Oxe FM Synth
by Oxe Software
4.4 / 5     (18 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX Linux
Oxe FM Synth is a 8 operators frequency modulation synthesizer.
  • Multitimbral (16 MIDI channels).
  • 8 operators (6 oscillators, 1 noise generator/limiter, 1 filter), all with envelope.
  • 1 LFO per channel.
  • Frequency modulation half-matrix with self-modulation.
  • Global reverb and delay.
  • Great general performance in low resources systems.
  • A lot of good quality patches included.
  • External skin support.


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Fred Feb 09 2024
(4 / 5)
Feb 09 2024
pmj_rit Nov 16 2023
(1 / 5)
Nov 16 2023
Same sound no matter what patch is selected.
Creativity comes with passion Nov 29 2022
(4 / 5)
Nov 29 2022
Brilliant synth, but why it lets crash TAL Bassline when having loaded Oxe FM & Tal Bassline both in one project? As long as I use eather TALBassline or Oxe Fm separately, no probs at all, but as soon as you load both in zynewave 64bit, you cause a crash which u can only solve by unloading TAL Bassline. Anyone here experienced the same issue? Wonder, if there is a solution yet, if yes, please tell us here as your answer.
mnrv-ovrf-year-c Jul 22 2022
Jul 22 2022
The user *must not* be put off by its look. I did for a really long time and now I'm ashamed. All right, it was until it became available for 64-bit. This is multitimbral but is tricky to select patches for it in RENOISE, must always do it from the GUI and not from the "Instrument Properties" of that app. Don't set the reverb level too high or it does ugly digital distortion... might be what you're looking for if you don't care about the 1980's. Sadly, the 32-bit SO file wasn't recognized as VST plug-in by RENOISE v2.8 32-bit on Fedora GNU/Linux v36 64-bit. Maybe it's because that app is ten years old... I know I could use the 64-bit plug-in in Qtractor but that program is more clunky.
Michael Jones Aug 25 2021
(4 / 5)
Aug 25 2021
It is possible to created very good sounds with Oxe! One reason is the modulation matrix, witch allows much more than the original DX7. But there are a couple of things, who could be optimized: 1- The envelope curves are unnatural. 2- It is very difficult to adjust exact values with the mouse. 3- The filter-operator doesn't work like a filter, as one would expect. 4- The default sounds are very maverick. The creator is a good programmer, but maybe no expert musician. Nevertheless, Oxe is my favorite FM-Synth. I recommend, to create Your own awesome expressive sounds. Advice: Don't use the internal Reverb! I use Valhalla free VST, an equalizer and a stereo delay to make the sounds alive. I am no programmer, but perhaps You are. So You can try to fix these deficiencies, because the software is open source. Thanks.
John Burns Aug 09 2021
(4 / 5)
Aug 09 2021
Very nice tones. Sounds at least as good as dexed. Maybe better. Dexed has this warm, charming sound but it can be a bit naff sounding whereas this one often sounds big and crisp and analog. The method for navigating patches leaves a little to be desired. The poxy buttons and LCD windows on those old keyboards are not something we should admire. Also it's not clear to me that you can add external patches to this thing. It's not such a bad way to navigate the patches though, and the patches all seem quite useable. This isn't like a patch bank where everything sounds like a freaky effect that no one would use. Really high quality synth. Shame the preset situation isn't a bit stronger.
John Burns Aug 28 2021
Aug 28 2021
It turns out that this is another of those plugins which sometimes resets itself when you re-open your DAW. Happens for me in Tracktion Waveform free. It's a dealbreaker.
Vassilios Feb 03 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 03 2021
Very Good Synth!!
Alexander Oct 14 2020
(5 / 5)
Oct 14 2020
Never left a comment on a vst before but wow does this plugin have some great sounds.
Redeen Oct 03 2020
Oct 03 2020
Failed to launch in Carla under Ubuntu.
Peter Feb 26 2021
Feb 26 2021
If you're on ubuntu, just get it from the kxstudio repo
clavia Apr 29 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 29 2020
This is one of my favorite synth. I have a computer i5 2.4ghz 4gb ram Windows 10 64bit and Cakewalk sometimes hangs on a lot of weighting vst. This synth weighs little and has beautiful piano's.
Digital Rules Nov 02 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 02 2019
Brilliant FM synth!
Proteus Mar 19 2019
(5 / 5)
Mar 19 2019
This is an awesome quality synth. It can make many beautiful sounds including organic e-piano and rhodes sounds.
AM Nov 23 2018
(5 / 5)
Nov 23 2018
Brilliant FM synth. Very versatile.
Sean Oct 25 2018
Oct 25 2018
Very interesting and innovative.
Darko Oct 06 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 06 2018
Brilliant synth.
Mato Jun 21 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 21 2018
A superb sounding FM freebie!
VOCH Aug 25 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 25 2017
This VST reminds me on Sytrus (FM Synth, the Matrix etc) and the presets are really good. If u know Sytrus this VST shouldt me a problem for u :)
Wowwow Mar 22 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 22 2016
Insane. This is my new go to synth. Six waves and many effects, and with the delay you can make evolving sounds easily by having each wave start at different times. And I haven't even gotten into the modulation on the side, which can control each sound in so many ways. And with individual volume controls and velocity sensitivities you really can do so much. There's a slight learning curve if you're unfamiliar with FM synthesis, but once you understand it, the interface just makes sense, better than any other synth I've tried. And FM is so flexible and powerful. And lastly, the size is so tiny and uses almost no CPU compared to other synths I've tried. I could go on and on, but really this has now become my default free synth (replacing synth1, if you're curious). Give it a try and you'll likely agree with me. ;)
Veebee May 13 2015
(3 / 5)
May 13 2015
Great synth but is unstable in Renoise.