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Brzoza is quite interesting 2 operator, 6 modulator synth (each operator has 3 modulators). This freebie has been reviewed in Beat Magazine and is designed to create a wide range of sounds from simple leads and bass patches to more complex evolving textures. Overall, it’s good to see another, interesting FM Synth. I mean, sure it’s not NI FM8 but it’s free and clean UI invites to program some presets 🙂

Download: Saltline Brzoza FM Synth

VOPM VSTi – Yamaha YM2151 Chip Emulation

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