Instrument Quotes

Artist feedback on our instruments

Paul Hartnol - impOSCar

"I love the impOSCar it captures the sound of the OSCar perfectly, which is one of my favourite mono synths. I have loads of soft synths but only a handful that I turn to on a regular basis, the imposcar being one of them.

Like the OSCar it is unique, nothing else sounds quite like it, but to have it with the addition of polyphony and all the other modern improvements that the impOSCar has is brilliant."

Paul Hartnol (Orbital & Solo Artist)

Serge Pizzorno - VSM

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"Bloody marvelous."

Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian)

John Foxx

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"From the moment this thing opened it had the sound - all the edge, aggression, shape shifting, traumatic, electronic, miasmatic, destructive, inter-dimensional presence of an Odyssey at its peak. Power, disgrace and cruel, supple beauty. A stupendous ingenious feat of digital programming architecture.

Lots of assets, agents and extras - and true meaty fx for more sonic mutation of the right kind.

A proper instrument. You can ride it like a tidal wave. With confidence. Now these things have become antiques, you'd have to remortgage to assemble the vintage gear to reproduce this sound from its original sources - valve amp, analogue flanger, Space Echo, etc. Then there's ongoing maintenance.

Here it is in transferable digits. Immoral and surreal, like downloading 1979, but less of a liability."

John Foxx (Electronic Music pioneer)

Futurecut Productions

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"We use Oddity and M-Tron almost every day on tracks including LDN / Knock-em Out - Lily Allen and Wannabe - Dizzee Rascal"

Futurecut Productions

Steve Winwood - Minimonsta

"I closed my eyes and could not believe it was not the real thing."

Steve Winwood (Traffic, Spencer Davis, Solo Artist)

Music Mart Magazine - impOSCar

"It's powerful, really powerful and delivers faultlessly. Like it's stable mate, the Oddity, the results are outstanding and leave you with the feeling you've just eaten the best 7 course meal of your life, satisfied.

And with a retail price of around £100 it becomes about the best VST Synth classic emulation I have seen."

Music Mart Magazine

Darius Keeler - Minimonsta

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"I have owned a Minimoog for about 10 years, in which time it has become an important part of the Archive sound. I never had the Minimoog MIDI converted so i was more than happy when i got the Minimonsta.

My first impression was that of relief. The important thing about the Minimoog is that it is RAW, no frills and always leaves an unforgetable mark on a tune (especially the bottom end ).

The Minimonsta has definitely achieved this and a whole lot more. If you delve in to it as i have you can go to outer space, especially with the automation in logic.

There really are no limits to this software and you can really create you own sound rather than it always sounding like a Minimoog.

A must have piece of software for any progressive, electronica bands."

Darius Keeler (Archive)

Charles Nieland of Super Buddha - VSM

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"The Vintage String Machine by G Force has a great library of beautifully multi sampled string synth sounds. The super cool interface, replete with worn wooden cabinetry, gives lots of options to layer and treat patches. From modern washes of sound to vintage grit, the possibilities are endless. A great way to top off any mix."

Charles Nieland of Super Buddha (Producer: Debbie Harry, Rufus Wainwright)

Will Gregory - Minimonsta

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"The ability to sculpt the sound using both hands makes the Minimonsta a real musical instrument, rather than just a programming tool."

Will Gregory (Goldfrapp)

Sean Charles

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"The Minimonsta, ImpOSCar and Oddity are my favorite go-to virtual synths - hands down. In the fast pace world of interactive music scoring and sound design for video games, you have endless creative possibilities with this killer suite of plug-ins. They are unequivocally the FATTEST sounding plug-ins and programmable beasts on the planet."

Sean Charles (Audio Director, Propaganda Games - A Buena Vista Games Studio)