The Gmedio Gforce has been installed on my system for a few months now. I really like the sounds that it produces. They are pretty rich and warm sounds for the most part. But there are a few sounds that I really don’t like because they sound really light, thin and plastic like. Almost like it belongs on a toy piano that you can buy at Kmart. So I choose to stay away from those sounds because I wont have a chance to make it in the music industry using sounds that aren’t high quality and fit right with the rest of the sounds and instruments that I am using in my productions.
As far as how good the Gmedia Gforce works, it runs good. I think it locked up on me one time , but that was when my computer had a pretty bad malware attack and a few programs started getting real buggy on me. But im pretty sure that If you have a stable system you wont have to worry about it going crazy on you or locking up. Also, you can pretty much use the Gmedia Gforce with almost any application that’s on the market. it’s a pretty universal software that is really stable. But as for the reason why any of us would get it is for the sounds that it produces. I feel the sounds good be better, there are some really good ones though that I like a lot. But there are more cheap sounding ones that I expected. It took away to go through the sounds because it comes with a good collection of them and it will keep you occupied for a little while. But once you get to certain ones, you will know why I don’t like some of them. But you can be the judge, most of the sounds are just not fat enough for me though.
I have had no compatibility issues using this plugin on a Macbook with Logic 9 and Ableton 8. As for the manual, I have never referenced it. The great thing about these virtual reproductions of vintage synths is that once you learn the basics of synthesizers, you really don't need to know much else. Yes, the general configuration and setup is simple enough if you are comfortable with the typical synthesizer interface (i.e. LFO, waveform, attack/decay settings). All of the knobs and functions appear right before you, so navigating the Imposcar is a breeze.
The plugin works great. It is quick to change sounds/patches and it responds perfectly with my Maudio Axiom keyboard. So far this plugin has never crashed in Logic 9. As for Ableton, I am having problems with that software, but I don't believe it is the Imposcar's fault as it happens with different plugins as well. When it comes to getting vintage (and sometimes cheezy) sounds, this thing sounds pretty good. I find myself drifting towards this plugin for fun, but I wouldn't say its in my top, go to arsenal. The sounds are nice, but some of the presets don't sound all that warm. I have never played the real Oscar synth, but I imagine it sounds pretty full being that it is analog. This however shows a little weakness, but its still very usable and fun to toy with. So for performance, I give it an 8 out of 10. I have been using this synth for about a year.
What I like most about this plugin is the interface. Its a nice basic synth interface, but the real nice thing is the little window on the right. When you adjust a knob, the window shows what that knob is and the exact amount of adjustment you have set it to. That's so much nicer than having to "eyeball" where the knob was when you made a good sound and forgot to save it, or if you just want to know how much of one parameter you adjusted. What I don't like about it is some of the sounds are kinda weak. Again, not horrible, but I have many other plugins that would win in a fight. I paid around $100 for this guy which is not that bad. If you are on a budget and you want a decent synth to start of with, this is a good choice. I have no idea how close this plugin is to the real deal so I can't rate its precision but for the sounds I give it an 8 out of 10. I have tried a slew of other synths and I find this one to be on the lower half of my favorites. I probably wouldn't buy this synth again just because I don't use it that much.
Lightweight and perfectly stable under cubase vst32/XP, once installed, is less than a minute, and let the music!
5 years of use, so I had other synths on hand too.
Plus: simulation of the Oscar, I have never heard of the hardware time I did not know if the emulation is realistic but whatever ... impOSCar is just the KING of "analos" my set-up, without hesitation. Whatever the type of sound, bass, lead ... ALWAYS place it in the mix is a crazy thing, the presence, grain, heat ... while he did it! it is a joy to triturate its virtual pots and hear live these oscillators living under your ears, with the fishery totally organic it always leaves my other synths away in the background.
The least what least?
A unique synth for that price, I want every day
- What is so special that you like most and least?
the sound of the PWM, it is downright cool, I would even say it out best I've heard in pwm vsti ...
the sawtooth are aliaisés spa and it well: '(
the chorus sounds a bit messy too, damage
- How would you rate the quality / price?
more than adequate
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...