Cheeze Machine
by Big Tick
3.6 / 5     (76 votes)
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Win32 OSX
Cheeze Machine emulates the classic string ensemble sound, made popular by such classic synths as the Crumar Performer or the Arp Solina.
  • saw-like waveform
  • chorus ensemble emulator
  • 6-stages phaser
  • reverb
darko x Jan 06 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 06 2019
It's lush and cheezy. I like to use it to write string parts. Then I'll go to a more realistic sound. If it sounds fine in the cheeze machine it will survive any mix mixup. Sometimes I dial it down and use it behind another synth or orchestral string section to add a little pizzazz or flipancy. Good, classic vsti.
bETa Dec 08 2018
(0 / 5)
Dec 08 2018
Ableton Live cannot find the Addon
Drunk Piano Player Jul 12 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 12 2017
Very good. Requires very little effort to get going. I am not a synth guy at all. Love the presets. Takes a lot of the work out of trying to fine tune it to get the right sound. I love it.
Diego Dec 07 2016
(4 / 5)
Dec 07 2016
Very good option for free. Not quite the same sound as Solina but it souns very good. I used it a lot. Doesn't work on Logic x. Good job!. Any update for Logic X? Muy buena opción gratis. No es igual al Solina pero suena muy bien. Lo usé mucho. No funciona en Logic x. Buen trabajo! Alguna actualización para Logic X?
Zeupater Apr 22 2016
(4 / 5)
Apr 22 2016
Nice keyboard plugin. It sounds excellent in the song I wanted it for. I think sometimes with "legacy" plugins the producer is taking a chance. It seems people expect to get a free Minimoog, or a free OBx. I've heard people wanting an 8 second time limit on "Mellotron" plugins. As long as you don't go in with unrealistic expectations you probably won't be disappointed. There are definitely bad plugins out there, but this isn't one of them, imho. It's not a Solina, but it's certainly in that category. As long as you're not expecting a free Arp you have a good chance of being satisfied.
Kal Apr 19 2016
Apr 19 2016
Not all that impressed, I'm not typically a critical person but I was not a fan of this plug in. Thats ok though I will keep looking for the one that suits my needs.
alster Jan 25 2016
Jan 25 2016
I like this, not like real strings but catchy got ideas already.
Dr. Zapp Apr 18 2015
(3 / 5)
Apr 18 2015
Almost Solina sound with the right settings? :D Nice VST
Luke Mar 03 2015
Mar 03 2015
Doesn't sound like strings. Not a disaster, but not an orchestra either.
Eathan Markson May 09 2015
May 09 2015
Agreed, I'm trying to find a vst that actually kinda sounds like real strings.
E.B. Feb 25 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 25 2015
Great sounds. Great job.
Thrak Aug 26 2014
(4 / 5)
Aug 26 2014
Good synth. Responsive.
J Jul 30 2014
Jul 30 2014
Can't get it to work in ableton? I drag and dropped just like the read me says.
chico Nov 08 2013
Nov 08 2013
One of my personal favorites.
ynd Jul 15 2013
Jul 15 2013
Absolutely brilliant.
Adnok de Rokk Jul 08 2013
(4 / 5)
Jul 08 2013
This soft synth, for free, is a fine tool for my songs and I am grateful for the download. If I had $400 I would buy the Arturia V collection. But I'm broke and this synth, with all the adjustments available, is just what I needed. Thank you, guys !!! Peace, Adnok
theo Jun 01 2013
Jun 01 2013
Hear it: A Dream Within A Dream, I LOVE IT
KneeJah Apr 17 2013
(0 / 5)
Apr 17 2013
Bullshit.. Don't waste your time.
Anonymous Nov 15 2012
(4 / 5)
Nov 15 2012
Good sound & Free, sound a little bit like a KORG PE1000
Zufo Jun 03 2012
(5 / 5)
Jun 03 2012
One of my oldest plugins. Very special sound, organic and wide, although lacks enough volume. Its not a real string machine, but can add an emotional layer underneeth other tracks with a beautiful whashhhhfeel, thats unique. It was nice to see it in the list.
juninho Oct 24 2011
(4 / 5)
Oct 24 2011
Se o cara tiver um bom ouvido da pra fazer um som massa com ele eu consigo gostei muito ele é leve e bom.
redmistpete Oct 02 2011
(4 / 5)
Oct 02 2011
Very nice sounds and simple to use. Quite impressed with this one!
lilmike Apr 11 2011
(4 / 5)
Apr 11 2011
A great tool to have, especially effective with phasers and chorus added.
Anonymous Mar 14 2010
(0 / 5)
Mar 14 2010
Has absoluteley _nothing_ to do with a real stringmachine whatsoever.
boredmuso Dec 04 2009
(4 / 5)
Dec 04 2009
Preset 1 is a brilliant, lead synth sound, but the other presets are a bit pointless. Well worth downloading,though.
levi Jul 24 2009
(3 / 5)
Jul 24 2009
It's alright, though not as close to the classic sounds listed as I would prefer.