OAS / OAX Sound Demo – Tune#5

Next up in our OAS – OAX comparison project? A tune called Amorada.

Almost the same as before:

  1. OAS version is first.
  2. Next, the OAX version using the MIDI file with the levels as set by OAS.
  3. No step three needed this time around!
    1. This is the first tune that we didn’t change any volume levels on the OAX side.
    2. Didn’t think we needed to. Do you agree?

 

Even though we didn’t make any changes here’s a screenshot of the mixer so you can see which instruments were selected and what the volume levels are set to:

 

Amorada_NoMix
Amorada_NoMix

14 thoughts on “OAS / OAX Sound Demo – Tune#5

  • 01/17/2018 at 04:01
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    There is no reply button on your post Curt:
    Good point John. Cleary your Verona is no longer the way it was when Wersi delivered it to you!
    Out of interest what do you use to create the disk image of your Verona?

    So I just respond in this way:
    I use the Renkforce rf-docking-07 USB 3.0 SATA Harde disj-dockingstation 2 poorten met clone-functie.
    One disadvantage is that I have to remove the SSD disk from the Verona to place it in the docking station to make a Clone to another hard disk. This is the safest route and you are certain of a 1 on 1 clone, safer as e.g. Software like Acronis, that I use for my PC.

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  • 01/16/2018 at 06:30
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    This seems to confirm what I mentioned in previous posts, in that the biggest differences in the sounds (Excluding the far superior OAX drums) occur with the GM voices (As used by standard Midi files) which sound far more realistic on OAX, (As tune 5 doesn’t use any GM voices it’s probably why the sound quality is virtually the same as OAS) also OAX still has a clarity in positional accuracy compared to OAS.
    The biggest difference with normal sounds will probably come from the instrument itself due to the better quality sound board in OAX; (The OAS soundboard is over 15 years old now and things have moved on over that time) however, this would require the same speakers and room to be used on both OAS & OAX and then recorded with a microphone which is a bit impractical. (Removing the soundboard out of the mix certainly makes the results interesting though)
    Bill

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  • 01/15/2018 at 17:16
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    Overall, I like the OAX better, but when the drum comes in (track 10) around 27 seconds in, there is what I think may be a high hat. I would lower that one sound a tad. It repeats later on.
    With the Ikarus Pegasus and the Scala, I can selectively (and/or globally) increase or decrease any given event. Can that also be done with OAX?
    No offense intended. That is only my preference.

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    • 01/16/2018 at 06:47
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      Jerry, Sadly OAX doesn’t offer any MIDI event editing. The only thing we have is the mixer that you see in the post.

      To change just the hihats or any other “note event” would require a DAW running on an external PC and then saving the modified MIDI file on OAX.

      Hopefully something we will see in a future release of OAX.

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      • 01/16/2018 at 09:31
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        But, it is not possible in the OAX organs to install a program in windows 10? For example a Midi editor or Midi sequencer. Is not a problem with the OAS Organs. I have installed various music programs in windows XP, for my convenience. Then I do not have to use a USB stick every time and to walk back and forth between me organ and PC.

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        • 01/16/2018 at 11:10
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          Correct John that is an option. I’ve installed both Hauptwerk and Kontakt on my Sonic for other reasons. Adding a DAW indeed is an option.

          OAX ships with Teamviewer installed which is a Remote Desktop program. Folks may not know that Teamviewer also offers a file transfer option making it very easy to transfer files in and out of the organ from your main/office PC.

          99% of the videos I record are done using Teamviewer connecting my Mac to the Sonic. On the Mac side, we are running a program called ScreenFlow to record the Sonic “desktop”.

          Of course, Wersi will remind you that should you choose to install “non-Wersi” software, any issues you encounter will not be supported.

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          • 01/16/2018 at 12:02
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            Wersi will remind me, is not important in my case with my Verona. And I have a 1 on1 backup on a hard disk lying in the drawer, which can be put back on the Verona within an hour.
            Teamviewer is is a good idea, I have Teamviewer on my PC, never thought of using it in that way.
            thanks for the suggestion Curt.

          • 01/16/2018 at 15:54
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            Good point John. Cleary your Verona is no longer the way it was when Wersi delivered it to you!

            Out of interest what do you use to create the disk image of your Verona?

  • 01/15/2018 at 06:18
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    The only comment I have, is that I still have no reason to exchange my Verona for a Sonic Organ, the difference is minimal.

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    • 01/15/2018 at 08:45
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      John – Do I recall an article or two about you updating or replacing the PC in your Verona? If you did what upgrades did you do? CPU, Memory, Storage devices?

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      • 01/15/2018 at 09:31
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        Yes Curt that’s right, i replace the 500GB Harddisk with an 500GB SSD disk. I also added two more DDR3 DIMM 1066mhz memory banks 1 GB,so there is now 4 GB of memory on board, instead of 2 GB. I upgraded the AMD Athlon II X2 250 a 2 Core processr to an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T a 6 Core processor the fastest processor in the Phenom series. Furthermore, a new CD / DVD Burner, because the CD / DVD Burner was broken. Furthermore Software-based, I have a VSTi 30 bands Equalizer installed, that’s maybe the reason I hear little difference with the Sonic Organs.
        I would like to upgrade even further but I do not know what else I can upgrade in the Verona.

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        • 01/15/2018 at 09:42
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          If someone wants to see photos of it, go to my website http://www.wersi-fan.nl and use the link in Dutch “Mijn Nieuwe Aanwinst Wersi Verona GS500” wat means “My new Gain Wersi Verona GS500”

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        • 01/15/2018 at 09:54
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          Nice – Any interest in running Haupterwerk or some other VST / sample libraries?

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          • 01/15/2018 at 11:16
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            Of course, I do not have hauptwerk VST, I also have not Church Organ releases, for the rest all packages are on board, James Last, Franz Lambert 1-2, B4 Hammond Emulation, Theatre Sounds, etc.

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