XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

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capracan
KVRist
79 posts since 21 Feb, 2010

Post Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:06 pm

Hi there, after a little Odyssee installing that Tool i find some little things to ask or
point to improve.

Pro:
- its works stable, in case of 20 Folders with lot of Samples i put in
- looks nice, is intuitive, clear GUI, sounds good
- some awsome features in sound searching, replacing and beat/ rhythm controlling and combining
- works like a regular drum-sequencer machine, with midi drag-drop into DAW
- high complexity, that dont need presets

Cons:
- drag the sample into daw, is only possible when u save first
- the focus should be more on rhythm and modulation, there are enough sounds
Edit 1 4/2019:
- expensive
- small gui, not resizeable

Improve:
- think about layering Samples per Slot
- let us turn the circle-rythm-patterns in the beat combiner, to reposition the rythm,
- same way build in a euclidean generator
- tie note per step,
- reverse per step,
- edit pattern lenght per slot, incl. start position
- put midi-drop and loop-drop in the task bar above, i think in most cases we just need that, without detour
- optional - add Sample-POOL-Switch to have more soundpools with specific soundsource only,
- optional - make Sample-Cloud more geometry, to identify sounds from a sampler that are similar, maybe strips, qubes explain: if i have samplepacks from "glitchmachines" i only want to use them.
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woodsdenis
KVRAF
1570 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:51 am

Bad : Price, GUI way too small, should be resizable, at least 4 rhythm patterns ( see latest UVI drum VI )
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capracan
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79 posts since 21 Feb, 2010

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:26 am

You are right.
I add this.

The price is the reason why I want to compensate it with my ideas.

You have 8 Sound-Slots.
You have 2x16 Steps with AB Mode and AAAB Mode.
What you mean with 4 rythtm patterns?

Tank you very much.

fundorin
KVRer
7 posts since 2 May, 2013

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon May 13, 2019 11:18 am

No FLAC support.

bob swans
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301 posts since 16 Sep, 2007

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Wed May 22, 2019 4:52 am

1.0.2 is out now with UI scaling on Mac (windows coming soon)
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krismiller1982
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71 posts since 11 Dec, 2013

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:04 pm

Took an entire day to scan in 2 TB of sample libraries. I decided to add another folder today & the entire database scan process basically started over. It takes way too long to scan. Sononym is much better IMO, unfortunately it doesn't have the cool cloud GUI.

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Hewitt Huntwork
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1203 posts since 2 Jun, 2003

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:13 pm

Even simpler than layering samples per slot... If XO is all about identifying samples that sound alike, why not let you select some to round robin per sound slot? Even if there were only two samples per slot, the variations would be potentially really interesting and in keeping with the spirit of the instrument.
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Rivanni
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359 posts since 4 Feb, 2017

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:26 pm

bob swans wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:52 am
1.0.2 is out now with UI scaling on Mac (windows coming soon)
More than three months is not soon. :zzz:

bob swans
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301 posts since 16 Sep, 2007

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:45 pm

Rivanni wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:26 pm
bob swans wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:52 am
1.0.2 is out now with UI scaling on Mac (windows coming soon)
More than three months is not soon. :zzz:
Yep, It has been a while. I've not seen anything mentioned in the beta forum. I will check in today and see if they have any updates.
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LarsErik
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227 posts since 11 Jul, 2001 from Sweden

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:32 pm

a few characters
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bob swans
KVRist
301 posts since 16 Sep, 2007

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:45 pm

Just checked the Beta forum and next update should be coming pretty soon, End of August (Subject to change) is the best I can give you :neutral:
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krismiller1982
KVRist
71 posts since 11 Dec, 2013

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:38 pm

So I'm now into the 16th hour of refreshing the sample database - just over 2.4Tb. I've wasted 2 days of production for the sake of efficiency. Since sample libraries are one of the most dynamic tools we use as producers I am 99.99% certain this program will not have any place in my current workflow. the option to scan selected folders only is a must in order to make it useful...

BTW: All samples are on Iron Wolf Pro HDDs connected viaThunderbolt 3. All HDDs have more than 75% space available, so HDD perforce isn't an issue. It'x XO's scanning protocol & limited options to choose specific tasks.

bob swans
KVRist
301 posts since 16 Sep, 2007

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:15 am

The new update with scaleable gui on Windows is out
Check your XLN Installers
https://www.xlnaudio.com/support/xo-1-0 ... 24th-2019-
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Rivanni
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359 posts since 4 Feb, 2017

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:40 pm

Can we get 10 new days to demo? I did not really demoed the program when it came out because of its very small GUI. But now that it's finally scalable on Windows, I want to demo again.

bob swans
KVRist
301 posts since 16 Sep, 2007

Re: XLN Audio - XO - Improvement, Pros, Cons

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:04 pm

Rivanni wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Can we get 10 new days to demo? I did not really demoed the program when it came out because of its very small GUI. But now that it's finally scalable on Windows, I want to demo again.

Probably best to email support, I'm just a beta tester.
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