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GForce Future Retro Pack announced
GMEDIA Music has announced the limited availability of the GForce Future Retro Pack collection of GForce virtual instruments. This is a limited-edition collection that is only available approximately through the holidays, and distributed by M-Audio.
The GForce Future Retro Pack combines all of GMEDIA’s emulations of vintage keyboards in one affordable package.
These software instruments – Minimonsta:Melohman, The Oddity, impOSCar and M-Tron – bring back the sounds that defined an era–the Minimoog, ARP Odyssey, Oxford OSCAR and Mellotron, respectively.
The M-Tron is a recreation of the classic Mellotron popularized by artists such as The Beatles, Yes, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and The Moody Blues. It comes with over 2.5GB of real Mellotron samples including strings, choir, flutes, brass, and more.
The Minimonsta:Melohman is an emulation of the classic Minimoog that was at the forefront of the analog synth revolution and popularized by artists like Jan Hammer, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk. Enhancements include polyphony, programmability, morphing, additional LFO and ADSR, and delay.
The impOSCar is a reproduction of the classic OSCar synthesizer used by artists including Stevie Wonder, Billie Currie, BT, Keith Emerson and Geoff Downes. This legendary vintage synth has been reproduced to the last detail–along with some new innovations. Use it in stand-alone or host mode.
The Oddity is an emulation of the classic ARP Odyssey popularized by artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Styx, Ultravox and Portishead. Modern improvements include programmability, preset morphing, host-syncable LFO and automation. Use it in stand-alone mode (Mac/PC) or as a plug-in for most popular host applications.
The GForce Future Retro Pack is available only now through the holidays at the bundle price of $449.95 US (a $520 value).
More information: GMEDIA website