XILS-lab has released an update to its software synthesizer XILS 4, a virtual analog matrix modular synth that lets you connect everything with everything.

Version 1.6 introduces VST3 and support for Apple silicon, alongside some improvements, fixes and new presets.

The XILS 4 emulates a prototype that was never released: an EMS VCS4, based on two intricate and interacting VCS 3 (Synthi) cores. We also coupled these with the famous 256 analog Poly-sequencer.

Take the 2nd huge Pin Matrix and its numerous additional modules:
Envelopes, LFOs, S&H, Voltage Processor, Pitch Tracker, Transient etc. Or the recreation of the unique, powerful 256 analog Poly-sequencer, intimately tied to the synthesis engines. Add to that the analog Chorus (3 modes), Delay, Phaser and the Spring Reverb, and the full picture emerges.

Changes in XILS 4 v1.6

  • Easier and faster user interface.
  • OS X Apple M1 full compatibility.
  • VST3 compatibility.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • New High Resolution GUI.
  • Tune: Easy A3 reference settings.
  • New Factory presets (Nicolas Jaussaud, Daniel Stawczyk, EmptyVessel).

XILS 4 for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU and AAX) is on sale at a 40% discount, priced $109 USD instead of $185 USD until July 31st, 2022. XILS 3 and the upgrade from XILS 3 are also discounted.

More information: XILS-lab