Instrument Quotes

Artist feedback on our instruments

I Monster - M-Tron Pro

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"The ability to layer sounds and create splits opens up a big world of creativity. The addition of modulation, multi filters and envelopes is also a big step forward in terms of creating totally new sound or just tweaking the classic sounds to fit better into an arrangement."

I Monster

Bernard Sumner - VSM

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"I was able to use it on the first track I tried it on - impressive considering I threw-up over the original instruments back in my drinking days."

Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order, Electronic)

Eric Persing - impOSCar

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"... man does it sound great! What struck me right off is that I hear a really musical analog vibe from the filters... quite rare with digital filters (as you well know)."

Eric Persing (Spectrasonics Head Honcho)

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)

John Foxx - Oddity

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"The Oddity is beautifully realised. All the power, character, precision, intricacy, grunge and sonic extremes of the original - plus memories. (A real gift - I managed to lose so many good sounds- or record some that I then couldn't reproduce again).



It's also capable of doing things the original never could - basic things such as midi sync, right up to the sophisticated and beautiful morph facility.



As for what defined that original - scorching leads, the swoops down to unstable depths, plus an ability to make new sounds - from abstract to uncontrollable - this can do it all. Just as the original, it responds beautifully to echoes, reverbs, flanges and additional spatial effects, all of which open up new dimensions. Everything from precise early analogue to howling organic electrolife is here.

A great tool for any kind of sonic sculpture."

John Foxx (Electronic Music Pioneer)

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).

 

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)

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)

Stephen Lipson - M-Tron Pro

"I love it. It sounds really good."

Stephen Lipson (Producer/Songwriter: Annie Lennox, Rolling Stones, Grace Jones)

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)