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XO by XLN Audio is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Software Application for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
Product
Version
1.7.1
Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit only)

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Internet connection (during installation only)
Product
Version
1.7.1
macOS 10.9 or later (64-bit only)

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Internet connection (during installation only)
Instrument
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XO sorts your one-shot samples by similarity so you can focus on making beats. It has a built-in sequencer and an innovative space where the plugin collects all your one-shot samples for you to explore.

With XO you can:

  • Explore: Seamlessly sweep through your sounds, regardless of where they are stored.
  • Create: Create your beat with the playful and intuitive sequencer. Sculpt the perfect groove with the Accentuator and the curated Groove Templates.
  • Tweak: Color and fine-tune your sounds with essential effects and creative modifiers.
  • Play: Explore unlimited variations to beats and sounds in Playground Mode. Tap into an endless source of happy accidents by swapping or randomizing patterns and sounds - one by one, or all at once.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.80 from 5 reviews
XO

Reviewed By Askal [all]
May 10th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.7.1 on Mac

If your sample db is ridiculiously large (whose isn't?), you'll need this beauty just to have a very smart browser for your drumsounds.

The sequencer is a nice enough cherry on top. It is usable for quick scetches and you can very easily listen to the compability of your chosen sample-pack and super-easily swap single samples with similar sounding samples or listen to your rhythm with complete different sets of samples.

Drag and drop your achievments to stems or take your single samples and take the programming of the rhythm to the next level in the plugin of your liking.

This has become one of the most heavily used tools in my environment.

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XO

Reviewed By tom plese [all]
February 1st, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

really good product-would be great if it had a way to add random offset and pitch deviation to samples so it can avoid the machine gun effect.
Browsing and exporting are top notch, sequencing is good but i lack the ability to add different time bases to different samples-it would be useful to have a HH pattern in 16ths and kick and snare patterns in eights, for example.
Ideally, the offset would work for individual notes, not the whole pattern.

Even though i ended up using it only for browsing and creating very simple loops, i'd buy it again as it does those things amazingly.

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XO

Reviewed By Joongenoongen [all]
September 8th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

I use this purely to find one shot samples so not even utilitising all of it's functions but just for the indexing alone this is worth the money. An absolute breathe of fresh air after spending almost 2 decades searching through folder structures, this just opens things up in a way I didn't realise was possible. Amazing.

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XO

Reviewed By psilop [all]
December 21st, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.2.0 on Windows

A pricy but really amazing sampler. It's not just the visual map organisation of your samples, you can also swap samples lightning fast. Even preform really creative and fun functions like set a filter (sound category, length, percussiveness, etc.) and then swap your whole kit for sounds that are sonically closest to the previous ones while obeying the filter settings.

Pattern editing is pretty smooth, you can drag export MIDI or a WAV right out different, you have a lot of groove control (global or per sample track), accentuator. Good routing options, each sample can be routed into 8 different outputs, a single master output, or both! Each track can be sent to one of 2 build in effects (9 reverbs, 6 delays) and they do sound good. However these effect are affecting the master output, same for the distortion module that's built in.

When the sample is loaded into your kit, you can edit where it begins and ends (basically really easy to mace a glitchy kit out of anything real fast), fades out it, collapse it to mono, etc.. You can set how punchy or soft the transient is, hold and decay. There are more features to modify the sounds themselves, some standard (pan, vol, you know).

And yet there's still more I could mention.

Also, the samples it already ships with are really good. It's a very effective sampler that is not only fun to use but it can really speed up your workflow if needed. Definitely a pricy product but I use it very often (bough it when it came out for the introduction price) and I can't think of any major flaws, nor have experienced any issues or bugs ever.

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XO

Reviewed By xtreme sounds [all]
November 27th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.1 on Windows

The sounds in here are really good. and it is so easy to use. Its definitely a different way to make drums but its so intuitive and makes better patterns and grooves than I could come up with trying to do it other ways. The exporting is amazing! so may options.

If you dont have your own drum samples (is that even possible), then this is probably mostly what you need. With this gone are the days of hunting for the newest drum packs and loops. Just use this.

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Comments & Discussion for XLN Audio XO

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Discussion: Active
actarus79
actarus79
30 March 2020 at 1:14am

XO seq lost sync intermittently for one seconde with Ableton Live 9 (win10)... Really boring.

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