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Vintage polyphonic synthesizer

PolyKB III is also available as part of an exclusive bundle that contains both PolyKB III and the award wining XILS 3.

Simply the most versatile and powerful analog modelled polyphonic synthesiser ever produced

The PolyKB III captures the sound and spirit of the legendary RSF PolyKobol 2 polyphonic synthesizer, including its most revolutionnary feature : Morphing analog Oscillators.

Of course, central to PolyKB III’s matchless modus operandi is its most revolutionary feature: free from aliasing, continuously-morphing oscillators. On paper, and in reality, it is this that still sets it apart from the many ‘run-of-the-mill’ analogue synth software re-creations readily out there since pushy PolyKB III programmers have instant access to hundreds of different analogue-modelled waveforms — from triangle to pulse, through to sawtooth — via VCO1, VCO2, and VCO3, its flexible, free-running oscillators. On top of that, those oscillators can also be controlled by all modulation sources, so — unlike three-oscillator vintage analogue hardware synths, such as the trailblazing Minimoog, for example — endless possibilities abound.

Several significant improvements over its predecessors ensure that XILS- lab will once again be making its musical mark on the VI scene with PolyKB III v3.5.

Indeed, its PATH function effectively ensures each note played makes its own sonic story for all to hear. While the VOICE XY and SPACE XY panels have had per voice modulation since v2.0, enabling each note to be different from the previous one with four XY modulation targets, together with true stereo placement, v3.5 permits PolyKB III users to freely draw a modulation PATH for each note in the VOICE XY and SPACE XY panels. Put it this way: now they can create all kinds of precise sweeps and fast filter/envelope/oscillator modulations for each note, or anything in-between, bringing about a huge range of totally new sounds, effects, and playing techniques.

Control your sound in 3D Space : 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.

Everything is there to allow you to create fully organic and expressive presets : The final encounter between analog authenticity, and the modern age.

YOU NEED AN ILOK DONGLE TO AUTHORIZE THIS VERSION OF PolyKB III

Detailed Features

  • Continuously Morphing Oscillator : Morphing is controlled by all modulation sources. Triangle to Saw to Double Saw to Square to Pulse for endless possibilities.
  • Hard Sync on board. A third noise oscillator is there too, Osc 2 can also behave like a LFO.
  • Self Oscillating capable filter, with pre-post drive module, direct Keyboard tracking and Envelope 2 knobs for immediate tweaking.
  • The filter is an essential part of each analog synth, but you will have to try the demo to get the feel of it, as nothing we could say can fully describe its creamy and precise character.
  • Full modulations tools for expressive instruments : Offering a standard hardwired Modulation Matrix , then another fully customizable Modulation Matrix was not enough, the PolyKobol also provides an exclusive XY bidimentional pad to control all parameters.
  • The 8 part Polysequencer brings the concept of step sequencers one step beyond. You can record 8 parts in real real time, or in step mode.
  • Stereo Scene and Unison : The PolyKB's gorgeous analog character can be reinforced by different features, like the custom number of Unison voices, and our very special Drift knob (Which randomly adds a more or less drastic disctinct character to each voice).
  • Enveloppes and LFOs : The 2 standard ADSR are hardwired to the filter cut off and the gain, but you can use them as modulations sources too. A keyboard tracking is available for the enveloppes.


  • Other Features

    • 3 Morphing oscillators
    • 2 Creamy Multimode 0df Filters
    • 3 Envelopes, 2 LFOS
    • Polysequencer, arpeggiator, vintage effets
    • Unmatched analog presence and feeling
    • Tomorrow's technology : Hundreds of modulation, including 2 Unique Per voice modulators, a supersized step sequencer and two Mod Matrixes

    Minimum System Requirements

  • YOU NEED Either AN ILOK DONGLE or Elicense TO AUTHORIZE PolyKB III !!!
  • 1 Gigabyte of RAM and a 2 GHz processor.
  • Mac OSX 10.8 and later or Windows 7,8 and 10
  • a VST, Audio Unit, or AAX compatible audio host
  • The PolyKB is available with the following formats :

  • Windows 7,8 and 10 ; VST, AAX (32&64 bits, native)
  • Mac OSX 10.8 and later : VST, Audio Unit, AAX (32&64 bits, native)
  • Demo Versions

    Download and TRY XILS-Labs Soft Synths demo versions before buying them !

    No refunds will be issued due to incompatible OS or Host Applications !!!

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