OPx-4 gives you deep, compelling, and easy to dial in FM synthesis
- Four-operator FM synth engine with wave looping, sample offset, and multiple filters
- Make deep, evolving sounds with a strong attack, morphing, or filter movement
- Create digital tones like classic EPs, 80s FM synth sounds, or strange FM sound effects
- Built-in effects with compression, EQ, delay, reverb, lo-fi effects, and more
- Eight assignable macro knobs for easy-to-control FM synth effects
- A 32-slot FM modulation matrix for the ultimate in sound design potential
- Multiple preset banks give you easy access to great FM sounds
Hello Operator, Get me OPx-4!
OPx-4 is a groundbreaking 4 Operator FM synthesizer with advanced sound editing and an easy-to-understand control layout. In addition, the system has one of the most profound FM engines ever built with a 4x4 FM matrix that includes tone shaping and filtering and a 32-slot matrix for modulating your FM tones.
HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE OPX-4
Features expansive presets crafted by the AIR engineering team. Listen to a preview to hear samples from this amazing MPC instrument.
A Groundbreaking FM Synth Engine
With its flexible wave shaping, dual-mode filter path with 23 different filter types, 6 envelopes with tempo-synced looping, 2 LFOs, and 2 ramps, the OPx-4 will become your go-to FM synth. It includes three insert FX and two global FX for use with 27 included AIR effect plugins, such as reverb, delay, distortion, modulation effects, and more. As a result, the OPx-4 is one of the most advanced synth engines ever to hit MPC.
Leave Your Sound Design Ph.D. at the Door. OPx-4 Makes FM Synthesis Easy.
FM synthesis works by taking classic oscillator waveforms and modulating them until they sound like something brand new. If you’ve ever experimented with FM synthesis, you know it can be complicated to understand how to make great sounds. OPx-4’s simple layout and easy controls make it a breeze to experiment with FM functions without needing a deep understanding of how it works behind the scenes. An easy-to-understand control scheme makes experimenting as easy as turning knobs until it sounds great!
Four Operators, Two Filters, Thirty-Two Mod Sources, ONE Great Sound
Using four FM operators and an FM operator matrix, you can craft almost any FM sound you’ve ever heard—or even those you haven’t heard of yet! You can adjust the values of each operator using specific on-screen controls for pulse width, formant, FM filtering, and FM shaping, as well as specific ADSR and FM oscillator envelope controls.
Built-In Effects Engine to Stylize your sounds
OPx-4 includes multiple effects like EQ, amp sims, reverb, delay, and modulation. Create brilliant shimmers, dark haunting echoes, or spacey washed-out DX-style electric pianos with a cutting-edge effects engine built right into the instrument.
Hands-on Control and Massive Modulations with Q-LINKs
When using OPx-4, you can assign any parameter to one of 8 macro-controlled knobs. OPx-4’s parameters are laid out to make full use of standalone MPC’s vivid touchscreen, and use MPC’s Q-LINK mapping to put the most valuable instrument controls at your fingertips! Sweep filters on the fly, adjust operators with a turn, and pump up the volume on OPx-4 with your Q-LINKS! The touch UI on MPC gives you instant feedback, and straightforward touch controls get you deep into sound design territory.
Sounds Mode: A Fast and Intuitive Way to get the Perfect FM Synth Sound with your MPC!
The new MPC Sounds browser for standalone makes finding and saving your favorite patch a breeze. Sounds mode for MPC lets you browse, change key ranges, and create massive performances! This colorful and easy-to-use interface will have you making a banger in no time.
"The Beauty of having [instruments] like this, it allows you to find the perfect sound and melody... I'm just completely blown away; it went so far beyond my imagination."
- Scott Storch
8 Time Grammy® award-winning producer and Keyboard player.
Download the Demo for MPC Desktop
This instrument is only available for standalone MPC OS version 2.11 or MPC desktop version 2.11 (or later). Download a demo of the MPC desktop software now to try out this amazing new instrument! If you own a standalone MPC, you can demo these instruments by navigating on your MPC to the “Authorize Plugins” section of the Preferences menu, logging into your inMusic account, and hitting Start Trial.DOWNLOAD MPC DEMO
OPx-4 System Requirements
The OPx-4 is designed to work exclusively on MPC standalone and inside MPC desktop software. It does not support VST, AU, AAX, or other native PC formats at this time. You will need to install Akai’s MPC desktop software version 2.11 or higher to use desktop versions of the plugins.
|Windows||Mac||MPC Standalone Compatibility|
|Windows 10 (21H2) - Windows 11 (21H2)||macOS 10.15.7 Catalina - macOS 12.4 Monterey (M1 compatible - check Specific MPC Models for Driver Support)||OPx-4 is designed to run on standalone MPC systems running 2.11 or later, including:|
|2GB free disk space (20GB for all content recommended)||2GB free disk space (20GB for all content)||MPC One|
|4GB RAM (8GB recommended)||4GB RAM (8GB recommended)||MPC Live|
|Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU||Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU||MPC Live II|
|MPC Key 61|