WNAMM09:NAMM-CAM Gforce impOSCar 2 First Look

As it happens from Winter NAMM09      16/01/09

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Let down    Said...

The impOSCar was just fine the way it was . Just another example of an ex-innovator playing it safe by upgrading a comicial success rather than taking a risk on a new product . Disappointing at best .

16-Jan-09 01:11 PM


The Pallbearers    Said...

R.I.P G-force

16-Jan-09 01:13 PM


silverfish    Said...

just wait and see, once you had your hands on this you might change your view...

16-Jan-09 01:24 PM


Howard S    Said...

to Let Down and Pallbearers: It's your funeral - I suggest you try out Imp2 before whining. Imp2 has THE best OB feature anyway, and I think Gmedia made the right decision.

16-Jan-09 01:39 PM


DBM    Said...

I'm sure it will be good as G-force's plugs are on my top faves , but I have to agree that an upgrade no matter how cool the new features are is not as innovative as a new product . I'd be lying if I said I haven't been holding my breath for an Ob/xpader from them . and I too can't help but feel a little dispirited hearing that is no longer a possibility.

16-Jan-09 01:42 PM


The Guvnor    Said...

It depends on what the new features and upgrade cost will be as to whether I will reach for the plastic. Give the poor guy a chance before circling round like buzzards...

However, I do admit I would have much rather seen a whimpering SOB though :0(

A much better option than impOscar 2 if they were crunched for development time would have been to take the best features, oscillator models, samples, filters, etc from their existing line, add a bunch of novel features, routing capabilities & arpeggiator/sequencer and package it as an uberAnalog VSTi with a new kick-ass UI.

16-Jan-09 01:43 PM


   Said...

a$$ ki$$

gfys k

16-Jan-09 01:46 PM


joki    Said...

bring the OB you lazy boys!

16-Jan-09 02:06 PM


LeighKempBristol    Said...

i personally thought it looks quite good , another great product from g-force even comments have been spoiled by the internet moaners but oh well.

16-Jan-09 03:03 PM


LeighKempBristol    Said...

i personally thought it looks quite good , another great product from g-force shame about the comments being spoiled by the internet moaners but oh well.

16-Jan-09 03:05 PM


RedWalks    Said...

Aahh come on guys... to me its just a matter of dave`s honesty to do and show an improved Imposcar 2 rather then getting total new GUI for the new features selling it as a new device based on the technology of the imposcar engine,right !? Promotion is just a matter of hype but the soundquality is what counts at the end - and before Imposcar ever sounded great, imho ! Cya, Red !

16-Jan-09 03:07 PM


Vince    Said...

They should just build in a button that changes the GUI into an OB- looking facade -an 'SOB' mode, for the folks who would feel better if their softsynth were dressed in OB- clothing...as a 'social experiment.' It would be interesting to see people's reaction...do they really want the OB sound, or an OB-looking object on their monitor, to round out their virtual collection? ;)

16-Jan-09 04:33 PM


Q    Said...

Looking forward to the longer video. A massively improved arpeggiator sounds great. Cheers

16-Jan-09 05:12 PM


Maschine    Said...

You gotta admit, it's pretty boring news compared to everything else at NAMM this year.

16-Jan-09 06:34 PM


DBM    Said...

According to Jon Hodgson there is NO s.o.b. code or ob like features at all . Dave was speaking out of ????

So to you "add an ob skin " people ....idiots .

16-Jan-09 07:58 PM


Nick B    Said...

wow, anyone would think he ran over your cat. It's worth waiting for the full demo, it sounds really excellent.

16-Jan-09 08:47 PM


²    Said...

mmm interesting... full review !! please

16-Jan-09 09:28 PM


thomas    Said...

M-Tron Pro was a superb update and I'm thinking that Dave and crew wouldn't deliver anything less for an impOSCar update.

impOScar is a great sounding synth anyway so if they deliver the same kind of update for V2 it could be amazing. When can we expect the full video Nick? (no pressure, I'm sure you guys are super busy)

17-Jan-09 02:41 AM


   Said...

Woah there DBM!!!

You misunderstood me

No SOB CODE, but there are a couple of features which were inspired by the SOB, one of which has had some people convinced they were listening to an OB8 emulation (one guy called it "a dead giveaway).

Amputated was the wrong word really, it's more like after giving the SOB a good kicking,it nicked its lunch money

Not that Dave doesn't talk out of his arse sometimes ;-)

17-Jan-09 07:08 AM


Jon Hodgson    Said...

That last post was mine, didn't notice it wiped the name when I mistyped the verification word

17-Jan-09 07:09 AM


rpb1966    Said...

I dunno why I see so many negative comments, impOSCar was and still is a fantastic synth, Dave and Chris have made a good decision here, look what they did with the M-Tron Pro, that was a brave move and look what happened with that, improving and re-designing the impOSCar overall must mean we are in for something really special.

Give the guys a break!!!!

17-Jan-09 08:16 AM


impfan    Said...

Wow - it's my favourite synth, with more added "awesome"!

What's not to like! :)

17-Jan-09 01:30 PM


Dick Handler    Said...

can't wait for a cracked copy like the first one!

18-Jan-09 01:04 AM


Amos    Said...

I visited NAMM today and spent 30 mins with Dave who gave me the full demo and then let me play.

This is a MASSIVE update and sounds UNBELIEVABLE....warm and powerful and with a huge GUI to match the sound.

New stuff includes 2 LFOs with great routing possibilities. Chord memory. Mono & poly unison. Unisone & pan spread. Aftertouch. Ring modulator. OB style unison glide. An FX version, where processing an average drum loop through the filters, ring mod, LFOs, effects and filter drive delivered spectacular results

impOSCar was already great but this is stunning. Well done G-Force!

18-Jan-09 01:32 AM


Spyda    Said...

I was standing next to this as it was filming, and I gotta say--IT SOUNDS WICKED!And I have the OG inmposcar. The audio routing possibilties ALONE are worth the price of admission. Dunnit again Dave, with a SICKNESS!

20-Jan-09 07:35 PM


Spyda    Said...

I was standing next to this as it was filming, and I gotta say--IT SOUNDS WICKED!And I have the OG ImpOscar. The audio routing possibilties ALONE are worth the price of admission. Dunnit again Dave, with a SICKNESS!

20-Jan-09 07:35 PM


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