Plogue has launched a new bit-accurate emulated algorithm synthesizer that is designed to bring the sounds of Yamaha’s FM synth range from the ’80s.

chipsynth OPS7 features envelope stepping patterns that vary note-to-note, the convoluted pitch calculation of the original, and identical operator math for each algorithm down to the bit. It also delivers the unique crunchiness of the original DAC, the insane compander, and the full analog filtering section.

It’s loud! It’s brash! It’s digital! It’s the edgy sound of Yamaha’s 6-op FM synths, now perfectly emulated by chipsynth OPS7 in a convenient plugin format! Let it take over your tracks as it took over the airwaves with a storm in 1983. Open the flood gates to a deluge of crisp bass sounds, crystalline bells, soothing electric pianos, and sharp rhythmic clavichords.

The chipsynth OPS7 includes a dynamic patch editing system that makes FM patch creation easier than ever. It can also load original Yamaha DX series 6-op patch banks with full SysEx bank file support and full hardware SysEx interfacing.

Available for Windows and Mac in VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats, the plugin is priced $49.95 USD.

More information: Plogue