CFA-Sound releases MonoGrizzly & FilterGrizzly LITE + Anniversary Sale

CFA-Sound has announced the release of MonoGrizzly and FilterGrizzly LITE, two plug-ins for Windows.

CFA-Sound is now 2 years old, through this selected items are reduced by up to 50% for a short time.

Today is also a special day – CFA-Sounds first synthesizer see the light of the day – the MonoGrizzly. Next to that, the FilterGrizzly LITE is also released and ready for free download.

CFA-Sound MonoGrizzly and FilterGrizzly LITE

MonoGrizzly is a powerful monophonic synthesizer delivering nasty and raw bass and synth sounds, right next to smooth resonant sounds using the charming filter. Up to 12 waveforms at once, the sonic possibilities are simply outstanding sounding. A clear and intuitive GUI allows for easy and fast use.

FilterGrizzly LITE is the powerful analog-modeled lowpass filter of the MonoGrizzly which offers you a smooth and charming filter with self-resonance and fuzz-drive. The clear and intuitive GUI allows you a very simple usage combined with outstanding sound.

MonoGrizzly is now available to purchase for the introductory price of 40 EUR until 10 February, 2011 (regular 50 EUR), FilterGrizzly LITE is free. Both are VST plug-ins for Windows.

Available products in the 2-year anniversary sale:

  • E-Play Divorce AU/VST – 25% off (until 10 February).
  • All Sylenth1 soundsets – 20% off (until 10 February).
  • Bass-ID sample-pack – 50% off (until 28 February, then discontinued).

More information: CFA-Sound

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  • chico

    wtf! monogrizzly eats up my whole 2,8 ghz cpu! every patch! even bigger synths don’t use so much cpu.

  • @Chico, is that the demo version? Doing about 30% on my duo core, seems steep yeah…

  • Usually the MonoGrizzly eating nearly nothing – there is only a prob by using it in Ableton Live, which is certainly based on Live itself.

    During the beta-testing, all testers haven`t big cpu-usages or probs. As example on my studio pc with i7-920 cpu the MonoGrizzly eats in Reaper 1,67%, in Cubase ~3%, so very low, but in Live around 20% – and 10 times more than in the other DAWs, thats very strange, and how certainly through ableton itself.
    Also on my laptop with an old Intel T3200 cpu it eats only 3% in reaper.

    But there will surely coming in the next days a update for this issue.

  • So the reason if find, for the heavy cpu-usage. At first, from my side as main test daw was used Reaper, MonoGrizzly version 1.0 eat there with using all features 1,67% cpu – looks quiet low, so all was fine there, but parallel the same version eats in Ableton Live up to 20% – so strange difference, so if Reaper didn`t showed the hole time false cpu results the 1.0 version wouldn`t be released like they was. So sorry for this bad cpu-trouble there.

    Through that comes this night/tomorrow an update to version 1.2, which saves a lot of cpu, specially based on overworking(again…) the hole circuit and reduce the quality-settings a little bit, like back from 64 bit internal to 32 bit, instead 4x now 2x oversampling, and only 1 oversampling stage instead of 2. But the biggest difference comes now through an overwork on the oscillators, if now a waveform/slave-osc is not “on” its now really offline instead of a kind of sleeping mode than before, this saves a lot, specially on patches which using not all 12 waveforms/slave-oscs.

    Short summary of the cpu-usage differents from 1.1. to 1.2.:

    REAPER – all waveforms with FuzzDrive: -29,5%
    REAPER – all waveforms without FuzzDrive: -12,5%
    REAPER – one waveform without FuzzDrive: -70,5%

    LIVE – all waveforms with FuzzDrive: -31%
    LIVE – all waveforms without FuzzDrive: -19%
    LIVE – one waveform without FuzzDrive: -73%

    Specially to see on the init patch(one waveform only) a heavy reduction. Overall the maximum cpu-usage is reduced about ~30% and the minimal cpu-usage(init/one waveform only) ~70%.

    And the 1.2 version comes also with a new feature(duo-phonic mode) and a new price.

    Cheers CYF

  • Dylan
  • @Dylan, you didn’t honestly expect it to perfectly model a $1,599 USD hardware synth, right?

  • alex murphy

    i own the hardware and must admit that the plugin has NOTHING in common with the hardware (except the gui).

    so it’s not really a clone dylan, just a gui-rip.

  • i do not own the hw ( unfortunately :argh: but i will ! ) but i think i’ll get this vst . specially for distorted bass-leads i like it simple , no fancy effects no bells and whistles and this thing looks like a good one ( or a few ) trick ( s ) pony for pulling out some raw , fat stuff quickly and effectively

    btw , after lolling half an hour about Dylan’s comment , i have to admit that he’s got maybe a point here , i mean gui apart are they many synths – either hw or hw – around with multi waveform available together per osc ?

    would be nice tough a simple unison to get some extrafat sound out of this sober guy :yep:


  • v1.5 –

    Yes it was inspired on the SE-1X, through the brilliant layout there, with this 4in1 osc model, but it was not concepted as directly clone, through some time-pressure some planed features (before 1.0 release) was canceled, and so the striped-down version looks un-willed closer as planed to the SE-1X, but now with the 1.5 version it`s near there where it should be.

    And now also the cpu usage is on a good level, still angry about the reaper cpu bug, showen 2%, but being 25-30% on version 1.0.

    Currently v1.5 is there much much more gentle to the cpu, also the load time is quite shorter.

    Unisio, hmmm perhaps in 2.0? ;) Still mention about the update plans, if only feature additions or completly re-design.

    Cheers ;)

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