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The XILS V+ features exactly the same possibilities than its famous hardware predecessor but offers a lot more : while a lot of parameters were hidden under the roof of the hardware, Xils-lab put them on the front panel for a wider range of sound possibilities. 

The XILS V+ offers:

  • One finely tweak and emulated Top Octave Divider aliasing free oscillator, providing up to 49 voices of polyphony.
  • Access to a lot of parameters which its hardware model kept secret under the roof.
  • One strings section.
  • One human voices section.
  • One 10 bands vocoder.
  • A virtual keyboard ( from which notes can be saved in your presets).
  • An Advanced Stereo Space effect.
  • A simple but nice sounding reverb.
  • A Analog like resonant Phaser.
  • Up to 6 free assignable modulation nodes, with up to 14 sources and 24 destinations.
  • A special Glide function.
  • A finely tweak analog-like pitch tracker.
  •  All parameters are MIDI controllable.

 

Main panel

 

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The main panel shows the same parameters than the original hardware for a better understanding. Vocoder, Human voice, Strings are enable by rocket switches, following the original keyboard split "upper/lower".

This panel gives you all the possibilities you can find on the hardware.

A Brigade Bucket Delay based vibrato is providing for the vocoder and the human voice and the level of each section can be finely adjusted. The input of the vocoder "direct Mic" can also be mixed before the Ensemble (chorus).

An External synth input (using the side chain of the Plug-in) can be mixed with the internal sound generator to provide the vocoder carrier.

 

Advanced settings

To offer a huger range of sonic possibilities, the XILS V+ provides four more panels for advanced settings : Mixer/ARP, Vocoder, Effects and Modulation.

 

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Mixer/ARP

The mixer panel offers you the possibility to finely tune the internal sound generators.

From the relative level of the Male 8 and Male/Female 4 Human voices, to the Ensemble dry/wet, you can also tweak the voices formants, the T.O.D wave form as well as the Strings filter shape.

Furthermore, to avoid the only problem some users reported from the hardware, you can select a Polyphonic attack either for the voices or for the strings.

The release, on the original machine, is reseted each time a new note is played. This is a very musical feature for long release doesn't blur previous chords. But if you prefer standard release behavior, you can select it on this panel ("Legacy" white rocket switch).

A build-in Arpeggio is also provided with a special feature to play "broken" arpeggios, avoiding some boring cycles. 


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Vocoder

The vocoder panel allows you to adjust the analog-like pitch tracker, the attack and release time of the analyze algorithm as well as some parameters of the filter banks.

You can also freeze the spectrum (the result can be save in a preset or your project) and enable the special "water" effect (this is impossible to describe, so just try it)

 

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Effects

The XILS V+ provides three built-in effects. The now well known Stereo Space, based on the XILS-lab True Stereo Dynamic Engine, a simple but efficient Reverb and an analog-like resonant Phaser.

 

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Modulations

Last but not least, the XILS V+ provides a wide range of modulations (over 14 sources and 24 destinations), a monophonic LFO and a polyphonic envelope dedicated to the modulation.

 

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XILS V+ is available with the following formats :

  • Mac OSX 10.5 (32&64 bits Intel) and later : VST2.4, VST3, Audio Unit,  RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)
  • Windows XP, Vista and windows7,8,10 (32&64bits) ; VST,  RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)

XILS V+ is 32 bits and 64 bits plug-in.

 

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Minimum system requirements: 1 Gigabyte of RAM and a 2 GHz processor.

The XILS V+ is a plug-in and is not yet available in a standalone application.

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