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StiX

Drum Machine by XILS Lab

Virtual Analog & MultiSynthesis Drum Machine with next level XoX Sequencer

StiX offers an incredible variety of drums sounds of different eras : Vintage analog drum machines, or early digital ones. And many sound of the next eras.

Combined with the most powerful and expressive XoX Sequencer.

Features

Synthesis:

  • Virtual Analog morphing oscillators, FM @ audio rate, Sine + Waveshaping, Samples, CroSS Synthesis. 4th Gen 0DF Filters, Macros Knobs, Step Modulators, LFOs, Unique R-Clap Evs and ADSR, exclusive PolyStep auto-modulator : A whole synthesizer to taylor each of the 10 drum sounds. 

Sequencing:

  • Variable number of steps per Beat. Per Step Divisi, Gate Time, Micro Position, Macro Modulators, Velocity. Song Mode to organize patterns.

Workflow:

  • FAST, intuitive. XoX Sequencer Multiline and SingleLine views, Synthesis Eazy And Advanced pages. Never more than a click away from your task. Exclusive Stretch and Modal Pitch Macro Controls, Global user defined Macros controls.

Presets:

  • 2000 presets : 120+ Global Presets, 720+ Patterns, 700 Drumpads, 60 Drumkits, 390 exclusive samples. And still growing. 

More Features - From Unique to Exceptional

  • Midi OutputControl your virtual instruments, or record the midi data in your Daw 
  • Midi Learn: Full automation of all synthesis parameters of all drumpads, mixer etc 
  • Drums of the Past: 15 Wave Alchemy Drumkits ( Roland TR-xox, EMU SP12, Drumtracks, Linndrum etc ) 
  • Multi criteria Database engine : Find the right preset in minute,  create custom tags 
  • Randomize: Drumkits, sequences, full patterns 
  • Live Control: Chain patterns, mute/unmute tracks on the fly
  • Swing: Sophisticated swing engine
  • Multi Output version: With volume, groups and pan preservation
  • Natural Reverb, Analog Delay & Phaser, Per drum crusher and distorsion
  • Sample Accurate synchro and audio engine: The tightest beats for your tracks
  • Envelope segments modulations, hundreds of modulation targets. Simultaneously
  • Gang Mode to edit Sequencer Lanes, mixer, effects sends

10 Full Featured Synthesizers 

Analog Engines

Morphing Oscillators, 4th Generation Zero-DelayFeedback-Filters, Fast and snappy Envelopes with time multipliers, LFO operating @ audio rate. All these components have been closely modeled after some prestigious and rare analog synthesizers for an unmatched authenticity of analog percussion and drum sounds. Sample accurate audio engine.

Beyond Analog & Multi-Synthesis

FM Sine Oscillators (With Wave Shaping), 3rd Oscillator can load Sample. Cross Synthesis Modulations between all components. User defined Macro Controls. Sequencer driven Modulations

Easy Synthesis Page

Populated with several Macro controls especially developed for Drum Synthesis control: Stretch, Global Pitch (Divergent, Convergent, Linear mode) Macro 1 and 2. Cut Off and resonance. Exclusive PolyStep Modulator (Steps Sequencer driven Macro Modulations, the place where magic will always happen).

Advanced Synthesis Page

Everything you could dream of on a Virtual Analog synthesizer. 3 multi Synthesis Oscillators with phase retrig. 3 envelopes. 2 LFO with cumulative waveforms, Midi Sync and Retrig. User defined Macros with plethora of sources and destinations. Vintage prewired Modulation Matrix with positive and negative intensity.

The XoX Sequencer

The MultiLine Editor

Custom number of steps per beat. Per Step Division Trigger (Stutter, Rolls). Custom number of beats per bar (Global). Global Swing. The multiline editor is as easy to use as any traditional XOX sequencer, its just much more powerful and fun to use.

The Single Line Editor

To edit in depth a sequencer line. Per Step: Micro Position (Flams, per line Swing, Reverse, Humanize) Gate Time, Velocity and Macro Control of Synthesis parameters. Gang Mode Control.

Pattern and Song Modes

12 patterns & BlockPatterns (Chains. Available in v1.0 ),and one Song, with their own preset system. Fast Song building. Lock Pattern display function.

Drumkits, Drumpads and Global Presets

More than 400 Drumpad presets, 22 Drumkits (v1.0 50 drumkits), and 70 Global presets with hundreds of patterns (v1.0 : 100). 400 exclusive drum samples, courtesy of Le Lotus Bleu. 15 Demo drumkits with 1rst class analog samples, courtesy of our partner Wave Alchemy (will be available in v1.0).

Random and Intelligent Random Kit functions, to create new drumkits efforless.

The Mix Desk

  • The Mixer - Always Visible. So that you never loose the focus on the balance of your rythm. Solo/Mute. Gang Mode.  Stereo or separate outputs versions.
  • The Effects - Analog Delay and Phaser emulation. Natural Reverb, and a per drum Crusher/Distorsion unit.

Live Control

You can control StiX Live, or record these events in your Daw - the drums (C1 octave), pattern Changes (C2 Octave) and mute/unmute drumpads (to build intro/outro with a single pattern).

System Requirements

Mac:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 and later : VST, Audio Unit,  RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)

PC:

  • Windows XP, Vista and 7,8,10 ; VST,  RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)

Minumum System Requirements

  • The StiX is a 32 and 64 bits plug-in.
  • 1 Gigabyte of RAM and a 2 GHz processor is required
  • The StiX is a plug-in and is not yet available in a standalone application

Product Reviews

  • Xils StiX review at ProducerSpot

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