Edit: - - now uploaded 64 fxp files and one fxb with all 64 presets - -
Free VST-soundset for OB-XD software-synthesizer, sounddesign by ThP Synth Presets.
You are free to use this soundset in any production.
This is a soundset designed only for bass sounds. The presets are not HOT or LOUD, they're normalised to work within a -18dBfs production/mixing project. Some sounds are dynamic by nature and will need some compression. If you want them to be LOUD, just turn up OB-XD's volume knob.
Just was playing around with Obxd and found myself re-creating a simple motor sound. Turn the rate knob up to simulate acceleration and down to simulate a turn / engine slowing down. Probably want to make sure you have a limiter after this, just in case. I take no responsibility for blown speakers. Feel free to improve the preset. Have fun.
I originally created 64 patches for the Obxd, then 128, now 157... I thank Ingonator for having managed the original banks in the community archive so far, but since I've been adding, changing and reorganizing, I just can't expect him to keep this up. So I've decided to post all these patches in one archive, which you'll get from here or any other place I've posted it (I never changed the name, but archive contents have rev#'s).
Like Ingo, I've included all separate patches as well as the original and extras as banks. There's also a ReadMe that includes some notes and a history of the bank. You're free to use these patches as you wish; it's my gift to a community that has offered much to me over the years and a thanks to 2DaT for making this marvelous little gem available to all.
I'm still working out the Mac side, but you can get most of my patches from the community archive for now...
2014-03-02: Main Bank Version rev 3b / Extras new (Faulty! Singles and Alpha Bnk sounded wrong.) 2014-03-09: V3.2 = Main Bank rev3b / Extras rev1 (All Good!)
This is identical to the KVR community patches v1.10 but for those who don't need the bank files and the originally submitted files here is a ZIP file that only contains the re-sorted and corrected single patch files.
This is identical to the KVR community patches v1.10 but for those who don't need the single patch files and the originally submitted files here is a ZIP file that only contains the re-sorted and corrected bank files (+ the init patch files).
This is the current version of the collected patches published at the OBXD KVR thread. Some sorting and improving the master volumes of the patches was done. Currently the collection contains 531 patches.
What file do the presets go in for Linux using Ardour 5? When I drop down the preset it only gives me a long list of "default" I've strace-ed Ardour and can't figure out what file/dir OBxD is looking in for the presets. Frustrating.
In your folder "Documents" you have a folder named "discoDSP" and a subfolder named "OB-Xd".
The skins and the presets are all there.
If you install OB-Xd manually you MUST know that in order to allow the plugin to access the skins and the presets where it is aimed at find them. It is the reason why it is way much preferable to use the installer instead than install manually, because the installer copy these folders and files at the right place so that when you right-click on an empty room of the GUI you can see a little menu opening to let you choose the presets and the skins without any troubles.
You sir, are THE MAN. Thank you. My brain was hurting I was so frustrated. I didn't even notice the install.sh file until you pointed it out. Now, is the Skins file where the fxp files go and the Banks file where the fxb files go?
Yes. More precisely the folder "Skins" is the folder where you find the different skins (and also can create you own).
And the folder "Banks" is the folder where you will find the different banks (they have the extension FXB) and create your own (using your DAW) so that you will find them again in the menu. To create a bank, use the "Save as Bank" from your DAW (the command doesn't exist in OB-Xd itself). You don't need to add the extension ".fxb" because your DAW will add it itself. Save your bank in this folder named "Banks". Currently OB-Xd need to be refreshed to reflect the change made by the addition of the new bank. So, just reopen OB-Xd and to retrieve your new bank you can use the menu "Banks" embedded in OB-Xd.
The folder "Bank" is also the folder where you can save your own presets not included in a bank. To save a new preset, use the "Save as Program" from your DAW (the command doesn't exist in OB-Xd itself). You don't need to add the extension ".fxp" because your DAW will add it itself. Save your preset in this folder named "Banks". And again, currently OB-Xd need to be refreshed to reflect the change made by the addition of the new preset. So, just reopen OB-Xd and to retrieve your new preset you can use the menu "Banks" embedded in OB-Xd.
A personal tip to create my own banks of personal presets:
OB-Xd being closed, I open a File Explorer in the folder "Banks".
I duplicate the bank named "001 - Init Bank.fxb". To this new file I give the name "BlackWinny 001.fxb" (I increment the number each time I create a bank of course).
Now I open my DAW and I open OB-Xd.
I load my new bank named "BlackWinny 001.fxb" (or any other sequential number).
In that bank, I load the original preset that I want to replace by a personal preset.
I tweak the knobs to make a new patch.
Using my DAW I rename the preset by a new name ("My first personal preset" for example).
And I just resave the bank. That's all. That way I have made a new preset, I have named it... and the changes apply in the bank "BlackWinny 001.fxb" which was loaded at this moment.
Making this procedure from 5 to 8 for new (or modified) patch after new (or modified) patch I create that way my personal bank(s) and I don't bother with any fxp presets.
Would you have any idea why Ardour would Blacklist the Obdx64.so plugin ? I tried to install this on another computer, same OS (Al Linux 64-bit) and I can't get the Obxd64 plugin to load, it's being blacklisted.
There is no 'set' place to install the presets.... just install them in a folder of your choice (I put them in a folder called 'OBXD Patches' that gets backed up nightly so they don't get lost), then after loading an instance of OBXD in your DAW, go to the VST2 drop-down menu and choose "Load Bank..." or "Load Patch...". Navigate to the folder where you installed the patch banks or patches, choose the bank you want, and it will load. The next time you go to the "Load Bank..." menu, it will default to the last folder you opened. Remember to Unzip/extract all your banks.
I'm just curious, how does the OBxd compare to the OP-X Pro 2? Like in closeness in sound to the real thing, accuracy of emulation, sound quality, etc. That kind of thing. I'm asking because the Obxd seems like a fully packed VST, especially since it's free so I'm wondering about its worth compared to the OP-X Pro II.
OB-Xd is very nice to give "Oberheim-like" sounds for someone who doesn't want to pay an OP-X Pro II copy or can't afford to get it.
But I would d say that OP-X Pro II is much closer to the Oberheim oscillators and filters than OB-Xd is.
And it offers also much more possibilities with a much wider palette.
To someone who can't afford OP-X Pro II and wants sounds quite close, I'd say "Go to OB-Xd !" (or to OB-Xtreme which is very nice too). But to someone who can afford OP-X Pro II I'd say "Don't hesitate ! Take it ! It is much closer."
has anyone noticed some patches that play out of tune? I play some MIDI and it's an E, then a play again, moments later and its an E flat! is this the real analogue authenticity?! any help appreciated.