MATRIXSYNTH: Arturia Introduces the OB-Xa V

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Arturia Introduces the OB-Xa V

Published on May 19, 2020 Arturia

Arturia OB-Xa V User Demos


1. Arturia OB-Xa V Demo and Tutorial by CatSynth TV
We present the newly released OB-Xa V from Arturia, a recreation of the classic Oberheim OB-Xa polyphonic analog synthesizer. We delve into the history of the original instrument, explore some of the factory presets, and show how to create your own sounds with the features of the OB-Xa V.

00:05 Introduction
00:28 History of the Oberheim OB-Xa
01:07 Presenting the OB-Xa V
01:44 Factory Presets
04:41 Exploring the synthesizer features and creating our own sounds
11:14 A final demo with two OB-Xa V instances and some dance rhythms
2. Arturia OB-Xa V Just Released! New Oberheim synth emulation by Synth & Sundry
This VST emulates the classic Oberheim OB-Xa. I'm playing this with an Arturia Keylab 61 mkII with it's aftertouch capabilities which adds to the expressive capabilities of this softsynth.

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3. Arturia OB-Xa V Demo by once upon a synth
This is a no-talking demo of Arturia OB-Xa V, a new virtual subtractive synthesizer plugin that emulates the Oberheim OB-Xa from the 80s.


French specialists in music gear Arturia launch OB-Xa V, a software instrument based on the iconic synth OB-Xa, enhanced with groundbreaking features for an elevated sonic experience.

Applying their expert sound engineering to recreating and updating an iconic synth, Arturia now offer an authentic software with soundscapes previously unexplored. Ideal for innovative musicians, synth programmers, and keyboardists who appreciate a fat, aggressive sound. Its versatility creates gratifying results in many distinct styles of music production, making it a valuable asset for producers and creators across multiple genres.
OB-Xa made music history on albums released by Prince, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, and Bon Jovi, and is most recognizable for appearing on Van Halen’s biggest hit, ‘Jump’. Contemporary musicians by the likes of Flume, Chrome Sparks, Calvin Harris, and Venetian Snares have also incorporated its energetic potential to enter a new musical dimension. OB-Xa V is here to offer the iconic sound in all its glory while opening up the instrument to more complex and satisfying creations.

OB-Xa V by Arturia is the most ambitious recreation of OB-Xa on the market so far. Its intuitive interface makes utilizing its complex inner workings a joy.

Get ready to welcome back the massive sound of OB-Xa with the perks of innovative modern technology.
Supercharged new features
Not only did we recreate the spirit, the sound and the features of the original instrument, but we also added new special functions to make it unique and open new sonic capacities:
Brand new stereo spread feature
16 voice polyphony (double the original)
Huge unison
4 function generators
Embedded effect section
Over 400 deep, piercing presets

To celebrate the launch of their most requested synth in recent years, Arturia are offering a launch deal at 149€/$149 for a limited time. Arturia users who have registered their products are rewarded with personal offers.

Offer ends June 9th.

Street price: 199€/$199"

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