ILS-lab, a southeastern French music software company, has harnessed the sound of the classic keyboard vocoder into the compact and mobile of an emulation plug-in. The original instrument, which would analyze speech input and produce synthesized sounds, has seen its fair share of musical history thanks to its contribution to the music of classic greats like ELO, Kraftwerk, and Daft Punk. Now, the XILS V+ is poised to bring it the 21st century thanks to its digital adaption. The software is based on the same Top Octave Divider oscillator breakdown and offers both polyphonic and monophonic attack. You have the option of using and even layering vocoder, strings, and human voices, making for digital keyboard perfect for one-stop production. Other features include voice formatting, pitch tracking, built-in modulations, and filter parameter settings. Check out and images of the XILS V+ below and make sure to pick up a copy yourself here But be quick! The French company is offering the software at a special introductory price until June 30th.

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