No corners have been cut in the creation of the Gigmate v2; It utilizes techniques common to all Manx synthesizers and has been crafted with the same level of love and precision as our other products. Side by side monophonic & polyphonic modes are authentically reproduced and it's not merely a gimmick - it effectively gives you three oscillators under each key and can lead to some amazing and unique sounds. For version 2 we have totally redesigned the envelope and filter sections; control systems (such as the ‘auto env trigger’) have been improved upon and the patch library has been completely updated to accommodate the version 2’s new dynamics.
Version 2.000 (Build 1022)
FREEWARE! CPU Usage: Moderate
The Gigmate v2 is a VST host compatible virtual instrument for PC / Windows.
Manx Gigmate v2
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No corners have been cut in the creation of the Gigmate v2; It utilizes techniques common to all Manx synthesizers and has been crafted with the same level of love and precision as our other products. Side by side monophonic & polyphonic modes are authentically reproduced and it's not merely a gimmick - it effectively gives you three oscillators under each key and can lead to some amazing and unique sounds. For version 2 we have totally redesigned the envelope and filter sections; control systems (such as the ‘auto env trigger’) have been improved upon and the patch library has been completely updated to accommodate the version 2’s new dynamics.
System requirements: The Gigmate is a vsti instrument - it requires a vst compatible host, which runs under windows.  64bit DAWs may require bridging software. 14 MB hard disk space. (Mac version is at least 6 months away).
Version [2] 1.300 (Build 1033)
FREEWARE! CPU Usage: Moderate
The Gigmate v2 is a VST host compatible virtual instrument for PC / Windows.
General Description: * Monosynth with Polyphonic ‘string’ section. * Quirky features which first showed up on the 1981 Concertmate MG-1 are properly implemented. *The GUI overlays complex audio processing ‘algorithms’ - unique to Manx Synthesizers - in an effort to give the Gigmate a more 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..........
Manx Gigmate v2
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Copyright 2015 Manx Synthesizers - in association with Heliosphere Software, UK
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FAQ
How to get started with the Manx Gigmate from scratch: 1)  Download and install Hermann Seib’s excellent VST HOST freeware / donationware PC      application. (This program is very unobtrusive and won’t interfere with your computer.) http://www.hermannseib.com/english/vsthost.htm 2)  Download the Manx Gigmate v2 - copy the contents of the RAR into your VST HOST folder. 3)  Launch VST HOST, from the file menu ‘set plugin path’ to the VST HOST Folder itself, since this is where the Gigmate v2 DLL should be.
4) from VST HOST file menu, select Gigmate v2 from the ‘Plugins’ sub menu. You are now up and running with the Gigmate v2. Use VSTHost’s virtual piano keyboard to play the virtual synthesizer, or play it using a remote USB piano keyboard.
VISUALISATIONS
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FREEWARE MANX GIGMATE V2 VERSION 1.3
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MANX GIGMATE USER GUIDE AUDIO EXAMPLES    (.WAV)
We recorded these audio samples using Gigmate version [2] 1.3 - Running in VSTHOST, with external reverb -  Magnus Jonsson - Ambience (Donation-ware). ( There is no EQ applied, example #1 has been edited to improve timing.)
Would you like to make a donation? The Gigmate v2 can be regarded as ‘freeware’ - its ready to go and there are no nag screens or embedded advertising. However, if you’re making good use of the Gigmate and would like express your appreciation of the instrument by making a cash donation using PayPal, we have set up a button below for this purpose - you type in what ever you feel is appropriate and or manageable: All of Manx’s current resources are to be focussed on the development of natively coded software instruments which can be ported relativity easily from one host format to another.