GForce Virtual String MachineItem ID: StringMach
Virtual String Machine Synthesizer Plug-in - Mac/Win VST, AU, RTAS
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The Sound of Classic String Machines in a Plug-in!Get the "string machine" tones of yesteryear with GForce's awesome Virtual String Machine. If you know a bit about music history, you know that the polyphonic string synthesizer was invented in 1970 by Ken Freeman. Ken realized that you could layer one note with another note that was detuned and just slightly modulated from itself, and you'd get a nice "chorused" sound out of it. As the electronic music world got wind of the sonic result, manufacturers set out to create a cool instrument that took advantage of this sound.
With the GForce Virtual String Machine, you get a bunch of sounds from that particular genre and time in musical history. GForce used their technology to model a small mountain of both classic and rare string machines. Inside the Virtual String Machine, you'll find a vast repertoire of sounds - everything from the Eminent 310 and the Freeman String Symphonizer to the famous Logan String Melody, the Korg PE-2000, the Elka Rhapsody, the Solina, and more. But GForce, as usual, went ahead and put their own spin on things. Go ahead and dig into the sounds of the originals. Or take advantage of the Virtual String Machine's 2-layer option to build a hybrid instrument and enter uncharted musical territory! Whatever you do, you'll launch a range of sonic adventures - and get a great lesson in electronic music history - when you dive into the GForce Virtual String Machine.
GForce Virtual String Machine Plug-in Features at a Glance:
Get a piece of music history with the amazing collection of modeled string machines in the GForce Virtual String Machine!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
I really LOVE this plugin
by Mark from Gilbert, AZ.I have been using this plugin since it came out which was at least a couple of years ago. What I love is the sampled sounds are so rich and authentic, but the interface really lets you tweak and modi... read more [+]fy sounds and layers to the point you can come up with some really usable variations and save those as your own presets. The other thing I really like (in comparison to some other sample based plugins) is the presets aren't distracted by crazy plugin effects that you end up having to undo. Instead, you get the purest of sound in the spirit of the original hardware synth and then you are free to do whatever you want from there. close [-]
August 15, 2011
Music Background: DJ, Hobbyist
sweetwater and gforce vsm i'm so happy!!!
by james logan from east syracuse,ny USAgforce vsm is in a word;unbelievable!!! after ironing out some install issues,which sweetwater was integral to achieve. i'm blown away.synth
July 31, 2011
Music Background: analog recording,musical performance artist
based string sounds are no comparison,to the vsm's s... read more [+]ampled strings!!
this is the real deal: lush,deep and retro ,without the reliability issues of the originals.let me add,to run vsm and m-tron pro,in the same gui window is very satisfying,as well as time saving.i highly recommend sweetwater and gforce;a musicians marriage made in heaven!!! close [-]
This thing totally rules
by David Durian from Chicago, ILThe Virtual String Machine contains a series of wonderful recreations of classic keyboards, including the freeman string machine, several ARP models, the solina, and others. You can play each of the m... read more [+]achines separately, or you can combine them. There are number of patches already created that do just that, and each of them sound amazing! Probably the best $129 on musical gear I've spent in quite a while. close [-]
April 15, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist musician, 20 years experience
Virtual String Machine
by Per fromGreat sounds of yesteryears! It's amazing how nice these low-fi machines contributes to musical creativity even today!
December 28, 2012
Music Background: Semi-pro musician devoted to old gear
Virtual String Machine
by Eric from ChicagoExcellent plug-in. I used it in Garageband, but it took a couple hours to figure out how to use it by finding help with chat rooms I found with Google. My disappointment is you have to download the so... read more [+]ftware. Sweetwater makes it look like it comes in a packaged box, but you don't get a disk, or any instruction manual, so if you don't have a DSL connection beware!
August 22, 2011
Music Background: Performer, Producer, Songwriter
I would rather have a disk with the software than just a code for a download to get the software. Sweetwater needs to emphasize this is a download item and you get no disk! Also, need some instruction links for Garageband software users. close [-]
Todd, Dunedin, FL
GForce Virtual String Machine
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