GForce Software has announced the release of the Virtual String Machine (VSM) Expansion Pack for its VSM instrument for Windows and Mac.
Containing 18 new instruments, 60 sample sets, including the iconic GX-1, Polymoog Vox Humana & ARP Quadra and over 400 new patches, the VSM Expansion Pack offers fresh inspiration by extending the range of tones now available to registered VSM owners.
VSM Expansion Pack features
- 18 classic and rare string machines.
- 60 individual sample sets.
- 400+ Patch library.
- 49 notes, each individually sampled and looped.
- Layer Expansion sounds with the original library.
- Over 2.5GB of data.
- Alternative GUI.
The Expansion Pack is available to purchase for the introductory price of £49.99 GBP inc VAT until January 31st, 2014.
More information: GForce / VSM Expansion Pack
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on Nov 15, 2013
iZotope has announced that the Iris Synths sound library is available to download at no cost.
Deep within the four gigabytes of the Iris Sound Library, there lies a treasure trove of samples from vintage and extremely rare synths.
Lovingly recorded by our friends at GForce software, these samples include the sounds of legendary favorites like the ARP 2500, EMS VCS3, the Korg PS3100, the Yamaha CS-80, and the Logan String Melody. Our Synths sound library brings these beloved synths into the spotlight, mixing and matching their harmonics to create a broad array of “hybrid” instruments that reimagine your synth possibilities.
The result? Highly musical synth patches for Iris that are ready to roll into your next song…for free!
iZotope has also announced the Iris Cookbook, a free digital book featuring different recipes designed to help you explore some of the musical possibilities Iris has to offer, from spectral selections to special effects.
Want to create that iconic Phat Bass sound? Achieve the perfect Classic Wobble?
This cookbook will help you add flavor to your Drum, Bass, Guitar tracks and even more using Iris.
Download the free Iris Cookbook and the follow-along Iris Cookbook presets.
More information: iZotope / Iris
GForce Software has announced the release of 64-bit versions of its Minimonsta and Oddity virtual synthesizer instruments for Windows and Mac.
We’re pleased to announce that 32/64-bit versions of Minimonsta and Oddity are finally released and now sit proudly alongside the previously launched 32/64-bit impOSCar2, VSM and M-Tron Pro.
Registered users of these instruments will find the new versions already allocated to their user accounts, while any new purchasers will have the 32/64-bit versions automatically allocated to their account following purchase.
Demo versions of Minimonsta, Oddity & impOSCar2 have also been updated accordingly and can be downloaded via their respective instrument sections.
Thank you for your patience during the lengthy 64-bit development process and last, but certainly not least, to those who helped us during this epic development task!
More information: GForce Software
Monomo Sound Design has released Fractals, a soundset for the impOSCar2 software synthesizer by GForce Software.
- Main set of 145 sound presets.
- Chords set of 12 sounds using the chord function.
- Arps set of 12 sounds using the arppegiator function.
- MIDI Chords are a set of 53 chords in MIDI format, for use with the chord function.
- All sounds make good use of the Modulation Wheel settings.
- All sounds have the “Delay” effects OFF by default.
- Only 50% of sounds use the “Chorus” effect. The other 50% use no effects at all.
The soundset costs $12 USD.
More information: Monomo Sound Design
GForce Software has introduced The Streetly Tapes Vol 2, a new add-on for the M-Tron Pro virtual Mellotron instrument for Windows and Mac.
Streetly Tapes for M-Tron Pro Vol2 is the perfect compliment to the previous Vol1 Expansion Pack and in our opinion is an essential add-on for all M-Tron Pro owners.
Curated from the original Mellotron® tape archives, Volume 2 combines a mixture of rare gems and definitive versions of celebrated, legendary and renowned tones, designed to berate life into your compositions 8 seconds at a time.
The Streetly Tapes Vol 2 features
- A GForce Software and Streetly Electronics collaboration.
- Tape banks from the original UK ‘Tron masters.
- Derived from original EMI tape-stock.
- 24 carefully curated sounds for M-Tron Pro.
- 35 notes per tape bank.
- Exclusively available via download – 600MB.
- 100s of patches, many from luminaries including Jem Godfrey (Frost), Dave Spiers and Tony Durkin.
The Streetly Tapes Vol 2 expansion costs £59.99 GBP inc. VAT.
More information: GForce / The Streetly Tapes Vol 2
Ohm Force has announced its 37th Ohm Studio Collab Weekend scheduled for March 29th, 2013.
This week, everybody will use a great synth included in Ohm Studio’s default arsenal. Participants will have the choice between different projects, each of them named after one of GForce Oddity’s presets. This particular preset will serve as a basis for the musicians in the project to build a collaboratively inspired track. Of course, switching projects during and after sessions will be possible, as easily as joining and leaving a chatroom.
Newcomers are required to download and install Ohm Studio, create an account and log in between 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM (GMT). Red_Force and Jamie will be waiting for people here.
More information: Ohm Studio
Gforce Software has released the OrchesTron Expansion Pack, a sound library for the M-Tron Pro virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.
As the name suggests, it’s an add-on pack for M-Tron Pro users with sounds recorded from the ultra rare and ultra desirable Orchestron optical playback instrument.
The Orchestron is an optical playback instrument manufactured in the 1970s. It generated sounds based on the same technology as the Optigan but instead of having a rhythm and effects section, it simply focussed on providing a single sound spread across the keyboard.
OrchesTron Expansion Pack features
- Only available via Download.
- 12 New tape banks all looped.
- 35 Notes per tape bank.
- Extremely rare sounds.
- Over 100 New MTP Patches.
The expansion is available to purchase for £19.99 GBP inc. VAT.
More information: Gforce Software / OrchesTron Expansion Pack
GForce Software has released Re-Tron, a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
Re-Tron for Reason is based on GForce Software’s M-Tron Pro instrument.
Remaining faithful to the 35 note 8 second limitation of the original instrument, Re-Tron gives you direct access to 25 premium tape banks from the original British Mellotron® manufacturer and makers of the magnificent M4000, Streetly Electronics.
Use Re-Tron either as straightforward playback device for these iconic sounds, or, via the dual-layer and comprehensive editing features, create your own bespoke, hybrid ‘tron patches which inject all the character from days gone by without the expense of owning and maintaining an original instrument.
Based on the multi-award winning M-Tron Pro, Re-Tron offers several unique features, including several tape banks that have never previously been released in any digital format, as well as the back-panel Modulation Inputs & Outputs and CV Gate control that Reason affords.
- 35 Notes of ‘tron goodness.
- Tape reverse.
- Tape half speed.
- Dual Layer capability for mixing sounds.
- Comprehensive synthesis section for each layer.
- Multimode filter for each layer.
- Global Delay and Ensemble Effects.
- Flexible back panel routing providing a raft of cross-modulation options.
- Twenty five exclusive ‘Tron tape banks: Cello, Choir (8 Voice Mixed), Church Organ, Clarinet, Combined Choir, Electric Guitar, Female Choir, Flute, French Horn, GC3 Brass, Glock & Bells, Lowrey & Leslie, M300B Violins, M400 Vibes, Male Choir, Mandolin, Miller Brass, Orchestra, Piano, Pump Organ, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Violins, Wineglass, Woodwind.
The Re-Tron Rack Extension is available from Propellerhead for the introductory price of 59 EUR/$75 USD.
More information: GForce Software / Re-Tron at Propellerhead Store