XLN Audio has announced the forthcoming release of XO, which they describe as a new beat maker tool. XO is set for release on April 9th 2019.
A spokesperson told us, "XO offers a revolutionary new way of exploring sounds and making beats. It collects all your one-shot drum sounds and sorts them by similarity, in the XO Space. XO allows you to seamlessly explore your samples, regardless of where or how they are stored. XO’s playful workflow, boosted by more than 8000 curated factory samples and a long list of inspiring presets, will have you making awesome beats in no time."
Here's the details in XLN Audio's own words...
XO by XLN Audio is a revolutionary new beat making and drum sample exploration tool. XO integrates smoothly with drum sounds from cloud-based sampling services such as Splice, Noiiz, Beatport, Looperman and Loopmasters.
XO’s interface focuses on playfulness and workflow. Quickly make and tweak your beat with XO’s playful and intuitive sequencer. Use the Accentuator to add dynamics and life to your beat. Dial in the perfect drum beat with one of the Groove Templates. The Nudge function adds raw urgency or funky sluggishness to your drum patterns and MIDI. Use essential modifiers and effects like reverb, delay, pitch, filter, distortion or tone to add character to your beats. XO comes ready for action with more than 8000 curated factory samples and a vast list of inspiring presets.
Discover XO’s Playground Mode where you quickly explore endless variations to beats and sounds. Playground Mode is an infinite source for “happy accidents” -a fast way for beat makers to find new angles, inspiration and strike creative gold. Step through different patterns or sounds, or hit the randomize button and let chance hit you with something new and exciting.
The many search filters built into XO helps you find what you’re looking for even faster. XO’s powerful Live Filter Mode allows you to use the strength in XO’s random sample suggestions, but narrow the scope to your preference. For example, type in "808", “Trap” or “Hip hop” and only randomize samples that match that criteria. Drag and drop audio and MIDI into your workflow with ease when you are done exploring and tweaking. XO is a fast, fun and inspiring new instrument that will have you making awesome beats in no time.
Supported Formats VST, AU, AAX(64 bit)
Standalone(Windows and macOS)
While XLN Audio actively tests XO on systems listed below, the instrument should run on any host supporting 64-bit VST, AU, or AAX plugins:
- Pro Tools 11 or later
- Cubase 8 or later
- Live 8 or later
- Cakewalk by Bandlab
- Logic Pro 9 or later
- Reaper 4 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Release date: April 9th 2019