GForce Launch Virtual String Machine

17 classic string machines sampled for the new virtual instrument      07/11/07
GForce Launch Virtual String Machine


After a string of globally acclaimed plug-in releases, GForce are back with another unique and inventive twist on a classic theme. For Virtual String Machine (VSM) they’ve sampled 17 classic and rare string machines for the ultimate in classic string sounds. With over 2.5GB of data and 700+ totally authentic patches, VSM is very likely to be the only vintage string machine collection you’ll ever need.
GForce tell us that the best string machines made have been extensively multi-sampled with the resulting 2.5GB of data available via an extremely clean interface for the ultimate synth string and pad experience.
The machines sampled range from the first commercial string ensembles (Eminent 310 & Freeman String Symphonizer) through to the highly lauded Solina, Elka Rhapsody, Logan String Melody, Korg PE2000 and many more.
As well as the recreation of all of those vintage string machine tones , GForce have gone one step further and added elements that enable VSM to create totally new string experiences from the original hardware units. With a new sample playback engine, G-Sampler, plus GForce’s very own phaser and additional ensemble units all included, VSM takes the classic instruments on entirely new sonic journeys, and ones that were simply not possible with the original hardware units. VSM also offers a two-layer option, making it possible to create your own hybrid instruments .
That VSM Instrument list in full:
  • ARP Omni
  • ARP Quartet
  • Crumar Multiman
  • Elka Rhapsody
  • Eminent 310
  • Freeman String Symphonizer
  • Junost 21
  • Korg PE-2000
  • Logan String Melody
  • Oberheim OB-8
  • Oberheim Xpander
  • Moog Opus 3, Polymoog
  • Roland RS202
  • Solina
  • Yamaha SK-15
  • Yamaha SS-30
Virtual String Machine – the key features:
  • The sounds from 17 classic and rare string machines
  • Over 2.5GB of data
  • 66 individual sample sets
  • 49 notes, each individually sampled and looped
  • Dual Layer & Split Keyboard capability
  • Vintage style Ensemble & Phaser effects
  • Lowpass, Bandpass & Highpass Resonant Filter Section
  • Two Envelope Generators
  • Pitch LFO
  • Dynamic control including filter aftertouch
  • 700+ Patch library
Quotes from VSM users:
  • Xantoné Blacq (Artist, Producer, Amy Winehouse Keyboard Player / BV), "If you want Funkadelic, Prince, Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers and George Duke's sounds from their classic records you'll find them with VSM."
  • Chris Bangs (Galliano, Boogie Tunes Records), “Vintage funk sounds? Roy Ayers, Stevie, Zawinul? Nothing else comes close!â€�
  • Chris Joss, “These are the warmest pads I've heard on a virtual instrument!â€�
  • Naughty G, “If you don't know what the magic of a proper analog string machine sound is all about, just try this: in GForce's new VSM plug-in, load the Freeman/Strings 2 sound in layer A, give it a bit of amplitude envelope attack and release, then set the Ensemble effect to 8 voices, mix to full and detune anywhere between 4 and 5pm. Turn your speakers all the way up. Play a couple of nice thick chords. If you didn't come in your pants yet you better go back to selling pancakes.â€�
GForce Software is distributed by M-Audio.
Pricing and Availability:
£99, $149.99 USD
More information:
  • www.gforcesoftware.com
  • www.maudio.co.uk
  • www.m-audio.com More From: GMEDIA
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    3 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    Marc JX8P    Said...

    Having been fortunate enough to test the beta, I can tell you this is a great product with a wonderful sound - and amazing flexibility. The range of sounds is very wide.

    07-Nov-07 08:11 AM


    Bjarne D.    Said...

    Hasn't this been out for a while? Or is this the announcement of its availability? I think I saw this at NAMM or something...

    08-Nov-07 03:02 AM


    Nick    Said...

    Yeah we filmed it at NAMM, it was prototype then, and has been announced, but now it is in the shops

    13-Nov-07 05:29 AM


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