XILS-Lab just announced an V2.0 update for XILS 3 soft synth. If you want a late sixties style virtual analog soft synth, you might want to give the XILS 3 a try. Read more below.
Music software program company XILS-lab is pleased to reveal availability of XILS 3 V2.0– an upgraded variation of its authentic-sounding software program emulation of the groundbreaking late-Sixties-vintage EMS VCS3 portable analog synthesizer, scaled as much to also replicate EMS’ early-Seventies-vintage Synthi Sequencer 256– as of April 7 …
The British-built EMS VCS3– or Electronic Music Studios Voltage Controlled Studio #3 to provide it its full appellation (additionally passionately referred to as ‘The Putney’– after firm founder Peter Zinovieff’s original lead-in electronic music studio in a area in the leafed London suburb– and, rather confusingly, ‘The Synthi’– after its later SYNTHI VCS3 II manifestation)– made music record upon its 1969 introduction as the very first commercially available portable synthesizer offered throughout the world. Its innovative modular matrix-based patchboard dispensed with the telephone exchange-like cabling of various other (considerably larger) modular devices for making links with (detachable) colored pins comfortably housed in a small wood (solid afrormosia) cupboard. Distinctive in both its physics laboratory examination equipment-lookalike appearances and strange-sounding audio, the VCS3 quickly found favor with the more experimental leading illuminaries of the day, consisting of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (think Dr Who), Brian Eno (with Roxy Music), Jean-Michel Jarre, and Pink Floyd, to call however a few first-generation renowned individuals, before being properly decimated by a surge of effective programmable American analog polysynths and the more mainstream (and budget friendly) digital developments that inevitably changed music making for life.
Exactly what goes around comes around. Today those odd audios are found in the brand-new VCS3s and are offered to purchase from a previous EMS staff member– at a premium price with an accompanying lengthy wait. While XILS-lab’s expense aware and award-winning XILS 3 software application emulation for Mac (OS X 10.4 and above) and PC (windows 7, Vista, and XP) showed prominent with both new purchasers beginning an incredibly extensive journey into the fantastic land of modular synthesis featuring renowned sound professional Richard Devine and original VCS3 aficionado Tim Blake (Hawkwind), in addition to Peter Zinovieff himself, that commented kindly: “An excellent step onward!”.
XILS 3 V2.0 is offered to buy as an eLicenser or iLok copy-protected online musical instrument and plug-in for an introductory affordable cost of €120.00 EUR (increasing to €149.00 EUR on May 1, 2014) from the XILS-lab web shop below: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/STORE.html (Note that this time-limited deal additionally features the XILISTICS sound bank for XILS 3 with 160-plus presets worth €25.00 EUR, equalling a total saving of €54.00 EUR!).
XILS 3 V2.0 could be directly downloaded and install as a 32- and 64-bit-compatible virtual tool and plug-in for Mac (AAX, AU, RTAS, VST) and Windows (AAX, RTAS, VST) from here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/XILS32_Download.html.