I love my Xils toys (Poly KB III, Xils-4, Oxium) and have yet to spring for the new PolyM. Soon!
But recently, one plugin (that isn’t a synth!) has changed things around here quite a lot, and by itself breathed new life into my hardware stuff - TX81Z, Korg Wavestation keyboard and SR rack, ESQm which I pulled out to add layers without using CPU. Makes the Xils-4 shine, along with everything else this plugin touches.
That amazing plugin is - the UltraReverb by Eventide!
I am a reverb junkie, and have too many really, but this one really stands out for the kind of ethereal, other-universe sound I love. To hell with natural sounding! (I also have Eventide’s Black Hole…) One can DO natural sounding with UltraReverb, but … why???
I kid you not - I really am a reverb junkie. Here is what UltraReverb competes with in my setup:
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plugin Bundle (iLok)
Lexicon PCM Native Effects Plugin Bundle (iLok)
Eventide 2016 Stereo Room (iLok)
Eventide Black Hole (iLok)
MH HaloVerb (iLok)
Poor Plate Reverb Freebie (Site down)
PSP PianoVerb Free
Exponential Audio R2 (iLok)
Nomad Factory Blue Verb
LiquidSonics Reverberate 2
Focusrite Reverb from bundled plugin suite
Although I am officially mad due to advanced Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS), I’d like to mention that I DID wait for sales on each one of these!!
UltraReverb wins in my opinion.