Instrument Quotes

Artist feedback on our instruments

Gordon Reid - Oddity

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Given that Odysseys are rare, expensive, unreliable, often have damaged faders, always have scratchy faders, often drift out of tune, and are always a nightmare to tune, I don't merely recommend that you try the Oddity. I very strongly recommend you try it.

Gordon Reid (Sound On Sound Magazine)

 

Richard Barbieri - impOSCar

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"The original Oscar was one of only a few analogue synths that I never had the pleasure of playing but after only an hour or so with the impOSCar it's pretty clear that I missed out on a great synth.

This is a programmer's dream, a real variety of sounds are possible ranging from pure evolving textures to hard driven and modulated lead lines. The LFO section is one of the most natural sounding on a soft synth and the effects are a welcome bonus. A modern classic."

Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree)

Mike Overacker - Oddity

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"Since I last talked to you, I have been using the Oddity again, in greater detail. I.....I can't....stop....using it. It is really great."

Mike Overacker (www.arpodyssey.com)

Geoff Downes - impOSCar

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"Having been a member of the original Oscar owner's club in the mid-eighties (this was made up of assorted geriatrics, weirdos pot-heads!), I was very curious (and dubious) to see how this new damned elusive impOscar would measure up against its mentor.

You see, there was always that ONE sound that you could get out of the original Oscar and not from anything else which made it really quite special.

Well I can honestly say in comparison, after having worked with impOScar for some months now, the answer is simply: Better - and better. Very inspirational sounds, ease of operation, full polyphony, fatter-than-fat bass and many other very cool features make it without doubt one of the best software synths on the market in my opinion. And most importantly, you can still get that ONE sound that sounds like nothing else. In fact, you can get quite a few more than just one! Bloody brilliant - Get one. Now!"

Geoff Downes (Asia, Buggles & Yes)

Darius Keeler - VSM

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"As a producer who often uses string sounds it is very difficult to find samples that have their own identity. The GForce string machine, however, has exactly this.

At last I have a machine that has the capability to create the depth of this sound. The bottom end resonates, the mids can be warm and pulsating, and the top end both pure and piercing without sounding like a digital mess. There is also a unique eeriness about this machine.

All of the controllers, the filters etc are both subtle and effective, and add to the overall diversity of this machine. A true triumph in software."

Darius Keeler (Archive)

Mitchell Froom - The Streetly Tapes

I'm a fan of your software - your volumes 1-3 are great - just bought volume 3 and they're the best software versions of these kind of tape libraries I've come across.

Mitchell Froom (The Bangles, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Crowded House, Paul McCartney, Robin Gibb, Maria McKee, Randy Newman, Nerina Pallot, Pearl Jam, Bonnie Raitt, Suzanne Vega and many more).

Chris Hugget - impOSCar

"It looks right and sounds right. I was impressed with the attention to detail on all fronts."

Chris Hugget (OSCar designer)

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).

 

Will Gregory

If you love M-Tron Pro, (which I do) you are going to adore this. The sounds are every bit as characterful as the Melly, but generally far more refined, and therefore essential for creating more realistic ingredients to your sound mix.

I am using their string sounds in preference to modern sample libraries because they sound so much more characterful. If you use acoustic samples in your work then you need the Chamberlin sounds, and this is the best and most comprehensive way to access them.

Will Gregory (Goldfrapp)

 

Roger King - The Streetly Tapes Vol 2 for M-Tron Pro

MTron Pro has been a staple in the Hackett sonic diet for some time now, and is all over Genesis Revisited II. With the addition of the Streetly Tapes 2 it's shouting "use me" with renewed vigour.

 

Roger King (www.hackettsongs.com