Amazing plugin with very high quality. There are lots of modulation options, and the oscillators have some very unique waveform options. Thanks to all the modulation, it's actually amazing for dubstep and experimental music. Honestly, you could probably make an entire drop using only this.
Decided to pick up Xhip again. Very lovely as it was back in my first review. The pops/clicks have been solves as far as I can tell. Being that this synth is semi-analog modeled I now understand why stereo spread is not included (though it would still be awesome).
Why not 10/10? The unison. As much as I love the fact this synth has unison, free running oscillators would make this much better. Granted it has the randomize parameter but I still hear a phasing "click"/"transient" at the beginning of each note.
Other than that this synth is a definite gold mine! Very clean. Very easy to use. Sounds very good. Extremely hard not to like.
This is an amazing free synth. Dual oscillator with 4 waveforms. There are many filter options and all sound great! It has an analog look, feel, and sound which make for some fun editing. There are quite a few modulation options which allow for a lot of control. There is unison but there is a small set back with no unison spread (to my knowledge). This synth comes packed with MIDI Learn capability and an option to change the color theme of the synth. The glide option is a nice touch which makes for amazing baselines. This synth reminds me very much of Synth 1.
Overall this synth is a steal for being a freebie. Despite the lack of a unison spread and some small audio pops while editing this is one synth I can only recommend for those who feel the need for an anaolog touch.
Lack of unison and a few pops/clicks while editing is what ruined it. Unison is somewhat easy to get over because I can easily do some stereo work in my DAW but the pops and clicks really do it in. Who honestly likes to hear a random *POP!* right in the middle of their track? Those two brought it down to 7/10. If unison was added I would rate 8/10. Fix the pops and clicks and I would rate 9/10. Fix both and you got 10/10.
If you could identify how to reproduce any clicks or pops and check that they also occur in the alpha version and report them to me, I'd appreciate it a lot. I have never experienced any clicks or pops during normal use of the current release of Xhip. It does produce some pops when changing specific parameters such as waveform, filter mode and others but "random" isn't accurate when describing those.
The latest alpha version has fixed the pops generated when switching oscillator waveforms.
If you have any issues you should consider trying the alpha version available at http://xhip.net/alpha/ and reporting any issues you also find in that newer version.
Unison in Xhip is a "true" unison - it simply activates a multiple number of voices and applies detune to them. These are complete voices including 100% of the processing such as filters, waveshaper, envelopes, LFOs and so on. The CPU time required is exactly equal to that required for an equal number of voices. The voice counter will display 64 voices when using 16 polyphony and x4 unison, for example.
Oscillator unison is only supported for the ramp waveform but I hope to allow it on every waveform and provide more functionality in future releases.
Yes. It means that the domain name xhip.net remains the only available. The domain presetexchange.com is now left, so returned back for sale by the Domain Marketplace for any new interested future owner, xhip.net remaining the only available for the Aciddose users and visitors.
Therefore Aciddose should now update the developer link in the current KVR product page, simply. He will probably do after having read our two comments.
Actually it seems someone picked up the domain and this is a nasty parked page with redirects to advertisers.
One would hope they would "fix" the mangled corpse of the domain name system by limiting the number of registrations one person/corporation can make using some sort of sliding pricing scale but they seem to have decided to launch a zombie army of fresh TLDs instead.
That is odd actually, I suppose I must have never bothered to update the developer link. I'm certain the product page link was working though as I regularly get redirects from it to http://xhip.net/synth/.
Thanks for the heads-up! Unfortunately KVR doesn't allow no URL on the "developer" section so I suppose this can just remain the link to the main Xhip site.
You can always contact me via PM or email if you like. The alpha page on the site describes that and I've tried to list as many issues as I'm aware of there.
As for any issues in the previous (7) version, these won't ever be "fixed" as they are until the next release unless they're major, such as a crash or similar. I haven't heard any reports of such issues. If that sort of issue did exist it would be possible for me to fix it, but these sort of "fixes" would just be back-patches to the old version while the same issues are most likely no longer present in the alpha.
The version number system I use: gamma-beta-alpha-revision. When the Xhip KVR product page was initially created it used "0.x". Gamma versions are separate series (I.e; star-trek vs. the next generation vs. ...) and so for Xhip will always be "gamma 0" and so that leading digit was dropped. Revision = minor fixes, no changes. Alpha = new features and other tweaks, only released for testing. Beta = significant changes, these are the main "stable" versions that last years with only bug-fixes and no major changes. Gamma = Some other new synthesizer, after Xhip.