GForce Intros Re-Tron Rack Extension – A Virtual Mellotron For Reason

GForce Software has introduced Re-Tron, a virtual Mellotron Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

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.

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Touch Digital Controllers impOSCar2 MIDI Controller (Unboxing Video & Overview))

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Yesterday, music controller startup Touch Digital Controllers announced a dedicated controller for the new ImpOSCar2 software synthesizer, the aptly named ImpOSCar2 Controller.

Here are a couple of videos that offer a little more insight into the new ImpOSCar2 Controller: an unboxing video and an overview/demo video.  Continue reading

impOSCar2 Now Available & It ‘Still Screams Like A Bastard’

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GForce Software has a July 4th treat for Mac users – they’ve released impOSCar 2, noting that ‘the screaming bastard just became a corpulent teenager:

Some say we’ve behaved like over-protective parents, refusing to let our corpulent teenager out for fear of it bullying the other kids on the block. That may indeed be true but we’re finally pleased to announce that the Mac version of impOSCar2 is being given its independence.

There’s a Mac demo version here. The demo version is unlocked by purchasing a license.

With a little luck the PC version will follow before 2013 (joke) and will automatically be allocated to the account of anyone who purchases the Mac version.

The video above offers audio previews of impOSCar2 and comments from people involved in the development of the software synth. See the GForceSoftware YouTube channel for impOSCar2 tutorials.

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Dave Spiers Talks About The MTron Optiron Optigan Expansion Pack, His Weird Tech Fetishes

This video, from the Winter NAMM Show, features GForce Software’s Dave Spiers introducing the MTron Optitron expansion pack, which is based on a sampled Optigan.

We missed this when it came out – but Spiers may get the prize for “most entertaining NAMM demo guy,” and the Optitron Expansion Pack sound exceptionally groovy, too.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

via SonicState