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Lotuzia
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Postby Lotuzia; Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:57 am StiX by Xils : MultiSynthesis Drum Machine with next gen XoX sequencer

StiX : Virtual Analog & MultiSynthesis Drum Machine with Next Gen XoX Sequencer

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StiX v0.98D Brushed Metal Skin

 Multi Synthesis : Analog Morphing Oscillators, FM + Waveshaping @ Audio Rate, CroSS Synthesis, Samples, Noise Osc, 4th gen odf Analog filters, Comb filters, exclusive R-Clap envelopes, exclusive PolyStep modulators, LFOs, Macros, Matrixes etc etc.
 10 Sequences lines with per step Division parameter. And variable ‘Steps per Beat’ number.
 F.A.S.T XoX sequencer.
 Randomize Drumkits, Sequencer lines
 2000 factory presets : Drumpads, Drumkits , Patterns, Sequences & Global presets. 15 Wave Alchemy Demo Drumkits and 150 samples.

This is only the eazy synthesis and multiline sequencer ‘all in one’ Page : All controls visible on ONE screen. Including the Mixer , Drumpads and ALL 10 sequencer lines.

Take full control. With the Advanced Synthesis and Sequencing Pages. Never more than a click away.

Full synthesizer for each drumpad : Edit and modulate all Synthesis parameters.(more than 100 per sound )

Single Line Sequencer Editor : Per Step Gate time, Micro Position, Velocity, Macro Modulator 1 & 2. Gang Mode Editing. More.

Misc: Multi Outputs version, Midi Out, Analog phaser and Delay, Natural Reverb unit, Per drum bit crusher and disto etc

StiX Version 1.01 has been released :

* Analog sounding Shelving EQ -HP & LP- ( per drumpad, + shared Q )
* Ability to save change Midi Drum Note (options/misc)
* Ability to save/load Midi Maps ( Midi CCs parameters assignations)
* Osc 3 sample assignation now kept in memory when switching to noise oscillator
* 9 new global presets, 4 new drumkits, around 50 new drumpads, and some new samples ***

*** New presets are derived from the StiX sound design contest.

Links :
Download StiX Demo and full versions installers

Public Beta version Release Date : 23 Dec 2015
Version 1.0 Release Date : March 31st 2015
Msrp Price : 179€
V1.0 Intro Period Price : 125€

Audio examples and videos in the second post of this thread.

Thanks for reading. LtZ
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Postby Lotuzia; Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:57 am Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

StiX Overview Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyFHPUTL4X4

Here's a short YT video showcasing some sounds made with the new R-Clap envelopes, and explaining their structure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2toH0SimEk

A tutorial about the Sequencer Micro Position parameter : Deals with how to make Snare/Claps layers as large, or tight as you need, make shakers groove, or make Toms fills sound more natural and large. Also Reverse sounds. You can adapt this for a part in your Daw, and adapt to other purposes like differentiating the percussion lines from strict drum lines, to make them breathe and be more distinct in the mix. Well, it's about drums :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3hDUXNvJ1s

New StiX tutorial : How to get hundreds of different *analog* Bass Drums by tweaking just a few knobs on the Eazy Synthesis Page. Morphing from FM Bells to HH, the terrific Xils-Lab 4th gen 0DF filters, and the use of Macro Controls (In short : All you can do with the EZ synthesis page Macros Controls ...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODoyer1m2KE

I'd recommend to listen to the videos with good monitors or headphones, full audio quality, and full screen.

1/ Single Sounds Audio Demos : One Drum Sound Preset, cycling on one bar

I've compiled some of the *Single Drumpad* audio demos in one longer clip.
StiX Single Drumpad Demo A

StiX single Drumpad Demo B

for example : You can make HH Closed and Open within a single sequencer line with Stix ....

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A collection of some Stix *pattern*s, cycling on one bar. Some evolve automatically, some less.

One pattern, One Bar

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A bit of music ? Some different sounds, patterns, inspiration. These additonnal presets, and more, will be included in the v1.0

StiX Rio

StiX Kingston

StiX Moscow

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Here's a sequence line made in 7 mouse clicks with StiX.
Drumpad ClayDrumWT
Here are the 7 Mouse clicks in the right order :
1/ Load Drumpad ClayDrumWT ( a sample I made with a wave table synth ) in the *perc 1* slot
2/ Click on a diode to populate the sequencer line with 16th notes
3-6/ Remove 4 notes out of the 16 ( this was the longest part :phew: )
7/ Add one *division* on a sequencer Step
I could have made better if I had clicked on the 'Random fill* Sequencer Line diode : Only 2 Mouse Clicks, but with no control on the beat, and strong believing/hope in *Random Heaven*

another simple drumpad playing a standard 4/4 bar.
StiX Drumpad Bronze Age

Another "drumpad" clip.
StiX Drumpad TomHi HybridModulo

2/ Global Presets audio demos : One pattern only, or a Song, or playing live with StiX

A very simple beat. Only the analog engines were used for all drumpads. Only stereo output with a limiter on the daw main output. Only StiX internal effects ( including the reverb) Then, I just changed the patterns live using my midi keyboard.
StiX Brazil Elektro

Another one. A bit different. All Drumpads use the analog engines.
StiX Balinese

Example 5 19/11/2015, all StiX, even the bass thing, and the *chord*. Just a few patterns switching, and only the analog engines.
StiX DnB -Draft-

In this demo I used cross synthesis to modulate analog oscillators with samples for the BD, Snare and HHs modules. You dont actually hear the samples ( their output is zeroed), what you hear exactly is : Samples modulating analog oscillators.
Cross Synthesis Journey

Simple StiX pattern I made yesterday. The Kick and a few drumpads are full -virtual- Analog, and the remaining drumpads are sample based.
StiX House A -1 Pattern-

3/ StiX with other intruments
Exploring the Sample engines. What I did : Triggering a few different patterns with my midi keyboard, along with the Kontakt stock *Funk* bass (that also plays the chords). StiX Stereo output, no limiter, no external fx, etc. You can hear the flams ( made with micro position ) and *a la rototom* tunings in the intro patter , the rolls etc. Btw I did not use the *swing* for this one. I just used 6 steps per beat.
StiX West Coast Swing

4/ Videos [ Later ]

More to come
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Postby ere2learn; Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:10 am Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

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Postby Lejurai; Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:17 am Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

And has some elicenser/ilok crap as "protection"? Soooooo it's a no buy for me :P
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Postby Lotuzia; Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:19 am Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

Soft Ilok is available. ( Similar to Ni C/R protection as I see it, so adopted by thousands of people)
Or hw Ilok/Elicencer if prefered.
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Postby powermat; Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:08 am Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

Any luck uploading those videos, yet?
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Postby Doc Brown; Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:09 pm Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

Lotuzia wrote:Soft Ilok is available. ( Similar to Ni C/R protection as I see it, so adopted by thousands of people)
Or hw Ilok/Elicencer if prefered.


Not even remotely similar to Native Instruments C/R protection to be fair. Pace uses a far more invasive form of copy protection in their soft ilok version. If Xils used their own copy protection like U-he or Native Instruments that would be one thing but they use Pace and Xils customers are then at the mercy of Pace and Ilok. I had software Ilok on my system at one point and it was causing my system to literally shut down when loading or unloading that Pace protected plug-in. I tried everything and I finally removed all things Pace and iIok and never had any issues since. Native Instruments software has never shut down my system ever.

I bet this is a great drum synth but the choice to use Ilok for copy protection makes it an absolute no for me.

Xils makes great sounding instruments for sure.
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Postby Lotuzia; Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:39 pm Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

Well, a small company is more likely to disappear than Elicencer or Ilok. I remember my Gigastudio becoming suddenly useless.I never had any problem with Ilok, Elicencer or NI, but I've seen people having problem with NI -or similar- and Ilok, at times.

StiX will allow : Soft Ilok (no hardware dongle) , ELicencer, and Ilok hw dongle.

I'm not going to discuss protection methods here anymore. If people are OK with any of StiX protection methods, the better. If some people aren't, I'm sorry for that, and for you Doc Brown. I respect your choice.
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Postby Lotuzia; Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:47 pm Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

powermat wrote:Any luck uploading those videos, yet?


Videos will come last. Sound is already there. At least some examples. And everyone will be able to demo StiX soon. If possible, I'd like to have someone like Mr Dan Worral (??? now sure of the guy's name thanks to ere2learn) to make a video for StiX. I loved some of the videos he made.But anyway, videos take time. Don't expect them soon. SOrry for that.
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Postby ere2learn; Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:59 pm Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

Dan Worrall
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Postby Doc Brown; Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:03 pm Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

I wasn't trying to bash xils for using Ilok with their new drum machine I just had a very negative experience with that software and wasn't aware that you will also be using Elicencer which is great news for me.

I'm back in the game.
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Postby MikeCallon; Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:20 pm Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

ere2learn wrote:Dan Worrall


+1 :D
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Postby Lotuzia; Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:25 am Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

MikeCallon wrote:
ere2learn wrote:Dan Worrall


+1 :D

Thanks, that's the guy. Hope it will be possible at one point to get videos from him for StiX. Love his work on tutorials and walktrough.
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Postby Lotuzia; Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:26 am Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

Doc Brown wrote:I wasn't trying to bash xils for using Ilok with their new drum machine I just had a very negative experience with that software and wasn't aware that you will also be using Elicencer which is great news for me.

I'm back in the game.

No probs. Yes all Xils-Lab synths can use Elicencer also.
Welcome back :hug:
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Postby Lotuzia; Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:13 pm Re: StiX by Xils-Lab -The Drum Machine-

Another small draft demo. Drumpad are all analog synthesis. No compressor, no EQ, no nothing. Just StiX stereo output/Limiter on main daw stereo output.

StiX Funkadelice Draft
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