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 GForceâ€™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:
Virtual String Machine â€“ the key features:
Quotes from VSM users:
GForce Software is distributed by M-Audio.
Pricing and Availability:
Â£99, $149.99 USD
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
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
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