OB-Xtreme Version 2 - FULL VERSION RELEASED!

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Plugintester
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116 posts since 7 Nov, 2021

Post Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:53 pm

no available trial version is a downside imo, I hope there will be at least a video with new v2 factory presets!?

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Post Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:13 pm

Plugintester wrote: Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:53 pm no available trial version is a downside imo, I hope there will be at least a video with new v2 factory presets!?
I buckled and bought it, it's well worth $50, he IMO should sell it for more, because people are silly and think price matters. I don't know if he'll do a demo? but again it's worth it, it's a solid synth with some really unique sounds, easy to get good things out of with multiple "sweet spots". He responds to emails, it sounds great, the money lost if you don't like it is literally the same amount you lose on a bad date night, or any given Saturday if you drink.

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14340 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:17 pm

Aly has said the full release will happen in September, what we have now is more of a preview/open beta. There are only a handful of new presets, it's mostly the patches from the original version.
NOVAkILL : Zenbook Duo, Core i7, 16GB RAM, Win11(64), UR44C | Studio One | GR-8, JP6K, Union, Hexeract, bx_oberhausen, Olga, TRK-01, Vacuum Pro, OB-Xtreme, Thorn, Odyssey, Proclethya, SEM, VG Iron | Uno Pro, Rocket.

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Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:54 pm

I got an email from Aly today, outlining where he is at with OB-Xtreme, and the news is all good -

Here is the change log so far:
Pending 09/29/22 - v2.0.1 Release
  • Add v2 factory presets, activate LFO2
    LFO2 Modes (LFO, BPM Synced, One-Shot Envelope)
    Add semi-tones tuning per voice card
    Vibrato delay time corrected
    Added preset nav < - > arrows on the main panel
    Add Portamento voltage offsets and Glissando mode
    Add XMOD voltage offsets
    DC filter (20 - 50Hz) control is now available for the end user adjustment (can tame low-end)
    Re-worked CARDS panel controls
    Most parameters are now automatable and save state
    fix- Pitch-Wheel voltage going down briefly when selecting OSC2 ONLY until next trigger
    fix- EG attack stages now receive voltage offsets correctly
    fix- wrong LFO voltage on PWM 2
    fix- GUI filter modes buttons logic now reflect setting (band-pass is only available for the 2Pole SVF)
    fix-Corrected V1 Presets using wrong legacy settings
    Code tidy minor CPU reduction
PS: On the LFO2 a place holder for a Modulation STEP sequencer is there but will be available to use in the future, it could sequence BPM rate divisions or other nasty things I haven't quite decided.

LFO2 in "RAMP EG" mode aka one shot up or down envelope, next is LFO2 BPM SYNC mode with the usual BPM rate multiplier.
NOVAkILL : Zenbook Duo, Core i7, 16GB RAM, Win11(64), UR44C | Studio One | GR-8, JP6K, Union, Hexeract, bx_oberhausen, Olga, TRK-01, Vacuum Pro, OB-Xtreme, Thorn, Odyssey, Proclethya, SEM, VG Iron | Uno Pro, Rocket.

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1334 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:32 am

Hell yeah, official release is gonna be a banger

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Post Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:07 am

and mash with onion gravy.
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hurricaneaudiolab
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58 posts since 15 Aug, 2018

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:37 am

Anxiously waiting for this, but I kind of low-key wish he would hit his dates. First it was supposed to come out on the 22nd, then on the 29th now the website states "around" the 29th.

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hurricaneaudiolab
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58 posts since 15 Aug, 2018

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:21 am

Alright so per his Instagram today, he says it's ready and: "it will be deployed between September 29 and October 9".

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452 posts since 4 Oct, 2016

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:52 am

How is it compared to OP-X Pro II?

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14340 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:53 pm

It's about $130 cheaper, for a start.
NOVAkILL : Zenbook Duo, Core i7, 16GB RAM, Win11(64), UR44C | Studio One | GR-8, JP6K, Union, Hexeract, bx_oberhausen, Olga, TRK-01, Vacuum Pro, OB-Xtreme, Thorn, Odyssey, Proclethya, SEM, VG Iron | Uno Pro, Rocket.

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1364 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:56 am

$130 cheaper could be reflected in the sound quality and functionality
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

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machinesworking
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4877 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:39 am

ramseysounds wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:56 am $130 cheaper could be reflected in the sound quality and functionality
I don't care too much about price, but I never thought about getting OP-X Pro II, wasn't that impressed with v1, but it took me only a few days to buy OB-Xtreme, even being coded by a one person development team, even using it in Rosetta on an M1 Air.

As far as functionality, OB-Xtreme already has multiple panning, gain and modulation techniques that separate it from other analog emulations.

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452 posts since 4 Oct, 2016

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:57 am

machinesworking wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:39 am
ramseysounds wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:56 am $130 cheaper could be reflected in the sound quality and functionality
I don't care too much about price, but I never thought about getting OP-X Pro II, wasn't that impressed with v1, but it took me only a few days to buy OB-Xtreme, even being coded by a one person development team, even using it in Rosetta on an M1 Air.

As far as functionality, OB-Xtreme already has multiple panning, gain and modulation techniques that separate it from other analog emulations.
I got OP-X Pro II for $69 after asking for a student discount. I am very impressed with its sound and presets. Based on the demos, OB-Xtreme sounds harsher and more modern.

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machinesworking
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4877 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:39 am

Korg Supporter wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:57 am I got OP-X Pro II for $69 after asking for a student discount. I am very impressed with its sound and presets. Based on the demos, OB-Xtreme sounds harsher and more modern.
Mostly because of the aforementioned modulation, and stereo imaging. Plus the "Xtreme" is doing some sort of saturation. These all go beyond a typical Oberheim emulation. I have V- Collection so I've got three traditional Oberheim emulations already.

I suppose you could setup OB-Xtreme to emulate old OB-X's etc. just turn those settings to normal levels etc. but that's not why I liked the OB-X in the first place. I liked it because it was a huge sounding synth. So I'm perfectly happy the "emulation" goes beyond the original.

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KVRAF
2912 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:25 am

OP-X Pro II sounds good but that interface/workflow is not great IMO. The interface on OB-Xtreme 2 is more straightforward.

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