XILS 3, ‘The Most Advanced Analog Modular Synthesizer’, Gets Major Update


XILS-Lab has released XILS 3 Version 2.0 – an update to their advanced modular synthesizer that adds more modules, more presets, more resources, a revamped User Interface, improved ergonomics and workflow, enhanced features and more.

The XILS 3 V2.0 not only emulates the Synthi ( VCS 3 ) modular synthesizer, it also adds an emulation of the EMS 256 Analog Sequencer. Also added in v2:

  • A SECOND Matrix, with 2 additional envelopes, one LFO, a detailed Sample and Hold module, and a Voltage processor
  • Input modules: Gate, Transient, Envelope Follower and Pitch Tracker to transform the XILS 3 into an advanced Effect Processor
  • Analog-style chorus with three modes, delay and phaser
  • In the XILS 3, you can connect everything with everything, and you get more than 800 possible different connections per patch

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New Software Synthesizer, Nice To Be Your Friend Synth, Designed For Jamming With Friends

nice-to-be-your-friend-synthSecret Base Design has released a new software synthesizer for iOS, Nice To Be Your Friend Synth, that’s designed for jamming with friends.

Nice To Be Your Friend is Universal, and offers more than a hundred sounds, using a SoundFont engine. The app is polyphonic and multi-timbral and supports MIDI In/Out. Continue reading

UVI Updates Licensing To Allow 3 Activations Per License


UVI has announced that all UVI products now support authorization on up to 3 devices concurrently, on any combination of computers and iLok dongles, via iLok License Manager.

This enhancement provides users with multiple workstations an immediate workflow improvement by eliminating the need to manually move a single authorization from system to system. Continue reading

Wusik 4000 Modular Synthesizer Now Available

Wusik has released Wusik 4000, a new software modular synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Wusik 4000 is a new project by Wusik and WilliamK, done from the ground using modern code and cross-platform: Windows and MAC, VST/AU 32 and 64 bits.

Wusik 4000 has a fixed path of audio, but with a modular wire system for modulations. Audio and Events are dynamically routed in this way: Continue reading

Musikmesse 2014: Rob Papen Intros Blue II


Musikmesse 2014: Rob Papen has announced Blue II – an update to his Blue ‘cross-fusion’ synthesizer.

First released in 2005, BLUE offered FM and subtractive synthesis, combined with Phase Distortion and wave shaping synthesis. Papen called it ‘Cross-fusion synthesis’, since it covered so much musical ground. Continue reading