XILS-Lab this past week announced their latest virtual synth instrument, the PolyKB III which they describe as “The Synthesizer as it should have been, when invented 40 years ago.” The PolyKB III captures the sound and spirit of the legendary RSF PolyKobol 2 polyphonic synthesizer, including its most revolutionary feature, Morphing analog Oscillators.

XILS-Lab announces the PolyKB III

This sets it apart from all the other common analog synth recreations, because you have instant access to hundreds of different analog modelled and “free running” oscillator waveforms; More than in other synthesizers, including those which offer switching between oscillators models. Icing on the cake, they can be dynamically modulated by many sources.

With the new version, XILS-Lab has added: Two gorgeous, creamy multimode filters, self resonating in all modes, and Xils’ exclusive 0df technology. Three Analog modeled envelopes, with time multiplication, and looping capabilities. Two complex LFOs. They complete the picture to offer you this fat, warm and immediately inspiring analog sound.

With the Space XY module, you can place each note in a 3D True Stereo Space, and build stereo scenes that no additional external effect can achieve. Furthermore, you can make it move with chaotic functions, adding incredible life to your sounds. You have never had so much artistic control over the stereo field.

The new virtual synth is available as special price for new owners, and special upgrade pricing. The updater allows you to keep the original synth and new synth on your PC/Mac for compatibility with existing projects and due to different architecture, presumably. A time-limited full featured ‘trial’ license also available which is an awesome way to fully demo if you’re going to fall in love with the PolyKB III (you probably will!).

More information, sound demos, pricing, etc. on the XILS-Lab website:

Preset sounds demo (YouTube, courtesy dtekproduk):