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    XILS 3 :
    "With the XILS 3 software synth, XILS-lab has done a fantastic job of bringing the legendary EMS VCS3 synth back to life!"
    Cliff Douse

The XILS 3 Version 2.0

The Incredible Matrix Modular Analog Synthesizer

« A great Step Beyond »  That’s how Peter Zinovieff, the legendary EMS modular synthesizers creator, talks about the XILS 3



Manipulate analog signals in ways which were impossible before


The XILS 3 V2.0 not only emulates the Synthi ( VCS 3 ) modular synthesizer, it also adds an emulation of the 256 Analog Sequencer, the natural companion of the VCS 3.

Is that all ? No, of course, we added a SECOND Matrix, with 2 additional envelopes, one LFO, a detailed Sample and Hold module, and a Voltage processor …

And some input modules : Gate, Transient, Envelope Follower and Pitch Tracker to transform the XILS 3 into an advanced Effect Processor !

This means hundreds of additional connections. Add to the pile the analog chorus with its three modes, the analog delay and the phaser ... the picture emerges.

In the XILS 3, you can connect everything with everything, and you get more than 800 possible different connections per patch ( ‘Only’ 583 simultaneous connections possible ).

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 nearly impossible to summarize what the XILS 3 can do, but, in short, here’s the list of the main modules :

  • 6 Oscillators grouped in 3 pairs, with WaveShaping (on sine wave, saw, triangle and square)
  • 1 Noise Oscillator ( With Noise color )
  • 1 Analog Filter, Non Linear and zero delay Behaviors, with 3 Modes (12/18/24 dB LowPass)
  • 3 Trapezoidal Envelope Generators, Looping EG in the time of analog (Switchable to ADSR )
  • 2 Polyphonic LFOs ( including 1 Oscillator acting as LFO at audiorate )
  • Polyphonic Ring Modulator
  • 2 independent outputs feeding the Stereo Bus, each with one analog Lp/Hp filter
  • Programmable Joystick Vector Controller ( 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, Envelope Follower, Transient, Gate, Sample & Hold Modules
    Chorus, Delay, 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.
  • Hundreds of 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
  • Instrument or Effect plug-in


Want to know more ? Jump to the Detailed Features page


Hear it ? Jump to the audio page


See some Videos tutorials ? Jump to the Video Page


Try it ?  Download the demo version here ( VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, No dongle demo ) 


For XILS 3 owners , Version 2.0.0 : What we changed, what we added

Buy it now ? Just go there


Note : This version is free for all the XILS 3 owners. For XILS 3 LE owner, check the upgrade path


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