XILS-LAB XILS Vocoder 5000 - Vocoder Plug-In (Download)

XILS-LAB XILS Vocoder 5000 - Vocoder Plug-In (Download)

XILS-LAB XILS Vocoder 5000 - Vocoder Plug-In (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Based on the EMS 5000
  • 20 or 22 Bands Filter Bank
  • Single-Panel-View Interface
  • Matrix Patch Area
  • Presets
  • AAX Native, Audio Units, RTAS, VST
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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XILS-LAB Vocoder 5000 overview

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The XILS Vocoder 5000 from XILS-LAB is a virtual vocoder plug-in based around the EMS 5000 hardware unit. A Vocoder is a synthesizer which accepts an external sound source, such as vocals, musical instruments, or other prerecorded signals, and processes it into a large variety of sounds.

The vocoder effect is achieved using two signals that are combined into a single output. The first signal is called the modulator, the second the carrier. Typically vocals are used as the modulator, but drums, percussive material, or any other musical signal can be input. A synthesizer is used as the carrier.

The modulator signal is split into several frequency bands using a band-pass filters bank, and the same bank is used to split the carrier signal. The levels detected in the modulator's spectrum are then applied to the carrier spectrum, resulting in what is most commonly known as the robotic voice.

The user interface offers a standard single panel view with lots of presets. For the user that wants to dig deeper, a center panel can be switched to display a choice of dozens of advanced panels. Additionally, because of its digital nature, the plug-in provides an extended set of features that were not available on the original hardware.

These include added bands, filter types, filter's emphasis and emphasis considerations, more slew rate and freeze modulations, two LFOs ( the original had none), detailed FM and PWM, more oscillator waveforms, an improved input detector (sibilants), and a gate input. It is also possible to populate the matrix by freely drawing lines.

Matrix patch area (22 x 22, or 20 x 20)
Two-synthesizer core
Two oscillators per core, modeled after the EMS VCS3 oscillator
One noise generator per core
Two LFOs per core
One VCA-ADSR per core
Twenty-two-band filter vocoder
Twenty-band filter vocoder
Stereo analysis and synthesis available
Side chain for adding external audio source to the carrier
Virtual keyboard which can be saved within presets
Analog-like pitch tracker
Input gate for reducing noise
Voice/unVoice detector
Full-output mixer applied to any of the internal audio paths
Frequency shifter effect
All parameters MIDI controllable
All 22 or 20 bands are displayed by LED based VU-meters in the bands mixer
Input speech/signal (modulator), internal synthesizer (carrier), vocoder, and global output levels are displayed by needle based vintage VU-meters
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XILS-LAB Vocoder 5000 specs

System Requirements Mac
2 GHz processor
OS X 10.5 (32-bit PowerPC and Intel) and later
Host software that supports AAX Native (32-/64-bit), Audio Units, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 and later),
VST2.4, or VST3 plug-in formats

2 GHz processor
Windows XP, Vista, Windows7, 8, 10 (32-/64-bit)
Host software that supports AAX Native (32-/64-bit), RTAS (Pro Tools 7 and later), or VST plug-in formats

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