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XILS Lab Vocoder 5000 review at Music Radar

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Things have been a little quiet on the vocoding front of late, so fans of weird and wonderful vocal effects will no doubt be keen to try out XILS-lab's latest, an emulation of the classic EMS Model 5000 vocoder from 1976.

Our Verdict

Music Radar Rating - 4.5/5 stars

Vocoder 5000 is the best-sounding software vocoder around, but it's a real CPU guzzler and takes a while to learn. Not for the faint-hearted!


Flexible filter bank routing. The best software vocoder we've heard! Loads of useful, creative parameters. Handy built-in synth.


High CPU usage. Terrible manual Interface fiddly in places.


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