Thursday, July 5, 2012

More Info on the New Xils Lab Synth

Earlier this week, Xils-Lab announced that their next product would not be an emulation of an obscure analog synth like their earlier products, but would instead be an entirely new synth.

Now we know that synth will be called Oxium and in another break from their past products, it will not require a dongle for copy-protection. (Bravo!)  Here's what they have to say:

"Oxium is a performance oriented synthesizer, offering both a classic  pure analog sound and modern tones. with awesome real time modulations capabilities, allowing you to play a synthesizer in ways you could never have imagined.
Due to its simple and intuitive user interface Oxium is fast and easy to operate: 
  • Classic instruments : Use up to 8 Xils-lab thick and musical oscillator wave forms per patch and shapes them with the double filter structure. The main unit uses Xilslab 3rd generation zero-delay feedback filter with self-oscillation in each mode while the second offers a vocal formant mode in addition to high-pass, band-pass and low-pass modes.
  • Modern instruments : In addition to the cumulative waveforms LFO there are three D-ADSR envelopes, Oxium includes our brand new Le Masque modulator in its new incarnation with many additional features : It has now 16 freely drawable zones, horizontal and vertical quantize modes, two level parameters and, of course, you can save, load and exchange your patterns.
  • Intuitive User Interface : Oxium interface is based on a new "Flower" design and IVF (Instant Visual Feedback) concept. "Flower" design for the oscillators, filter, LFOs and glide blocks means that you can understand the structure of a whole block after a simple glance (IVF), making Oxium fun, fast and easy to understand and to master. In addition, all the modulations are all handled in a central page, with additional easy knobs, including usual musical gestures per patch: It has never been so easy to add a Vibrato, a Tremolo or an Auto Wah to your sound.
  • Serial only protected: Oxium is protected by a simple serial, without the need of any hardware dongle or chalenge response. 
  • Two skins to fit with your mood"
You can read about the features in more detail here.  No word of a release date or when a demo version will be available.

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