XILS-lab has announced the release of its new instrument XILS 505, an emulation of the RS-505 Paraphonic string machine from Roland.

XILS 505

It’s a String Machine. It’s a Synthesizer. It’s a Bass Synth. And it can be the three of them simultaneously, which is why the original unit was advertised as ‘The Analog Orchestra’

We also added: A Vintage Analog Human Choir Machine (as an alternative oscillator source for the Synthesiser part) and exposed numerous hidden parameters of the vintage String Machine model.

The X-505 offers all the layering and tweaking possibilities of it’s glorious ancestor, including it’s precious balance between the Strings registers, and precise balance for all the inputs of the quadruple (yes 4) BBD Chorus unit. More : A lot of hidden parameters are now exposed and available to tweak in the different X-505 panels for a much wider sound palette. A juicy sounding analog Phaser and the vintage reverb add to the pile.

XILS 505 (VST/AU/AAX) is available at an introductory price of 89 EUR until February 29th, 2020. The regular price is 149 EUR.

The synth is also available as part of the Analog String Machines alongside XILS V+ at an intro price of 119 EUR (regular 199 EUR). Owners of XILS V+ can upgrade to the bundle for 39 EUR during the promotion (regular 59 EUR).

More information: XILS-lab