KickLab XXL

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Kicklab XXL is the most advanced Kickmaking machine on the market, with the whole vst dedicated solely to the most important percussion element of any electronic track, the KICK!

 

“Kicklab XXL features many original and unique functions and tricks that are often employed by the most savvy dj producers/engineers to get their kicks well and truly NAILED and brings all of these together into one beautiful interface. Kicklab XXL has two powerful sound-generating sections, a Virtual Kick Synth and a Kick Sampler section [with import functions] to rejuvenate your static kick samples with big, warm powerful synth kick sub. With filters on the sample to avoid frequency cancellation, phase change buttons to help match bottom end, delay trims to line up both kick attacks exactly, volume mixing with EQ and saturation options the KICKLAB XXL will create the big, in-your face, round stomping kicks with deep sub that you always dreamed of.”
Darren Glen

Concept

Kicklab XXL is designed for producers who understand the importance of a good, solid Kick drum in their track. Often producers spend a large proportion of their time selecting, trimming, changing and balancing the Kick drum in their productions. It is the foundation and building block upon which all the other elements are set upon, and the reality is that a bad sounding Kick can quite simply ruin your track. For this reason many producers lean towards selecting a Kick drum sample over a “synthesized” Kick, for one simple reason…. Kick drum samples generally sound better. But the problem the producer is then faced with is a lack of control over tweaks and modifications to the sound of the Kick in a static sample. So layering techniques have developed over the years where a sample Kick is mixed with other Kick drums from different sources, Eq’d and pitch changed and mixed and tweaked…to create the desired result. Up until now this has been a combination of many different external techniques and processes all coming together, in samplers, external Fx plugins, synths and mixers. Enter…Kicklab XXL.

Future Music Magazine gives KickLab XXL a full page review in FM #219.

“It may only do one thing, but it does it with ease and make producing your own kicks a simple task”

Sound on Sound gives KickLab a review in their May 2010 issue.

“This is a plug-in that succeeds admirably in doing what its creators set out to do. It’s a flexible, comprehensive, and mostly intuitive instrument that, well, helps you to make kick-drum sounds. KickLab XXL has a place in almost every sub-genre of dance, electronica and urban music, from techno to hip-hop.”

Operation manual  Online PDF

Virtual section 
Sub Oscillator Sine and Triangle
Pitch Adjust
Pitch shaper
AD Envelope Generator
Puncher
Click Generator
Distortion
SV Filter with LP/HP/BP/Notch/Peak filtermodes and Velocity Tracking

Sampler Section
Double Precision Stereo Sampler
Trim section
Loop/Forward/Reverse/Key Follow
4 Octave Pitch Adjust
Stereo/Mono Switch
ADS Envelope Generator
Easy scrolling thru samples with previous/next buttons

Mixer Section
3 band EQ
Saturator
Phase invert (Virtual and Sampler Sections)
Mutes (Virtual and Sampler sections)
Level Metering (Left/Right/Virtual/Sampler Output)
Channel Delay (Virtual and Sampler Section)
Preview Function (disables itself when host is playing)
Multi Channel Output Stereo Main/Virtual+Sampler/All
Main Volume Control

Minimum System RequirementsProcessor: Pentium/AMD with

SSE/SSE2 instructionsProcessor speed: 1800 MHz RAM (Cache): 512 MB RAM

Operating system: Windows 98/ME/XP/Vista or 2000

Host application: Cubase VST 3.7 or higher or other VST 2.0 compatible host software
Other Components: PC equipped according to the specifications of the host software

Important Note: No MAC support. Windows only.




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