Jorge Reales a.k.a discoDSP has reduced the price of OB-Xd and OPL synths for a limited time. OB-Xd is now only $4.99 (usually $9.99) whilst OPL has been reduced from $6.99 to $2.99.
OB-Xd is based on the Oberheim OB-X. It attempts to recreate its sound and behavior, but as the original was very limited in some important ways, a number of things were added or altered to the original design.
OB-Xd was designed to sound as good and as rich as the original. It implements micro random detuning. Also, like many synths of the OB-X’s generation, the OB-Xd has no internal effects so its sounds and textures can be greatly enhanced by the use of additional processing like chorus, reverb, delay, etc.
The OPL is a digital sound synthesis chip developed by Yamaha in the mid 1980s. Among other products, it was used in sound cards for PC, including the Ad Lib card and early Sound Blaster series.
This instrument provides an emulated OPL sound chip. It provides all features of the OPL2, and some features of the OPL3. More than 2000 presets are included.
Each instance of the plugin emulates an entire OPL chip, but with this plugin, essentially you are just working with two operators: the carrier and modulator.
Standalone app requires MIDI keyboard.
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