Instrument Quotes

Artist feedback on our instruments

Computer Music Magazine

"There's little to fault here, and much to get excited about, making this a worthy successor to M-Tron. Great work GForce!" PERFORMANCE AWARD."

Computer Music Magazine

Rick Wakeman - Minimonsta

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"There's simply nothing out there that comes close to this little beauty."

Rick Wakeman

Steve Winwood - Minimonsta

"I closed my eyes and could not believe it was not the real thing."

Steve Winwood (Traffic, Spencer Davis, Solo Artist)

Yorkie - Minimonsta

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"THE authentic sounds of the Minimoog, with added brainwarp factor 10 functionality. The ability to morph patches is an absolute delight."

Yorkie (Producer & Artist)

Fraser T Smith

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"I use the Oddity for effects so it usually comes in at the end of the songwriting process. There's a fantastic preset called Kamikaze which I use for builds etc.

Then I use the impOSCar for some dancey stuff, MIDI sync'd arpeggiation and stuff like that."

Fraser T Smith (Craig David, Plan B, Mutya, Kano)

Trent Reznor

"I bought the Oddity and ImpOSCar a few months ago and couldn't believe how great they were."

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)

Billy Currie - VSM

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"Receiving the VSM coincided nicely with the start of my new album and I was looking forward to it because I thought it was a great idea to have all these instruments together. I also felt like working with just the piano and string synth for coming up with ideas. Something I used to do in the past, especially when working with a band.

It was amazing to hear the Elka Rhapsody again and the Yamaha SS-30 but it is also good to hear all the other ones that are in there. I always loved the Oberheim sound so I have utilised the Xpander sounds.

The Solina was an instrument I didn't really get on with in the seventies, too silky, but interesting to go back to now!

I do admit though that I did not have a great relationship with the Yamaha SS-30 initially. Yamaha gave the gear to Ultravox in 1979-80 so I didn't say "No thanks". I must admit it does sound flipping brilliant in the VSM though - Nice One!"

Billy Currie (Ultravox)

Darius Keeler - Minimonsta

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"I have owned a Minimoog for about 10 years, in which time it has become an important part of the Archive sound. I never had the Minimoog MIDI converted so i was more than happy when i got the Minimonsta.

My first impression was that of relief. The important thing about the Minimoog is that it is RAW, no frills and always leaves an unforgetable mark on a tune (especially the bottom end ).

The Minimonsta has definitely achieved this and a whole lot more. If you delve in to it as i have you can go to outer space, especially with the automation in logic.

There really are no limits to this software and you can really create you own sound rather than it always sounding like a Minimoog.

A must have piece of software for any progressive, electronica bands."

Darius Keeler (Archive)

Dean Coleman - Oddity

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"I love the sick sound designs you can do on the Oddity and the automation is super-tight within Logic. Definitely gets a lot of use from me!"

Dean Coleman (DJ, Remixer & Producer)

Will Gregory - Minimonsta

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"The ability to sculpt the sound using both hands makes the Minimonsta a real musical instrument, rather than just a programming tool."

Will Gregory (Goldfrapp)