M-Audio Release GForce Future Retro Pack

Limited-edition bundle includes M-Tron, Minimonsta, impOSCar, Oddity too      22/11/05
M-Audio Release GForce Future Retro Pack
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M-Audio now distribute GForce's excellent portfolio of vintage synth emulations and they've come up with a new bundle featuring all of them in one box. The Future Retro Pack features all of GForce's expert emulations of vintage keyboards in one discounted package . The bundle features, the much praised- Minimonsta:Melohman, The legendary Oddity and impOSCar (see our video), plus the M-Tron - the Mellotron emulation. They can be used alone or with most popular host software. Compatibility includes VST 2.0 (Mac/PC including VSTi), RTAS (Mac/PC) and Audio Units (Mac).
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  • M-Tron. The M-Tron is a recreation of the classic Mellotron popularized by artists such as The Beatles, Yes, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and The Moody Blues. It comes with over 2.5GB of real Mellotron samples including strings, choir, flutes, brass, and more. Minimum system requirements for PC are Intel Pentium II 300MHz; 96MB RAM; Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP; VST 2.0 or RTAS-compatible host application for plug-in operation. Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are PowerMac G3; 128MB RAM; OS X; VST 2.0, RTAS, or Audio Unit-compatible host application for plug-in operation.
  • Minimonsta:Melohman. The Minimonsta:Melohman is an expert emulation of the classic Minimoog that was at the forefront of the analog synth revolution and popularized by artists like Jan Hammer, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk. Enhancements include polyphony, programmability, morphing, additional LFO and ADSR, and delay. Minimum system requirements for PC are Intel Pentium IV 1GHz; 64MB RAM; Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP; VST 2.0 or RTAS compatible host application for plug-in operation. Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are 1.25 GHz PowerMac G4; 128MB RAM; Mac OS X; VST 2.0, RTAS, or Audio Unit compatible host application for plug-in operation.
  • impOSCar. The impOSCar is a faithful reproduction of the classic OSCar synthesizer used by artists including Stevie Wonder, Billie Currie, BT, Keith Emerson and Geoff Downes. This legendary vintage synth has been faithfully reproduced to the last detail-along with some new innovations. Use it in stand-alone or host mode. Minimum system requirements for PC are Intel Pentium III 500MHz; 64MB RAM; Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP; VST 2.0 or RTAS compatible host application for plug-in operation. Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are PowerMac G4; 64MB RAM; OS X; VST 2.0, RTAS, or Audio Unit compatible host application for plug-in operation.
  • The Oddity. The Oddity is a meticulous emulation of the classic ARP Odyssey popularized by artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Styx, Ultravox and Portishead. Modern improvements include programmability, preset morphing, host-syncable LFO and automation. Use it in stand-alone mode (Mac/PC) or as a plug-in for most popular host applications. Minimum system requirements for PC are Intel Pentium III 300MHz; 64MB RAM; Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP; VST 2.0 or RTAS compatible host application for plug-in operation. Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are PowerMac G4; 128MB RAM; Mac OS X; VST 2.0, RTAS, or Audio Unit compatible host application for plug-in operation.
"The GForce Future Retro Pack delivers incredible value," says Adam Castillo, marketing director at M-Audio. "These software instruments are serious enough to win over seasoned aficionados of the originals and modern enough to offer newcomers incredible additions to their sonic palettes." The GForce Future Retro Pack is available only now through the holidays at the bundle price of $449.95 US (a $520 value).
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