Review: Cheeze Machine PRO
A meaty sounding soft synth in an affordable package, what’s not to love?
Price Pay-what-you-want (min $10, 10% to charity)
Cheeze Machine Pro is a retro-inspired softsynth with a big feature set in a well-priced package. Spec-wise, there are two generators: An analogue-modeled filter with drive circuit, and a mixer section with sub-oscillator and noise, widening and detuning. There’s also hard sync, 2 LFOs, 2 looping mod Envelopes, and built-in Ensemble, Phaser, Vibrato, Delay and Reverb effects, so plenty to play with.
That said, the effects are a little vanilla with basic controls, so you’ll probably want to add your own to get the best out of it. The sound has a thickness to it, but it’s also a little flat, so you might want to add some top-end EQ to lift it out of the mix. Ultimately though, it’s a decent synth for the price, and you can get a wide variety of surprisingly fat sounds out of it.
- Analogue style softsynth with 5 FX
- VST, AU, AAX and standalone for Mac & PC
- 2 OSCs, Sub+Noise, Filter with drive
- Hard sync & Detune
- 2 LFOs, Amp Env, 2 loop-able Mod Env