Although the included internal library of OP-X PRO-II already offers more than 1500 ready to play sounds
we regularly extend the library with new interesting sounds and post them
here for free download if we think they are worth to.
There are several ways to import them into the library:
- copy them manually to the library
- import them using your vst host's preset file menu
- import them using the patch browser
We think the best and fastest method is copying them manually to the library, which
is located in the "OP-X PRO-II" folder next to the dll. To keep things clean and
separated we recommend to create subfolders, like e.g. "Userpresets" and "Userbanks"
and put the files there. Of course you are free to set up any custom structure you
like with any number of subfolders. You only have to know that the default root folder
is always the "OP-X PRO-II" folder.
Then put additional banks into these folders, on demand using further subfolders
to structure them. It's all up to you.
Mac VFX Edition users: Read page 2 of the "Installation Guide Mac" pdf which is
included in the installer package to learn how to access the library.
Note that if the plugin risides somewhere within the system's program files folder and you
are no administrator windows will put some warnings which can be ignored. Also
be aware that patches and banks saved using the patch browser could be written to
virtual store except to the original library. This does not affect working, but
you should know where windows puts them in case you want to make a backup of them.
Read more about it here.
The easiest way to allow writing to the library folder without running your host
in admin mode is to change the rights of the library folder which is described
OP-X PRO-II Factory Soundset
This is the complete factory soundset which is installed automatically by default
by the installer, but here isolated from the installer. This could be useful if
you e.g. by mistake have overwritten one of the factory banks and want to restore
it without installing the synth once more. In that case you simply could replace
the dedicated bank with the original bank from this package.
This package contains all former OP-X PRO banks in the original form. They are
exactly the same as the ones delivered with the standard OP-X PRO, except that
the second part has been cleaned/filled with empty patches since the old format
only offered 64 patches per bank while OP-X PRO-II has 128. In the old banks there's
sometimes some data junk in this second part, that's why we've cleaned it in all banks.
This package can be useful if you want to use all original banks furthermore in unchanged
format, e.g. if you're familiar with them from your work with OP-X PRO. The collection
furthermore also contains the factory soundsets of OP-X, OP-X PRO and OP-X PLAYER, so
if you used to work with one of these you immediatly can turn OP-X PRO-II into one
of these by loading the dedicated bank. The library also contains every single sound
in the same library structure of all OP series synths (OP-X FREE, OP-X PLAYER, OP-X, OP-X PRO).
It's 59 banks in total, but some offering only a few patches. The package also contains all
additional banks ever posted in the user area.There's an info file that
briefly describes all banks. These are the factory banks:
Note that the new OP-X PRO-II library in fact contains almost all of these original
sounds somewhere, but sometimes improved, cleaned, with some effects added, and in
an all new bank structure. Only the weakest ones were kicked out. For the new OP-X PRO-II
library we went through the coplete old library, re-sorted the presets, improved, and
of course added hundreds of new sounds, resulting in a completely new library with a
clean new structure. But if you want to have everything unchanged in original state
additionally, here it is.
To make things easy we recommend to put the whole "Probanks" folder to the library, which
keeps the banks cleanly separated in their own dedicated folder. So simply put/copy it into
the "OP-X PRO-II" folder:
For Muse Research Receptor users and people who want to have all sounds available as single presets.
These packages contain all presets of all banks extracted as single presets collected
in dedicated folders.
If you not only want to be able to access all the banks from the synth's patch browser
but also from the Receptor's front panel and file system then you need to have the banks
in receptorized format. Apart from the factory banks we've now added too all reload banks
and have collected them on a dedicated page. You can download the banks here:
Installation: Unpack the zip files and put the included folder(s) to the "Drop Installers Here"
Receptor, go to the SETUP Page and Click INSTALL. Now you will have the installed bank(s)
you normally have to access from the synth's patch browser too available in the
Receptor's file system, which e.g. makes possible to access them directly from the
front panel or also from the Muse Machine banks browser.
In the section below follow the reloads, which will be extended with new downloads
from time to time. So keep checking!
Reload 001 09/08/2010
The first small reload. More will follow. Some pads, sample&hold patches, and three
really nice wurly patches. Play Supertramp with OP-X PRO-II!
This 45 patches bank includes improved, edited and new patches inspired by XPander, OB-X,
Jupiter-8 and BIT99. It includes some of our all-time favourite sounds for OP-X PRO-II, so
we're sure you'll love the sounds too! This bank is a must-have!
Three presets from Xavier Naidoo keyboard player and producer Neil Palmer, including
a very nice Mod Clav and two new variants on the OB St Genevieve preset derived from dedicated
presets in his Oberheim Xpander. Thank you Neil!
The original Jupiter-8 Factory Patches (64) re-programmed for OP-X PRO-II plus a
further bank of custom user sounds (64) derived from the factory patches, available
in two separate banks as well as combined in one single bank.
Patch reference video
As for original reference we relied on the excellent clips on synthmania.com and played the
same riffs in the medley to allow a direct comparison:
A small set of six presets which were copied in every detail including the individual
voices' detunings from our studio Oberheim OB-X for a comparison demo video which is
linked below. This is your chance to play our OB-X and its unique individual sound by
yourself at home!
The magic and the power of the expensive classics! A bank of 82 stunning presets
modeled after highly sought after early voltage controlled syths including OB-X, OB-Xa,
OB-8, Jupiter-8, Jupiter-6, Prophet-5, Matrix-12 and Synthex. This bank is a must have!
Platinum Bank Medley (mp3)
Patch reference video (patch reference in video description)
A small bank of 12 presets which allow to re-create the synth part of two famous soul funk dance songs from
the early 80ies.
The package contains multitrack midi files to recreate the demo clips. You also can download it as cubase sessions here.
Cubase Sessions video
D Train - You're The One For Me
O'Jays - Put Our Heads Together
All sounds are coming from OP-X PRO-II except for drums and piano & rhodes.
A collection of 64 wonderful patches which have been modelled after synths like OB-Xa, OB-8, Matrix-12, Jupiter-6,
Jupiter-8, Minimoog and Crumar Bit99 with the weight laid on warmth and smoothness. You're gonna love these sounds - promised!
Mastertone Bank Medley (mp3)
Patch reference video (patch reference in video description)