I've got a new version of Xhip which is almost ready to enter RC testing. The only reason it isn't officially RC yet is that I'm still just adding a couple of the last features on the to-do and I haven't personally tested it (which I need to do before I hand over testing to anyone else.)
See the alpha page if you're interested in testing.
Have at it, and let me know if you find any bugs. Please read the info on the alpha page and follow it, with one exception: You can probably create presets safely with this version of the alpha if you want to participate regarding the following request.
I'm looking for presets to build a few additional banks for the next release. Contributors of course will be attributed / given credit.
I'm looking for the same with respect to a few demos. Requirements here are 100% use of Xhip and Xhip Effects. Samples are fine for breaks, vocals, loops, whatever else, just keep the focus on Xhip of course.
Those will be uploaded to the Xhip SoundCloud account with optional description and link to your account/website/whatever.
What's new list is too long to include here, see the alpha page for that.
Xhip has recently been written up in Computer Music magazine's "Ten Best Free Synths" CM Special 55.
Just a nod to them and to anyone coming to the site after reading the article.
Here is a post about the issue: http://www.musicradar.com/computermusic/top-10-synths-555731
It's important to note that I didn't want to include Xhip on the disc in it's current state due to bugs and missing features. A version 1.0 would certainly make sense to be distributed outside the Xhip site, but I'm not comfortable having people acquire the unfinished version from anywhere else.
With that in mind, I've made more progress toward the next version recently and when 0.800 is released I will aim to provide a special "CM WIP" labelled version to be distributed with the magazine.