SM Pro Audio V-Machine Stand Alone VST Player

The SM Pro Audio V-Machine looks like a micro competitor to the Muse Research Receptor. It’s a $599 box that allows you to load a few VSTs into it and then play without a computer. If you load more than one VST in you can chain them into layers for more complex sounds. From what I read there is “control figuration” software for Windows/Mac with Linux coming soon. However, I believe the hardware box only accepts Windows VST plug-ins (am I right?). Could this be a way to get Windows VSTs playable on a Mac (other than using Bootcamp/Parallels)?

I think price is going to make or break this thing. If they can eventually get these down to $399 I can see justifying it as useful purchase. The problem is at any higher price you could just get a PC laptop. SM Pro Audio also has two more V-Machines coming out at a later date including a a Pedal type device (V-Pedal) and higher powered V-Rack rackmount version.

* External hardware host for Windows plugins (VST instruments and effects)
* Banks, presets (incl. chaining, layering, splitting) can be edited with the V-Machine or the host software
* Create synth layers and chain them with effects
* Connect nearly every MIDI-Controller to the V-Machine
* Multiple VSTi’s can be combined
* MIDI learn functions included
* All effect and synth chains can be switched latency free
* USB-Ports for copy protection dongles
* Use software samplers and stream its content from any USB drive
* sensor to adjust the display’s contrast automatically

My guess is you won’t find these advertised over at KVR (Muse Research owns KVR).

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4 thoughts on “SM Pro Audio V-Machine Stand Alone VST Player”

  1. If you stick the Nepheton, Drumazon, and ABL2 in it will the Hardware/Live PA/ TB/TR purest still laugh at you for using software? I dont think they will notice as long as you saturate the ABL2 with distortion. ;)

  2. All joking aside, this would be nice to set up the KORG Legacy stuff in and have it sit on top of the new M-3. Off topic but I got a real gear boner for the M-3 since not only it can load a RADIAS expansion card, but some synth nerd converted all microkorg and MS-2000 patches to RADIAS files. Plus it samples, not just loads them. Stick the Legacy Analog edition in this SM Pro Audio V-Machine Stand Alone VST Player ad you almost got yourself an OASYS..go ahead ..flame me Analoggers. Stick the Wavestation and m-1 Vsts in that bad boy too. M-1 VST is the shiznit!

    Ya gotta love digital too.

  3. I don’t get the 1x mini jack input.
    So can I load it with, say, Devastator or Timeless and use it as FX box while DJing?

  4. Sure you can load it with effects and use if for real cool filtering while djing, I was running FABFILTER on it yesterday as well as many other effects.

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