13th May 2013
XILS-lab has announced XILS V+, a new plug-in that combines a "Vintage 10 band Vocoder", "Supreme Top Octave Divider based Strings" and "Human Voices", or any sophisticated layering of these three elements.
Here's what they say: "After more than one year of intense modelling deep in the basement of the Xils Laboratories, we offer you this complete recreation of a legend. Its unique vintage vibe and beauty that can only be brought back to life by precisely emulating different ancient and forgotten techniques."
When XILS V+ is released, in less than two weeks, everyone will be able to invoke the Top Octave Divider oscillator (T.O.D ) and its unique sound, The Ensemble circuitry (Chorus) featuring a compender and no less than 4 Bucket Brigade Delays, The Voice and Vocoder Vibratos (also based on two other BBD), the 14 filters involved in the Human voices, the 3 filters used for the Strings, the 40 Vocoder filters and the sophisticated Attack, Release and Glide circuitry.
The Top Octave Divider Oscillator provides a unique sound that no samples, or other simple synthesis techniques can reproduce, says XILS-lab. Emulating the T.O.D, without any aliasing on the whole frequency range, with its pitch and waveform modulation, was a real challenge.
XILS V+ also adds a lot of functions and possibilities that were not present in the original machine, some giving access to its internal circuitry and parameters. And some being totally new.
XILS V+ will be released May 25th, 2013, for 32- and 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX formats priced at 149 €.