OAX – 1.45.x – What has changed?

Although we have not been officially notified (as of 04/08/17) by Wersi about OAX 1.45, it does appear that it is available and you can find it via the usual download links. We are just starting out with this upgrade (and learning as we go). We are very happy to pass along that some of the previous issues have been corrected! For more on that follow along with us here. Over the next couple of days we will be re-visiting the issues posted, testing those issues, and updating the list as we find “fixed issues”.

More to come over the next few days as we learn more about the new features and “fixes” in OAX 1.45!

Not sure how to upgrade? The steps are the same regardless of the version so check this out.

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20 thoughts on “OAX – 1.45.x – What has changed?

  • 04/14/2017 at 07:28
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    After reading all of the above regarding OAX shortfalls, I am so pleased I have my OAS
    Abacus Duo Pro and would not even think about changing to OAX.

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  • 04/09/2017 at 10:03
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    Hi Leigh

    In easy mode, double tap the sound, and you can turn off pitch bend and after touch. (Don’t forget to save in a pre-set)

    In Pro mode, double tap the sound, then tap the graph (Curve) by the function you wish to change and you can set it to operate as you desire, as well as turn it off. (Don’t forget to save in a pre-set)

    Regarding a Timpani Roll, many users have asked for it over the years, but I don’t think Wersi has ever added one to any instrument, for some reason.

    Hope this helps

    Bill

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    • 04/10/2017 at 09:11
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      HI Bill
      Thanks for the note, and yes, ive messed with the expression and other curves, but this does not give you the desired effect.
      In OAS there was a screen to change the level of pitch bend with 12 steps which allowed you to re-create the slalom effect on the drawbar voices. This is what i’m after. There is also an annoying aftertouch upwards pitch bend applied to many of the voices and despite turning off the aftertouch control, the effect is still there. Of course common sense says play lightly, but if you are playing orchestral strings or horns, you need to apply pressure for velocity but all you end up with is horns that bend upwards!! AGH!

      I don’t understand why there is no Timpani Roll, when they have put cymbal crash, orchestral power toms – but no roll.. Doesn’t make sense.
      My old OAS system had a timpani roll in there – maybe from a expansion but there was the core range of voices that you need, one being timpani roll..

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      • 04/10/2017 at 10:32
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        Hi Leigh

        The only way you could adjust the Pitch in OAS, was if you purchased the Sound Factory Option, however, it did have a Hawaii effect which you could adjust, (Which is probably what you are thinking of) but that has not been included with OAX. (Pop, it on the wish list)

        After touch is switchable for each individual voice, (Don’t think there is a way to switch it off for the whole manual at once) and once turned off, applying pressure to the keys will have no effect, if it does, then this is obviously a bug that needs adding to the bug list.

        Another thought, is that OAX has the Portamento sound pack of OAS as standard, and these voices did come with bends built in, (The bends were independent of velocity and After Touch) so it’s possible that it is these voices that are causing you the problem, however, I believe you can adjust the bend using the Sound Controllers. (Don’t quote me on the last part though)

        Hope this helps

        Bill

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        • 04/11/2017 at 06:55
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          Bill / Leigh – I’ll check today but I’m pretty sure I’ve run across what Leigh mentioned. Don’t recall if it was on all voices or just one at the time.

          Leigh – Post a couple of the voices you are working with and I’ll try them at this end.

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          • 04/11/2017 at 09:09
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            Hi Bill,
            In OAS you could adjust the pitch bend control depth which is what I’m referring to. As with any other instrument, you could change the amount of bend that is applied when you move the bend wheel. As it stands at the moment the range is just 1 step as it were, where previously it was available up to 12 steps so you could create the Klaus Wunderlich Slalom bend effect. There is no option anywhere in OAX to change the pitch bend level.
            I’m not talking about editing the voices I’m taking pitch bend control.
            Hope this clears this up for you.

        • 04/11/2017 at 09:11
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          Hi Bill, even with aftertouch turned off – it still bends and is another bug.

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          • 04/11/2017 at 14:12
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            Hi Leigh

            I have gone through my Abacus OAS7 R47 and apart from switching Pitch Bend off/on, there is no other way to change it in any form, (Unless you have Sound Factory) so you must be thinking of another instrument.

            The only thing you can adjust that bears any similarity is the Hawaii effect.

            Bill

  • 04/09/2017 at 09:47
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    This presents a very big problem for me because I have created B4 drawbar sounds and OAX7 sounds for most of the songs I play. I have a strange issue with my Abacus that is preventing me from performing so I am in limbo until they enable these editors.

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    • 04/09/2017 at 10:00
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      What problem are you having with your Abacus?

      Bill

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      • 04/09/2017 at 10:39
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        When I am off somewhere playing the keys randomly will not sound. Doesn’t matter which sound I am using. The accompaniment has no issues. The odd thing is it never has this problem at home. This just started in December. I use a Furman voltage regulator when playing off so it’s not a voltage problem however I did bypass it to see with no luck. Strange..

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        • 04/09/2017 at 15:01
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          Hi Jerry

          Are you using the exact same equipment out, as you are at home, as it could simply be a lead or plug problem?

          If not the above, then the SG Card driver may need to be re- installed.

          Following on, it may be an environment problem (temperature) that is causing the problem, which may be solved by re-seating all the connections and boards in the organ, (Don’t forget under the key bed) and cleaning all the cooling fans.
          NOTE: If you are not familiar with opening the instrument and handling electronic components, get a professional in, as its easy to do some expensive damage to the electronics.

          Apart from the above, it could be a hardware problem, which will require a Wersi engineer.

          Hope this helps

          Bill

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  • 04/09/2017 at 08:02
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    From the 1.45 Release Notes:

    Adjustments for the new OAX1 keyboard

    Integration StylePaket ABBA Programmed by Robert Bartha
    ABBA was one of the most commercially successful music groups worldwide. But even more than 30 years after their separation – without further performances and new songs – the music still has a high popularity. For the OAX system Robert Bartha has created a StylePackage with styles for the number one hits Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, The Winner Takes It All, Waterloo and Gimme Gimme Gimme.

    There are four STST presets stored for each style. The package can be activated for € 99. Ask your WERSI Partner.

    Error corrections:
    Style Orgel Waltz Break 1 was destroyed.
    Style Schlager Espania with minor seventh no bass.
    Style 8 Beat Jonathan Variation D stops after two bars.

    Further error correction within the software.

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  • 04/09/2017 at 05:32
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    Looks like nothing major in this update, its just refinements for the OAX1 keyboard, bug fixes, and the new ABBA Styles activation.

    Hopefully something bigger will be arrive later in the year.

    Bill

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  • 04/08/2017 at 21:17
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    Is there not a way to bring up the OAX7 console and alter system sounds or create your own sounds. Also is there no way to bring up the VB3 console and edit or create your own sounds. And also is there no way to bring up the drums and edit each individual instruments to create your own drum set. All this was available in the OAS system.

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    • 04/09/2017 at 05:36
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      From what I gather, all these features (In a more advanced form) and more, will be arriving in future updates, so its a matter of patience. (OAS went through the same when it was released)

      Bill

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    • 04/09/2017 at 07:39
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      Sadly not at this time Jerry. Little to no editing function on anything within OAX so far. I’m more interested in MIDI event edits and more function in the audio recorder vs. “sound editing”. No clue when we will get either… 🙁

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    • 04/09/2017 at 09:27
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      It’s weird Jerry, It’s like wersi went back to the very first edition of OAS but started it again in OAX. I was kinda expecting OAS latest edition, but on a much bigger and more amazing scale, it’s like starting everything from scratch again in many respects. There isn’t any ability to change the Pitch bend level from what I can see or turn aftertouch off – as many of the voices are bending because you can’t control aftertouch.
      OAX also needs a Timpani roll – I cannot find anywhere a sampled timpani roll – is there a reason why>?

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    • 04/09/2017 at 11:41
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      Just had a look in the manual and you can save your own VB3 and OX7 sounds, no drum editor yet though. (Not sure about other sounds except in presets)
      Hope this helps
      Bill

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    • 04/11/2017 at 09:16
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      Hi Jerry, the drawbar presets are stored as “samples” and don’t access the drawbar unit for you to then change or tweak. You can call up the Live drawbars for Hammond and OX72 but thats as far as it goes. You can’t pick a drawbar preset and then go to change that sound via live drawbars as their are saved samples.
      The only way is to create a drawbar sound in LIVE drawbar mode and then save it there.

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