OAS vs. OAX-1.x vs. OAX-2.0

Let’s do another compare!

OAX-2.0 has been out for a while now. Over that time we have observed a fair number of comments. Some positive, some, not so much!

Now that most of us have had some “runtime” on OAX 2.0 it seems like a perfect time to dust off our first compare of OAS vs. OAX 1.x but this time, add in OAX 2.0.

We went back and dusted off the *.wav files we used in the first compare. This time we took the same MIDI file and recorded it using OAX 2.0. No changes were done to any settings (vol, voice selected, etc.). In our case, we have the EQ section of the organ configured with the Wersi supplied parameters for a “700LS”.

We will release in new tune every couple of days for the next week or so and look forward¬†to the comments as there have been some reasonably¬†negative remarks regarding the direction that Wersi took with OAX 2.0 and the many “new/modified” voices. Let the fun begin!

Air recorded on OAS
Air recorded on OAX 1.x
Air recorded on OAX 2.0

6 thoughts on “OAS vs. OAX-1.x vs. OAX-2.0

  • 10/21/2018 at 03:30

    I have found that the panning of sounds makes the balance appear to come more from the right hand side of the organ.
    Go into pan and pan a single sound to the left and listen and then pan to the right. One side is clearer and brighter than the other. This is on every voice on the organ.
    Hope this bug is fixed soon

    • 10/21/2018 at 09:35

      I need to try that. Currently have the top uncabled from the base in prep for a possible move upstairs. As soon as we are back in running condition…

  • 09/06/2018 at 15:38

    Although my Wersi is still out of action with an audio board error I did manage a small playing session after the V2.00 installation before it again failed. My immediate feeling was I preferred the clearer sounds from the previous 1.5.. version. I was also aware of the much smoother swell pedal control but the organ lacked volume.
    Having the pleasure of hearing the above audio performances (as this is now my only reference) concludes my thoughts that version 1.5 produced far cleaner and natural sound.
    Has any other OAX owner noticed the loss of volume?

    • 09/08/2018 at 07:23

      Yep – a BIG change in overall volume after OAX 2.0 update installed.

  • 09/06/2018 at 10:44

    With my Sennheiser HD 560 ovation 2 headphones , I give my “verdict” from the better/clearer sounds to less’ :
    1.OAX 1.x
    2. OAS
    3. OAX 2.0
    But I think these differences can be diminished by ameliorating some equalizer sections.

  • 09/06/2018 at 04:28

    Nicer balance of sounds, couple of slightly improved solo instruments, but the rest of the sounds are about as naff as you can get.

    Air result: 1 step forward, 3 steps back



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