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M-Audio Releases GForce Future Retro Pack

Limited-edition bundle includes all four GForce vintage synth emulations (December 02, 2005)

M-Audio, a leading provider of creative tools for computer-centric musicians, is proud to announce 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.

The GForce Future Retro Pack combines all of GForces expert 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.* In addition to being authentic in sound and function, these incredible emulations have the advantage of modern features like memory, additional modulation and new performance modes the original designers never dreamed of. They can be used alone or with most popular host software. Compatibility includes VST 2.0 (Mac/PC including VSTi), RTAS (Mac/PC) and Audio Units (Mac).

M-Tron. 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. Minimum system requirements for PC are Intel Pentium II 300MHz; 96MB RAM; Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP; VST 2.0 or RTAS-compatible host application for plug-in operation. Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are PowerMac G3; 128MB RAM; OS X; VST 2.0, RTAS, or Audio Unit-compatible host application for plug-in operation.


Minimonsta:Melohman. The Minimonsta:Melohman is an expert 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. Minimum system requirements for PC are Intel Pentium IV 1GHz; 64MB RAM; Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP; VST 2.0 or RTAS compatible host application for plug-in operation. Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are 1.25 GHz PowerMac G4; 128MB RAM; Mac OS X; VST 2.0, RTAS, or Audio Unit compatible host application for plug-in operation.

impOSCar. The impOSCar is a faithful 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 faithfully reproduced to the last detail?along with some new innovations. Use it in stand-alone or host mode. Minimum system requirements for PC are Intel Pentium III 500MHz; 64MB RAM; Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP; VST 2.0 or RTAS compatible host application for plug-in operation. Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are PowerMac G4; 64MB RAM; OS X; VST 2.0, RTAS, or Audio Unit compatible host application for plug-in operation.

The Oddity. The Oddity is a meticulous 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. Minimum system requirements for PC are Intel Pentium III 300MHz; 64MB RAM; Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP; VST 2.0 or RTAS compatible host application for plug-in operation. Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are PowerMac G4; 128MB RAM; Mac OS X; VST 2.0, RTAS, or Audio Unit compatible host application for plug-in operation.

The GForce Future Retro Pack is available only now through the holidays at the bundle price of $449.95 US (a $520 value).

About M-Audio
M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of creative tools for todays electronic musicians and audio professionals. Founded in 1988, M-Audio now has independent offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Japan, as well as independent distribution in most of the rest of the world. M-Audios ability to parlay advanced technology into affordable products has led the company to win some of the international audio communitys highest praise and awards. M-Audios mission of ?Redefining the Studio delivers new levels of control, virtualization and mobility that transform the way computer-centric musicians compose, perform and live their creative lives. In addition to manufacturing its own product lines like the popular Delta audio cards, Studiophile reference monitors and USB MIDI controllers, M-Audio also wholly owns Evolution Electronics, LTD., and distributes other best-of-class products such as Ableton Live, Way Out Ware TimewARP 2600, Wizoo Virtual Instruments, Glaresoft iDrum, iZotope processing solutions and GForce virtual vintage instruments. In 2002, the Company successfully launched a product line that brings professional-quality audio to the consumer electronics market.

 


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