Instrument Quotes

Artist feedback on our instruments

Yorkie - VSM

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"I waited eagerly for the release of this synth, as I have been a long term fan of the original string synths, from the Solina thru to the ARP Quartet.

I was not disappointed: the sounds are fantastic and the functionality of the G-Sampler engine means that you quite simply never need to leave the house again."

Yorkie (Producer & Artist)

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).

 

Alex Tepper - VSM

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"Once again the GForce team have created a synth that produces warm analogue sounds in a very classy bit of software. The VSM is a superb addition to their roster and one that I'll be reaching for on a regular basis."

Alex Tepper (Futureshock)

Steve Levine - VSM

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"Got the VSM - BRILLIANT - finally got my OB8 strings and xpander sounds back!"

Steve Levine (Producer: Culture Club, China Crisis, Beach Boys, Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra)

Colin Newman - The Streetly Tapes Vol 2 for M-Tron Pro

"This is the real deal. What is so refreshing and totally useful about GForce's M-Tron Pro is that they attempt to give us everything that anyone ever tried to load into a vintage Mellotron. You get the 'classics' but you get also get sounds no one expects should be associated with a machine dating from the 60's. With the Streetly Tapes Vol 2 they've upped the ante again, you get more sounds from the Tron originators, sounds tailored for the original machine but not in hock to anyone's expectations of what sounds it should produce."

Colin Newman - Wire (www.colinewman.com)

Serge Pizzorno - VSM

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"Bloody marvelous!"

Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian)

Mark Kelly - M-Tron Pro

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"M-Tron Pro is a fantastic update for a classic instrument, breathing new life into those classic sounds."

Mark Kelly (Marillion)

John Foxx - impOSCar

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"Delicious. Really a new instrument based on that great warm, broad sound of the original. A welcome realisation of a great lost synth of the period.

(I remember a conversation with Paul Wiffen where he said the next stage of the Oscar was a poly version, but sadly, the company closed before this was realised).

So, the polyphony is finally here and is extremely useful. Some immaculately designed patches. Equally adept at groaning organic leads and delicate evolving soundscape pads. Everything from edible to visible to shredded.

I spent an entire day just playing with this one. Got quite lost in all its potential. Also managed to bank and record enough for the start of several new tracks. An inspiration."

John Foxx (Electronic Music pioneer)

Russ Hughes - impOSCar2

"This really is a dirty little bugger, this synth."

Russ Hughes (www.airusersblog.com) Editors Choice Award

 

John Foxx - VSM

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"VSM is simply beautiful - detailed, accurate and very useful. All the classic instruments are here and all equally well performed. (Especially delighted to find my old Elka Rhapsody again, as well as the Solina). The lavish layering is simple, if you like it lush as Lynch.

All sounds are Accurately Artificial. Supplies all the proper synthetic spectrums of mood, through Delicate to Tingling, Creepy to Powerful. Martian Coctails to Noir Sexmelt. Deeply enjoyed the way the strings decay and attack can be surreally lengthened to create very subtle approaching and retreating horizons.

By the way, the phaser is a blinder - still have my vintage MXR and the SM version can shape similar harmonic curves. That cascade interaction between electron strings and phaser has always been absolutely essential.

So this is Retro Repro at its best - informed, sensitive, detailed, technologically extended - and best of all - a new, very useful electronic instrument in its own right."

John Foxx (Electronic Music pioneer)