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Le Lotus Bleu releases Big Sounds for the XXIth Century for Synthix

Le Lotus Bleu Big Sounds for the XXIth Century

Le Lotus Bleu has announced the release of Big Sounds for the XXIth Century, a soundset by Nori Ubukata for the Synthix software synthesizer by XILS-lab.

“Big Sounds for the XXIth century” offers 128 new instruments for the Xils-Lab Synthix synthesizer, taking full advantage of its multilayer architecture and flexible modulations.

Huge 8 layers Unisson leads, Deep everevolving textured pads, smashing FX, Fat keys and Synths, stunning chords and Sequences : Everything is there for the modern composers/producers who wants to add instant impact and depth to their tracks, regardless of the style.

With this soundset, Nori pushed the Synthix to the extreme, and created instruments that are impossible to make with any other synth : MultiLayers huge instruments, complex sequences you can play along with a synth lead, splendid splits for instant inspiration, wide classic brass and strings.

Big Sounds for the XXIth Century features

  • 128 instruments, clearly organised and tagged for a perfect integration into Synthix database engine.
  • Includes Brass, Strings, Plucked strings, Woodwinds(60), Pads and Atmos(13),Keys, Organs, Clavinets (49), Basses and Guitars (27), Leads and synths (29) Arps, Fx (27) Percs tuned + untuned (34) Vocal (4).
  • Highly expressive instruments, with many real time expression features.
  • Pdf manual including preset list, and installation procedure.

The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of 14.50 EUR until August 14th, 2012 (regular price 21 EUR).

More information: Le Lotus Bleu / Big Sounds for the XXIth Century

XILS-lab releases Oxium synthesizer plug-in

XILS-lab Oxium

XILS-lab has announced version 1.0 of Oxium, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Oxium is a unique, yet cost-conscious (€99.00 EURO/$129.00 USD) Mac-compatible (OS X 10.5 — 32-bit PowerPC and Intel; Mac OS X 10.6 or later — 32- and 64-bit Intel; Audio Unit, VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) and PC-compatible (Windows XP, Vista, and 7 — 32- and 64-bit; VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) performance-orientated soft synth plug-in, adept at giving equal billing to still-sought-after classic analogue sounds and more adventurous modernistic tones.

Oxium is coming with more than 250 carefully chosen performance-showcasing presets from XILS-lab’s talented team of well-known, world-class sound designers including Laurent Bourgeon (Lotuzia), Simon Ball (Soundsdivine), Nori Ubukata, Pascal Laigle (Tzadi), Kelvin Ford, Ingo Weidner, Stephen Wey, Sami Rabia (Aiyn Zahev), Michael Cavallo.

Oxium is available to purchase for the introductory price of 69 EUR until August 15th, 2012 (regular 99 EUR).

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XILS-lab announces Oxium synthesizer plugin

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XILS-lab has announced Oxium, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Oxium is a performance oriented synthesizer, offering both a classic pure analog sound and modern tones. with awesome real time modulations capabilities, allowing you to play a synthesizer in ways you could never have imagined.

Due to its simple and intuitive user interface Oxium is fast and easy to operate.

XILS-lab Oxium
XIL-lab’s Oxium performance synthesizer plug-in comes with two skins.

Oxium features

  • Classic instruments : Use up to 8 Xils-lab thick and musical oscillator wave forms per patch and shapes them with the double filter structure. The main unit uses Xilslab 3rd generation zero-delay feedback filter with self-oscillation in each mode while the second offers a vocal formant mode in addition to high-pass, band-pass and low-pass modes.
  • Modern instruments : In addition to the cumulative waveforms LFO there are three D-ADSR envelopes, Oxium includes our brand new Le Masque modulator in its new incarnation with many additional features : It has now 16 freely drawable zones, horizontal and vertical quantize modes, two level parameters and, of course, you can save, load and exchange your patterns.
  • Intuitive User Interface : Oxium interface is based on a new “Flower” design and IVF (Instant Visual Feedback) concept. “Flower” design for the oscillators, filter, LFOs and glide blocks means that you can understand the structure of a whole block after a simple glance (IVF), making Oxium fun, fast and easy to understand and to master. In addition, all the modulations are all handled in a central page, with additional easy knobs, including usual musical gestures per patch: It has never been so easy to add a Vibrato, a Tremolo or an Auto Wah to your sound.
  • Serial only protected: Oxium is protected by a simple serial, without the need of any hardware dongle or chalenge response.
  • Two skins to fit with your mood.

Oxium will be available for Windows and Mac this July.

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XILS-lab updates XILS 3 and XILS 3 LE

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XILS-lab has announced updates to its XILS 3 and XILS 3 LE synthesizer plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

XILS-lab XILS 3
XILS 3 is based on the architecture of the classic matrix based VCS3 modular synth.

The full XILS 3 version 1.5.0 is now 64 bits compatible, but also is the very low cost limited edition XILS 3 LE version 1.0.8

Changes in XILS 3 / XILS 3 LE

  • 64 bits compatibility.
  • No more arrow for preset selection, click on the entire name.
  • On Mac OSX: user and factory preset folders changed (no more in /Applications).
  • On Windows: default install folder changed.
  • New option: Popup with mouse over.
  • Mac: better click on the matrix dots.
  • Preset management bug fixed.

XILS 3 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for 149 EUR; XILS 3 LE is 30 EUR.

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XILS-lab releases Chor’X spatializer chorus effect plugin

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XILS-lab has released Chor’X, the Spatializer chorus effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Chor’X combines three types of Vintage Chorus effects, based on Bucket-Brigade Delay (BBD) emulation with a sophisticated True Stereo Dynamic Spatializer.

With this duo, it becomes very easy to add space , depth, and other dimensions to your instruments, and achieve complex and intriguing mixes.

XILS-lab Chor'X
Chor’X vintage bucket-brigade delay chorus

Chor’X features

  • Four Bucket-Brigade Delay emulations.
  • Three standard chorus structures (with special filtering and compender emulations).
  • Two 2-D pads for easy parameters tweaking.
  • True Stereo Dynamic Engine.
  • Advanced Dry/Wet modulation with an impulse follower.
  • Advance Amount modulation with an envelope follower.
  • True stereo path with independent Right and Left Chorus structures.
  • Advanced preset management.
  • All parameters are MIDI controllable.

Chor’X for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 39 EUR until April 30th, 2012 (regular 59 EUR).

More information: XILS-lab / Chor’X

XILS-lab Le Masque: Delay effect plugin updated to v1.1.0

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XILS-lab Le Masque: Delay

XILS-lab has updated its Le Masque: Delay effect plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.1.0.

Le Masque: Delay is a revolutionary Time Line driven Delay Effect which can be used to perform unique and totally new Delay based effects in a fast and intuitive way.

Le Masque :Delay lets you specify in a very accurate way which part(s) of the dry signal will be processed by the Delay unit and its components and modulators.

Changes in Le Masque: Delay v1.1.0

  • Filter can now be put in the feedback loop.
  • New destinations for the modulation (Level and Pan).
  • To get a standard delay, the mask can easily be disabled.
  • Presets : click on the entire name to open the menu.
  • New Option : a new way to move the dual concentric knobs.
  • Fixed: Modulation wheel didn’t work on the windows version.
  • Fixed: Random issue when inserting (no sound).
  • Fixed: Midi synced time : correctly set when the tempo source is changed.

Le Masque: Delay for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 39 EUR until February 28, 2012 (regular 59 EUR). Prices incl. VAT.

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XILS-lab releases Le Masque: Delay – timeline-driven delay effects plug-in

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XILS-lab has released Le Masque: Delay, a revolutionary timeline-driven delay effects plug-in for Windows and Mac, in collaboration with Le Lotus Bleu (Laurent Bourgeon).

Available in 64- and 32-bit versions, Le Masque: Delay is a Mac (OS X 10.4 and later; Audio Unit, VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) and PC (Windows XP, Vista, and 7; VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) compatible, polymorphic timeline-driven delay effects plug-in; it can behave like a regular digital delay, and inherits XILS-lab’s renowned filtering and audio effects technology, featured in the cutting-edge company’s lengthening line of virtual analogue soft synth plug-ins — PolyKB II (based on the RSF Polykobol II, plus extras), XILS 3 (based on the EMS VCS3, plus extras), and Synthix (Elka Synthex, and extras), and draws upon an accumulated wealth of research and development experience to allow users to speedily and intuitively perform hitherto unheard of delay-based effects.

XILS-lab Le Masque: Delay

So how, exactly, does Le Masque: Delay work, then? In a nutshell, it lets users accurately specify the part(s) of the dry signal — based on their time position and/or frequency content — that will be processed by the delay itself (accessed from within the GRID view); its associated LFO, envelope, and filter components (via the LFO & ENVELOPE view); and various modulators (within the TIME & MOD view) — masked zones within the grid area are processed by the delay while any audio data outside those masked zones remains untouched, in other words!

A mask — to which Le Masque: Delay owes its ‘nom de plume’ — is defined by its two locators: the left locator specifies the start point, the right its end; when the current transport locator enters a mask, the audio is sent through a full modulated filter into an accurate, fat-sounding delay. Unlike some other delays, the filter section is a crucial part of Le Masque: Delay — it uses XILS-lab’s renowned warm and smooth analogue filter models’ surgical-like precision to perform delicate musicals tasks, such as extracting and modifying existing parts of a drum loop (or any other loop), or transforming delayed kick drums into Simmons toms, for example. The delay area offers five dual-concentric knobs to control the delay settings (left and right FEEDBACK TIME, DRY/WET GAIN, and left and right PAN LEVEL), together with a synthesiser-type modulation wheel, while the LFO and ENVELOPE settlings can modulate the filter frequency and volume applied to the signal entering the delay.

Users can create up to eight independent masks (or zones) in the grid, each with different lengths, quantised or non-quantised locators, plus a specific level parameter; the grid can be synchronised to a DAW or its own internal clock for added flexibility.

Le Masque: Delay features

  • True stereo signal path (with independent right and left delay).
  • MIDI Sync and Stereo Link (delay modes).
  • Sync grid zone (with up to eight custom masks, each with independent length and level).
  • One multimode filter (zero-delay, self-oscillating, feedback design with drive).
  • Two independent envelopes (loop-able ADSR and AR with three trigger modes).
  • One synchronisable multi-waveform LFO (with three reset options).
  • Snap-to-grid function (to quantise mask locators on musical values).
  • Swap masked/unmasked function (in realtime).
  • Four clock modes (DAW, FIX,TAP temp, IN).
  • Realtime temp analysis function (for live performance).

Le Masque: Delay is available to purchase for 59 EUR (including VAT for EU countries). Note: this is a serial number authorised product — no hardware dongle or challenge/response system required.

More information: XILS-lab / Le Masque: Delay

XILS-lab releases Synthax A & Synthax B soundsets + 40% off synths

XILS-lab Synthax A & B

XILS-lab has announced the availability of the Synthax A and Synthax B soundsets for its Synthix software synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Synthax A and Synthax B combine to offer almost 300 fresh new patches, ranging from otherworldly electro to pure vintage and ‘oldskool’ flavourings, with much in-between — readymade professional perfection, perfect for those who simply cannot wait to get working with this sonically expansive, yet relatively inexpensive (€169) instrument!

Synthax A & Synthax B features

  • Synthax A comprises 163 stunning sounds programmed by leading sound designers Simon Ball (Soundsdivine); Adam Borsetti; Cliff Douse; Kelvin Ford; Kire; Lotuzia; Peter Schelfhout; Tzadi; Daniel Stawcyzk; Vivolator; Ingo Weidner; and (original Synthex programmer) Paul Wiffen, who is primarily responsible for authentically recreating some classic Synthex patches; all are broken down into the following categories for easy access: Arp (22); Bass (28); FX (14); Keys (18); Leads (39); Percussion (19); Sequences (10); and Synths (45).
  • Synthax B delivers another 134 must-have patches from those same sound designers, and also includes recreations of yet more classy classic Synthex sounds; again, all are conveniently categorised: Bells, Brass, Strings, and Woodwinds (29); Keys, Organs, and Keytars (33); Pads (46); Plucks and Splits (8); and FX (16).

Synthax A is available to purchase for 21 EUR, Synthax B is 19 EUR.

XILS-lab has also launched a Christmas sale, offering 40% off its synthesizer plug-ins for a limited time.

Until December 31th, use CHRISTMAS2011 at the end of the checkout : we offer you 40% off on all our synthesizers !

More information: XILS-lab / Synthax A & B