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Guitar Suite [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 18th December 2004
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows.
Last edited by Midiworks on 18th December 2004.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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This Guitar Suite is so well done,
in fact re-modeled in detail after the original gear, that it has to get a 10 for sound.

Quote SimulAnalog:
Many commercial amp simulators claim state of the art modelling techniques inside the product and say things like "every component in the audio path of the original instrument has been accurately modelled". But sentences like this are more like advertising and are not supported by technical papers describing what really happens in the product. Besides, many of the processors have to run all the simulation algorithms on a low cost DSP to keep as low as possible the cost of the hardware. That's why the models they use should be as simple as possible, but... not so close to the real gears they want to emulate.
But of course in the advertisement they have to claim incredible thecnological prodigies to stay competitive with the other products.

What about SimulAnalog Guitar Suite? It is a freeware and no profit set of plugin. Born as a test bench for SimulAnalog research, we saw that without any effort it could be distributed to musicians that may find it useful. That's why it is given as is, with no support and with a very rough user interface.
But we can assure that "every component in the audio path of the original instrument has been modelled, except for the secondary effects of some active devices" and that "the response of each original device have been compared with the respective simulated response, obtaining less than -40dB of difference" without any particular commercial interest saying that.



Interface 10 ?
There is none, just the sliders no fancy gui.
Who needs that anyway, sure a cool gui is nice, but it is really not needed here.
Documentation 10, its not needed.

Presets 5, they could have been included. But they are for download at the SimulAnalog web site.

All in all a very impressive work !
Sad, that people forget the REAL sound of those boxes and amps these days, otherwise they would not have given so bad points.
sfz [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 9th December 2004
Version reviewed: 1.97 on Windows.
Last edited by Midiworks on 9th December 2004.
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I am with sfz since the first beta release and a lot of things happend since then.
Most of the features are hidden behind that super simple
gui, not accessible right out of the box.
You need to use midi controllers or an freeware editor
to get your hands on the hidden power inside sfz.

Editor:
http://audio.clockbeat.com/sfZed.html
Feature list:
http://www.drealm.org.uk/sfz/plj-sfz.html

The feature list is just too long to be listed here
and beats every other sampler available today.

Yes, even sfz+, the commercially available version
with sliders on the gui.
Yet without the features of the free sfz.
The sound quality is the the best you can get these days,
sfz & sfz+ are the untouchable king and queen in this category.

The soundfont compability is excellent,
every parameter of a sf2 is reproduced correctly.

There is no problem to take a huge Gigasampler file
and convert it to sf2, then load it into sfz.
It will stream perfectly from your hard disc.

Can you believe that this fantastic VSTi is free ?
Yes, it really is !

Thanks a lot Rene !!!
Cameleon 5000 [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 6th June 2004
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows
4 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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Hey guys, this Cameleon is a pure sound making factory !
Very easy to program and you get great results most of the time.

If you want new and fresh sounds,
not again another analog simulation,
Ca5000 is the best buy you can make.

Never, ever I spend so much time making sounds with any VSTi.
Also never I had so much fun and "WAO" effects like with this animal.

Let the Cameleon change its colors, there are many !

Cheers
Midiworks
PSP VintageWarmer [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 4th October 2003
Version reviewed: 1.5 on Windows
1 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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What can I say more ..? This has been my secret weapon for quite some time !
since v.1.0

So best you try for yourself !

It really does wonders to your sound.

Ohhhh, this is my first 10/10 review !

Midiworks
TimeLooper [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 18th March 2003
Version reviewed: 1.10 on Windows
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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To compare this with BombTheBeat !?
No Way !

Uses 44% of my P4 2ghz says it all,
for ONE sample running !!!

BombTheBeat uses nearly no CPU, puts 1 sample
over 2-3 octave of you KB and all are different
manipulated.

BombTheBeat beats them all !

Timelooper is the worst VSTi I ever tried...

Midiworks
Synth1 [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 6th February 2003
Version reviewed: 1.41 on Windows
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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What to say ?
Its all been said before...
Simply the BEST comercial or free virtual analog synth out there.
And this one is FREE !

Get some of the 3rd party sound banks from KVR
and you will understand what every body is raving about.

Ohh yes, trash the sound bank that comes with SYNTH1.

Have fun
Midiworks

Docuentation 10 because NOT needed
Customer Support 10 because NOT needed
BombThatBeat [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 22nd January 2002
Version reviewed: 1.5 on Windows.
Last edited by Midiworks2 on 27th February 2003.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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I just read the guy above....

There has never been a version 2.4, thats why there are no updates and nothing new on that site.

Thats a shame !
Who is to blame, think about it.
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An outstanding new concept of a VSTi !
Little hard to get into it but than its fantastic.

Such a creative tool, so much fun to use.

This is still one of my favorites.

Go and get you will not regret it !

Do yourself the favor and try the demo.
Give yourself some time to understand it.

See ya
FM8 [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 22nd January 2002
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows
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NI made it again !
They are simply great, Pro52, B4 now FM7

I am blown away !

Wonder what they come up next with, I got the feeling
it will be great again !

Still I think the prices are getting too high lately,
NI builds fantastic instruments and this one is there best one so far.

I wish they come up with a new concept and create something really new, but there are so many other
synth to copy first.

(Korg Wavestation + Trinity, Roland 2080)
They would be the next logical step to go...

All in all FM7 is a fantastic synth !

See ya

FMHeaven [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 22nd January 2002
Version reviewed: 1.3 on Windows
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Very good DX7 emulation !
If you miss your old DX then get this one.

The gui is quit bad and ugly but the sound is good !

Its not an NI FM7 but it costs so much less its really
a bang for the buck.

Finaly you can get rid of those noisy DX7 outputs !
CPU load is quite high but still ok.

Go for it !

See ya

SuperQuartet [read all reviews]
Reviewed By Midiworks [read all by] on 22nd January 2002
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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A really interesting VSTi, nothing to do with the Canvas !

Interestig concept, CPU load is high but still OK
You get a lot of good to great and usable sounds.

Again thank you Roland for just 1 STEREO out !
If some roland guys read this:

"I will not buy any multitembral VSTi that does NOT suport at least a couple of outputs!

There are piano, bass, guitar, drums modul, all out of a stereo out. Its really a shame. Otherwise this VSTi would be very usable.

see ya