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GForce - Virtual String Machine (VSM)

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World’s greatest vintage string ensembles wrapped in an intuitive synthesiser user interface

The​ Virtual String Machine v3​ (​VSM​) is an intuitive but highly powerful virtual string machine which captures many of the sounds from this genre of instrument, containing a wealth of sounds from a small mountain of classic and rare string machines.

VSM​ comes with 1000+ patches yet enables you to craft your own unique strings from the 208 individual sets of meticulously sampled machines helping confirm ​VSM as the go-to instrument for this wonderful family of instruments.

The modern, polyphonic string synthesizer was invented in 1970 by Ken Freeman, a British keyboard player and engineer who discovered that if you layered a note with another detuned and slightly modulated version of itself, a pleasant ‘chorused’ sound resulted.

Even though Ken’s invention wasn’t the first instrument of this genre to be commercially released (That honor fell to the Eminent organ company with their 310 Unique organ) there’s little doubt that Ken’s vision contributed immeasurably to electronic music over the next few decades in the guise of over 100+ different models that followed from a huge variety of manufacturers.

The ​VSM​ is an intuitive but highly powerful Virtual String Machine which affords the user many of the sounds from this genre of instrument, and contains a wealth of sounds from a small mountain of classic and rare string machines. 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 the sheer amount of instruments captured within the ​VSM​, it’s simplicity itself to recreate those golden string machine tones from yesteryear. However, with the VSM’s comprehensive, yet intuitive feature-set, plus a two-layer option it’s now possible to create your own hybrid instruments taking these sublime vintage tones into hitherto unchartered territory.

Features

  • 1000+ Patch library
  • The sounds from 21 classic and rare string machines
  • Over 9.5Gb of data
  • Stereo playback
  • 208 individual sample sets
  • 49 note range, each note individually sampled & looped
  • Dual Layer & Split Keyboard capability
  • Vintage style Ensemble & Phaser effects
  • Lowpass, Bandpass & Highpass Resonant Filter Section
  • Two Envelope Generators
  • Pitch & Filter LFO
  • Dynamic control including filter aftertouch

Users

This is Retro Repro at its best—informed, sensitive, detailed, technologically extended— and best of all a new, very useful electronic instrument in its own right.

John Foxx

Electronic music pioneer

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System Requirements

Mac

  • Intel Mac
  • macOS 10.7 or above
  • Standalone Application
  • AudioUnit
  • RTAS
  • AAX
  • VST

NOTE – Minimum requirements for VSM Pro V3 – macOS 10.12.x

Windows

  • Intel Pentium IV 1GHz with 1GB RAM
  • Windows XP SP2 
  • Standalone
  • VST


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