20 November 2008.
PROTON3 review by John Connor from USA
John is a producer/dj
Like: Amazing refill. Great rotary control,
more user friendly for the guys that don't know all
the intricacies of tweaking and molding synths but still
want to have great sound... they give you great sounds
to use as foundations and are easily changeable to your
favor, this refill in particular is probably the best
put together and executed.
I have bought many refills out there, this one is definitely
one of the best... I also have bought MATRIX, the pre-cursor
to Analogue Monsters 3. That was also very impressive,
apparently an older release but still good for me.
Dislike: Wish there was just more size to it,
wish it could had more; but the quality is there so
that's OK. Perhaps maybe a little more with the combinator
leads and bass lines, try to make some more preforumulated
sounds that actually match the sounds in house or electro,
instead of all the trancy stuff that everyone already
has been doing. Otherwise, great; go buy it!
Grade: 5 points - excellent, highly recommended!
is the biggest magazine for music and computers worldwide
in German language. Björn Morgenstern has reviewed
our two refills, Cybervox
The final conclusion is "Sehr Gut" :-)
German readers, you can read
he full review here! You can also listen
to some demo sounds, created by Björn.
Björn sent a brief summary in English:
"Similarly to Analogue Monsters these two refills
are high quality refills. All sample contents are carefully
looped and matched. There are no fillers and the combinator
patches are really useful.
Pro.Ton3 is grown up to a big "Oscillator-Library".
The new Analog-Chorus Oscillators are very fine and sound
excellent warm and alive. The idea, i.e. sampling sounds
dry and with the original Roland/Boss vintage chorus effect,
and bringing it together in the combinator, is a great
concept. There are many possibilities for creating your
own sounds too.
Cybervox is somewhat more special, but just as well
as Pro.Ton3. Focused on vocalsounds and vocodering based
on Yamaha FS1R and Reason vocoder there are many possibilities
for playing a lot of sounds or playing around with the
special programmed vocoder-combis. Personally I am really
excited about the synthetic vocal-pads and the magic-key
(B1 key from keyboard) for freeze the vocoder signal.
So, overall we gave without hesitation a "Very
good" for both Refills and you can't make anything
wrong for that purchase price."