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VOPM soft synth is an emulation of the Yamaha YM2151 (OPM) four-operator FM sound chip. OPM chip was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. Videogame fans will most likely be familiar with the Sega Genesis (Megadrive), whose sound chip is a slight variation on the OPM - the OPN. The chip has also been used in countless arcade games including Paperboy, Outrun, Metal Slugs 1-5, and Street Fighter II.


Originally VOPM offers few soundbanks nicely grouped. There are basses, bells, pianos etc. There are more than 300 presets but it's just the beginning :) One of the KvrAudio forum members converted tons of Sega Genesis/Mega Drive VGM soundtracks into OPM format which can be imported into VOPM synth :) Since the zip file contains around 10 000 soundtracks, and each track uses few sounds, it translates into thousands of new chip 16-bit / 8-bit sounds :)

VOPM doesn't offer any effects like reverb or delay - just use external plugins :)

VOPM Audio Demo:


Download: Official VOPM Website (japanese)
Link 1: OPM Soundtracks
Link 2: KvrAudio VOPM / OPM topic


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

its a really great plugin sound very good and flexible. the only thing i don´t like is the gui.

beatscribe said...

Does anyone have any tutorials on this? I cant seem to make anything come out of it sounding remotely like the OPM files I load up...I'm using Cubase LE as host.

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