Boxed Ear releases OSCar for Kontakt

Boxed Ear OSCar

Boxed Ear has announced the release of OSCar, a virtual synthesizer library for Kontakt 4 and 5 made
entirely with the OSC OSCar synthesizer.

Released in 1983 by the Oxford Synthesizer Company, the OSCar was a unique combination of analog and digital. The oscillators are a digital design with the capability of being able to build waveforms using additive synthesis. These feed into an analogue multi-mode filter design which was inspired by the Minimoog trick of looping the synths output back into the filter’s input to overdrive the filter circuits, resulting in a characteristically crunchy sound.

Included in the pack are 119 Kontakt instruments which cover a wide range of synth sounds, both monophonic and polyphonic: tough basses, gorgeous evolving pads, complex leads and a host of other synth sounds all stamped with the OSCar’s unique sound.

OSCar features

  • 1.1Gb soundset.
  • Over 2,300 samples at 24-bit, 44.1 kHz quality.
  • 119 Kontakt instruments (Raw mono, Raw poly, Processed mono, Processed poly, Waveforms).

OSCar for Kontakt costs $49 USD/€39 EUR/£30 GBP inc. VAT. Requires Kontakt 4 or 5 full version. OSCar does NOT work with the free Kontakt Player.

More information: Boxed Ear / OSCar

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GForce releases impOSCar2 for PC + ChamberTron Expansion Pack for M-Tron Pro

GForce Software has announced the release of PC versions of impOSCar2, the successor of the software synthesizer emulation of the OSCar synthesizer.

Since the original impOSCar release we’ve carefully compiled user feedback and over the course of eighteen months, in another true labour of love, we’ve incorporated the best of these within impOSCar2 creating a synth that positively oozes more character, more playability, more expression and more detailed sound sculpting opportunities than could have been imagined a few years ago.

GForce Software impOSCar 2

impOSCar2 features

  • Successor to the multi-award winning impOSCar.
  • Two Oscillators & 13 Waveforms.
  • New Mono Unison and Poly Unison Modes.
  • New Aux Mod Section with comprehensive routing.
  • Programmable Additive Wave Matrix Grid.
  • Nine Filter Types with Drive, Cutoff, Q and Separation.
  • New Chord Memory and single note retrigger.
  • 6 Portamento modes with new Unison glide voice spread.
  • New Unison Voice Pan.
  • New Note Pan Modes.
  • Programmable Velocity Responses and New Aftertouch.
  • Improved Arpeggiator.
  • New Instrument and Effects Versions.
  • Small, Regular or Large Interface Sizes.
  • New Ring Modulator.
  • New Chorus Modes.
  • 1000+ Patch library featuring sounds created by original OSCar users inc Billy Currie (Ultravox) Darren Price & Rick Smith (Underworld) & Paul Wiffen (the original OSCar sound designer and programmer for Stevie Wonder & Jean Michel Jarre).

The impOSCar2 is now available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone), priced at £139.99 GBP incl. VAT.

GForce Software ChamberTron

GForce has also released the ChamberTron, an expansion pack for the M-Tron Pro virtual instrument.

If you’re unfamiliar with Chamberlin® musical instruments, please take the time to read about them in the Original Instrument section and check out the video showing our Chamberlin instruments.

Because if you thought that tape playing instruments started and ended with the Mellotron®, you’ll probably be blown away to discover that the entire tape playing instrument genre was invented by a Wisconsin based inventor, Harry Chamberlin, back in the 1950s.

ChamberTron features

  • The sounds of the legendary ChamberTron.
  • Only available via download..
  • Over 40 new tape banks.
  • 35 Notes per tape bank.
  • Optional ChamberTron Interface design.
  • 100s of Patches, many from luminaries including Dean & Jarrod (I Monster), David Hentschel (Genesis & Elton John) & Jem Godfrey (Frost).

ChamberTron for M-Tron Pro is available to purchase for £69.99 GBP incl. VAT.

More information: GForce / impOSCar2 / ChamberTron

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GForce Software releases impOSCar 2 for Mac

GForce Software impOSCar 2

GForce Software has announced the release of the Mac version of impOSCar 2, the successor to the impOSCar software synthesizer, a component emulation of the rare and classic OSCar synthesizer.

Some say we’ve behaved like over-protective parents, refusing to let our corpulent teenager out for fear of it bullying the other kids on the block. That may indeed be true but we’re finally pleased to announce that the Mac version of impOSCar2 is being given its independence.

impOSCar 2 key features

  • Successor to the multi-award winning impOSCar.
  • Two Oscillators & 13 Waveforms.
  • New Mono Unison and Poly Unison Modes.
  • New Aux Mod Section with comprehensive routing.
  • Programmable Additive Wave Matrix Grid.
  • Nine Filter Types with Drive, Cutoff, Q and Separation.
  • New Chord Memory and single note retrigger.
  • 6 Portamento modes with new Unison glide voice spread.
  • New Unison Voice Pan.
  • New Note Pan Modes.
  • Programmable Velocity Responses and New Aftertouch.
  • Improved Arpeggiator.
  • New Instrument and Effects Versions.
  • Small, Regular or Large Interface Sizes.
  • New Ring Modulator.
  • New Chorus Modes.
  • 1000+ Patch library featuring sounds created by original OSCar users inc Billy Currie (Ultravox) Darren Price & Rick Smith (Underworld) & Paul Wiffen (the original OSCar sound designer and programmer for Stevie Wonder & Jean Michel Jarre).

impOSCar 2 is currently available to purchase for Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) for €139 EUR excl. VAT. A Windows version will follow soon.

More information: GForce Software / impOSCar 2

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