GForce impOSCar 2

Virtual Analog Synthesizer with Additive and Subtractive Synthesis, Two Oscillators, 13 Waveforms, Arpeggiator, Programmable Velocity and Aftertouch - Mac/PC Standalone, RTAS, VST, AU
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Serious Software Synth

The GForce impOSCar2 virtual analog synthesizer is modeled on the OSCar - the mythical early '80s synth many savvy synthesists consider to be England's answer to the Minimoog. If you crave fat, lush (and frequently outrageous) subtractive synthesis sounds, you'll find plenty to love here. impOSCar2 also includes additive synthesis, plus a host of tweakables to keep you stoked. You get dual oscillators and a serious assortment of multimode filters, envelopes, ring modulator, an arpeggiator, Chord Memory, polyphonic and channel aftertouch, mono and poly Unison modes, and a ginormous Patch Library. The sounds? Brilliant, mate. You're going to love GForce's impOSCar2.

GForce impOSCar2 at a Glance:
  • Oozes character, playability, expression, and sound sculpting opportunities
  • Multiple Mono and Poly Unison Modes
  • Go nuts with Effects
Oozes character, playability, expression, and sound sculpting opportunities

Successor to our multi-award winning impOSCar software synthesizer, impOSCar2 gives you more: more modulation choices, more sound sculpting opportunities, and more effects. The result is not merely a synth modeled on an '80s holy grail hardware synth, but a new breed of sound monster with massive expressiveness and tweakability. Since the original impOSCar was released, GForce has paid rapt attention to the wish lists generated by its fiercely loyal users, and incorporated the most meritorious suggestions into impOSCar2.

Multiple Mono and Poly Unison Modes

Utilizing impOSCar2's various Mono and Poly Unison modes lets you create anything from screaming leads to colossal 8-voice Poly Unison stacks with 16 note polyphony. Further enhancing your sonic horizons, the Unison Detune dial ramps unison voice tuning from understated to completely insane, for the fattest sounds ever to emerge from a virtual synth. GForce's inclusion of multiple Unison modes make impOSCar2 absurdly versatile.

Go nuts with Effects

Process drums, vocals, or any other audio source through impOSCar2's filters, envelopes, ring modulator, et al, and you'll unleash serious sonic potential - and possibly sonic armageddon, if you're not careful. For certain hosts (including Logic) there's also a side-chained MIDI-controlled Effect available, letting you route audio through the arpeggiator. Now, that's just sick (and we love it). If you're into synthesis, the GForce impOSCar2 belongs in your studio.

GForce impOSCar2 Features:
  • Oozes character, playability, expression, and sound sculpting opportunities
  • Successor to the multi-award winning impOSCar
  • Two Oscillators (each with independent pulse width control) and 13 Waveforms
  • Programmable Velocity Responses and Aftertouch
  • Programmable Additive Wave Matrix Grid
  • Comprehensive Arpeggiator
  • Multiple Mono and Poly Unison Modes
  • Side-chained MIDI controlled Effect
  • Nine Filter Types with Drive, Cutoff, Q and Separation
  • 6 Portamento modes with Unison glide voice spread
  • Unison Spread knob enables each unison voice to be spread across the stereo spectrum
  • Chord Memory lets you play a chord, memorize it; then transpose it across the keys
  • Polyphonic and channel aftertouch for extreme expressiveness
  • Massive Patch Library will make you want to play and experiment to the max
  • Three user interfaces sizes accommodate your laptop - or any size monitor
For sonic excellence and character, the GForce impOSCar2 is in a class by itself!

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Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Synth
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format Standalone, RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Apple G4 1.25GHz CPU, 256MB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Pentium 4 1GHz, 256MB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6
OS Requirements - PC Windows 98/2000/XP
Manufacturer Part Number impOSCar

Customer Reviews

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Awesome impOSCar2!

The sounds are some of the best I've heard in a soft-synth, and the Chord Memory function is priceless (with as many notes in a chord as you please)! The User Wave Creation feature is another great feature. Rick Wakeman used the actual impOSCar synthesizer "back in the day." With the impOSCar2, you can now also select three different GUI sizes, small, medium and large. A great, great soft-synth plug-in for the price! I am forced to use it as a standalone synth since the RTAS is only compatible with Pro Tools running on a MAC and not a PC. Hopefully, someday it will be compatible with Pro Tools running on a PC. It's puzzling why GForce chose to do this.
Music background: Musician/composer/audio engineering/music production

GForce = Outstanding

This is the best, most intuitive, easiest to program, easiest to choose a sound, useful, best sounding, versatile, fun to use software synth I own. I've had it since June 2015. GForce Imposcar 2 runs stand alone, as a plug in, AND as an audio in effect processor. Through my recording studio monitors it's amazing, through my live rig it's downright awesome. People talk about using some gear and 'being inspired', this is the rare piece of kit that truly delivers on that promise. Deep, three dimensional, and dare I say it? Warm and organic, always surprising. It makes my other software synths sound BAD, and I own some of the best sound designing synths made. I'm ALWAYS plugging this thing in. If I wasn't an entrenched production business owner, I would move to England and beg a job making coffee and cleaning the bathrooms for these guys. They are that freaking good. THE END.

Will not work as RTAS on PC, but will work as RTAS on MAC.

Another great softsynth from GForce. However, please note per the GForce website, ImpOSCar2 will work as an RTAS plug-in on a MAC, but WILL NOT work as an RTAS plug-in on a PC. If you own a PC, it will, however, work as a standalone.
Music background: Run-of-the-mill musician.

A very satisfied user

Just a quick thumbs up to this wonderful softsynth. The sound of this instrument is so warm and full, I can't imagine the hardware version doing any better. Greta work GForce!
Music background: Hobbyist, sound designer

Essential Synth for New Age and Ambient Music

I have a great many softsynths and impOSCar (now impOSCar 2) is one of the very best. I've never used the original Oxford OSCar synth so I can't say how accurate GForce's emulation is, though I assume it is very good since their Minimoog emulation sounds very much like a real Minimoog. But this is probably less important than whether a softsynth sounds good on its own and is musical. And impOSCar 2 sounds excellent. I would say that impOSCar is an essential synth for anyone making new age or ambient music. In fact, it is arguably one of the three or four must-have softsynths for anyone working in these musical genres, along with Spectrasonics' Omnisphere, Camel Audio's Alchemy, and Waldorf's Largo. The sounds can be extremely lush and atmospheric, but without sounding cold, and it really excels at pads, though its leads are also quite good. For dance music it is perhaps less essential (it certainly does not sounds like a synth like D.U.N.E.), but it could still be quite usable.
Music background: Synth fanatic
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