This was one of XILS Lab's first virtual analogue synths. They never specifically said, 'this is a tribute to the EMS VCS3', but just looking at it, it's pretty obvious what it's supposed to be....
The matrix will take you some time to get used to, but it's well worth it, as the sound is quite close.
One of my favorite software synths to play with. It was a hard learning curve at the beginning but I'm happy that I took the time to learn it. I've always seen these hardware synths online and wondered what the "battleship" pegs were doing. Now i totally get it. It's the first software synth that i used and thought..."sounds like old ish analog sounds". Presets are also Top notch!!!!
I have a real hard-on for this VSTi for sound effects and just nasty shit. XILS is so fun and makes very organic and nasty sounds. It rapidly can go from intuitive to unpredictable.... in a good way.