2getheraudio has released OpZilla and it will destroy Tokyo with its FM synthesis, 4-operator algorithms and pitch envelopes.
FM continues to be a fascination and 2getheraudio believes they’re the ones to finally crack it by making it bigger than anyone else’s. Although it’s only got 4 operators so I think they may be overhyping themselves just a tiny bit – but who cares? It’s a monster!
OpZilla has a single-screen layout with everything on the front panel. The sliders are very DX in style and there are lots of them. Each operator has 16 waveforms with its own section with envelope, tuning, tone and playability options. There are 64 algorithms to choose from providing countless sonic possibilities via feedback and amounts of frequency modulation. 2 LFOs per voice provide lots of modulation in various shapes. At the end you have a nice bank of 4 effects; Distortion, Chorus, Delay and Reverb.
What’s brilliant about OpZilla is how it feels so accessible in terms of sound manipulation. While the presets are excellent you don’t feel restricted to them and can quite quickly start manipulating them into your own ideas. Is it a monster? Well, it’s difficult to feel scared of FM piano sounds, windchimes and metallic basslines but there’s certainly a lot in here.
OpZilla is available for MacOS and Windows and uses a “pay-what-you-want” pricing policy where you can select anything from $10 to $100 depending on your circumstances. You can also select a charity to donate 10% of your purchase. That’s a really welcome way to behave.
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