GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

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jsp1979
KVRAF
2958 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Post Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:55 pm

GForce has VSM and the expansion on sale for 50% off this week.

I'm on the fence about it and there's no demo to try.

Any owners out there to give an opinion?

What alternatives are in the same league?

I've got Reaktor so I've got a few good ensembles for that sound and a few sample sets. What would VSM give me beyond those?

Any thoughts welcome!

ftech
KVRian
1033 posts since 8 Oct, 2004 from Australia

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:30 pm

If, like me, you love your synth strings then I would say go for it!
VSM is full of great string synths, and alongside Loomer's String and my Kontakt collection (Synthmagic, Hollow Sun, Hideaway Studios) I'm pretty well covered :wink:
I did take this opportunity to get the Expansion Pack though, as that was missing from my collection.

ftech
KVRian
1033 posts since 8 Oct, 2004 from Australia

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:38 pm

That didn't really answer your question though, sorry.
There are plenty of string synths in VSM that I hadn't come across before, and having two layers makes for some lush sounds, especially with the onboard modulation effects (great phaser). Even though I have a big collection of String Synth sounds, VSM is a go to for me.

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lnikj
KVRAF
1827 posts since 23 May, 2005 from the North Cornwall coast

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:40 pm

+1

Just picked up the expansion too.

If you like the string synth sound then you'll be in heaven. There is a slight delay in loading samples, mostly ameliorated by having an ssd, but otherwise the interface is responsive. You'll find it hard to resist playing with the ensemble settings.

Thoroughly recommended here.

ftech
KVRian
1033 posts since 8 Oct, 2004 from Australia

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:44 pm

It's one of the few synths that distract me from what I'm doing just because I love playing it....I can get completely lost just busting out some phasey chords :lol:

jsp1979
KVRAF
2958 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:39 am

Man, my wallet was kind of hoping you guys would say it was awful :wink:

More opinions welcome although this might end up being inevitable.

Examigan
KVRAF
4445 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:43 am

I 'd love to get this one, no $$ right now, but it sounds great from the video demos I've seen and heard. 8)

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bharris22
KVRian
1404 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:07 am

I would say definitely worth getting, especially at this price. Although I think I prefer the sound of Loomer String, there is definitely an analog warmth to these that String doesn't have (IMHO).

Gribs
KVRian
867 posts since 9 Feb, 2007 from San Ramon, California

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:24 am

I wish Imposcar 2 would go on sale. Oh well.
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jsp1979
KVRAF
2958 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:08 am

Gribs wrote:I wish Imposcar 2 would go on sale. Oh well.
GForce had it 50% off a month or so ago. They've been going one by one through their products offering 50% off.

I *love* Imposcar2. One of my favorites!

EDIT: As it turns out the sale was 30% off for Imposcar.
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Acid Mitch
KVRAF
1883 posts since 5 Oct, 2005

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:13 am

jsp1979 wrote:Man, my wallet was kind of hoping you guys would say it was awful :wink:
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Well some of is awful, IMHO.
I really really like some of the patches that are more or less straight samples , but I don't like the filters or effects and I don't like many of the patches that use the filters and effects.

Acid Mitch
KVRAF
1883 posts since 5 Oct, 2005

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:14 am

jsp1979 wrote:
Gribs wrote:I wish Imposcar 2 would go on sale. Oh well.
GForce had it 50% off a month or so ago. They've been going one by one through their products offering 50% off.

I *love* Imposcar2. One of my favorites!
DAM, wish I hadn't missed that.

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bharris22
KVRian
1404 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:02 am

I don't remember that either :(.

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valerian_777
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1182 posts since 24 Jun, 2014 from Giza Plateau

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:12 am

If the Imposcar Sale was the same "non advertising" like with VSM then it's no wonder. Where they advert their current sale? I can't see it.
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Numanoid
KVRAF
25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: GForce VSM on sale--Your thoughts?

Post Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:21 am

valerian_777 wrote:I can't see it.
http://www.gforcesoftware.com/gshop/products

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