2009年12月7日星期一

xils 3le mini review

Yes, I've grabbed the no-brainer deals offered by audiomidi. I have bought blue tube trackbox and xils 3le va synthesizer. While I am not an audio guru, I can't offer some comparison of trackbox with some hardware channels, I can def say something useful for the xils 3le.

1) xils 3le sounds analog, and I like its character! I don't use many va plugins, so no comparison here, but I do use real analog synthesizers so I can vouch that it does sound analog;

2) it's got some quirks, and some bugs, like a real piece of (old) hardware. Sure the quirks and bugs can give headaches. But I've also had some happy accidents with them. At one time it just deliver full on noise drone when fed with midi notes, which sounds pretty nice, I've recorded the audio (fortunately) and saved the session file (thinking that I can edit the drone later). But the next time I open that session, everything acts normal. It's like ... I've got my VCS3 back from a repair shop.

3) one thing I hate is the matrix panel. It is not as easy to setup or track a singal flow on it as on a virtual wires interface (like most of modular software synth do), and the small size of it make it even harder.

Summary : This $20 is really well spent!

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