As I hinted in the introduction, this synth sound wonderful. It's filter is magnificent and with two oscillators there is not much to be wished for. Well, a noise generator and Hard-sync between the oscillators would make it a VERY complete synth. Because there are clearly some very high quality sound routines used in programming this synth, it does use a rather big amount of CPU power. There is a polyphony setting that let you limit the amount of voices to keep things in order though. Besides this, the CM-101 has some hidden tricks like reversible Envelope and LFO modulation on the Filter section and reversible modulation amounts on the Oscillators as well.
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Reviewed By kelly [read all by] on 26th March 2002 Version reviewed: 1.x on Windows
This thing Rocks!!! :) ok - very good VSTi - nice sounds - can be as lead or weird pads - if you like them analog sounds - go buy the mag - you can find the cm-101 on other issues than 36 still.
Reviewed By [read all by] on 29th November 2001 Version reviewed: ME on Windows
What can You say.. Its Free. If you need to Tweek a Thick Bass Souind then look no further. I didnt mind Buying the Magazine for the Prog. It's A Good Mag. The 202 Drum Machine is a PRetty Cool toy. I use Battery though.
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Reviewed By [read all by] on 28th November 2001 Version reviewed: 1 on unspecified OS
Not a bad little synth. You cetainly can't complain considering it's a freebie. Well, you can complain, and I will, just one thing mainly that I don't like about it, no portamento. Other than that I like it. Certainly nothing all that special, but it's low on CPU and can make some decent sounds. The interface looks good and is clearly laid out. It's a simple synth and is simple to figure out all the functions. Pretty much what you see is what you get, no hidden or cryptic functions to mess with. Thanks CM and Muon.
The CM-101 is a really nice VSTi Plugin. I've visited almost every f*****g newsagent in Germany (I was travelling there last summer) just to find it... It's not free, you have to buy the mag, but however it has a great VFM. It also comes from Muon Software ( I own almost every plug they've made) and it's really fine... It's capable of good basses and leads, I think, It's light on the CPU, has a good interface and a good price/quality... I Think Computer Music has started a good serie with this plug...
Reviewed By Wine [read all by] on 17th October 2001 Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows. Last edited by MArmstrong
on 7th February 2002.
I really like this little synth. It's a low frills analogue snyth that's capable of some real nice sounds, and is etremely easy to program. I have to admit, at first I wasn't too impressed, after running through all the presets I found them to be way to generic (too many less than great basses and not so great pads) and not all that representative of some of the finer points of this synth. The most impressive thing about this (besides the sounds, it really does sound pretty good), is just how simple it is to program, I'm really not that good at programming patches but with this thing I was getting great sounds quickly and easily. Again this is really a low frills instrument, but if you're looking for something to compliment your arsenel this is definately worth an issue of Computer Music (even if your in the US and need to spend $12 for an issue).
Reviewed By tesla [read all by] on 3rd September 2001 Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows
Pro: + good multipurpose sounds + easy to survey user interface + scalable polyphony + controllable by MIDI + good value-for-money rate
Con: - CM distribution outside UK
Developed for UK Computer Music magazine by Muon Software (the creators Atom/Pro, Tau/Pro and Electron), this synth has everything needed to create good solid 'standard' sounds like bass, leads, pads etc.
CM-101 is exclusively available on the CM cover disc (#36,37 + maybe later ones). For 5 UKP, the price of one CM issue, you really get much for your money, since the magazine itself is (in my opinion) also very good. The only problem is that for people outside UK it's not always easy to get CM for a fair price. Read more