Xhip GUI



Xhip "Alpha" is a cross-platform, realtime mono-polyphonic software sound synthesizer created by Aciddose. The current linux release is 64-bit, and native preset management is not yet implemented, so presets must be saved and loaded from your DAW of choice (mine below were made using Qtractor).

Xhip provides two oscillators, two filters, two LFOs and two envelopes. Beyond the traditional saw, pulse, triangle, sine and sample-and-hold waveforms, PCM waves can also be imported for use as oscillators, controllable with looping and anti-aliasing capabilities. These oscillators can then be mixed, synced and cross-modulated.

Together with the two envelopes and two LFOs, Xhip provides a Filter section, a Waveshaper section and a post-Waveshaper filter section -- each with unique and interesting synthesis capabilities. There is also a Control section with switches that activate and deactivate additional functions such as drum mode, voice recycling and mono retriggering. There is a unison mode area here, with detuning, randomizing and width controls. Global controls are also provided for pitchbend range, portamento, etc. A Mixer section allows oscillator level (and inversion) control, ring-mod level and noise level control.

The GUI includes stereo LED audio-level indicators, as well as voice allocation LEDs. A useful manual is provided on the download page at the link below.


Xhip Presets -A rolling collection of (just a few) patches, for use with Qtractor. --Updated Jan. 28, 2018.


Xhip website
Xhip website