XILS Lab updates Chor'X bucket brigade plug-in

September 23, 2013
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GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software company XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of Chor’X 1.5, a major update to its Bucket Brigade Delay Chorus plug-in, as of September 13...

Originally released last year to considerable critical acclaim, as implied by its obvious onscreen Bucket Brigade Delay Chorus legend, Chor’X is a bucket brigade delay emulation-based chorus plug-in providing several sought-after classic chorus effects and an advanced true stereo dynamic spacializer neatly wrapped in an eye-catching GUI gateway to tweaking its parameters in hitherto unseen speedy and spontaneous ways — allowing audio signals to be positioned in a true stereo space in intuitive fashion, for example.

There’s always room for improvement, of course. Chor’X is no exception to this unwritten rule of software development. Never happy to rest on its laurels, XILS-lab always strives to be the best at what it does and has worked hard to make Chor’X considerably better than ever via Version 1.5 — and not just in a shoddy emperor’s new clothes context either. Far from it, in fact. For above and beyond that tasty GUI XILS-lab has given the Chor’X concept an audio-visual makeover fit for a king!

First and foremost, this major update adds a fourth chorus algorithm — namely, V+ 330, adapted from XILS-lab’s luscious XILS V+ classic keyboard vocoder-emulating plug-in — alongside refined versions of the existing modules: SYNTHEX — adapted from XILS-lab’s sumptuous Synthix soft synth plug-in, DIM-D — dead giveaway, surely, and CS 80 — again, it’s all in the name!

At a surface level, the totally revamped GUI greatly enhances the workflow within with an ability to speedily switch between LEGACY and ADVANCED modes. The default LEGACY mode makes it easy to access the distinctive and desirable sounds of those four classic choruses with the greatest of ease — without worrying about delving deep to change complex parameters. Alternatively, ADVANCED mode does exactly what it says on the tin: by behaving just like the original Chor’X release, it provides access to all the internal parameters for each chorus type — only this time with four choruses to choose from, of course. Chor’X 1.5 projects and presets are also fully backwards-compatible courtesy of ADVANCED mode, so it’s nice to know that time spent seriously sound-sculpting with the original Chor’X will have been time well spent. Dig digging deeper. Or not. The choice is out there!

Speaking of which, the True Stereo Dynamic Engine allows adventurous users to create complex, spectacular stereo scenes using the improved realtime ANIMATION controls: MIC ANGLE sets the position of the virtual microphones and WIDTH increases or decreases the width of the stereo space, while moving the associated lights around another 2D modulation panel perfects positioning the sound. Sounds amazing? It is! It’s now possible, though, to bypass these two modulation panels with the push of a (SPACE ON) button and perfectly preserve the legacy sound of the chorus algorithms — all or nothing, what a beautiful combination!

Clearly, there was a time when a super-sounding onboard chorus represented the pinnacle of cutting-edge synth design, something XILS-lab is well versed in having developed several soft synths that pay homage to some synth classics. Now, thanks to Chor’X 1.5, some of those super-sounding chorus classics can be added to any DAW track — synth-based or otherwise! Why wait?



Chor’X 1.5 is available to purchase for an introductory discounted price of 39.00 EUR (rising to 59.00 EUR after October 15) from the XILS-lab web store here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/STORE.html

Chor’X 1.5 can be directly downloaded as a 32-bit (Intel and PowerPC) and 64-bit (Intel) compatible effects plug-in for Mac and Windows in various formats (AAX/RTAS, AU, and VST2.4) from here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/ChorX_Download.html

Chor’X 1.5 can be seen and heard here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/ChorX_Videos.html
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