XILS Lab Vocoder 5000

Vocoder Virtual Instrument

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AAX Native - Compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above
AudioUnits Format VST2 Format
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The Organic Vocoder

Inspired by the EMS Flagship Vocoder (EMS 5000 -1976-), XILS-lab used his knowledge acquired during the emulation of both the VCS3 synthesizer and the VP300 VocoderPlus to develop the XILS Vocoder 5000 Model


Say It with Music

A Vocoder is a synthesizer that accepts an external sound source, a musical instrument or prerecorded signal so that you can process it, with or without the keyboard, into a huge variety of sounds.

The human voice, the most variable sound of all, can be fed into the Vocoder, so that you can alter its pitch, Tone, Vibrato, and all its characteristics, allowing you to synthesize a Choir from a single voice, or to create melodies from ordinary speech.

You can also process Drums, percussive elements, or Guitars and … every kind of synthesizer itself, to breathe some analog life into them, or completely reshape them. You can even derive some pure synth patterns from drum loops.

Clarity, Purity: The XILS Vocoder 5000 emulates the sophisticated filtering techniques and incredibly complex circuitry of its analog counterpart to achieve the same organic sound, precision and … clarity.

Easy to use for beginners, yet incredibly powerful for Veterans: The user interface offers a standard single panel view. Everything is there, right under your hands, with a lot of presets to get you started. Should you want, or need, to go further, the Logo Center Panel will switch to a vast choice of advanced panels displaying the advanced parameters of the module of the Vocoder 5000 you wish to explore and experiment with. And there are dozens of advanced parameters, for your joy.

Back in 21st Century: Because it’s a Xils, it offers many advanced features that its ancestor could not have offered in its time: Bands number, Filter types, Filter Emphasis, and Emphasis ponderation, more Slew Rate mods, more Freeze mods, 2 LFOs ( Original had none ), Detailed FM and PWM, more Oscillators Waveforms, an improved Input detector ( Sibilants), Gate input, etc.

You can also populate the Matrix by freely drawing lines, and it has its own presets. (Very useful once you’ve found the perfect template for a certain voice).

System Requirements

The XILS Vocoder 5000 is available with the following formats (32 and 64 bits):

  • Mac OSX 10.5 and later
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10
  • VST, Audio Unit, RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX Native (32 & 64 bit)