XILS-lab Presents StiX


XILS-lab just revealed a virtual analog drum machine called “StiX“. StiX brings the flavor of an old styled drum machine from the 80s to the future. Use step sequencing to build patterns to enter into drum heaven. Read more below.

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: after virtually a year of attentive advancement, software professional XILS-lab is happy to announce availability of V1.0 of StiX by Xils– a virtual analog as well as multi-synthesis-driven drum machine with innovative sequencer plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.5 and later on) and COMPUTER (Windows XP, Vista, and 7/8), motivated by an entire host of drum machines that have actually assisted innovating songs as they are heard today, all adjusted to the contemporary digital standard as well as fast-paced user process– as of April 5 …

35 years is a veritable lifetime when it concerns music tech. Today’s computer-based music-makers showered by software advancements on a nearly day-to-day basis could laugh at the concept of large equipment scorching the path back in the 1980s. Advancements came throughout that genre-defining era– typically at high price. Take the fantastic world of drum devices. Ingenious American designer Roger Linn’s innovative Linn LM-1 Drum Computer was first to make use of digital samples of acoustic drums– albeit at 8-bit/28kHz– and one of the original fully-programmable drum machines to boot. Back in 1981 most artists might just fantasize about accessing a $5,000 USD digital drum machine, cutting edge or otherwise!

The technical tide turned in their favour that very same year with the prompt arrival of the STIX PROGRAMMA ST-305 from (now-long-lost) Italian manufacturer SoundMaster as one of the very first budget-friendly analog drum machines to feature programmable patterns instead than merely presets. Within a year, Roland’s extreme TR-606 Drumatix was a better price as a budget friendly analog drum machine providing a greater number of fully-programmable patterns as well as, most importantly, an ability to chain them with each other right into tracks, such was the speed of technological improvements …, the development of MIDI (Music Tool Digital Interface) and also cost effective electronic drum machines altered everything. Paradoxically, an ‘analog renaissance’ is still being really felt today.

Price €125.00 EUR til April 30, 2016 — then rising to €179.00 EUR

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