I have the standalone in my startup, it fixes things like the poor velocity output from my keyboard controller, it remaps a stock Behringer FCB1010 foot controller to control the selected track control script for live 9.
And remaps to use the FCB1010 as a stompbox using guitar rig 5.
I use it as a vsti in live 9 to host MIDI plugins like Cthulhu.
out of the free VSTi emulations of a Stage73 EP this is the closest I have heard, sure you may get better emulations out of Lounge Lizzard or EVP73 but they come with a price tag.
add a little DB tremelo and boost the eq's a bit and Rhode sits into the mix just right.
it has a certain amount of that drive we know and love from the Stage73, although of coarse the very fair priced Pro Version has more control.
I would like to say that the previous reviews are a case of taste, but in my opinion they are way way off the mark.
one guy said it could not be used in Pro Productions ? well that is so so untrue. anything can feature on anything, we have used $400 VSTi's to Freebies like Cheese Machine and infact Rhode in our commercial productions.
all in all a great freebie and well worth getting the Pro Version.
VAZ has many uses, not only is it a great analog synth with 100,s of presets it has built in arp/seq with song and pattern modes, it also hosts my fav vsti's & fx. vsti's & fx can be mapped to external midi controllers so setting a control surface is a breeze.
my main use for VAZ is using the standalone version as a vsti/fx host on a 2nd pc, it comes with a 16 channel mixer with dynamic plugin chainer's for stacking up fx for each vsti or vaz synth, it can host 16 vsti's/vaz synths with seperate midi inputs for each.
because it can host vsti's it's easy to overlook the vaz synth itself, I have just finished setting up start up projects with 8 vsti's and a stack of fx so next up will be to get into the vaz synth.
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