Image Line Groove Machine

Virtual Synthesizer with 5 Synth Channels, 8 Sampler Channels, Per Channel Effects, Step Sequencer, and Standalone Functions - AU/VST - Mac/PC Standalone, AU, VST
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Image Line Groove Machine virtual synth is geared up and ready to go for the show! Designed with live performance in mind, compatibility is no issue with Groove Machine, the link system programming allows you to use your favorite MIDI controllers without a hassle. The integrated step sequencer allows you to use it as a drum-machine with per-step shaping of each note. With step/drum sequencer/piano roll views, lush sound, and DJ-style effects Image Line Groove Machine virtual synth is ready for you to take to the stage.

Image Line Groove Machine Virtual Synth Features:
  • 5 hybrid (Subtractive/FM) synthesizer channels
  • 8 flexible sampler channels, each with 4 sample layers
  • Multiple independent outputs for the 5 synth and 8 sampler channels
  • 10 DJ-style effects plus EQ and Stutter on each channel
  • Step sequencer with automation for per-step note chiseling of all interface parameters
  • Designed for live performance withdifferent views to keep an eye on your music
  • Internal link system means you use the MIDI controllers you want without a fight
  • Available in VST, AU, and Standalone for Mac or PC

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Tech Specs

Software Type Synth
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format Standalone, AU, VST
Hardware Requirements - Mac G4 1.5GHz/Intel Core Duo, 512MB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC 2GHz AMD/Intel Pentium 3 with SSE1 Support, 512MB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.4
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7/Vista/XP
Manufacturer Part Number 11-31136

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Groovin

I'm a big fan of Groove Machine. To be honest, though, it was somewhat of a journey to get from where I was to where I am today with it. I've heard quite a few complaints from users all over that talk about how limited this VST is. To be fair, it is a "groove box," as my buddy refers to it. He was one who toyed with the hardware version of these sorts of things, back in the 90's and early 2000's. I wasn't so lucky. I spent most of my time with the black and whites, buying synthesizers and learning how to get Acid, FL Studio, and eventually Ableton Live to do what I wanted to do with it. So, needless to say, I was quite intimidated by this piece of software. So, like any intelligent person, I did what made the most sense...I watched Imageline's videos on it and learned how to control it much, much better. How I even became acquainted with it is another story. About nine months ago, I invested in a Trigger Finger Pro, because I thought it would sync up with the Groove Machine...but it didn't. Pushing the step sequencer buttons on the GMachine failed to operate it like I believed it would. So, I felt a bit defeated. But, I decided to really learn how the Trigger Finger Pro worked. And, by doing so, it helped to illuminate how the Groove Machine worked. Once I realized how step sequencing functioned, I started looking at Groove Machine through a whole different light. The sounds you can make on this thing are endless. I know one of the complaints is that you can't load up your own waveforms but that isn't so. I've loaded up tons of my own personal waves and gave them some serious crunching and effects. Now, I bounce back and forth between the TFPro and the Groove Machine. Here's a note to those considering purchasing Groove Machine through. It's important to remember that if you purchase the VST version, you get the standalone, the FL Generator version, and the VST version that you can load up into any DAW you like. If you don't care about all that and only want to use it inside of FL Studio, then I'm not sure I would make a purchase of it as the GMS generator is the exact same thing minus the step sequencer pads, drum pads, synth pads, and the pattern pads...cause you actually use FL Studio's built in step sequencer and the patterns to create all that stuff.
Music background: Enthusiast, Technology Teacher
See also: Piano Software, Image Line, Image Line Virtual Instruments: Synths, Keyboards, & Organs