Xhip is a free VST synthesizer instrument and was originally designed as a basic synthesizer used inside a tracker (“acid tracker”) around 1999. Before that it had existed in pieces as small tools for generating samples to be used in more common trackers.
In 2003 it existed as a stand-alone application (“acid synth”) and someone suggested that it should be converted to a plug-in using a more common and popular interface format. It needed a new name as the synthesizer was originally designed for simple chip-sounds with a little extra and not so much for TB-303 basslines or whatever else might be associated with “acid”.
With the addition of a second oscillator, super-saw unison, two filters, a waveshaper, pairs of modulators (envelopes, and LFOs); Features like ringmod, xmod, filter input FM, saturation and global unison Xhip has become far more than its original intention.
Xhip allows you to produce the highest quality dual-oscillator polyphonic synthesizer sounds similar to classic poly synthesizers of the late 80s. Strings, synth pads, basses, leads, organs, pianos, percussions, bells, vocals, sound effects and more are demonstrated in the included bank.
- Resizable GUI
- MIDI to parameter routing
- Embedded effects
- Preset categories
- Bank name
- New LEDs
- Buttons replaced with a menu
- Improved preset menu
- Improved parameter menus
- Unison stereo width
- Sine waveform
- Save/load state files
- User-customizable “init state”
- PCM now saved in projects/state
- Save/load “MIDI learn” CC map
- Linear and differentiated xmod modes
- Voice recycling switch
- Various fixes and other improvements
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