7th November 2007
GForce Software has released the much anticipated Virtual String Machine and re-launched their web site with a nice new design to coincide with this new release.
For Virtual String Machine (VSM) Gforce extensively multi-sampled 17 classic and rare string machines to bring you the ultimate in classic string and pad sounds. With over 2.5GB of data and 700+ totally authentic patches, VSM may be the only vintage string machine collection you'll ever need.
VSM is a highly intuitive yet eminently powerful virtual string machine that captures many of the sounds from this genre of instruments. These 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.
With VSM you can recreate all of those golden string machine tones from yesteryear – and with the comprehensive feature set, plus a two-layer option, it's now possible to create your own hybrid instruments too.
And VSM is not 'just' about recreating authentic sounds. As usual 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 Instrument list:
- 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
- Roland RS202
- Yamaha SK-15
- Yamaha SS-30
- 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.
VSM is available for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU and RTAS formats priced at £99 / €129 / $149.99 (plus VAT where appropriate).
GForce Software is distributed by M-Audio.