Here’s an analog vs virtual analog comparison, via virtualoberheim, of the SonicProjects OP-X PRO-II virtual Oberheim VSTi software synth for Windows and a vintage Oberheim OB-X Rev.2.
The lower manual in the video is an USB MDI master keyboard (an Emu Xboard 61) which drives OP-X PRO-II hosted in Steinberg Cubase 5. No effects or any other treatments were involved, both OB-X and OP-X PRO-II were recorded directly to disk, OB-X over the line inputs of an RME HDSP 9632.
The video switches quickly back and forth between the two sources, making it easy to listen for differences.
Check it out and let us know what you think! Can you hear differences between the vintage Oberheim and its virtual recreation?
SONiVOX has introduced Big Bang – Cinematic Percussion – a new virtual instrument for MAC and PC.
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Intelligent Rhythm Control
An integral part of Big Bang – Cinematic Percussion is a technology called Intelligent Rhythm Control, or IRC. Intelligent Rhythm Control intercepts and adjusts MIDI events as they occur, and is designed to help users make fluid percussion tracks with ease. Continue reading →