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

The plugin is designed to emulate the sophisticated filtering techniques and incredibly complex circuitry of its analog counterpart to achieve the same organic sound, precision and clarity. It can speak a perfectly clear and understandable English, 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