If you want subtractive, additive, monophonic, duophonic,
polyphonic, multiple oscillator waveforms, multiple LFO
types, multiple filter types, multiple triggering modes,
keyboard velocity response, integrated effects, an
arpeggiator, filter overdrive, programming immediacy, a
hefty patch library and the capability of producing a vast
and varied range of sublime tonal textures, then the
impOSCar really could be the only virtual synth you need!
This is a bold claim, we know, but such has been the
response to the impOSCar and our belief in it's ability to
produce the highest quality sounds across an extensive
tonal range, that it might not be so fanciful after all!
The impOSCar is modeled on the unique and wonderfully
esoteric British synthesizer, the OSCar, manufactured
between 1983 and 1986 and subsequently used to great effect
by artists such as Ultravox, Jean-Michel Jarre, Stevie
Wonder, Underworld, Orbital and even Oscar Peterson.
Because it was released at the same time as MIDI and early
affordable polyphonic synthesisers, the instrument wasn't a
huge commercial success and only 2000 were produced before
the company ceased trading.
However, to those in the know, OSCar has been a highly
prized item and the secret weapon in many programmer's
sonic arsenal. In a sea of monophonic subtractive synths
available at that time it was unique and refreshing in many
It looked interesting. It had an additive synthesis
section. It had memories. It was duophonic and monophonic
and, with the exception of the filter, it was all digital.
All of these features contributed to its sound which could
be summed up in one word- Awesome.
From sublime to screaming, from clean and clinical to phat
as phuck, the OSCar did it all.
The impOSCar was two years in production and since its
release it has become one of the most respected virtual
synthesisers on the market. All the notable features of the
original instrument are evident here as well as several
enhancements including a more intuitive additive section,
polyphony, increased LFO waveforms and a chorus and delay
The filters are a particular highlight of the impOSCar and
features two stunning 12dB filters running in series, a
filter overdrive and sublime separation control. In fact
these filters are now so respected, ace instrument and
sound design company Spectrasonics licensed them for use in
their wonderful Stylus RMX.
With additive and subtractive synthesis, a huge number of
potential waveforms on offer, a plethora of kick-ass filter
modes and an intuitive design, the impOSCar is capable of a
range of sounds far beyond that of any standard subtractive
* Extremely realistic analog and digital modeling
* Two Oscillators & 13 waveforms
* Programmable Additive Wave Matrix
* Nine Filter Types with Drive, Cutoff, Q and Separation.
* Mono, Duo and polyphonic arpeggiator
* 6 Portamento modes
* Powerful effects section
* Programmable Velocity Responses
* Two Envelope Generators
* Comprehensive LFO section with sync
* A vast range of sonic possibilities
* 500+ Patch library with sounds created by original
OSCar users inc Rick Smith (Underworld) & Paul Wiffen the
original OSCar sound designer and programmer for Stevie
Wonder & Jean Michel Jarre
The impOSCar has won numerous awards including the Future
Music Platinum Award, Electronic Musician's Best Software
Emulation & Editor's Choice Award, Computer Music Editor's
Choice & Performance Award. Music Tech Magazine's
Recommended Award and Keyboard Magazine's Key Buy Award. It
has also remained the top rated commercial plug-in
instrument for well in excess of a year at KvR Audio.
* Underworld: Dirty Epic, Leutin, Rez & Cowgirl
* Ultravox: Love's Great Adventure (All synth parts)
* Stevie Wonder: Skeletons (bassline & riffs)
* Jean Michel-Jarre: Industrial Revolutions
* Band Aid: Do they know it's Xmas (bassline)
* S-express: Theme From s-express (bassline) and more
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