Organic and realistic sound with clear and understandable Vocoding.
  • Hundreds of midi automatable parameters.
  • Frequency Bands Pin Matrix, genuine analog oscillators, 0df Filters, Pitch Shifter.
  • The true sound of analog Vocoders, and much more.

The plug-in is scheduled for release on December 17th, 2014. Pricing TBA.

More information: XILS-lab

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Soundsdivine announces new soundset bundles

Soundsdivine Bundles

Soundsdivine has announced the release of soundset bundles for synthesizer plug-ins from u-he, XILS-lab, Waldorf, and FXpansion.

New Soundsdivine bundles

  • Lush Sonics – Bundle for U-He’s DIVA – 265 presets from the ‘Introspective’ & ‘Art Of Sound’ soundsets – $49 USD — This bundle features an impressive variety of sounds, from epic choral pads, dreamy washed out soundscapes, vintage analogue pads, 90’s unison style house hits, unusual wavetable sounds, noise wash pads and a whole lot more.
  • Vintage & Rare – Bundle for Xils-Lab synthesizers – 450+ presets for Xils-Lab’s XILS4 / Oxium / PolyKb & SynthiX synthesizers – $69 USD — This collection of sounds features many different timbres & textures suitable for a range of genres. From classic analogue style sequences, industrial soundscapes, pan drum arpeggios, big vintage unison pads, chillwave synth sounds, pschedelic arpeggios, fluteish sequences plus a whole lot more. Included soundsets: ‘Soul Design V2′ – XILS 4, ‘Event Horizon’ – Oxium, ‘X’ – SynthiX, ‘Horizon’ – PolyKB.
  • Ambient Surrounds – Bundle for Waldorf’s Largo – 200 presets from the ‘Ambient Chill’ & ‘Spacetime’ soundsets – $32.95 USD — This bundle features cold alien soundscapes, weird timbres, glitched out pads, classic 80s digital pads, deep space type pad sounds, snappy arpeggios, strange FX and many more.
  • Synthetic Infusion – Bundle for FXpansion’s Strobe – 256 presets from the ‘New Retro’ & ‘Vintage Electronic’ soundsets – $32.95 USD — Making extensive use of FXpansion’s Transmod system, this collection of sounds is a fresh take on synthesizer sounds from the 80s & 90s and features big poly unison pads, rhythmic bass seqences, glitchy synth sounds, unusual timbres, lots of classic arpeggiated sounds, dub hits, polyrhythmic tremolo pads, overdriven drops & sequences, and much more.

More information: Soundsdivine

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Soundsdivine releases Soul Design V2

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Soundsdivine Soul Design V2

Soundsdivine has announced the release of Soul Design V2, a new soundset for the XILS 4 synthesizer instrument by XILS-lab.

This bank contains 136 presets for Xils-Lab’s XILS 4 synthesizer.

Primarily focused on recreating famous electronic sounds from the 1970’s, this bank features drifting analog pads, fluteish synth sounds, dreamy soundscapes, melodic analogue sequences, big bass sounds and a whole lot more.

The soundset is available for purchase for the introductory price of 20 EUR until November 20th, 2014 (regular 27.50 EUR). Prices include VAT. The soundset is free to anyone who purchased the original ‘Soul Design’ or ‘Silver Chord’ soundsets for XILS 3.

More information: Soundsdivine / Soul Design V2

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XILS-lab releases XILS 3 LE V2.0 modular synth plugin

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XILS-lab has released version 2.0 of XILS 3 LE, a light edition of the analog modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

XILS-lab XILS 3 LE

Capable of producing both a very wide range of classic analog sounds, and sounds no other analog synth can do, The XILS 3 LE V2.0 cumulates an authentic emulation of the Synthi (VCS 3) modular synthesizer and a replica of the 256 Analog Sequencer, its natural companion.

XILS 3 LE features

  • 6 oscillators grouped in 3 pairs, with waveshaping (on sine wave, saw, triangle and square).
  • 1 noise oscillator (with noise color).
  • 1 analog filter, non linear and zero delay behaviors, with 3 modes (12/18/24 db lowpass).
  • 1 trapezoidal envelope generators, looping EG in the time of analog (switchable to ADSR).
  • Polyphonic ring modulator.
  • 2 independent outputs feeding the stereo bus, each with one analog lp/hp filter.
  • Programmable joystick vector controller.
  • Polyphonic sequencer with 3 independent lines, slew rates, 3 recording modes.
  • Sequencer can behave as modulation source.
  • Pitch tracker, envelope follower, transient, gate, sample & hold modules.
  • Chorus, delay, spring reverb.
  • 6 Play modes (including unison 2/4/6), polyphonic and mono portamento/glissando/legato, 2 different keyboard scaling, polyphonic aftertouch and VCA handling.
  • Hundreds of presets made by worldwide famous sound designers.
  • Preset database engine (find the right patch in a flash, create your own tags).
  • Comprehensive manual with a getting started and tutorial sections.
  • Instrument or effect plug-in.

XILS 3 LE is available for a “pay-what-you-want” price (starting at 4 EUR) until November 1st, 2014 (regular 34 EUR). The update is free for XILS 3 LE owners.

More information: XILS-lab / XILS 3 LE

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