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OB-Xd - Virtual Analog Synthesizer

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BlackWinny
BlackWinny
19 May 2014 at 1:02pm

An important information which is desperately lacking in this page:

OBXD works also perfectly well on OS X

(click my link to be driven to the developer's page)

BobVolpe
BobVolpe
27 March 2018 at 2:22pm

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.

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
27 March 2018 at 2:50pm

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.

BobVolpe
BobVolpe
27 March 2018 at 10:45pm

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?

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
28 March 2018 at 12:04am

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:

  1. OB-Xd being closed, I open a File Explorer in the folder "Banks".
  2. 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).
  3. Now I open my DAW and I open OB-Xd.
  4. I load my new bank named "BlackWinny 001.fxb" (or any other sequential number).
  5. In that bank, I load the original preset that I want to replace by a personal preset.
  6. I tweak the knobs to make a new patch.
  7. Using my DAW I rename the preset by a new name ("My first personal preset" for example).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

:-)

BobVolpe
BobVolpe
1 April 2018 at 12:52am

BlackWInny, .

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.

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
1 April 2018 at 12:20pm

Hello Bob, .

Check your PMs. I just replied to you by a PM.

Cheers, .

Jacques.

44Mills
44Mills
21 August 2015 at 6:32am

HEy all, is there a patch or anything that would allow automation on ableton for this? cant find anything.

stromkraft
stromkraft
1 January 2020 at 9:33pm

Late response: I've been using automation with Obxd for several years in Live 9, since a year in Live 10.

stromkraft
stromkraft
1 January 2020 at 9:35pm

Late response: I've been using automation with Obxd for several years in Live 9, since a year in Live 10. As far as I can tell this was always possible, but maybe in 2015 it wasn't.

motwell
motwell
17 November 2015 at 7:29am

I'm setting up a new DAW computer (Win10) and i can't remember *where* to install the OBXD preset banks. Also can't remeber how to access the presets from the OBXD UI.

Sorry for silly noob questions, but haven't been able to find where i learned this info in the first place.

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RickRockz
RickRockz
28 January 2016 at 9:00am

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.

substage
substage
2 June 2016 at 12:48am

This software to be perfect just need an interface to access the FXB and FXP.

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Hesperos
Hesperos
25 June 2016 at 3:41am

What's the use of the AU presets? How can be loaded?

Thx.

dynochrome
dynochrome
6 September 2016 at 7:28pm

Are there any Styx fooling yourself or Sail away patches?

574X
574X
9 April 2017 at 8:36pm

I was only able to download the windows version via the linux download button. ...And so my battle with OBXd begins again! This time I've returned stronger, smarter, faster.

karpitsky
karpitsky
27 April 2017 at 8:58am

Is it only Mac version? Click on "Win" icon and downloading installer for Mac.

Ben [KVR]
Ben [KVR]
27 April 2017 at 9:10am

Links should be fixed now.

zeruel
zeruel
25 May 2017 at 3:29pm

Is there a 32-bit version for Mac?

Thank you.

ubonka
ubonka
23 July 2017 at 10:02am

I copied VST to my PLUGIN folder of Ableton. It works but the window of the plugin isn't the full view and there is no option to scroll to some features. Anyone can help with that?

johey
johey
24 August 2017 at 11:10am

Where is the source for the current release? Last update on github repo is from 2014, while the 1.4 binary release is from 2017.

Big Tick
Big Tick
3 September 2017 at 3:36pm

Yes I'd love to get the latest sources as well.

Sidom
Sidom
1 November 2017 at 5:14pm

According to the main OB-Xd thread on KVR, the latest (discoDSP) source can be found here: https://github.com/reales/OB-Xd

Samuel_S
Samuel_S
4 July 2018 at 5:25pm

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.

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
4 July 2018 at 6:15pm

I have both. And I use both frequently.

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."

Samuel_S
Samuel_S
4 July 2018 at 7:56pm

Thanks so much! I will take note of it the next when I take another look at the OP-X Pro II.

zmix
zmix
3 August 2018 at 4:35am

How do I change the Skin in OS X? Somehow the voice panning controls on the default skin are mislabeled "Voice Variation"

heyitsjimi
heyitsjimi
20 August 2018 at 11:05pm

I'd like a 32-bit version, too...or maybe someone could tell us how to run a 64-bit plugin in a 32-bit DAW. That would be awesome! Anybody???

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Jaedyn
Jaedyn
17 October 2018 at 9:08pm

Im not certain that version 1.4 is completely compatible on Mac OS 10.13.6 with Logic X V 10.4.2.

I tried to update to V1.4 of Obxd and it fails to load in Logic. Had to Time Machine back to my last backup. Anyone else experience this?

pcf
pcf
25 September 2019 at 8:07pm

Does anyone know if v1.4 is when the plugin stopped being free?

Looks like from v1.5, It now costs money over at https://www.discodsp.com/obxd/.

Samuel_S
Samuel_S
26 September 2019 at 1:28pm

It doesnt say that the download itself is a demo, maybe it is for donations?

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
26 September 2019 at 10:11pm

Pfff OB-Xd remains free, it's been said many times. The button "Buy" is in fact a button for a donation. Click the button "Download", choose your OS, and download your chosen installer, that's all. Then install it, and play. There is no limitation, in features as well as in duration. An open-source freeware application must remain free forever. And OB-Xd remains free. It has never been question (and it actually can't!) to change that, given that an application which is open-source freeware using GPL 2 MUST stay open-source freeware FOREVER. It's the law. And the updates of OB-Xd respect the law.

kosmikfead
kosmikfead
9 October 2019 at 7:21pm

Automation seems to not be working in FLSTUDIO. I mean no matter what i try.

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
9 October 2019 at 10:49pm

It is not OB-Xd itself, it is Juce which is faulty.

https://www.google.com/search?q=vst3+automation+juce

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Kozmyk
Kozmyk
18 October 2019 at 1:49pm

I have an odd problem. {but that's another story}
I have installed two Linux versions of OB-Xd, one LV2 and one VST.
When I use them in Ardour they both play However ...
The LV2 plays BUT when I right click in GUI space only TWO options appear. Skins and Banks.
No Presets option appears. When I change Banks the sounds Do change but only to the first preset of each Bank
The VST version works properly. I run it inside Carla and all three options appear with right click as it should.
It would be nice to be able to just select the LV2 instead of having to wake up Carla to run the VST.

Any ideas ??

lucknow13
lucknow13
10 November 2019 at 9:03pm

Too bad this is no longer a freebie.

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
11 November 2019 at 1:17am

You are wrong ! It is still a freebie and it will remain forever a freebie ! OB-Xd has been developed and is distributed on license GPL. It means, within other things, that EVERY new project based on that project MUST be made with the same license GPL. One of the points in the license GPL is that a product (and all its derivatives) MUST be open-source, published with the wholeness of the source-code and released for free if the initial project is free (and it was the case, 2DAT published it on GPL and for free). There may be small optional, discretionary fees asked exclusively for the services related to the distribution, the cost of some services (the rental of servers, the annual cost of a domain, the rental of a repository) to the exclusion of any other fee or of any benefit.

So, any continuation or derivative of OB-Xd MUST be open-source, MUST be published with the wholeness of the sources, MUST be provided with a copy of the license GPL, and MUST be free and remain free forever, the initial project having been released on GPL and for free. A mentioned price must be shown exclusively as a suggestion of optional, discretionary donation.

There can't be any benefit on the activity around a product licensed on GPL.

OB-Xd is free and is downloaded for free on DiscoDSP's website. The button "Purchase" which is beside the button "Download" is simply wrongly labeled, it should be labeled "Donation". And there is no need to click it to get the download !! And once downloaded and installed the plugin is fully functional and forever as any other freeware.

For more information:
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html.

simmo75
simmo75
3 February 2020 at 5:33am

How are DiscoDSP now selling this for $49? I thought it had to remain free?Correct me if I'm miss understood.

is there any difference between the free and the $49 versions?

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stromkraft
stromkraft
4 February 2020 at 2:53pm

please, if English isn't your first language then be open with this. It's perfectly clear!
Answers:
Because some aren't cheap skates and like to support the development!
The Answer is yes! But if you're not a cheapskate you can spend some money.
The Answer is no! There are two versions, one is for iOS (paid). The payment for the computer version is optional as have already been stated clearly!!!!!!!!!

Do you understand now?

C.Ray
C.Ray
29 January 2020 at 2:56pm

Can we please have a preset selector added?

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keyxmusic
keyxmusic
28 May 2020 at 5:23am

VST3 automation is still not working. I'm using Cubase.

demed
demed
4 July 2020 at 11:28pm

(Love the OB-Xd and had been using it for years - thanks to the devs!).

Upgraded laptop, Ableton and re-installed OB-Xd. Now, for the life of me I cannot figure out how to load an individual .fxp anymore... (the awesome Killing Joke fxp)... I know how to add fxb banks (just drop them in the banks folder) but not individual patches... and being on Mac I cannot use mini host. So:

1) is there a way to load individual patches (fxp files)?

if not:

2) how can I create a bank (fxb) on a Mac (Catalina)?

Thanks in advance for any pointer.

michal.ochedowski
michal.ochedowski
14 July 2020 at 5:43am

As you probably know, OB-Xd still relies on DAWs .fxp handling. In Ableton Live you can load individual .fxp files using the plugin window at the bottom of the screen. There are options to open and save .fxp and .fxb files.

Dewed
Dewed
14 July 2020 at 1:32am

I installed it. But I couldn't find the standalone.

michal.ochedowski
michal.ochedowski
14 July 2020 at 5:46am

I'm on Windows 8.1 x64. Standalone version is in the directory: C:\Program Files\discoDSP\. I can also press the "Windows" key on my keyboard. Then when I enter "OB" in the search field, this synth immediately shows up.

Markoka33
Markoka33
28 January 2021 at 12:16pm

I have sorted out and categorized hundreds of OBXD patches to my preferrings. Now I have some folders of patches (.fxp) in my computer. How can I quickly convert my patches to banks? Is there a good solution. What software you, bankmakers use, when you put together your paches? Struggling almost whole day here and can't find a solution.

djskope
djskope
18 April 2021 at 9:13am

Hi! Did you find any solution?

I am trying to convert the banks of hundreds of juicy patches from the old *. fxb to *.vstpreset format so they can be be detected in the steinberg mediabay and used in Cubase 9.5, Windows 10 x64.

Have been banging my head against the wall for 6 hours now.

Thanks to anybody that can help.

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