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OP-X PRO-3 - Testimonials and Reviews

This site offers some collected user testimonials, spontaneous reactions of users and review excerpts. This may help you to cassify your own impressions. In the end it's of course your own ears that count!

To do so you can check out the free demo version as long as you want! No registration needed. The demo version includes ALL features and sounds and also lets you try the new sound reloads and the alternative skins.

The only limitations are a short audio fade-out-in every 25 seconds and the need to load the plugin anew after 20 minutes of use (then audio stops).


Music Radar Review:

OP-X PRO-3 - Music Radar Review


The synth sounds phenomenal!

Daniel A. Hogan

This is probably THE best sounding virtual Oberheim out there, and version 3 is really out of this world in terms of quality

Folia Soundstudio Channel

It sounds fantastic

It's no easy task to further perfect something that is already dangerously close to perfection...

Guy Rotem

Still the BEST emulation out there!

Robert - CT USA

One of the best vsts I have ever heard!

David Goodall

OP-X 3 is my new favorite instrument! Every patch is brilliant!

Ted Perlman

F-ck, you NAILED it again! It sounds so good!

Robert Enforsen - Elegant Machinery

Love this version 3 man!!

Scott Barric

Such a great virtual instrument. In my opinion, nothing comes close!

Zachary Marsh

Man - OP-X PRO-3 sounds so good in everything!

Ted Perlman

The sound of OP-X PRO-3 is a huge improvement over OP-X PRO-II

Dave Polich

Your synth is AMAZING. I own many softsynths, but yours is my favorite. And I used to own original Oberheim and Prophet synthesizers back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

OP-X PRO-3 is so great.

Steve Harris

Former testimonials:

Read testimonials including ones from famous artists for the precedessor OP-X PRO-II here:

OP-X PRO-II artist testimonials


Yes, there IS criticism and we always were open for criticism and user feedback, also feature requests, which made us constantly working on improvements already in the past which finally resulted in a product that users want and love. So we also will list this part here.

The negative criticism so far exclusively went towards the interface (initially also towards its color scheme, to which we reacted with providing the two alternative skin colors blue and dark which users now like a lot) which at first glance looks very complicated and overly dense.

This of course is true given the fact that the synth offers a total of 199(!) parameters (in comparison, a 1979 OB-X e.g. had around 40 parameters) and is a one-pager - which means you can program everything from one page without the need to switch pages or going to sub-menues - which makes programming EXTREMELY fast and intuitive once you have learned to operate it.

But we admit that there definitely IS a learning curve if you want to make use of all the provided features. So for in-depth-programming you have to invest this time. We again may do a spoken tutorial video for easy and fun learning. A non-spoken videro tutorial already is available here The basic controls you know from other synths however are as easy to understand and program as in other more basic synths. So basic editing of a patch should be very easy even without investing time into learning all the additional features.

Finally, there are as unbelievable many great ready-to-play presets (more than 3'000, and growing) included that you don't necessarily NEED to program patches by your own from scratch. Even when we program patches we usually start from an existing patch, which is so much easier since parameters already are set.

So our take is: Yes, for in-depth programming making use of all the countless incredible features you MUST invest some time into learning. BUT you'll be granted then with inituitiveness and speed of programming.

Also - despite it may look more complicated than OP-X PRO-II, OP-X PRO-3 should be much easier to understand and program than OP-X PRO-II since there are no hidden or mapped features anymore, and all features are labeled, and related features aren't spread accross the whole interface as it still was in OP-X PRO-II but are gathered together in related groups (e.g. all LFOs in one section, all voice-management controls in one section, all controls related to the filter in the filter section, which required a complete re-organization of the interface, which was no easy task.

Nevertheless, the critisims made us think about maybe additionally providing an "easy" interface (switchable) in the future, maybe not showing some lesser used in-depth-features at all. We'll see..