GForce Software Minimonsta RTAS VSTi v1.06  

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Simply put, the Minimonsta:Melohman is a Minimoog emulation on steroids. Whereas until now the numerous Minimoog clones have simply attempted to copy the original instrument and add the odd one or two features such as polyphony and another LFO, the Minimonsta takes a radically different look at an early vintage masterpiece.

The original instrument was manufactured between 1971 and 1982 and was an instant classic thanks to it's musician friendly logical layout, tactile front panel, warm oscillators and powerful 24dB lowpass filter. In it's time 13,000 were sold but in keeping with many other classic instruments, if you want one now, be prepared to pay handsomely.

The Minimonsta is a highly detailed and accurate emulation of this original instrument which operates on two levels.

Firstly, on the Mini level you have all the features and sounds of the Minimoog including accurate waveforms, a painstakingly accurate resonant filter, snappy ADS envelope generators and the wonderful Mini loop-feedback function. Using just these parameters, the Minimonsta has a huge tonal range from fat to fierce and from searing to razor sharp sizzles. However, there is also another dark side to the beast, and here's it's possible to unleash a full-on Monsta.

Here, it's possible to assign an LFO to almost any original Mini parameter, assign MIDI modulation to any original Mini parameter, and dynamically morph between twelve patches within a Meta-Patch thanks to the unique Melohman octave. It's also possible to intelligently randomise sounds and take what's essentially a simple synth into hitherto uncharted territory.


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