XILS-LAB announced PolyKB III

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KVRAF
1543 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:04 am

PolyKB III announced !!

With endless, and morphable, analog modeled oscillators waveforms, pristine 0df filters, exclusive Per Voice modulators, and plethora of sound shaping options ( Like dynamic envelope segments control ) the PolyKB II is probably already the most versatile and powerfull analog sounding synthesizer.
Could we offer more ? Simply put : YES
The PolyKB III will be released during December 2016 (Merry Xmas to all) (It’s already working in the depths of the Labs)
It will add more. More of everything, and we promise you’ll be able to create sounds that no other polyphonic synthesizer can do.
Stay tuned !!
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KVRAF
32252 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:08 am

Awesome

KVRist
346 posts since 23 Jan, 2013

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:12 am

Was this sent via email? Never received one if so. I did notice it being mentioned under polykb 2.5 release on their webpage.

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KVRAF
12504 posts since 21 Mar, 2008 from Hannover, Germany

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:14 am

Today already PolyKB 2.5 with the new multimode filter (LPF, BPF, HPF) and some changes in the GUi was
released.

Some coments related to that posted here:
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 9#p6617729

PolyKB III was mentioned at the update page too:
https://www.xils-lab.com/pages/PolyKB_D ... aller.html
https://www.xils-lab.com/pages/PolyKB.html
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KVRist
475 posts since 13 May, 2012 from Minnesota

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:25 am

Hopefully they fix the graphics and the perspective issue where the knobs actually cover up the waveforms?! Not a very good design decision. That being said it's the most "analog" sounding soft synth I own. I love it.

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KVRAF
12504 posts since 21 Mar, 2008 from Hannover, Germany

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:31 am

I just received the text posted in the OP as part of a newsletter from Xils Lab which also includes the PolyKB 2.5 update that is already available today (and already mentioned above and in the old PolyKB II thread).


This is the part in the newsletter about the current PolyKB 2.5 update:
PolyKB II v2.5 : What’s new ?

The graphic interface has been revamped in depth for a better workflow and clarity, and more pleasure to create sounds and tweak parameters.
2 new filter types has been added : Band Pass and High Pass, both keeping Xils exclusive zero-delay algorithms, specially adapted and taylored for the PolyKB
New modulation possibilities using the sequencer as source : now 4 tracks can be used as independent modulators.
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KVRian
583 posts since 8 May, 2006

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:40 am

Doc Brown wrote:Hopefully they fix the graphics and the perspective issue where the knobs actually cover up the waveforms?! Not a very good design decision.
The screenshot on the page is pretty bad, but it actually doesn't look like this was changed. I'm away from home, haven't tried the demo yet. Not sure what to think, they either removed or moved a lot of the panel elements. The big mod matrix is completely gone from the center, might have been moved to behind the "cassette" panel. Looks pretty boring now actually.

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KVRAF
12504 posts since 21 Mar, 2008 from Hannover, Germany

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:44 am

jbuonacc wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:Hopefully they fix the graphics and the perspective issue where the knobs actually cover up the waveforms?! Not a very good design decision.
The screenshot on the page is pretty bad, but it actually doesn't look like this was changed. I'm away from home, haven't tried the demo yet. Not sure what to think, they either removed or moved a lot of the panel elements. The big mod matrix is completely gone from the center, might have been moved to behind the "cassette" panel. Looks pretty boring now actually.
In v2.5 the mod matrix and other stuff like Arp, effects etc. are available with the new switch at the left of the GUi (that looks a bit like a fader).
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KVRian
838 posts since 21 Jan, 2006 from Athens, Greece

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:45 am

So, a new user pays (discounted) full price to buy PKB 2.5 now, but then he has to pay again to upgrade to III in about a month. What kind of BS marketing is this, let me ask :hihi: ???????

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KVRAF
32252 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:48 am

jbuonacc wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:Hopefully they fix the graphics and the perspective issue where the knobs actually cover up the waveforms?! Not a very good design decision.
The screenshot on the page is pretty bad, but it actually doesn't look like this was changed.
tbh it looks worse to me, I preferred the old gui

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KVRAF
1668 posts since 23 Sep, 2005

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:07 am

Hi

Looking forward to meet the new PolyKB III :)

Cheers,
Muziksculp

KVRian
583 posts since 8 May, 2006

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:12 am

aMUSEd wrote:tbh it looks worse to me, I preferred the old gui
Yeah, I loved the original design, wasn't too thrilled when I saw this. Love the sound and function of Xils Lab synths, but the graphic design bothers me sometimes.

KVRAF
3607 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:23 am

Sweet!
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KVRist
312 posts since 10 Mar, 2005

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:38 am

Big fan of this synth one of my favs look forward to christmas. What is the update price for Poly Kb2 to 3

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KVRian
1022 posts since 12 Sep, 2005

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:15 am

Was swinging by to see if this topic was here :) can't wait to learn more.

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