MATRIXSYNTH: crOwBX demo - DIY Oberheim OB-X clone (4 voice polyphonic)

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

crOwBX demo - DIY Oberheim OB-X clone (4 voice polyphonic)

Published on Apr 4, 2017 der oberling

"I recently finished my crOwBX synthesizer to the point that it's finally playable.

My previous demo only featured an uncalibrated single voice ([posted here]). This demo utilizes the whole 4 voice calibrated analog power of the beast.

Since I'm no keyboard player I prerecorded some notes and chords in ableton, corrected them, quantized them where needed an played them back looped - sorry for that :-)

The signal is completely dry - the crOwBX all by itself through my Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 into Ableton. Only the last bit got a little MIDI-Clock synced LFO from my MIDI-CV unit ;-) .

A unison demo is yet to come... It's a little challenging to keep the 15 minutes limit.

This project was "in the making" now since 2013. That's mainly due it's over 3000 parts to solder, debugging, initial calibration (which is really excessive) and finally I wanted to develop my own MIDI-CV unit for this which I did. All in all it's very rewarding to have it all up and running finally and it sounds gorgeous to my ear - but listen for yourselfs :-)"

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