4.7 / 5     (24 votes)
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Gigmate is an emulation of the  1981 Concertmate MG-1 synthesizer.

It uses side by side monophonic & polyphonic modes that gives you 3 oscillators under each key and can lead to some amazing and unique sounds.
  • Monosynth with Polyphonic string section.
  • Quirky features which first showed up on the 1981 Concertmate MG-1 are properly implemented.
  • The GUI overlays a complex audio processing algorithm giving the Gigmate an authentic analog sound.
  • Midi Learn for all parameters; Patch memory system with full library.
  • Sample & Hold , Ring Modulation, Osc sync, audio frequency LFO, and more besides...
Provenscroll Nov 25 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 25 2022
This synth gives a unique sound!
TA-AT Jan 11 2020
(5 / 5)
Jan 11 2020
bindlestiff Nov 25 2019
(3 / 5)
Nov 25 2019
So I really enjoyed the sound of this, but after using it for some time in Reaper without issue, it stopped loading I downloaded a fresh copy, but when I tried to load got the same result. Tried to force open through Reaper and got an OFFLINE message, which is puzzling. Sad to lose this...
64bit? May 23 2019
(4 / 5)
May 23 2019
Any chance of a 64 bit version?
Jhaspe Music Sep 09 2023
Sep 09 2023
Eso lo puedes canbiar de 32 bits a 64 bits es sencillo
Brian Pigment Apr 25 2019
Apr 25 2019
Played with the real one during the 70s in Radio Shack and I remember I loved the sounds and the look. This VST is a good emulation. Very easy to arrive at strange sounds, which I love. Some knobs do a lot with barely turning them, very cool. This synth is better than most of my paid synths. Manx Rock!
Ricardo G Oct 14 2018
(4 / 5)
Oct 14 2018
Fantastic Character, very unique sounding little machine... stable and solid plugin, decent pack of nice presets
Natious Feb 24 2018
(5 / 5)
Feb 24 2018
It's a little monster, thanks
Kevin Klyshko Jan 30 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 30 2018
I was lucky enough to have used the magical Concertmate MG-1 for a few months, unfortunately I had to let it go. I still remember its distinct character, the modulation/poly, the character of the resonant filter sounded extremely unique. Even though Moog has released way more expensive complex synths there was definitely something special about the MG-1. This is a very close emulation of the original, highly recommended.
Eric Oct 29 2016
(5 / 5)
Oct 29 2016
I have an MG-1 that was the first synthesizer I purchased. Still own it. Still use it. Made an Apple ][+ interface card for it to make it into a CV controlled sequencer when I was in high school. I loved this thing. My real MG-1 still works and I still use it. This VSTi is PERFECT!!! IT not only recreates all of the idiosyncrasies of the MG-1, but it makes it so I can save them as patches! GREAT JOB!!!
Drax Oct 01 2016
(5 / 5)
Oct 01 2016
I absolutely love this! The presets are great and it's very easy to make good sounds yourself! It barely uses any of my cpu which is also good. 5/5
BDarker Aug 29 2016
(5 / 5)
Aug 29 2016
Good work, the analog synth emulation sounds very good. Thank you very much for this freeware.
Zif Jun 13 2016
Jun 13 2016
The Concertmate was made by Moog for Radio Shack. I had one. Loved the Bejebbers out of it. An affordable mono synth for a broke guitarist. I made many home demos with it.
Johnny Northerner Jun 08 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 08 2016
I've never heard a Concertmate synth, so unsure of how true this sound is to the original. But this synth is certainly accurate generally to the analogue synths of 1980/81. Knock down the filter cutoff, gives some really sweet sub bass sounds. Really nice simple synth, grab it! Thank you very much you Manx Cats
Fusus (soundcloud) Apr 30 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 30 2015
Worth downloading, It's rather nice :) 5/5
Spiral Ham Oct 29 2014
(4 / 5)
Oct 29 2014
Great for 80's music.
LEXLUTHA Aug 19 2014
(5 / 5)
Aug 19 2014
Very convincing. Sounds 100% analog. Excellent job!