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The XILS 4 emulates a prototype that was never released, the EMS VCS4, based on two integrated, interlinked and interacting VCS 3 ( Synthi) cores. We also coupled them with the famous 256 analog polysequencer Like the 2nd huge Pin Matrix, and its numerous additional modules : Envelopes, LFOs, S&H, Voltage Processor, Pitch Tracker, Transient etc. Or the recreation of the unique, powerfull 256 analog Polysequencer, intimately tied to the synthesis engines. Add to that the analog Chorus ( 3 modes ) Delay and Phaser, the Spring Reverb, and the picture emerges. In the XILS 4, you can connect everything with everything, and you get more than 1140 possible different connexions per patch. Did we say at Audio Rate ? An endless source of inspiration for those who want to go deep into the heart of Analog Modular Synthesis. It’s impossible to summarize what the XILS 4 can do, but, in short, here’s the list of the main modules : 12 Aliasing free Oscillators, grouped in 6 pairs, with WaveShaping, 3*2 Hard synchronization modes, + 2 additional Noise oscillators 2 Analog Multimode Filters, Non Linear and zero delay Behaviors, with 3 Modes (12/18/24 dB) 4 Trapezoidal, looping, Envelope Generators. ( Switchable to standard ADSR ) 5 Polyphonic LFOs ( including 4 Oscillator acting as LFO at audio rate ) Polyphonic Ring Modulator and VCA engine Cascade Mode : Synthesizer 1 can feed Synth 2 engine inputs 4 independent outputs feeding the Stereo Bus, each with one analog Lp/Hp filter 2 Programmable Joystick Vector Controllers ( up to 32+32 modulation targets ) Polyphonic Sequencer with 3 independent lines, Slew rates, 3 recording modes. Sequencer can behave as modulation source. Pitch Tracker, Enveloppe Follower, Transient, Gate, Sample & Hold Modules Chorus, Delay, Phaser, 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. Nearly 700 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 More than 100 parameters mappable to midi controllers More than 1100 possible connexions per patch ! ! !

Discussions

new Xils Lab synth coming soon...

A few Oxium Audio Clips T Bees A simple one finger patch. A lot of things are done with le Masque, including the slides, using the level parameters. The Pbend + and - : Are assigned to the filter drive and cutoff/ Mod Wheel adresses different parameters of the filter envelope ( two ), and in...

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Analogue vs Digital Part 2 - (Diva vs OB8)

...used to) work for Xils lab making presets. I remember taking one of your tests where you tried to compare Oxium to a Jupiter 8 and it was miles away. Diva is simply by far the best emulation out there for polyphonic sounds. Maybe Monark and the new Roland stuff is comparable. If you believe...

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For the love of PolyKB III(.5)!

the dongle absolutely killed them, too bad really. just amazing synths, as we've been saying for years. i was pretty surprised to see this update, they finally fixed a number of things that had been a problem for years. i don't think everyone is going to be satisfied with the knobs, they still obstruct some...

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