SynthetiX Vintage Bundle for XILS-4
Team DECiBEL | 25 Apr 2018 | 16.2 MB
How analog and vintage can a VST synth like the XILS 4 (expanded) emulation of the Synthi / EMS VCS3 sound? Well, having worked with synthesizers both analog and digital for more than 30 years, when I finally got XILS-4 loaded in my DAW, I was blown away by its incredible (balanced) fatness and pleasant detail and liveliness of tone, which make it incredibly hard – and mostly pointless – to distinguish it from a hardware analog synth. It also immediately brought back fond memories of the first analog synths I owned, back in the 1980s. The raw sound of a Synthi can take on any of the big classics, with its own peculiar characteristics of course. And the XILS-4 emulation, with its polyphony, PWM, the additional envelopes, a dedicated LFO, a S&H and other options that didn’t exist on the original models, is a true “analog” beast. Normally, designing sounds for synthesizers is not my trade. However I have been doing it for 30 years for my own productions, yet without ever publishing a commercial soundset. Once I started programming the XILS-4 VST, searching for the classic sounds that I craved, I got totally carried away, ending up with a few hundred quality presets! :)) I figured it would be a sin not to make these available to others. So here is my first commercial soundpack!