How to Register and Use XILS 3 LE V2.0 Matrix Modular Synthesizer
XILS 3 LE V2.0 is a virtual instrument that emulates the legendary Synthi (VCS 3) modular synthesizer and its companion 256 Analog Sequencer. It also features an analog chorus, delay, and spring reverb effects, as well as input modules that allow you to use it as a powerful effect processor. In this article, we will show you how to register and use XILS 3 LE V2.0 to create amazing sounds.
How to Register XILS 3 LE V2.0
To register XILS 3 LE V2.0, you need a serial number that you can obtain from the XILS-lab website or from your retailer. The serial number is a combination of letters and numbers that looks like this: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX.
Once you have your serial number, follow these steps:
Install XILS 3 LE V2.0 on your computer following the instructions in the user manual.
Launch XILS 3 LE V2.0 in your DAW or as a standalone application.
A dialog box will appear asking for your serial number. Enter it in the corresponding field and click OK.
Close and re-launch XILS 3 LE V2.0 once to complete the registration.
You can now enjoy XILS 3 LE V2.0 without any limitation.
Note: You only need to enter your serial number once. It will never be asked for again, even when installing updates.
How to Use XILS 3 LE V2.0
XILS 3 LE V2.0 is a complex and versatile instrument that can produce a wide range of classic analog sounds and sounds no other analog synth can do. It has six oscillators grouped in three pairs, each with wave shaping options, a noise oscillator, an analog filter with three modes, a trapezoidal envelope generator, a polyphonic ring modulator, two independent outputs with filters, a programmable joystick vector controller, a polyphonic sequencer with three lines and slew rates, and input modules such as pitch tracker, envelope follower, transient, and gate.
To use XILS 3 LE V2.0, you need to connect the modules using the matrix panel at the bottom of the interface. You can drag and drop pins from the sources (left column) to the destinations (top row) to create different connections per patch. You can also adjust the amount of modulation using the knobs below the pins. You can connect everything with everything at audio rate, which means that each oscillator can also act as an LFO or an envelope.
To get started with XILS 3 LE V2.0, you can load one of the presets from the main toolbar or the preset menu. You can browse through different categories and subcategories of presets using the sort menus. You can also create your own presets by clicking on the save button and entering a name and a category for your patch.
To play XILS 3 LE V2.0, you can use your MIDI keyboard or mouse on the virtual keyboard on the interface. You can also use the sequencer to create rhythmic patterns or melodies by clicking on the steps and adjusting their pitch and duration. You can change the play mode of XILS 3 LE V2.0 using the buttons on the top right corner of the interface. You can choose between mono, polyphonic, unison, legato, portamento, and glissando modes.
To add some effects to your sound, you can use the chorus, delay, and spring reverb modules on the right side of the interface. You can adjust their parameters using the knobs and switches on each module. You can also use the input modules to process external audio signals using XILS 3 LE V2.0 as an effect processor.
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