Xils-Lab PolyKB III -Official Thread- [v3.5]

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KVRAF
10262 posts since 19 Feb, 2004 from Paris

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:48 am

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The synthesizer they should have invented 40 years ago

PolyKB III.5 main page, installers etc

New in version 3.5 (May 2019):

Make each note write it's own story : The PATH function

The Voice XY and Space XY offer PER VOICE modulation since version II. Wich means each note can be different, in the stereo field, as well as for it's 4 modulation targets.

In version 3.5, you can now freely draw a modulation PATH for each note in the Voice & Space XY squares. You can create some precise sweeps of all kinds, or very fast Filter/Envelope/Oscillators modulations for each note. Or everything inbetween, and get a wild range of new sounds, that you can taylor in the deepest detail to adapt them to context, and even … invent new playing techniques.

More effects : A natural sounding reverb has been added to the existing effects.

New GUI/UI
: The GUI has been revamped : No more knob shadows wich made the serigraphies sometimes difficult to read, and the Tab selector has been redrawn from scratch, as well as the tabs content. Synthesis blocks are now clearly separated by grey lines to make the unit more intuitive to use.

New Preset Manager : With hundreds to thousands of presets on board, content management is quickly becoming a keypoint of a fully enjoyable experience when playing synthesizers. Following Stix and the Xils 4, PolyKB 3.5 has inherited the new Xils One Window integrated Preset Manager : Find the right preset in seconds, create your own tags; multiselection/multitagging, export/import & manage banks, projects, or selections : Everything is there to make your work easier, faster, and more productive.

We also added plethora of small details : like new modulations targets, or fixing a number of small bugs : The list would be too long, but here again, a lot of time was dedicated to transform your musical experience with the PolyKB 3.5 into a totally flawless immersion into the sound

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PolyKB version III

* 3 Morphing oscillators
* 2 Creamy Multimode 0df Filters
* 3 Envellopes, 2 LFOS
* Polysequencer, arpeggiator, vintage effets
* Unmatched analog presence and feeling
* Tomorrow's technology : Hundreds of modulation, including 2 * Unique Per voice modulators, a supersized step sequencer and two Mod Matrixes

The PolyKB III captures the sound and spirit of the legendary RSF PolyKobol 2 polyphonic synthesizer, including its most revolutionnary feature : Morphing analog Oscillators.

This set it apart from all the other common analog synth recreations, because you have instant access to hundreds of different analog modelled & free running oscillators waveforms. More than in other synthesizer, including those who propose switching between oscillators models. Icing on the cake, they can be dynamically modulated by many sources.

Let’s add : Two gorgeous, creamy multimode filters, self resonating in all modes, and Xils exclusive 0df technology. Three Analog modelled envelopes, with time multiplication, and looping capabilities. Two complex LFOs. They complete the picture to offer you this fat, warm and immediatly inspiring analog sound.

Per Voice !

It wouldn’t be a XILS-lab instrument if it didn't have innovative & exclusive features like the Per Voice modulation engines, or the giant Step Modulator, to propel it into the XXIth century.

Make each note different
: The Voice XY is a Per Note Quad XY modifier. You can control in a 2D square up to 4 different parameters to create from subtle to wild variations for each coming new note.

Control your sound in 3D Space : With the Space XY module, you can place each note in a 3D True Stereo Space, and build stereo scenes that no additional external effect can achieve. Furthermore, you can make it move with chaotic functions, adding incredible life to your sounds. You have never had so much artistic control over
the stereo field.

If you combine these two Per Note modifiers with the True Unison engine, you’ll soon get amazing, dense, and breath taking sounds, that will proudly take their place in a mix at once. And to operate it, you simply place and move balls, representing the voices, in a square. So easy, so immediate, so tempting, and … so powerful !

Hyper Modulations : The Polysequencer can now be used as a 128 steps, 4 lines/16 destinations giant Step Sequencer Modulator, allowing you to sculpt not only the most detailed TranceGate patterns, but also Slides or incredible rythmic patterns. Or everything together. Or something else, completely new.

More : Dynamic control of envelope segments & levels, LFOs & single oscillators levels. Polyphonic Arpeggiator & Sequencer. Dozens of harwired and user customisable Macros modulations. 5 monophonic & polyphonic Play Modes. Syncable LFOs with cumulative waveforms, and reset switch. Polyphonic aftertouch. Midi Cc assignations to ALL parameters. Preset manager with customisable tags and multicriteria search engine. Vintage analog modelled Chorus, Delay, Phaser and EQ.Hundreds of presets made by the world’s best Sound Desingers. And hundreds of presets available with add-on packs. Etc.

Everything is there to allow you to create fully organic and expressive presets : The final encounter between analog authenticity, and the modern age.
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KVRAF

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10262 posts since 19 Feb, 2004 from Paris

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:49 am

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https://soundcloud.com/xils-lab/analogville_separate_2

https://soundcloud.com/xils-lab/analogville_separate_1

Note : These two demos are made with standard PolyKB II patches. 100% compatible with PolyKB III.

10 audio examples from PolyKB III ( These patches can be found in the PKB III factory lib)

PolyKB III Awakening

These patches could not have been done with the PolyKB II, or II.5. Here's a short comment for each clip explaining why.

1/ PA Deep Forest : Uses 3 oscillators
2/ KY Hyper Clavinet : 3 Oscillators + second User Mod Matrix
3/ SY Stringiattor : 3 osc + Oscillators feeding the 2 filters
4/ PA EV Filter Morph : EV2 + LFO 1 perform Filter Morphing
5/ FX Katastroff : 3 Oscillators
6/ LD Lead TGV : 3 osc + Polysequencer lane 1 used as Trance Gate Modulator
7/ PA Chained Filter : Filter chained by simply using different EVs
8/ SY Violent Morphing : Filter Morphing + mangling by Mod Wheel and LFO2Mono
9/ ST Awakening : 3osc + Wave morphing
10/ BR HyperBrass : 3 Oscillators + + diff. EV having diff. multiply times

More examples asap.
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KVRer
16 posts since 9 Jun, 2016

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:10 am

A-MA-ZING! :hyper:

KVRist
65 posts since 8 Jun, 2013

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:12 am

Looks absolutely beautiful. :clap:

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:14 am

I think it looks quite a bit like PolyKII.5

KVRAF
2653 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:15 am

Numanoid wrote:I think it looks quite a bit like PolyKII.5
Exactly.
No signature here!

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KVRAF
2875 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:17 am

Numanoid wrote:I think it looks quite a bit like PolyKII.5
same style, but lots of extra knobs :wink:

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KVRer
16 posts since 9 Jun, 2016

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:18 am

... but with a third oscillator it seems! And many more modulation options.
Can't wait to try it!

KVRist
65 posts since 8 Jun, 2013

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:21 am

I found the product page, but still no "Add to Cart" button.... watching and waiting! :-)

Terry
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KVRian
1440 posts since 3 Oct, 2001 from Thailand

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:22 am

Looks like dual filters, too!
Peace, my friends. I'm not seeking arguments here. ;)

KVRist
65 posts since 8 Jun, 2013

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:29 am

3 Morphing oscillators
2 Creamy Multimode 0df Filters
2 Envelopes, 2 LFOS
Polysequencer, arpeggiator, vintage effets
Unmatched analog presence and feeling
Tomorrow's technology : Hundreds of modulation, including 2 Unique Per voice modulators, a supersized step sequencer and two Mod Matrixes
Last edited by tbritton on Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am, edited 2 times in total.

KVRAF

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10262 posts since 19 Feb, 2004 from Paris

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:33 am

tbritton wrote:I found the product page, but still no "Add to Cart" button.... watching and waiting! :-)

Removed :)

(Hope that was cool to post those... if not, let me know.)

Terry
Please remove it : It's NOT yet live. Thanks
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KVRist
65 posts since 8 Jun, 2013

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:34 am

Lotuzia wrote:Please remove it : It's NOT yet live. Thanks
Done!

KVRAF

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10262 posts since 19 Feb, 2004 from Paris

Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:38 am

tbritton wrote:Looks absolutely beautiful. :clap:
Thanks. And thanks for removing the link too :hug:
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KVRAF
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:39 am

Lotuzia wrote:
tbritton wrote:Looks absolutely beautiful. :clap:
Thanks. And thanks for removing the link too :hug:
links are still there, in your quote..i should remove them as well if i were you :D

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