Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

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Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by mao » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:49 am

OP-X PRO II

check the Audioclips at the bottom of the page...

really really really amazing VST... on of the best out there.

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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by D-Collector » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:44 am

It's a cool softsynth. He really nailed the sounds in the "famous" section!

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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by Solderman » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:15 pm

I was debating whether to upgrade from OP-X to OP-X Pro II, which is $70. Besides some new patches, I only see a handful of enhancements for the arpeggiator, LFO, voice managment and Midi control, plus a new patch browser and VST effect interface. I'm mostly just using it as a polysynth, so I think I'm going to stick with the original this time. Might be useful for conveniently stacking 12 voice dual patches, at the least.
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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by mao » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:32 pm

I'll try the demo. I'm a bit confused because I'm saving for a Prophet 08. I'm more into HW but I must admit that the OP-X doesn't sound so different from what I heard on the P08. I usually prefer having knobs under my finger, but I can map it to a MEK and let's see.

The youtube comparison between the OP-X and the real oberheim shows that obviously the real OB is more "organic" sounding. But the P08 is not organic at all. It sounds very straight, powerfull but straight. So I understand everybody like the real OB more than OP-X but how about the OP-X vs the P08 ? :twisted:

Let's hope the demo will be kind enough to let me judge.

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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by Solderman » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:41 pm

I've managed to get OP-X to sound "organic" with a combination of the Spread knob function for tuning, and running it through another good lowpass filter plugin, like Volcano. It sounds pretty thick when you have two instances playing the same patch and Spread tuning is active in modest amounts. My biggest complaint with the tonality is you have to increase resonance too much just to get it bright enough on its own, so a local EQ plugin is sometimes required.
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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by mao » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:03 pm

Solderman wrote:... My biggest complaint with the tonality is you have to increase resonance too much just to get it bright enough on its own, so a local EQ plugin is sometimes required.
No more... the new release has a new feature in the DMP button: the BRIGHT MODES. That's exactly what you need:

"2 Bright Modes The former DMP button now also offers two new "bright modes" for sounds that need a lot of presence and brightness also without using added resonance, e.g. to copy the character of dedicated vintage analog synths that had a lot of brightness. This is useful for some sounds, while the standard setting probably still will be the most often used since it's perfectly balanced for warm, lush and pleasant sounding stuff. The available modes: Normal (NOR), which is the standard setting. The oscillators are also tamed a little bit with fully opened filter, which is a behaviour of many vintage analogsynths. Also modulation sources (LFO, ADSR) can't open the filter more, so also those ones remain warm and fat. Damp (DMP): The filter is calibrated down in order to also be able to close it completely using keyboard tracking. Now the two new modes: CLR (Clear, blue mode). In this mode the filter can be opened fully, so above the audible spectrum, which lets the oscillator signal pass unchanged, as present in some vintage synths. BRI (Brilliant, red mode). Generally the same, but with some extra "edge" in the high frequencies when the filter is opened fully, which sometimes can be close to brittle. Also this characteristic is known from some vintage analogsynths."

just look the video demo of the new feature...

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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by Solderman » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:04 pm

Nice, but not worth $70 on its own. The Midi CC tracking modes and voice stacking look nice. Didn't really need another mediocre reverb. Those demos sound cold. Much warmer-sounding on my own rig, especially through Bootsy Density or a lowpass filter.
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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by iProg » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:05 pm

Wow!

The famous bank was disturbingly similar!

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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by loungedumore » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:05 am

If they would just release a Mac version I would .
I have the .ens and it sounds great ... can't play legato or even re-trigger for that mater thou so it has limited use for me .
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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by D-Collector » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:28 pm

Not a bad softsynth at all. Check out musictrackjp's demo, he's awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/user/musictrackj ... ZppBn8_svo

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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by Solderman » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:03 pm

I like layering two instances of OP-X for strings:
This is very easy to set up in Reaper, with the track's FX preset drop-down.
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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by tekkentool » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:23 am

iProg wrote:Wow!

The famous bank was disturbingly similar!
Some were s**t though.

Although most of them were great! loved the lucky man and Save a prayer emulations. Spot on (aside from the portamento on Lucky man)

Edit: just heard the shine on you crazy diamond Emulation. sounded fantastic. Completely sold. :o

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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by Doc Tonewheel » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:49 am

I just bought this, and it's amazing. I A/B'd it nect to my DSI Prophet 08, and there wasn't much a difference (at least not what i would consider $1900 worth of difference!). I never thought I'd say this, having owned multiple vintage analog synths over the years, but this software emulation is really an amazing VST. It is good enough to make me decide to put my Prophet 08 up for sale.
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Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Post by Solderman » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:14 am

I finally took the plunge and upgraded from OP-X to OP-X Pro II 1.1, as they have a sale until the end of the year. I'm very glad I did! More voices is always a plus. I'm finding the CC Learn mode was a benefit for my current setup and the morphed filtering modes are great! As always, it's the closest to the real thing I've yet heard. The dual voice mode is pretty heavy sounding when voices are center panned, lovely and wide with the voices panned. LFO panning and sawtooth LFO are also nice additions. The reverb/delay effects are just ok.

Only problem I'm seeing was shared with OP-X: Voice 6 seems to always have a higher filter cutoff setting than the other voices when Filter Spread is disabled.

Video links here.
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