Hardware vs Software: XILX V+ Meets The Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus

How well does software compare to hardware?

That’s the question raised by this head-to-head comparison of the new XILS-Lab V+ against a vintage Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus

This comparison takes a look at the string synth sounds of the Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus and their virtual counterparts.

How well do you think the V+ captures the sound of the original?

The XILS V+ will be available in the following formats : Effect AND instrument, VST2.4, VST3, AU, AAX ( All versions 32 and 64 bits ), Mac and Windows. The release date is May 25th, 2013, pricing is TBA. See the site for details.

6 thoughts on “Hardware vs Software: XILX V+ Meets The Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus

  1. They did a great job on the sound. Its very accurate. The only issues I see are that I can recreate those sounds quite closely with what I already have and the company still demands the use of dongles. Great for nostalgia and Jarre covers, but it wouldn’t further what I do.

  2. I think the day is soon coming where these A/B comparisons between soft and hard versions will be obsolete. It’s clear from the past few years that any differences is indiscernible.

  3. Really well done imitation… but I can hear aliasing on the higher notes of the software version… though it’s not much and probably inaudible in a mix anyways.

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