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XORbot is another fairly simple noisebox synth, and similar to NANDroid in that it uses logical operations to generate sounds, and features a similar modulation setup and synth engine. However, the sound generation method itself is different enough that the range of sounds XORbot can make is quite different– though still quite crude and noisy.
Like NANDroid, there is no MIDI key tracking, though there is a gate and volume envelope that can be enabled and triggered by MIDI notes.
As long as you don't expect it to be a typical well-behaved VA suitable for leads and plucks etc., XORbot can be great fun for lovers of exploration.. finding sudden complex resonances and rhythmic patterns emerging out of what are essentially relatively simple ingredients kept me glued to settings-tweaking for a good long time.
Capable of evoking good ol' analog "electronic tonalities" Krellishness, or the more modern naked-binary-flavored madness, should one wish.
Much thanks to FSA for XORbot- I'll try my best to dial in some presets that give hint to the depths possible at some near point in the future.
Minus one star for not allowing MIDI notes to affect the sound.. I'd love to, for instance, have a toggle for "MIDI note to: (0 to 1)(-1 to 1)" conversion, as to potentially unlock yet more madness within these Boolean-based buddies (go grab NANDroid, it's awesome too).Read Review