DCO Synths Emulated

Manx XS-3 VSTi for Windows offers 1980's sounds      15/08/13
DCO Synths Emulated

Manx Synthesizers' new XS-3 is a VST host compatible virtual instrument for Windows.


  • 8 note polyphonic
  • Three 6-stage envelope generators
  • Two oscillators, each can output up to 4 waveforms simultaniously
  • The filter section is switchable between polyphonic & mono
  • Midi automation


A spokesperson told us, "With the XS-3, we've emulated DCO technology from the 1980's. Whilst this does feature very stable pitch, DCO's, none the less, exhibit many nuances in timbre according to frequency and several other influencing factors -all of this has been captured in the XS-3's design. In addition, this instrument can emulate all voices being run through a single filter (if you choose this option) - a cheap trick in the 1980's, but it can provide interesting and unique sounds. Add to this, separate six- stage envelopes to each oscillator plus an analog chorus which has been very carefully reproduced and what you get is the perfect complement to our flagship Super-Jay & Bit100 polysynths"

Pricing and Availability:

More information:


More From: MANX
Even more news...

2 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Peter K.    Said...

So it's a soft synth remake of the Korg Poly 800... I guess that's pretty cool. For $19, can you go far wrong?

15-Aug-13 03:16 PM

Bob the moog    Said...

Yea , make one yourself in synthedit. They do, apparently .

16-Aug-13 05:32 AM

Post a comment 

More Videos

Crazy Tube Circuits Splash 3 Reverb Pedal 

Analog and digital circuit verb

Stekker 2015: Thijs de Vlieger of Noisia 

We caught up with one third of the Drum and Bass trio to talk modular

Stekker 2015: Elka Synthex - Home at last 

After one year in the repair shop, the Elka Synthex returns to Sonar Traffic

Stekker 2015: Richard Devine - Live Rig Part 2 

Richard dives into the Circadian Rhythms new firmware