Instrument Quotes

Artist feedback on our instruments

Robert Bell - impOSCar2

It's difficult to believe ImpOSCar2 is a virtual synth. And a versatile one at that: fat pads, you got them; crunching basses, you got them; and tons and tons of new presets mean fun for all the family.

I love having the ability to resize the plug in. Setting size to LARGE I can still see the ImpOSCar2 on my laptop from the other side of the room !

I salute those crazy scientists at Gforce. Good work, boys, really good work.

Robert Bell (The Blue Nile)
 

Chris Bangs - Oddity

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"When I need a plug with real bite I always go for Oddity first!"

Chris Bangs (Galliano, Boogie Tunes Records)

Charles Nieland of Super Buddha - Minimonsta

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"G Force's Minimonsta plug in does a dead on Minimoog impression. It's makes everything from killer bass sounds for dance beats to fab emulations of vintage '70s synth lead sounds. Of course, in addition to the traditional Minimoog controls, there are great LFO and trademark G Force Morphing sections. The interface is fast and easy to automate. Essential for any DAW."

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

Naughty G - VSM

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"Ken 'prof' Freeman has always been the Master of the Analog Strings Synthesizer. Unfortunately his creations, ephemeral by nature, all but disappeared when his own design gave up the ghost.

It is such a pleasure to find the original Ken Freeman String Machine sound as one of the presets of GForce's new VSM plugin.

Also totally amazing is its ability to layer two synth strings sounds, for a hybrid sound never heard before!

Add a powerful Phaser and - the essence of analog string synths - the detunable multi-voice Ensemble effect, as well as full-featured filtering, and you have the best String Machine synth ever made - the VSM."

Naughty G (Sascha, Trevor Horn & The Black Smoke Band)

Dean Coleman - Minimonsta

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"I love the low end on the Minimonsta! And its flexibility. It ran great on my G4 and AMAZING on my MacPro."

Dean Coleman (DJ, Remixer & Producer)

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)

Serge Pizzorno - VSM

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"Bloody marvelous!"

Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian)

Xantone Blacq - VSM

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"If you want Funkadelic, Prince, Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers and George Duke's sounds from their classic records you'll find them all with VSM."

Xantone Blacq (Artist, Producer, Amy Winehouse Keyboard Player)

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)

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).