XILS-lab Releases Syn’X 2 Polytimbral Virtual Analogue Synthesizer


XILS-lab has released Syn’X 2,  a new multi- format (AAX, AU, RTAS, VST), 32- and 64-bit polytimbral virtual analogue synthesizer plug-in for Mac & Windows.

The new synth is inspired, in part, by the classic Elka Synthex & the Oberheim Matrix 12.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Syn’x 2 is a Polytimbral Synthetizer inspired for the synthesis part by a legendary Italian Synthesizer from the 80’s, while its multilayer card based architecture is inspired by sophisticated hardware analog monsters like the Oberheim Matrix 12.

The Sound : It offers the striking combination of clear and punchy DCOs with cutting multimode modeled analog filters like it’s ancestor, one of the last Vintage Polyphonic Analog Synthetizers, and a piece of Synthesis history, including the famous BBD Chorus !

And because it’s multitimbral, you can use up to 16 oscillators, 8 0df Analog Filters, 32 DADSR envelopes and Modulation Matrixes addressing any of the 132 possible destinations to build your own patches.


  • Oscillators with cumulative waveforms (Up to 40 per patch)
  • New 0DF PWM/Hard Sync Algorithm
  • Unique Lfos with cumulative waveforms (Up to 50 per patch)
  • Additional D-ADSR envelopes and Modulation Matrixes (Per Layer)
  • Unison, 2 arpegiattors, 2 Keyboards zones, Guitar Multitimbral mode
  • Plethora of monophonic and polyphonic Play Modes
  • PolySequencer (Also acting as a modulation source)
  • Easy Sound Creation with our unique Smart Load Technology
  • Vintage sounding effects : Chorus, Phaser, Delay, Analog EQ. True Stereo
  • Technology.
  • Dual programming environment which offers you two different edit mode ( Easy and Advanced)

Syn’X 2 is available now. Through July 21st, it’s priced at 119€ instead of 169€ (introductory offer). See the XILS-Lab site for details and audio demos.

5 thoughts on “XILS-lab Releases Syn’X 2 Polytimbral Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

  1. More software selling itself as VIRTUAL analogue , they are missing SOFTWARE out of their title .
    Bit of a joke really.

  2. That seems like a creditable blend of two old megasynths. I think it could benefit from a third oscillator and its mod matrix is less than half of that found on an Xpander, but as a hybrid, I can’t knock its overall shape. Unlike some, I don’t crap cookies when DCOs are used, so that’s a non-issue. The fact that they include a BBD chorus is a good sign that they took some care in giving it the flavor of that era. The joystick section looks well thought-out, too. iLoks bite, but although I don’t need a synth like this, I’d love to sit with it for a few hours and check it out.

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