Full Bucket Music has announced the release of Oxid, a free ARP Omni-2 synthesizer emulation plugin available for both Windows and Mac users. This plugin is a software instrument that simulates the classic ARP Omni-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer from the 1970s, a renowned piece of hardware known for its unique sound and capabilities.
Oxid is written in native C++ code, ensuring high performance and low CPU consumption. This makes it a practical choice for music producers and enthusiasts who require efficient software. Furthermore, it supports both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows and macOS, enhancing its compatibility with various systems.
The plugin offers a close simulation of the original ARP Omni-2 hardware, providing users with a virtual experience that closely mirrors the use of the physical synthesizer. With a 64 voices polyphony, it allows for a wide range of sound production and manipulation.
The Oxid plugin comes with both String and Synthesizer sections, offering users a variety of sound options and effects. The addition of Phaser and Delay effects further expands its capabilities, making it a versatile tool for creating unique music.
One of the notable features of Oxid is its paraphonic capabilities, a feature that the original ARP Omni-2 was known for. Paraphony allows for multiple notes to be played simultaneously, a characteristic that can add depth and complexity to the music created with this plugin.
The user interface of the Oxid plugin is resizable, except for the “N” version. This provides users with the flexibility to adjust the interface to their comfort. Additionally, all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC through the MIDI Learn feature, providing users with a high level of control over their sound production.