Virtual String Machine®


The VSM V3 is an intuitive but highly powerful Virtual String Machine which captures many of the sounds from this genre of instrument, containing a wealth of sounds from a small mountain of classic and rare string machines.


Artist's Opinion

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.

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John Foxx

Electronic music pioneer

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The Original Instrument

The Original String Machines

The VSM mimics early string synthesizers, popularised by Ken Freeman, a British keyboard player who discovered the ‘chorusing’ effect of layering a note with a detuned version of itself.

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VSM is a virtual instrument in the following formats:

  • Standalone Application
  • AudioUnit
  • RTAS
  • AAX
  • VST

The Minimum System Requirements are as follows:

  • Intel Mac
  • macOS 10.7 or above

PLEASE NOTE – Minimum requirements for VSM Pro V3 – macOS 10.12.x

There is no demo version.

VSM is a 32/64-bit virtual instrument in the following formats:

  • Standalone Instrument
  • RTAS Plug-in Instrument (ProTools 9 and 10)
  • VST Plug-in Instrument

The Minimum System Requirements are as follows:

  • Intel Pentium IV 1GHz with 1GB RAM
  • Windows XP SP2

Key Features

  • The sounds from 21 classic and rare string machines
  • Over 9.5Gb of data
  • Stereo playback
  • 208 individual sample sets
  • 49 note range, each note individually sampled & looped
  • Dual Layer & Split Keyboard capability
  • Vintage style Ensemble & Phaser effects
  • Lowpass, Bandpass & Highpass Resonant Filter Section
  • Two Envelope Generators
  • Pitch & Filter LFO
  • Dynamic control including filter aftertouch
  • 1000+ Patch library
Instrument List & Library


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