October 8, 2010
by GForce Software
Electronic music icon John Foxx recently took delivery of the Oddity, impOSCar and M-Tron and was so impressed that he mailed us the following.
“The Oddity is beautifully realised. All the power, character, precision, intracacy, grunge and sonic extremes of the original – plus memories. (A real gift – I managed to lose so many good sounds – or record some that I then couldn’t reproduce again).
It’s also capable of doing things the original never could – basic things such as midi sync, right up to the sophisticated and beautiful morph facility. As for what defined that original – scorching leads, the swoops down to unstable depths, plus an ability to make new sounds – from abstract to uncontrollable – this can do it all.
Paul Wiffen said the next stage of the Oscar was a poly version, but sadly, the company closed before this was realised. So the polyphony is finally here and is extremely useful.
Just as the original, it responds beautifully to echoes, reverbs, flanges and additional spatial effects, all of which open up new dimensions. Everything from precise early analogue to howling organic electrolife is here. A great tool for any kind of sonic sculpture.
ImpOSCar – delicious. Really a new instrument based on that great warm, broad sound of the original. A welcome realisation of a great lost synth of the period. (I remember a conversation with Paul Wiffen where he said the next stage of the Oscar was a poly version, but sadly, the company closed before this was realised). So, the polyphony is finally here and is extremely useful. Some immaculately designed patches.
Equally adept at groaning organic leads and delicate evolving soundscape pads. Everything from edible to visible to shredded. I spent an entire day just playing with this one. Got quite lost in all its potential.
Also managed to bank and record enough for the start of several new tracks. An inspiration.”