XILS-lab Intros StiX Drum Machine Plugin

XILS-lab has introduced StiX, a virtual drum machine that they say offers ‘an incredible variety of drums sounds of different eras’.

Key Features:

  • Synthesis: Virtual Analog morphing oscillators, FM @ audio rate, Sine + Waveshaping, Samples, CroSS Synthesis. 4th Gen 0DF Filters, Macros Knobs, Step Modulators, LFOs, Unique R-Clap Evs and ADSR, PolyStep auto-modulator
  • Sequencing: Variable number of steps per Beat. Per Step Divisi, Gate Time, Micro Position, Macro Modulators, Velocity. Song Mode to organize patterns.
  • Workflow: XoX Sequencer Multiline and SingleLine views, Synthesis Eazy And Advanced pages. Stretch and Modal Pitch Macro Controls, Global user defined Macros controls.
  • Presets: 2000 presets : 120+ Global Presets, 720+ Patterns, 700 Drumpads, 60 Drumkits, 390 exclusive samples.


  • Midi Output : Control your virtual instruments, or record the midi data in your Daw
  • Midi Learn : Full automation of all synthesis parameters of all drumpads, mixer etc
  • Drums of the Past : 15 Wave Alchemy Drumkits ( Roland TR-xox, EMU SP12, Drumtracks, Linndrum etc )
  • Multi criteria Database engine : Find the right preset in minute, create custom tags
  • Randomize : Drumkits, sequences, full patterns
  • Live Control : Chain patterns, mute/unmute tracks on the fly.
  • Swing : Sophisticated swing engine
  • Multi Output version : With volume, groups and pan preservation
  • Natural Reverb, Analog Delay & Phaser, Per drum crusher and distorsion
  • Sample Accurate synchro and audio engine : The tightest beats for your tracks
  • Envelope segments modulations, hundreds of modulation targets. Simultaneously.
    Gang Mode to edit Sequencer Lanes, mixer, effects sends

StiX is available now for OS X & Windows for the introductory price of 125 Euro through April 30th, 2016 (normally 179 Euro).

5 thoughts on “XILS-lab Intros StiX Drum Machine Plugin

  1. This looks really good. Kudos to XILS for doing something innovative, good sounding, good LOOKING, and NOT retro! If I wasn’t all in with hardware, I’d be all over this.

  2. Yes, I’m glad someone is pushing the boundaries instead of doing retro drum machine sounds, this is 2016 after all.

  3. I agree. We don’t need another retro machine. A proper synthesis engine and enough of the other stuff to make this very interesting. If you are all hardware, try some software, It won’t hurt!! Treat it as another bit of hardware but with a different interface,

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