Do You Use G-Force MiniMonsta?

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Do You Use G-Force MiniMonsta?

Post by o0o » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:13 am

does it work well in Live?

and does it really come with 6000 patches?
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Post by sweetjesus » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:19 am

i used to use it but it kinda lacked a bit of life i thought.. i went and bought a Minimoog Voyager and I've not looked back..

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Post by tw1nstates » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:24 am

I use it and I think it's pretty good.

Asforlacking life, hmmm, seemskinda lively to me. I also love their oddity synth. Bought the other Va thy mke nut rarely use it.

Chech the demo out perhaps? It does have a lot of patches, no sure about 6K but quite a few.

Bit sucky on a mac. Some patches seem to kill my core 2 duo macbook. . .

Only in ableton of course! Logic it works fine.. . .

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Post by mr.adl » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:59 am

I use it a lot, really love it and works nice in Ableton :D

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Post by hrmnk » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:21 am

i prefer the arturia minimoog V

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Post by blank » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:26 am

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Post by polyslax » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:01 pm

Yup, great synth imo, bought it the day it was released.
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Post by Precision » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:03 pm

I've only used the Arturia one, but it's pretty nice. Maybe demo both and see what tickles your fancy most :)
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Post by Macrostructure » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:25 pm

I have a problem with dropped MIDI assignment with Minimonsta in Live 6 and 7, but not Live 5 or with other hosts. Arturia and Ableton are aware of this, can replicate it, but have not fixed it yet. You might want to try the demo and wait before buying, although no-one else seems to be reporting this bug.

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Post by polyslax » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:29 pm

Macrostructure wrote:I have a problem with dropped MIDI assignment with Minimonsta in Live 6 and 7, but not Live 5 or with other hosts. Arturia and Ableton are aware of this, can replicate it, but have not fixed it yet. You might want to try the demo and wait before buying, although no-one else seems to be reporting this bug.
Minimonsta or MinimoogV?

Minimonsta is by GForce, MinimoogV is by Arturia.
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Post by Macrostructure » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:35 pm

polyslax wrote:
Macrostructure wrote:I have a problem with dropped MIDI assignment with Minimonsta in Live 6 and 7, but not Live 5 or with other hosts. Arturia and Ableton are aware of this, can replicate it, but have not fixed it yet. You might want to try the demo and wait before buying, although no-one else seems to be reporting this bug.
Minimonsta or MinimoogV?

Minimonsta is by GForce, MinimoogV is by Arturia.
Yes, my mistake, I have G-Force Minimonsta. Apart from the bug I think it's a better synth than the MiniMoogV, although as a duplication of the original I can't comment.

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Post by o0o » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:44 pm

this vid intrigued me

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=b9kvtGSaw0k



but this one worried me

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=tRQ4R-krC ... re=related


it would be a real shame for ableton and minimonsta to not mix well together, the more I see about minimonsta the more incredible it seems as a creative tool, perfect emulation notwithstanding.
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Post by Winston » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:52 pm

Yes it's awesome. I play it live all the time. It amazes people how phat it sounds and that it comes from a computer. One of the best synths to use on stage along with other live instruments.

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Post by anti-banausic » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:44 pm

The thing about the 6K patches is that they are counting variations of patches.

Minimonsta uses a user-definable octave of keys to "morph" parameters within a patch. While I LOVE this synth, it is a little bit of over-the-top marketing because they claim that the morph from each key in the octave counts as another "patch", while really they are just variations on a single patch IMHO.

Anyway. Kick ass synth. Love it.
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Post by beats me » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:53 pm

sweetjesus wrote:i used to use it but it kinda lacked a bit of life i thought.. i went and bought a Minimoog Voyager and I've not looked back..
Are you saying a $2,500 hardware synth sounds better than a $150 plugin? I don't believe you.

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