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Xils 505 String Machine -The Analog Orchestra-
Old 21st January 2020
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Xils 505 String Machine -The Analog Orchestra-

X-505 : The Analog Orchestra String Machine.

It's a String Machine, it's also a Synthesiser ... and a Bass Synth.

And it can be the three of them simultaneously, which is why the original unit, Roland RS-505, was advertised as 'The Analog Orchestra'

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

The X-505 offers an amazing 49 notes of polyphony, with all the layering, sources mixing, and tweaking possibilities of it's glorious ancestor, one of the most versatile and powerful String Machines ever built, including the precious balance between the Strings 4' and 8' registers, and individual settings for all the inputs of the quadruple (yes 4) BBD Chorus unit. The juicy sounding analog Phaser and a natural sounding vintage reverb add to the pile.

The result : A much larger sound palette. You can sculpt precisely huge Strings/Brass/Bass layers, or Voice/Strings Sections. Thick basses or Leads. And, combining the monophonic filter engine and the TOD oscillators, play parts that can't be replicated with any other synthesizers.

X-505 in short:
  • Oscillator: The mother of all sources. One faithfully emulated, aliasing free, TOD (Top Octave Divider) Oscillator providing up to 49 voices of polyphony.
  • A String Section, with it's own filter, Waveform mangling, AR settings.
  • A Synthesiser Section with dedicated ADSR, 24db Analog Filter with envelope and LFO modulations, various sound sources (Rocker switches) and the Second Touch special retrigger feature.
  • A Human Voice Section with custom formant and balance settings.
  • A Bass Section with three cumulative waveforms. Each waveform can be filtered in the BASS panel.
  • One Main LFO to control the Vibrato. And another LFO freely assignable in the Mod Matrix.
  • Several Envelope Parameters for each section. A global ADSR for the Synth Section. And still, another DADSR envelope freely assignable in the Mod Matrix.
  • A thick sounding quadruple BBD Chorus/Ensemble unit. (Each section has it's own send level).
  • A raw Analog Phaser effect. A Vintage Natural sounding reverb. A True Stereo Space effect.
  • A Modulation Matrix, with 6 nodes addressing 14 sources and 24 destinations. Access to a lot of secret hardware parameters.
  • A special Glide Section, an advanced polyphonic Arpeggiator.
  • And finally, all parameters can be controlled via MIDI Cc in your Daw (or Live).

Intro Prices :

XIls X-505 : 89€ instead of 149€
Xils String Machine Bundle (v+/X-505) : 119€ instead of 199€
Upgrade from V+ (Xils VP330 emulation) to String Machine Bundle : 39€ instead of 59€ msrp.

Last edited by LotuZia; 21st January 2020 at 06:46 PM..
Old 21st January 2020
The sound samples on the site are awesome!
Old 21st January 2020
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Originally Posted by arthur_br View Post
The sound samples on the site are awesome!
Thank you. Here they are :

X-505 by Nori Ubutaka -using his presets-

Some x-505 factory presets -Lotuzia-
Attached Files

RS505_Nori_Ubutaka_Demo.mp3 (4.50 MB, 1949 views)

Factory_Presets_X505_Lotuzia.mp3 (4.53 MB, 1911 views)

Old 21st January 2020
Really generous time unlimited demo on this, never realised this was available with XILS. Fully featured except no automation and Midi CCs.
Old 25th January 2020
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Long video of a guy playing with some factory presets

Old 25th January 2020
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sounds fantastic.

Old 4th February 2020
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All the String Machines Bundle/Upgrades licences have now been received and were sent.(Thanks to Steinberg)

The next version will bring VST3 compatibility, and some other things, including a massive amount of new presets.
Old 6th February 2020
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5mn audio demo of some new presets that will be included in the next X-505 version : Pads, Basses, Leads, Strings -of course-, Orchestrals, Brass etc in different flavors
Xils-505 new factory presets A
Attached Files
Old 15th February 2020
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Version 1.0.1 has been released. Number of presets x2 and VST3 compatibility. Intro price still running (89€ instead of 149€). 2 new audio demos of instruments in isolation.

Xils-505 new factory presets B

Xils-505 new factory presets C

All these presets, and more, are now included in the factory library
Attached Files
Old 25th February 2020
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Kraftwerk Vitamin recreated with Xils x-505 and V+ only (inspired by Kraftwerk Live version 2012)

Vitamin -Kraftwerk- Recreated with x505 and V+

V+ : Vocoder, Strings
Drums : StiX
Everything else : X-505
Attached Files
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