Although the Roland VP-330 was a vocoder, it was bolstered with a divide-down polyphonic synthesizer capable of producing not only the requisite string sounds, but some uncannily realistic vocal timbres as well.
V+ is XILS-Lab's software take on the VP-330, and although on first glance it just looks like a beefed-up version of its forebear, as with XILS' other emulations, there are quite a few surprises tucked away under the bonnet.
As for the sound, we'd call it thick, viscous, shimmering and uncannily analogue. It's eerily authentic, especially when the deliriously dizzy phaser and ensemble effects are brought into play – get ready for instant Oxygene swirls that'll leave you speechless.4 Stars
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