OPL synthesizer

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discoDSP
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4780 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Post Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:15 am

macOS wasn't available for this plugin until now :) This instrument provides an emulated OPL sound chip. It provides all features of the OPL2, and some features of the OPL3. The original coder and author is Bruce Sutherland.

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Page: https://www.discodsp.com/opl/

Windows: https://www.discodsp.com/download/?id=27
Mac: https://www.discodsp.com/download/?id=23
Linux: https://www.discodsp.com/download/?id=28

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KFlynn
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5 posts since 3 May, 2020

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Sat May 02, 2020 11:10 pm

I love the sound of this VST. It needs more love.

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nachenko
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362 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Sun May 03, 2020 12:18 am

Thanks! I collaborate with a local videogames developers association and we have a "retro area". People will appreciate this one.
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cantaloupe
KVRist
84 posts since 31 May, 2017

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Sun May 03, 2020 1:54 am

Amazing sound on this one! Real chunky.

Would it be complex to add custom tuning to this? There is a painful lack of microtunable old school FM synths available. A lot of good tracks were made using different tunings on old Yamaha FM synths (early aphex twin etc). I would pay money for that feature :)

Not polite to receive a great gift with another request - just thought i put it out there. Anyway, thanks a lot to both of you!

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AsPeeXXXVIII
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545 posts since 17 Aug, 2015 from Finland

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Sun May 03, 2020 2:07 am

I'm a sucker for the OPL sound. Making a note of giving this a spin!
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nachenko
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362 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Sun May 03, 2020 7:44 am

discoDSP wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:15 am
macOS wasn't available for this plugin until now :) This instrument provides an emulated OPL sound chip. It provides all features of the OPL2, and some features of the OPL3.
I'm trying this here (iMac 2015, Catalina, Live 10). It works like a charm and it NOT ONLY sounds great. It's also a joy to use and it's a terrific tool to learn the very basics of FM synthesis, because as a FM synth, it has very few features, but those few are very relevant.

I'm bringing this into my subject "Sound for Videogames" at the art school I work for.

Thanks!
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1038 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Sun May 03, 2020 10:32 am

We did a One Synth Challenge with JuceOPL some time back ...One Synth Challenge means that only the featured synth is allowed as sound source, accompanied by free of charge fx, but no distortion, chorus or flanger.
I remember that I enjoyed the synth a lot. It's very capable though it seems "simple" compared to monsters like VPS Avenger... Have a listen if you like: https://soundcloud.com/p-e-t-e-r-h/lies ... igh-purity

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consordini
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109 posts since 6 May, 2020

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Thu May 07, 2020 11:41 am

This seems great. Especially with the growing love for OSTs, quite a few people might find some good use for this.

Nice.
Take care :wink:

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discoDSP
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4780 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Wed May 13, 2020 12:59 pm

We have released OPL 1.0.1 for macOS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV-NdC9Ad7o
  • Fixed AU plugin code.
  • Switched plugin output from mono to stereo.
  • Fixed Load and Save SBI dialog boxes opening on background.
  • Replaced Load and Save SBI dialog boxes by native OS ones.
  • Fixed preset name typo.
Includes 2480 Sound Blaster instrument presets and it's offered as AudioUnits, VST, VST3 and Standalone compatible with macOS Catalina for $29.

https://www.discodsp.com/opl/
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discoDSP
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Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Thu May 14, 2020 3:36 am

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Halonmusic
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3603 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Thu May 14, 2020 7:42 am

29 dollars? I have the original from Bruce Sutherland which is free. What differences are there between his version and yours?
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discoDSP
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4780 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Thu May 14, 2020 9:38 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:42 am
What differences are there between his version and yours?
Code signed and notarized binaries for macOS (builds for this platform weren't available anymore), VST2 binaries for all platforms, Linux binaries, new code and updates from Bruce that can be checked at https://github.com/bsutherland/JuceOPLV ... les:master (stereo support, GUI fixes, native dialog windows that actually work, upgraded framework, etc.) and many stuff to come.
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Jace-BeOS
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6160 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Thu May 14, 2020 9:47 am

discoDSP wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:38 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:42 am
What differences are there between his version and yours?
Code signed and notarized binaries for macOS (builds for this platform weren't available anymore), VST2 binaries for all platforms, Linux binaries, new code and updates from Bruce that can be checked at https://github.com/bsutherland/JuceOPLV ... les:master (stereo support, GUI fixes, native dialog windows that actually work, upgraded framework, etc.) and many stuff to come.
:tu: Native dialog windows... The lack of that is always a pet peeve of mine on “cross-platform freeware”.
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Halonmusic
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3603 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Thu May 14, 2020 9:52 am

discoDSP wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:38 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:42 am
What differences are there between his version and yours?
Code signed and notarized binaries for macOS (builds for this platform weren't available anymore), VST2 binaries for all platforms, Linux binaries, new code and updates from Bruce that can be checked at https://github.com/bsutherland/JuceOPLV ... les:master (stereo support, GUI fixes, native dialog windows that actually work, upgraded framework, etc.) and many stuff to come.
Ok thanks.
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gentleclockdivider
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2714 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Re: OPL synthesizer

Post Thu May 14, 2020 1:03 pm

Halonmusic wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:42 am
29 dollars? I have the original from Bruce Sutherland which is free. What differences are there between his version and yours?
The original Bruce sutherland feedback operator was not correct , there was hardly any feedback going on (even when maxed out )
You couldn't turn a sine --> saw , seems that disco dsp has fixed this
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