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OP-X is a virtual recreation of the legendary Oberheim OB-X. It is available in VSTi (Windows) and Reaktor ensemble (Windows & Mac OS X) versions.
The VST version features separate signal paths for each of the six voices, with slight differences in sound - the oscillators, filters, envelopes and portamento times differ from voice to voice and can be tuned individually with four global buttons.
- Comprehensive detuning options.
- Tuning options for: oscillators / filters / envelopes.
- Tuning option for portamento times.
- 12db SEM-filter emulation.
- Unisono, polyphonic portamento.
- Sync, x-mod, ring modulation, noise, s/h.
- Filter-envelope modulation.
- Sine wave frequency modulation.
- Individual voice pans.
- Switchable off keyboard and lever animation show.
Reviewed By zakbelica
September 19, 2008
Features: In many ways it's the VSTi synth I've always wanted; fat, analog, sweet filter, with great modulation features. It also has a killer FM/ringmod implementation that goes beyond the original OB's capabilities by allowing one or both of the oscillators to be a sine wave.
Download the demo, try it. You'll be hooked.
UI: Very authentic. Some of the controls are a little on the small side, and some things won't be obvious until you read the manual.
Presets: wonderful banks with emulations from other synths, and the Famous bank is hilarious- I could name almost every song each patch was used in.
Customer support: lots of updates, fast e-mail response. Very good.
Value for money: this thing is a bargain at $99, plain and simple.
Stability: Rock solid. CPU use is a little higher than most, but very similar to, say, the TAL Uno-60. Totally worth it though.Read more
Reviewed By Saxman2000
August 19, 2007
If you're looking for a realistic, sweet, FAT analog vsti, this is the most realistic, sweetest, FATTEST one I've ever found! When they said Oberheim OB-X clone, they weren't kidding!
I'm not the one to design sounds, even though it's easy enough with the GUI, I just use the presets given and they give 400 of them for your use! I particularly enjoy the leads provided because of my particular use and they are colorful. I enjoy the variety.
It has an attractive GUI that mimicks the Oberheim OB-X pretty well, although using it's keyboard with the mouse is a little difficult trying to hit the black notes.
The one real gripe I do have about it, however, is that notes hang in Sonar when stopping and editing midi and you restart the song until it hits the particular note(s) that's hanging. Other than that, it tracks really well!Read more
Reviewed By Dewdman42
May 11, 2007
I also recently picked up MiniMonsta and IMPOscar which I also love for different reasons but I have to say the OP-X has won my heart over even both of those two well respected synths. The lead sounds are thick and ballsy. The sweeps are great. Lots of great brassy sounds.
I have never actually played an Oberheim synth, but I hear from other people who have, that this emulation is very very good. I sort of don't care whether its authentic. It sounds fat and ballsy and that's all I care about.Read more