MATRIXSYNTH: Oberheim OBX 8 Voice Polysynth

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Oberheim OBX 8 Voice Polysynth

via this auction

"Classic Oberheim OBX 8 voice polyphonic polysynth in good condition and fully working from 1979 that's extremely rare.

Used famously for its wide distinctive various sounds in the early 80s by Earth Wind and Fire, Queen flash and another one bites the dust sounds, Those big deep haunting dark sounds on The Police Ghost in the machine album from 1981, Roxy music to Killing Joke and Japan tin drum to lush sounds on later songs like on Nena 99 red balloons and KC and Sunshine band Give it up. I've used this a lot over the last 3 years and it has really stood out as something special.

I have had this fully overhauled a few years ago, it has a very fast tune up time and of course it sounds fantastic. I've programmed some great sounds worth keeping, it's very lush and big sounding and crazy sounding that can be very interesting and very out if you like those Sci fi sounds from that era. It has X mod on that's rare on synths from this time and when in unison mode thats like thunder and lighting crashing down. It has 2 VCOs, LFO with sine, square and S and H wave forms with a extra high and low pass filter."

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