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Xils 3 BE
Xils 3 BE is a pared-down version of Xils 3, a fairly painstaking emulation of the wonderfully odd VCS3 synth. This hails from yesteryear, long before conventions like sensible signal flow, standardized controls, and a mod matrix were established.
Xils has done a fine job of updating this synth to the 21st century, and you won’t fret over losing any of the pins on the matrix.
I’ve got the full version of Xils 4, and it is a personal favorite for whipping up notably odd sequences and soundscapes. The pin matrix invites some unusual experimentation I rarely see unless I’m already in VCV Rack.
I particularly love the metallic spring reverb included as part of the effects suite. It isn’t a synth for everyone, but you’ll likely find some interesting presets for starting points with this wonderful instrument.
If you’re after mixing effects, TheStrip is a dandy little channel strip. Now, I generally prefer the likes of Infinistrip or the SSL Native Channelstrip, but TheStrip is great.
TheStrip doesn’t emulate specific hardware but does tie together a filter, EQ, compressor, and gate into one handy package.
You’ve got oversampling, which is a fine option to have handy. The EQ is the only true model in the whole plugin, so my apologies for misleading you, but it’s a 6-band affair based on the 6144.
The compressor goes up to a 10:1 ratio and you’ve got access to a variable attack and release. The gate is a gate and is perfectly functional. I would love to see an expander or ducker as a secondary option, but beggars can’t be choosers.
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