2getheraudio OPZILLA is a new 4-operator FM synthesizer plugin that makes FM synthesis accessible in an intuitive, hands-on interface for just $ 10 +.
Spending only the amount of money on a plugin is a whish of many. 50€, 100€, or 150€, what is it really worth. During Black Friday you usually get the bitter news that the initial price was a little too high. 2getheraudio is a plugin developer from France who does not agree with these pricing methods. Instead of offering big discounts, their plugins are available for a minimum price of $10. According to the pay-what-you-want principle.
OPZILLA is a new 4-operator FM Synthesizer plugin from the pen of 2getheraudio. And this synth is certainly worth $10 and more.
The design reminds me a bit of the Korg OPSIX but has nothing to do with it, just that both have an FM engine. Unlike classic DX-7 style FM synths, OPZILLA only features 4 operators powered by 64 different algorithms. You cannot design your own algorithms here. So you are limited to the 64, which many already are. The operators have a classic structure: each one has its own waveform, pitch control, tone slider, and envelope that can be operated in ADSR, loop, or 1-shot modes. According to the developer, it uses sampled attacks to add a better character to it. In the end, you can add to your signal chain different effects including distortion, chorus, delay, and a reverb effect. They can be used individually or together.
One thing that stands out here is the operation. It is not typical cryptic FM but hands-on. Everything is operable via a single-page interface. The plugin includes over 150+ presets that range from synth strings, basses, leads, stabs, pads, and more. Yes, it is another FM Synthesizer plugin, but one that is very intuitve. Since it has a huge selection of algorithms, there is no need to deal with the inconvenient carrier/modulator relationships.
2getheraudio OPZILLA is available now as a $10 minimum pay-what-you-want price. It ships in standalone and VST/AU/AAX plugin formats for compatibility with all DAWs.
More information here: 2getheraudio