Instrument Quotes

Artist feedback on our instruments

James Meeker - VSM

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"This afternoon I finally had the chance to sit down with my newly purchased VSM.

At first I thought there was something wrong, but then I realized the thudding sound I kept hearing was my jaw hitting the deck.

This is a truly marvelous instrument. Yes, instrument--not some trifling software synth consisting of code; but a living, breathing, snarling (and occasionally swirling, depending on the phaser settings) beast. The credibility of the VSM is such that you have done the world a service by preserving the soul of these wondrous, near extinct instruments. Wandering around the VSM\'s presets is akin to touring a colossal museum dedicated solely to cataloging string machines of ages past.

Amazing job. Truly. Your products are always top on my list of "go to" instruments. Just this afternoon I've already replaced the string parts on three songs with the VSM. Effortlessly I might add."

 

Computer Music Magazine

"The character and sound of the impOSCar are stunningly close to the original OSCar hardware, even down to the slightly digital-sounding edge to the oscillators' raw output.

There can be little doubt that impOSCar is much more impROVement than impOSTor."

Computer Music Magazine

Gordon Reid - Oddity

"For a long time, I was not a fan of software synths, finding them less intuitive and less musical than their hardware brethren. However, my view is changing, and much of the credit or blame lies at GForce Software's door.

I like M-Tron, and the Oddity was the first software synth I used that combined an accurate representation of its inspiration, a good user interface and watertight operation.

With ImpOSCar, the company has gone still further and, now that everything works correctly, the additional benefits outweigh any reservations I might have had."

Gordon Reid (Sound On Sound Magazine)

Mikey Rowe

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The M Tron Pro and it's expansion packs are completely believable and as authentic as they come. I've used these on many records and on tour  - I couldn't do without them in my arsenal of sounds'.

Mikey Rowe (Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Elli Ingram, Bill Fay, FSOL, Amorphous Androgynous, Nas).

 

Billy Currie - VSM

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"Receiving the VSM coincided nicely with the start of my new album and I was looking forward to it because I thought it was a great idea to have all these instruments together. I also felt like working with just the piano and string synth for coming up with ideas. Something I used to do in the past, especially when working with a band.

It was amazing to hear the Elka Rhapsody again and the Yamaha SS-30 but it is also good to hear all the other ones that are in there. I always loved the Oberheim sound so I have utilised the Xpander sounds.

The Solina was an instrument I didn't really get on with in the seventies, too silky, but interesting to go back to now!

I do admit though that I did not have a great relationship with the Yamaha SS-30 initially. Yamaha gave the gear to Ultravox in 1979-80 so I didn't say "No thanks". I must admit it does sound flipping brilliant in the VSM though - Nice One!"

Billy Currie (Ultravox)

Craig Anderton - Oddity

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"This is an afficionado's plug-in.....a product for synth connoisseurs. It feels more like a labour of love than an attempt to rule the world of soft synths with a Great Big Commercial Hit; somebody put a lot of time into getting the details right."

Craig Anderton (EQ Magazine)

Sandy Vee - impOSCar2

"I was just crazy about ImpOSCar. But with ImpOSCar2, it’s the big next step in plug-ins."

Sandy Vee (Katy Perry, Rihanna)  

Gordon Reid - Oddity

"For a long time, I was not a fan of software synths, finding them less intuitive and less musical than their hardware brethren. However, my view is changing, and much of the credit or blame lies at GForce Software's door.

I like M-Tron, and the Oddity was the first software synth I used that combined an accurate representation of its inspiration, a good user interface and watertight operation.

With ImpOSCar, the company has gone still further and, now that everything works correctly, the additional benefits outweigh any reservations I might have had."

Gordon Reid (Sound On Sound Magazine)

Morris Hayes

"The GForce suite of plug-ins (Minimonsta, OSCar & Oddity) are fatter than a ten dollar pork chop! They are very usable in a wide variety of styles of music.

They're great in the studio or on the road in my Neko 64 virtual synth keyboard. They really do offer a real great taste, MORE filling sensation!"

Morris Hayes (Keyboardist for Prince & Maceo Parker)

Paul Linford - Oddity

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"I love the Oddity. With no added delays built in or anything, it's a true emulation."

Paul Linford