For all you FM lovers out there...

How to make that sound...
DrWashington
KVRist
192 posts since 28 Mar, 2005 from Seattle

Post Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:34 pm

Sorry guys, haven't used a Mac for music in a while. Funny, because I grew up using only Macs.

Yes, I think it's definitely high time someone out there made a serious FM softsynth with full .opm compatibility. I'd like to see something that can do everything the FS1R can do, and then some. With Diva-quality filters, too. For straight waveforms with loads of personality, I think it's really hard to beat FM synthesis.

I do really like FM8, but I think somebody needs to take this technology far further than NI dares. I want a real enthusiastic, boutique software shop with enough resources to do it right to take up the cause.
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dusted william
KVRAF
4772 posts since 18 Dec, 2000

Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:21 am

Thanks Dr Washington!

has anyone figured out how to load these OPMs on a Mac?

-dw

tomsace
KVRer
5 posts since 29 Dec, 2012 from England

Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:03 am

Great stuff! thanks a lot!

These will be overused :wink:

audio_dude
KVRist
189 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:38 am

Awesome work, DrWashington! Thank you very much!
I wasn't aware of .opm files and VOPM (very 1st post of the topic): I've just given a shot to this combo, and it's very, very cool indeed!
Thanks again for your work and for sharing!

-> if you read this topic, you may also be interested in reading this one:
"Sega Genesis/Megadrive style instruments in NI's FM8"
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=369771

:)
dasdeck wrote:do any of you the name of that game where one played a little blob who could throw his arms and leg away to beat enemys? i was looking for that title.
Vectorman, maybe?

DrWashington
KVRist
192 posts since 28 Mar, 2005 from Seattle

Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:20 pm

Sure thing! Glad you're enjoying the files. I just checked, and it looks like the .opm pack is now well over 4,000 downloads. Didn't really expect so many people to get into it!

I sure wish someone would contact 'Sam' and get him to relinquish the source code so someone could make a modern spec'd Super VOPM or something. I still love the way this little synth sounds, but it's not the easiest synth in the world to use (e.g., having to send it NRPNs to boost the volume, turn on portamento, etc.)

Still, the sound is pretty much dead on, and that's the most important thing. :)
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jnftech
KVRer
1 posts since 21 Aug, 2012

Post Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:40 pm

Sorry about commenting on an older thread... but does anyone know where one could find a copy of the VPM2OPM tool that used to be on Shiru's site? I have scoured his page and I cannot find it, and I haven't had much luck with google searches.

DrWashington
KVRist
192 posts since 28 Mar, 2005 from Seattle

Post Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:18 pm

I've been super busy with work/life lately, but I'm still lurking out there. I may still have it on one of my hard drives. I just moved into a house and I'll try and remember to post something once my studio is set back up. Here's hoping this will be a really productive year for music!
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Aly James
KVRist
124 posts since 9 Jun, 2011 from French Riviera

Post Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:02 am

I have made some converters for OPM files and a bunch of presets in .tfi format as well for my FMDrive 2612 VST , they are compatible with VGMM too.
You can grab it freely at http://www.alyjameslab.com :)

Also for those who also like to mess with the 2nd Sega Genesis soundchip aka (PSG Sn76489) which is also the primary Sega Master System soundchip,
I just realased : Super PSG (SPSG)VST, an ultra accurate(Sn76489 extended) Sega Master System sound chip emulation
with a ton of features :)

SPECS: http://www.kvraudio.com/product/spsg-by-aly-james-lab

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOyrW572Alk

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ged leitch
KVRist
40 posts since 15 Nov, 2011

Re:

Post Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:35 am

squidlarkin wrote:So, I downloaded this (otherwise amazing) library and found one glaring omission: M.U.S.H.A, my favorite Genesis soundtrack of all time. Turns out the ripping program chokes on the periods in the filename. So I re-ripped the files and I thought I'd share them here. Now you can all make your own totally sweet FM metal tracks. Enjoy!

MUSHA OPM patches.zip

Arrghhh!!! file no longer exists - Please for the love of god does anyone still have this zip of the MUSHA sounds ?

DrWashington
KVRist
192 posts since 28 Mar, 2005 from Seattle

Re: For all you FM lovers out there...

Post Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:38 pm

I haven't been checking this for a while, but yeah, looks like it was the dots. I ripped it myself and uploaded it to the same place as my original file dump: http://www.mediafire.com/download/l3lii ... _files.zip

Enjoy!
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DrWashington
KVRist
192 posts since 28 Mar, 2005 from Seattle

Re: For all you FM lovers out there...

Post Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:46 pm

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DrWashington
KVRist
192 posts since 28 Mar, 2005 from Seattle

Re: For all you FM lovers out there...

Post Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:44 pm

VOPM Source Code: http://www.mediafire.com/download/gappk ... source.zip

(From Sam's Geocities site)

Somebody please take this and do something cool with it. This synth should not be abandoned!
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laserbeak
KVRian
922 posts since 11 Mar, 2001 from nyc

Re: For all you FM lovers out there...

Post Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:17 am

Nut busted.
Love eternal.
A pointer points to an.....OK, you know what...I quit....
Laserbeak43

DrWashington
KVRist
192 posts since 28 Mar, 2005 from Seattle

Re: For all you FM lovers out there...

Post Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:55 am

I've added a dump of all these files in sysex, which can be imported directly into FM8: http://www.mediafire.com/file/x5ww7d3wf ... -sysex.zip

Special thanks to Martin Tarenskeen for his awesome DXconvert utility!

Unfortunately, there's not batch import for sysex in FM8... really wish there was. I can't get this Excel macro trick to work on my machine, but somebody may be able to figure it out and post more detailed instructions: https://www.adsrsounds.com/fm8-tutorial ... -into-fm8/

It's 2 in the morning and I'm done tinkering. Time to geek out on these sounds for a little bit and then crash.
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DrWashington
KVRist
192 posts since 28 Mar, 2005 from Seattle

Re: For all you FM lovers out there...

Post Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:03 pm

Also thanks to Martin for making me aware of this site: http://picopicose.com/software.html

Apparently, this guy has taken on Sam's VOPM project and renamed it VOPMex (but the .dll name is the same). There's a 64-bit version now, and it's working great with Cubase 9.5 on my end.

I'm going through these sounds and comparing them between FM8 and VOPM, and quite a few of them sound pretty significantly different on FM8... most are pretty close so far between the two. But, VOPM just has 'that' sound... still. Really wish he'd add MIDI learn, put the portamento out in the open with a standard on/off button and rate slider, etc. But, this is great... I missed this little bugger in my VSTi arsenal!
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