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SM Pro Audio now shipping V-Machine VST Player

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SM Pro Audio V-Machine

SM Pro Audio has announced it is now shipping the V-Machine, a compact VST/VSTi hardware playback module designed to take plug-ins on the road or into the studio and access them directly without a computer.

Multiple plug-ins can be loaded into bank/preset memories of the V-Machine for immediate access and combined into chains, splits, and layers to create extremely rich and unique sounds. Full external MIDI controller support allows users access to available loaded plug-in parameter controls such as virtual dials, switches, and faders.

V-Machine features

  • External hardware host for Windows plugins (VST instruments and effects).
  • Create synth layers and chain them with effects.
  • Multiple VSTi’s can be combined.
  • Banks, presets (incl. chaining, layering, splitting) can be edited with the V-Machine or the host software.
  • All effect and synth chains can be switched latency free.
  • Use software samplers and stream its content from any USB drive.
  • Connect nearly every MIDI-Controller to the V-Machine.
  • MIDI learn functions included.
  • USB-Ports for external peripherals.
  • Sensor to adjust the display’s contrast automatically.

The V-Machine is now available for $599 USD.

Visit SM Pro Audio for more information.

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  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    Some interesting comments on the V-Machine at Create Digital Music: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2008/11/19/v-machine-dedicated-hardware-for-vsts-for-us599/

  • damncoldoutside

    Spank my booty and call me Mammy, but why would I spend 2X what it would cost to buy real PC hardware? Which, BTW, can be used for multiple functions, while this box will be obsolete once anything in the software world changes.

    Incidentally, does this thing even support 64bit and VST version 3? If not, then it’s already obsolete. Plus, if I’m going to blow $599 on hardware, I’d rather get a mac mini.

    Oh, and the specs are really anemic, like 1gb RAM, and the dreaded minijacks for audio I/O. I think this box is headed for the graveyard of failed ideas, right quick, like a month or two.

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