Gforce Oddity2

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wjmwpg
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10 posts since 30 Apr, 2011 from Winnipeg MB

Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:40 am

I'm wondering if those who follow GForce can tell me if the do sales regularly or at a specific time of year? Played with Oddity2 on a friends laptop last night and really fell in love with it, but cannot afford what will end up being $230CAD. I saw here that they did offer it for 50% off at one point.

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ere2learn
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1558 posts since 3 May, 2014

Re: Gforce Oddity2

Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:29 am

Not very often,very random times,no black friday sales

Caine123
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5435 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Gforce Oddity2

Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:40 pm

how is this compared to korg odyssey
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Ed A.
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227 posts since 27 Jul, 2004 from Outer Bongolia

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Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:52 pm

Doesn't sound anything like it, and its GUI is too tiny and almost unreadable, even when enlarged on a 27" iMac. I sold mine a while ago.

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fluffy_little_something
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12656 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

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Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:55 pm

Examigan wrote:
nicksohn wrote:
egbert101 wrote: For fat silky pad sounds, there are plenty of Minimoog emulations, like u-he Diva, Arturia Mini, The Legend, or even GForce's MiniMonsta. Sadly, NI Monark is monophonic.
I already got The Legend 2 days ago.. :hyper:
Not a Mini emu, but Repro-5 sounds really good. 8)
That sounds strange to me, I would never resort to a Minimoog emulation for fat silky pads, frankly. It is the last thing I associate Minimoog with.
Makes me wonder - again - what people mean by fat or silky pad...

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Gamma-UT
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4434 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

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Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:56 pm

Ed A. wrote:Doesn't sound anything like it, and its GUI is too tiny and almost unreadable, even when enlarged on a 27" iMac. I sold mine a while ago.
The GUI may be too small but the idea it sounds nothing like an Ody? No.

Echoes in the Attic
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6184 posts since 12 May, 2008

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Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:18 pm

Gamma-UT wrote:
Ed A. wrote:Doesn't sound anything like it, and its GUI is too tiny and almost unreadable, even when enlarged on a 27" iMac. I sold mine a while ago.
The GUI may be too small but the idea it sounds nothing like an Ody? No.
Yeah oddity is still pretty damn close. The korg has a slight edge I think however the oddity is more versatile with its extra features. I do prefer the korg GUI though. It’s strange the Gforce made the imposcar with a larger size but not the oddity.
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Dasheesh
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2806 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

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Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:16 pm

Echoes in the Attic wrote:It’s strange the Gforce made the imposcar with a larger size but not the oddity.

Imposcar was made by third parties... that's why it is almost never updated. In fact, I believe... and I could be mistaken... but rumor was that one of the guys that helped make Imposcar now works for U-he. I remember when imposcar was released... and all the anticipation for imposcar 2... imposcar 2 took FOREEEEEEVVVVVVVEEEEERRRRRR..... Imposcar1 was a true classic... one of the very first classics of software, and it was the first time analog guys played a software instrument and went... yeah... I can play that. Gforce makes some of the best player softsynths on the planet.... but they are rarely... if ever updated. You get what you get when you buy in... don't expect updates. It happens on a rare full blue blood moon eclipse.

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KVRAF
6184 posts since 12 May, 2008

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Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Yeah I remember that wait. Took like 2 years. I think all their synths were contracted to different developers.
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aMUSEd
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30001 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

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Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:05 pm

Dasheesh wrote:
Echoes in the Attic wrote:It’s strange the Gforce made the imposcar with a larger size but not the oddity.

Imposcar was made by third parties... that's why it is almost never updated.
So why's Oddity 2 never updated?

JerGoertz
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2164 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Gforce Oddity2

Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:18 pm

Dasheesh wrote:Imposcar1 was a true classic... one of the very first classics of software, and it was the first time analog guys played a software instrument and went... yeah... I can play that. Gforce makes some of the best player softsynths on the planet.... but they are rarely... if ever updated. You get what you get when you buy in... don't expect updates. It happens on a rare full blue blood moon eclipse.
+1 The OG ImpOSCar version 1 still sounds amazing today, so fat and chunky. I finally started getting into programming it lately, and am in "analog" heaven. Barely even moves the CPU meter.
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AdamWysokinski
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170 posts since 16 Feb, 2017

Re: Gforce Oddity2

Post Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:52 pm

Regarding the ImpOSCar (which I really like) - what can I replace it with for nice long pads? How about Zebra? Which filters would replicate ImpOSCar filters?

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KVRAF
6184 posts since 12 May, 2008

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Post Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:02 am

AdamWysokinski wrote:Regarding the ImpOSCar (which I really like) - what can I replace it with for nice long pads? How about Zebra? Which filters would replicate ImpOSCar filters?
why do you want to replace it? opx pro ii, diva maybe. or on the digital side, ppg wave could be comparable. Has the brightness like imposcars digital oscillator and a nice analog filter.
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AdamWysokinski
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Post Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:52 am

Because it's quite expensive (I'm still demoing it) and I found I use it almost exclusively for long, bright, coldish pads. ImpOSCar interface is not very user friendly, but the plugin quite unique in the way it sounds. So, if I don't find any good replacement in synths that I already have - I'll have to buy it.

I find its filters most interesting and this is the element I try to replace..

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6184 posts since 12 May, 2008

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Post Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:21 am

AdamWysokinski wrote:Because it's quite expensive (I'm still demoing it) and I found I use it almost exclusively for long, bright, coldish pads. ImpOSCar interface is not very user friendly, but the plugin quite unique in the way it sounds. So, if I don't find any good replacement in synths that I already have - I'll have to buy it.

I find its filters most interesting and this is the element I try to replace..
If it's about cost, you won't find anything too similar, however I'd recommend picking up the Computer Music issue with Bazille CM. I think ti's $5 or something. BazilleCM is awesome, and some similarities to imposcar -
and also has 2 digital oscs into analog sounding filter sound. Very good at similar types of sounds and also has the duophonic mode, poly aftertouch, can do ring mod and all kinds of fm. it's amazing for a few bucks.
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