OAS vs. OAX-1.x vs. OAX-2.0 Which is Which?

Can you name them?

Geoff had a great idea. This time around we will not tell you where the file was recorded. Let’s see if folks can figure them out. Same MIDI file the only difference is which operating system it was recorded on.




Pick your favorite and while you are at it see if you can name which file –  “A,” “B,” or “C” goes with OAS, OAX-1.x, and OAX-2.0? We’ll update this post in a few days with the answer to “Which is Which.”

8 thoughts on “OAS vs. OAX-1.x vs. OAX-2.0 Which is Which?

  • 09/22/2018 at 09:20

    Here are the correct answers:

    Amorada_A = OAX Version 1.5.x
    Amorada_B = OAS
    Amorada_C = OAX Version 2.0

    Thanks to all that commented.

  • 09/19/2018 at 13:57

    Hi folks,
    I’m sory for not participating these two last weeks . I’m cooled and have earache. Now it’s starting to get beter.
    I’ll be absent also for the two next weeks.I’m travelling to Morocco.

  • 09/18/2018 at 10:35

    Some interesting guesses – Anyone else want to take a run at it?

  • 09/17/2018 at 09:14

    B is OAS, C is OAX-1, A is OAX-2

  • 09/17/2018 at 08:58

    I would certainly agree with Bill in that C is V2. Listening to all three in turn in short sections makes it clear that A & B are pretty much identical but C seems to be using different instruments. As most of the V1 OAX instruments use the same samples as OAS then they should sound pretty much the same, but A sounds a little dull compared to B.

    I would say then that A is OAS, B is OAX V1 and C is OAX V2.

    But which is better? I guess its really down to personal opinion, but up to now I haven’t been disappointed with the V2 sounds and after listening to these samples I do prefer C. Its not that it sounds better or worse than the others, just different.


  • 09/17/2018 at 04:55

    No 2 (C) is V2.00 as the sounds are all over the place and extensive work would need to be done to make it sound passable, but as OAX has no sound editor or Sound Controls on Midi Files this is a moot point anyway.

    The other 2 are very close (They could (And may possibly be) both be the same) however I will go for No.1 (B) as OAS and No.3 (A) as OAX V1.xx

    Look forward to the next one, possibly with a file that has not yet been featured in an OAS/OAX comparison for even more fun.

    Keep up the good work



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