MATRIXSYNTH: The New Oberheim OB-X8 - Sneak Peak

Thursday, May 05, 2022

The New Oberheim OB-X8 - Sneak Peak

We have some pics and the feature list for the new Oberheim OB-X, except it's not just an OB-X. It's essentially an OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8 in one for $5k, and it's coming next month.

You can hear it here and here.

Specs / Feature list follows:

8-voice, pure-analog polyphony with sine, saw, square, triangle, and noise

Two discrete SEM/OB-X-lineage VCOs per voice deliver classic punchy Oberheim tone

Discrete SEM-lineage VCFs deliver authentic OB-X-style tone and presence

Genuine Curtis filters add bold OB-Xa/OB-8 character

Meticulously modeled envelope responses match each OB model: OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8

The 61-key FATAR velocity- and touch-sensitive keyboard allows unparalleled expression and responsiveness

Bi-timbral capability allows two presets simultaneously for splits and doubles

400-plus factory programs, including the full set of factory sounds for the OB-X, OB-SX, OB-Xa, and OB-8

Integral, fanless, heatsink-free power supply

Real walnut end cheeks

High-resolution OLED display enables patch management and easy access to advanced features

Classic Oberheim Pitch and Mod levers allow expressive note bending, vibrato, and access to arpeggiator functions

Additional SEM Filter modes add high-pass, band-pass, and notch functions to the classic OB-X filter

Vintage knob allows variable amounts of voice-to-voice variability to emulate the behavior of vintage instruments

Velocity sensitivity adds expressiveness to volume and filter

Channel Aftertouch adds real-time performance-based modulation

Enhanced unison allows variable voice stacking from 1-8 voices

Variable triangle wave cross-modulation

Over 600 user-programmable preset locations

Programmable per-voice pan allows wider stereo presence

Variable oscillator and noise levels

Ins & Outs
Stereo and Mono outputs
Volume, Sustain, and Filter inputs
Arpeggiator clock input
MIDI In, Out, Thru

MSRP: $5000
Release date: June

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