GForce Software impOSCar 2 Is Here - And Hardware Controller

Hard and soft, in the same day - what a treat      04/07/11

We can't pretend the wait hasn't been somewhat extended since we first saw it at NAMM 2010, but the kinks have been ironed out and now GForce Software have released the impOSCar 2.

Available initially as a Mac only release, the PC will follow as soon as is humanly possible.

impOSCar2 Features

  • Separate Instrument and Effects Versions
  • Mono Unison and Poly Unison Modes
  • New Aux Mod Section with comprehensive routing
  • 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 Modes
  • Improved Arpeggiator
  • Small, Regular or Large Interface Sizes
  • New Ring Modulator
  • New Chorus Modes
  • New Patch Management System with conversion of original impOSCar Aupresets, FXPs and FXBs etc
Available now for Mac - check the website for details.

 

impOSCar2 Controller Exists Too 


 Synthproject.de provided the inspiration and Kent Spong  - one of the most trusted synth restoration experts  and Vintage Analogue Synth specialist Rich Lawson, came together to form Touch Digital Controllers - their first project was to create a dedicated hardware controller to match the power of the impOSCar2. Quality components and durability are the keywords with the aim to be used live or in the studio.

Features:

 

101 control inputs comprising; 83 knobs, 7 led lit buttons, 2 punch in/out switches and 9 momentary buttons with 9 linked led, midi in/out led, MIDI-in and 128 channel simultaneous USB and MIDI out processor.

The 101 panel controls are all voltage controlled components so give the player the highest possible resolution into the digital domain. 

Beautiful custom made aluminium knobs – old school vibe!

The custom made USB/MIDI processor is the first commercially available 128 channel device in the world.  To reduce costs (and size) we wanted this processor to be able to handle the maximum number of MIDI cc channels possible on a singe board. 

 

Its not intended to be a low cost, mass produced unit this is quality build with heavy gauge steel panel and is priced at £749 + tax.

 

 

 

 

 

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15 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Marc JX8P    Said...

Wooooooooooow! :-D

04-Jul-11 02:08 PM


Brazda    Said...

Lovely!

04-Jul-11 02:20 PM


Synthoverlord    Said...

Sounds fantastic. Long live the lads from GForce...

04-Jul-11 04:02 PM


DBM    Said...

Sounds absolutely gorgeous and massive the way we think of gods as big .

One Small nit pick .... The GUI looks kinda reaktor 4 generic compared to the original impOSCar ... why ?

04-Jul-11 06:31 PM


asiohead    Said...

waw ! jaw-droppingly beautiful sounds. Congrats GForce !!! It seems to have that instant goose bumps technology right ? ;)

05-Jul-11 12:19 AM


Jack pan    Said...

Great... finally get a decent software synth controller and its the price of a MOOG LP or a NORDLEAD!

05-Jul-11 12:38 AM


rezazel    Said...

FINALLY! I've been using impOSCar for years and it's my favourite softsynth next to KorgLegacy Collection.

05-Jul-11 03:01 AM


Blake    Said...

I bought it and can't get it to work. The registration license doesn't work and there's no manual to speak of.

I still waiting on GForce tech support to respond. The synth is currently STUCK in demo mode.

05-Jul-11 06:47 AM


Tim    Said...

Aghhhh! No Windows VST support? Why do you tease me so, Dave?

05-Jul-11 08:02 AM


Dave Spiers    Said...

@ Blake the manual is installed to Documents and as a sonic reader, if you want to mail me directly for support, feel free:

dave AT gforcesoftware.com

05-Jul-11 08:40 AM


knolan    Said...

That is an awesome sounding synth, and the controller looks jaw-droppingly good. Real potentiometers in a real analgo-synth vein - stunning. Cant wait to get my hands on this.

05-Jul-11 01:18 PM


Blake    Said...

Thanks a lot Dave. E-mails have been sent.

05-Jul-11 04:20 PM


Blake    Said...

Dave helped me out and it's working now.

:D

05-Jul-11 05:10 PM


xyzzy    Said...

Absolutely superb stuff. Congrats on reaching the destination in your epic journey!

Support developers, not warez. :-) click -> [BUY IT NOW!]

05-Jul-11 07:35 PM


Peter K.    Said...

Love it. I'll have to upgrade to v. 2.0; and I'd love to check out the controller too. I agree completely with his statement about generic controllers feeling cheap and well... generic. That's why I still gravitate towards all my hardware synths in spite of having an amazing collection of quality software - because the connection and the experience is different. This looks like it would remove that gap.

May this trent continue. Love the GForce stuff!!

Actually, what would be great is if someone could just go and put the software inside the controller... release it as a stand alone instrument.

18-Jul-11 03:36 PM


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