XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of PolyKB II Player, a ‘lite’ (yet fully- featured) version of its acclaimed PolyKB II soft synth plug-in as of February 26, 2011.
Whereas the (149€) PolyKB II is a ‘full-blown’ Mac (OS X 10.3.9 and later; Audio Unit, VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) and PC (Windows 7, Vista, and XP; VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) compatible virtual recreation of the rare RSF Polykobol II — a 1983-vintage French programmable analogue polysynth based on two unique waveform-morphing, aliasing-free oscillators; a self-oscillating, four- pole low-pass filter; and much more besides — its PolyKB II Player sibling represents a more cost- conscious (39€) ‘lite’ alternative, discarding the former’s faithful GUI representation of the real thing’s abundance of handily-labelled sound-sculpting knobs and buttons in favour of the following user- selectable, fully-customisable parameters:
• VCO1: Waveform, Tuning
• VCO2: Waveform, Tuning, Level
• VCF: Frequency, Resonance, Overdrive, Keyd Amount, Envelope 2 Amount
• Envelope 1: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
• Envelope 2: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
• Effects: Dry/Wet (Delay, Chorus, Phaser, EQ)
Moreover, MIDI control automation of all Player parameters — including those user-selectable ones — is also available, together with full control of arpeggiator and polyphony settings, plus all of the real-time controls contained in the same 250-preset sound library found in the PolyKB II, created by some of the best designers around; PolyKB II Player users the same intuitive management system as PolyKB II, based around a powerful dual-hierarchical filtering concept, allowing users to quickly find whatever patch they are looking for.
PolyKB II Player is also compatible with XILS-lab’s PolyKB II Analog Bag 1 (€17/$23) and PolyKB II Analog Bag 2 (€21/$28) sound libraries, as well as some third-party soundsets, so users can cost-effectively extend its original preset library.
PolyKB II is copy-protected by a serial number — no USB dongle required!
XILS-lab PolyKB II Player is available from February 26 for 39€ (including VAT for EU countries) from the XILS-lab Store (www.xils-lab.com/categories/ synthesizers).