Showing posts with label GSi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GSi. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Intro to "Child in time" played with GSi VB3-II

video upload by Guido Scognamigli

"The intro to "Child in time" by Deep Purple played with GSi VB3-II - original record version.
Get VB3-II at:
Download the preset from the cloud (license owners only)."

Monday, May 08, 2023

GSi Model D6 introdction

video upload by

"Model D6 is a physical modeling Clavine emulator for Windows, macOS and iOS.
It's available as VST, VST3, AU, AUv3 and Standalone.
Please visit:"

"It was back in the fifties when German inventor Ernst Zacharias invented one of the funkiest keyboards of all times. At first the intention was to make a portable version of a harpsichord, but it soon developed into one of the most used keyboards in rock and pop music. You will surely recognize it in the famous pop song "Superstition", and in many other funky songs of the seventies. Many crime movies and TV shows of the 70's and the early 80's had music themes based on funky accompaniments made with the D6, a slap bass and drums. This instrument can reproduce the sound of an electric guitar and can be treated with the same effects used by guitarists (wah-wah, distortion, phaser, chorus, etc.) for both rhythmic and melodic textures, since it is actually based on a set of 60 strings and two humbucker pickups very similar to those used in electric guitars.

The sound engine of GSi Model D6 comes from the exact same code that powers the GSi Gemini and the Crumar Seven as well as the Crumar Mojo 61. Some more parameters have been added to the model in order to make the instrument sound even more versatile and adjustable to personal taste.

Main features

Physical Modeling engine (no samples)
Full Polyphony (60 strings)
Authentic string sympathetic resonances
Authentic recreation of the 4 D6 filters
Two Pickups with adjustable positions
Authentic damper lever
String quality setting
Hammer Tip quality setting
Wool damper quality setting (Release length)
Responds to pitch bender (Whammy bar mod)
Responds to aftertouch (string tapping overpressure)
Built-in Wah-Wah effect modeled after the famous JH-1 pedal
Wah-Wah can be modulated by LFO, Dynamics or via Midi CC message
Built-in Phaser effect modeled after the famous Phase 90 pedal
Built-in Amplifier simulator with 5 models (Twin, JCM, AC, RJC and Bass)
Amp Distortion and pickup feedback
Built-in Stereo Delay effect
Built-in Stereo Reverb effect
Built-in programmer with unlimited Programs
Embedded user's' manual
Available as Stand-alone application and audio plugin
Very low CPU and RAM usage"

Sunday, December 18, 2022

GSi Drum-80 - 80s Drum Emulator

video upload by Genuine Soundware

"GSi Drum-80 is the new plugin from GSi that recreates the typical drum setup of th eearly 80's where an electronic drum set was used along with acoustic cymbals."

"We all know and use electronic drums today, but at the beginning of the 80's the first electronic drums were a real novelty that revolutionized not only the sound of music of those years, but also the workflow in the recording studio. Many producers preferred to record the sound of electronic drums rather than acoustic drums because it saved time and money, avoiding having to mount microphones, find the right positions, spend hours equalizing and correcting the recorded material. With an electronic drum set it was quicker: it was enough to connect the cables and maybe find the right sound for the song, which was a perfect scenario especially for many low-cost productions, for example those of pop music.

The first electronic drums were completely analog, they generated the sounds of the drums using only a few elements such as an oscillator and a white noise generator, plus a couple of envelopes and a filter. The sound wasn't exactly realistic but it was peculiar, and perfect for creating certain sounds never heard before.

The downside was that electronic drums could only generate the sound of drums but not cymbals. For this reason, the sound of real cymbals was recorded alongside the sound of electronic drums. This kind of setup was also used live quite often. It was common to see a drummer on stage playing the typical hexagonal pads but combined with a set of real cymbals.

GSi Drum-80 reproduces that exact scenario. It contains two separate sound engines that can play at the same time. One engine recreates the sounds of the famous electronic drum module known as the Simmons SDS-V (very similar to the later SDS-8 model); at the same time, the exclusive GSi WLF Engine plays a multi-sample of real cymbals recorded exclusively for Drum-80.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

GSi Gemini (desktop version) synth demo

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Paolo Z-Plane

"GSi Gemini (desktop version) synth demo, first day of use.
Audio recorded straight from the synth output, no additional processing added"

via GSi

GSi Gemini - Introduction video

Published on Sep 24, 2015

"GSi introduces the 'Gemini', a powerful sound module available in three different formats: as an expansion board for the DMC-122, as a stand-alone rackmount unit or as a table-top module.

The Gemini features 2 independent DSP engines, 15 synthesis types, 11 effect processors, 128 presets, full MIDI control, wi-fi connectivity and editing via a web-application that runs in a conventional web browser.

Please visit for more details.

Music composed and performed by Max Tempia.
All sounds and effects, except drums, come from the GSi Gemini."

Gemini Features:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The GSi DMC-122 Dual Midi Console Keyboard Controller

Published on Feb 18, 2015 zioguido

GSi DMC-122 - Live Demo with Max Tempia

Published on Jan 23, 2015

"In this short video, Max Tempia uses the DMC-122 in what can be an example of a live situation where the USB port of the DMC-122 is connected to a small netbook running the Editor and playing the VB3-II sound, and MIDI OUT 2 is connected to a PC running Cubase that plays a sequence (drum and bass) and allows to play some virtual instruments. Max can switch between instruments by using drawbars and buttons on the DMC-122 control panel."

via GSi

"Your dream controller

Have you ever dreamed of the perfect MIDI controller for the studio,
the stage and every kind of instrument you wish to play?
Your dream has just come true.

More than just a MIDI controller

The GSi DMC-122 not only is a very solid yet portable dual manual MIDI controller with an organ-style interface.
It offers a full set of features that you won't find in no other controller.
It's a dual manual organ. It's a dual keyboard controller. It's a MIDI mixer, a control surface.

Your creativity's new home.

20 Drawbars, 6 Potentiometers.
1 Encoder, 22 buttons.
1 multiple button.
Pitch bender and modulation wheel.
Two 61-key "waterfall" keybeds
with Channel aftertouch.

Everything totally programmable.

4 individual MIDI outputs.
1 USB-MIDI connection.
2 inputs for continuous pedals.
Assignable sustain pedal input.
Power for your USB device.

Connects to your musical world.

Not only a mute keyboard

The GSi DMC-122 comes with a software editor application compatible with Windows and OS X. The editor allows to edit every single control and all global options, store and organize up to 32 complete setups, create and store three custom velocity curves, and much more.

At the simple press of a button, the editor program becomes the sound engine for the DMC-122 offering the sound of VB3 Version 2.

This means that the DMC-122 is not only a 'mute' MIDI controller. It can be your next full featured dual manual tonewheel organ simulator. And everything is based on the most realistic Hammond B3® simulation ever.

More voice to the choir

On the back of the DMC-122 there's an expansion slot. If no expansion is installed, the cover offers the fourth MIDI output. When filled with our powerful DSP engine the DMC-122 becomes a stand-alone keyboard bringing you the best of the most realistic physically modeled and sampled sounds from the decennial experience of GSi. We care for your future

The DMC-122 software can be easily updated at any time thanks to the Editor's built-in upgrade function."


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