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GForce Virtual String Machine Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • from Gilbert, AZ. August 15, 2011Music Background:
    DJ, Hobbyist

    I really LOVE this plugin

    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 modify 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.

  • from east syracuse,ny USA July 31, 2011Music Background:
    analog recording,musical performance artist

    sweetwater and gforce vsm i'm so happy!!!

    gforce vsm is in a word;unbelievable!!! after ironing out some install issues,which sweetwater was integral to achieve. i'm blown away.synth
    based string sounds are no comparison,to the vsm's sampled 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!!!

  • from Chicago, IL April 15, 2011Music Background:
    Hobbyist musician, 20 years experience

    This thing totally rules

    The 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 machines 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.

  • from December 28, 2012Music Background:
    Semi-pro musician devoted to old gear

    Virtual String Machine

    Great sounds of yesteryears! It's amazing how nice these low-fi machines contributes to musical creativity even today!

  • from February 1, 2014Music Background:

    Simple & Easy to programme and work with

    Lots of presets but very few that will stir you. Look through the presets and save your fav presets in your library. Having said that its easy to programme. There is an add on that has just come out like an expansion pack. The sampling technology I found to be less than 100% clean, but it adds to the character. The limitation of a few octaves is annoying. However, that's the way the keyboard spanned back in the day. For purists, there are alternatives, and many free e.g some great Reaktor plugins. This is premium priced product, but does not deliver as much as other synths at the price point, hence a 4. If it was $99 I would have given it a 5 star rating.

  • from Chicago August 22, 2011Music Background:
    Performer, Producer, Songwriter

    Virtual String Machine

    Excellent 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 software. 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!
    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.

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