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Thursday, May 16, 2024


video upload by Oberheim Official

"Step up to the legendary warmth and brilliance of classic Oberheim, reborn in the compact, powerful TEO-5. Dive into authentic analog tones, push boundaries with modern modulations and effects, and create like Thomas Elroy Oberheim always dreamed. TEO-5 is more than a synth, it's your sonic legacy, waiting to be written.

Music by Peter Dyer
All sounds from TEO-5

Learn more at"

TEO-5 Synthesizer Unboxing & Demo Feat. Tom Oberheim

video upload by Doctor Mix

"Today, I unbox and demo the incredible Oberheim TEO-5 synthesizer. In the video I also discuss TEO-5 with the man himself Tom Oberheim who graciously gave me an intimate introduction to his latest and greatest synthesizer. 🚀"

J3PO reviews the new Oberheim TEO-5 synthesizer

video upload by J3PO

"Today, Oberheim Electronics has just announced the release of their new synthesizer: TEO-5 -- a five-voice analog synthesizer. In this video, Julian "J3PO" Pollack reviews the synth and performs numerous sound examples.

00:00 Introduction
01:04 Sound Examples & Discussion
26:38 Conclusion / Final Thoughts"

OBERHEIM TEO-5 Review // Filter & TZFM explored // Pros & cons vs Take 5 & Oberheim synths

video upload by loopop

"Get access to my exclusive In-Complete Book of Electronic Music Ideas, Tips and Tricks, on my Patreon: / loopop"

0:00 Intro
1:10 Overview
3:10 Build & keys
4:05 Low split mode
4:30 I/O
5:05 Oscillators
7:30 Sub & noise
7:55 Sync
8:20 Thru Zero FM
11:20 Misc osc
11:45 Filter
14:05 Overdrive
14:45 Effects
19:55 Unison
20:25 Chord mode
20:35 Envelopes
22:30 LFOs
24:10 Mod matrix
27:10 Vintage
28:05 Arp
29:25 Sequencer
30:50 SoundTower
31:55 Pros & cons
37:45 Preset sounds

Oberheim TEO-5 INHALT Synth Demo

video upload by INHALTVIDEO

"Following up from my work on the beta development and sound design on the Oberheim OB-X8, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the next Oberheim synth would be the TEO-5. Unpacking the beta unit revealed a beautiful and cleverly designed 5 voice analog synth that simply sounds amazing.

The size of the TEO-5 is absolutely perfect for world wide gigging and the sound is a sort of best of Oberheim with a modern twist. That modern twist doesn't exclusively come from the excellent FX processor on board, but also from the interesting modulation options and ranges. While you can push the synth into harmonic and saturated zones, it still, like all Oberheims remains one large sweet spot.

Don't be fooled by the smaller size and voice count, there is nothing small about the sound and capability of the TEO-5. Not to be missed.

Please note this recording is of a beta development unit running an early firmware. The sounds featured here are the patches I made for the shipping factory bank that comes with the synth straight from Oberheim.

Recorded at Infinite Power Studios, Los Angeles. All patches by Matia Simovich/INHALT. Video edited by Grover Greenberg."

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Oberheim - TEO-5

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024 we met up with David Gibbons from Oberheim who introduced us to the new TEO-5 synthesizer. Named after Tom Oberheim with an exclusive reveal of Tom's middle name, the TEO-5 has a SEM filter, two oscillators and a sub giving that classic Oberheim sound, but with lots of features to bring its capabilities right up to date.

Chris Calcutt then stepped up, and gave us a demo of the sound of this synth. TEO-5 gives us 19 mod slots with tons of destinations, both a mono and a poly LFO, two envelopes and a capable twin FX section. Uniquely there is a cross-mod section with thru-zero capabilities, which allows FM modulation that stays in tune up and down the keyboard.

With a similar form factor to the Take 5, the TEO-5 has a 3 and a half octave Fatar keyboard with aftertouch, and is designed to give the Oberheim sound in a more portable and affordable package

TEO-5 Available: July 2024. Price: 1,499 USD"

Oberheim TEO-5 Demo from Superbooth 2024

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A Quick Look any the new Oberheim TEO-5 - named after Tom Edison Oberheim - there was a leak a few weeks back but it's here in the flesh.. and nice it is too.

Its got the same form factor as there Sequential Take 5. The big addition is obviously the Oberheim filter, and a through zero FM - so it looks like it has the new SSI chip.

Anyway.. just a Quick Look.. enjoy:)"

And the press release with pics:

Introducing the New Oberheim TEO-5 Polyphonic Synthesizer

TEO-5: The Legendary Oberheim Sound Reborn in a Compact Powerhouse

San Francisco, CA – [May 16, 2024] – Oberheim, the venerable brand synonymous with the golden age of synthesizers, proudly announces the TEO-5 polysynth. This powerful instrument features the visionary craftsmanship of Thomas Elroy Oberheim (TEO), offering a perfect blend of classic analog warmth and modern versatility for today's musicians.

“I’m so proud to be able to make a synth like this... compact and affordable, the Oberheim sound for 2024,” says Tom Oberheim, the company’s founder. TEO-5 is designed to make the classic Oberheim tone palette widely accessible, encapsulating decades of analog engineering experience in a forward-thinking and innovative musical instrument.

The TEO-5 boasts a five-voice architecture with genuine analog VCOs and VCFs, capturing the distinctive warmth and depth that defined countless hit records. But TEO-5 isn't just a tribute to the past. Additions like through-zero FM, which adds a contemporary twist to its oscillator X-Mod feature, allow for the exploration of entirely new sonic textures. And the legendary Oberheim SEM filter returns, offering the versatility of morphing between low- pass, notch, and high-pass configurations, along with a switchable band-pass mode for extensive tonal shaping.
Beyond its core synthesis architecture, TEO-5 features a comprehensive modulation matrix, opening a world of possibilities for sculpting and transforming sounds. Digital effects processors provide classic chorus, delay, reverb, and more, alongside faithful recreations of the revered Oberheim Ring Mod and Phasor effects. A 64-step polyphonic sequencer and multimode arpeggiator further fuel creative exploration, while a premium Fatar keybed ensures a responsive and inspiring playing experience.

“There was a huge surge of interest when Oberheim returned in 2022 with the historically inspired OB-X8,” said David Gibbons, CEO of Oberheim. “But Tom and the design team were keen to show that the magic of Oberheim can be within reach for everyone, and can bring a distinctive modern flavor. TEO-5 is an exciting addition to the Oberheim legacy.”
Whether you're a seasoned professional seeking a powerful new sonic tool or a budding artist embarking on your analog adventure, TEO-5 is your gateway to unparalleled musical exploration.

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Korg Kronos Nautilus Uber OB-6 Sample Pack Program Layers Demo Synthesizer Oberheim

video upload by Rik Marston Official

"Korg Kronos Nautilus Uber OB-6 Sample Pack Program Layers Demo"
Sample Pack demonstration by Rik Marston
*Watch in HD!* *NO Talking!* *Turn it up!*

My Etsy store: AhnyxianSoundDesign

Monday, March 18, 2024

Yamaha Montage Uber Analog Pads MODX+ Sample Packs

video uploads by Rik Marston Official

Follow-up to this previous post featuring the Arturia Polybrute.

This set of videos includes the following:

Sequential Prophet-6 Dream Pad Yamaha Montage Uber Analog Pads MODX+ Sample Pack
Sequential Oberheim OB-6 Dark Strings Yamaha Montage Uber Analog Pads MODX+ Sample Pack
Oberheim Matrix 6 Tyrell Strings Yamaha Montage Uber Analog Pads MODX+ Sample Pack
Roland Jupiter-8 Howard Jones Strings Yamaha Montage Uber Analog Pads MODX+ Sample Pack
Roland Juno-106 Apollo Pad Yamaha Montage Uber Analog Pads MODX+ Sample Pack
Roland Alpha Juno-1 Vangelis X Pad Yamaha Montage Uber Analog Pads MODX+ Sample Pack

You can find Rik Marston Official's Etsy store: AhnyxianSoundDesign here:

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Roland Fantom-06 Zencore Virtual Analog Waveform Test Synthesizer Rik Marston

video upload by Rik Marston Official

NEW Etsy store: AhnyxianSoundDesign

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Introducing GForce Oberheim OB-X

video upload by GForce Software

"Beautifully classic, yet resolutely modern. Alex Ball introduces the official GForce Oberheim OB-X virtual instrument.

OB-X and Oberheim are Registered Trademarks of Tom Oberheim."

GForce’s Oberheim OB-X is the world’s first officially endorsed emulation of this famous 80s synth. Yet it sounds modern and lends itself superbly to Electronica, EDM, Drum and Bass, Ambient, Rock, Prog Rock, Hip Hop and more. The original synth was used by immense artists and groups such as Japan, Ultravox, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Depeche Mode, Queen, Larry Dunn, Youth, Chris Franke, Styx and many more. GForce’s OB-X preserves the sound everybody loves and has been upgraded to offer new sonic possibilities.


Oberheim OB-X provides an authentic experience but has been enhanced with powerful features designed for the modern setup. GForce’s OB-X features up to 16 voice polyphony, a vintage control for adding subtle analogue imperfections, four programmable Macros, new intro, retrigger, phase and smoothing features for the LFO, new level destination for the LFO, separate PWM1 and 2, discrete levels, discreet tracking, an arpeggiator, a chord mode with scaler, Chorus, Stereo Delay and Reverb effects, and more. Finally, the GForce’s OB-X has been augmented with X-Modifiers, dedicated LFOs and ADSRs for almost all parameters that take OB-X to the next level of sound design.


Using our unique X-Modifier technology, the scope of sound modulation possibilities is immense. The intuitive X-LFO and X-ADSR section enables you to work faster without having to set up modulation paths; they’re already set up for you. X-Mods provide you with the ability to create extensive modulations of almost every parameter, allowing you to create hugely complex, yet musical, sounds. So, while the tone and character at the heart of the synth remain authentic to the original, the additional features turn it into a true sonic canvas.



OB-X, with its fully resizable UI, a powerful new Preset Browser, and over 400 brand new production-ready presets from top-level sound designers, is fully ready for modern production.

Oberheim OB-X features our new, highly flexible preset browser, giving you the power to organise your sounds in a way that suits your workflow. With extensive tagging, sorting and search possibilities, it’s quick and easy to find the presets you want. We’ve included more than 400+ brand new production-ready presets. We’ve enlisted an array of diverse sound designers and artists including Light Bath, GEOsynth, Christian Lafitte, Richard Veenstra and Ramon Kerstens (K/V), Tontario, Stuart Thomas, Zardonic, Drew Schlesinger, Drew Neumann, Noyzlab, Dave Spiers, Tom Wolfe, Graeme Rawson and more. The patches range from resolutely modern to passionately classic with a lot of recreation you might have heard on more than one hit.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Oberheim FVS-1 Owned by Tycho SN 0515

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via Tycho On Reverb

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"This Oberheim FVS-1 is owned by Tycho

Superb super rare synth that is in really great shape overall. Given its age this thing was clearly well cared for. Everything functions as it should. Shipping rates reflect freight costs. Comes with power cable.

'I first got it out, and it was like a magic synth. It’s just so unpredictable that it has a mind of its own. It’ll lead you down these paths you never knew you wanted to go down. I’ve never heard anything like it. I used it a lot on Dive for pads and big atmospheres and for basses and leads on Awake. Then I went back to pad mode on Epoch. Everytime you sit down at it, it makes a sound that you’ve never heard,'

All items in The Official Tycho Reverb Shop ship fully insured with delivery confirmation and a signed and embossed Certificate Of Authenticity from Scott Hansen."

Sunday, September 10, 2023

MiniMod Keyz & 6U Full System - Keyboard Split & Arpeggiator Sequencer mode melodic performance

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"Testing the keyboard split and sequencer mode on the Niftykeyz controller as part of the MiniMood complete Eurorack synth system, also controlling a 6U Full System.

Both these systems are based around the 3-VCO MiniMod voice, which is a re-creation of the original R.A Moog version of the Minimoog, so they can sound huge. Both have the Ring SM, allowing a further 2 sub-octaves to be added to the sound, with substantially more mixing capacity, so being able to control both from the same controller provides great scope for performances.

The 6U system is available on a Doepfer vintage-look case (not pictured here - this was a custom build), and all feature the very powerful Gemini 2412 dual, state-variable, voltage-controlled filter based on the VCF from the excellent, vintage Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module).

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

Video by @DreamsOfWires"

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

How Many Tom Oberheim TVS PROs Were Released?

I was curious how many were released after this Special Edition Two Voice PRO listing, so I reached out to the man himself, Tom Oberheim.

So how many were produced?

According to Tom:

"I looked thru my records and this is the official count on the two versions of the TVS-PRO:

1. Regular production from early 2015 thru April 2018 - 365 units beige & black

2. Special Edition during spring of 2021 - 9 units sold thru a lottery system"

And there you have it.

That means there are only 374 TVS PRO models in existence. Just over 100 of the 365 are the all black model, making the beige count somewhere under 265 units.

The three pics here are from Tom Oberheim's Product History page.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023


video upload by J3PO

"In this video, Julian demos the 64 presets included in the "J3PO OB-X8 Presets: Future Vintage" for the Oberheim OB-X8.

You can buy these patches for your OB-X8 from

This demo was recorded dry straight to Pro Tools, with no external FX, save for some light compression and leveling for the purposing of uploading to YouTube. What you hear is what you get! Of course, users are encouraged to add their own FX, such as chorus, reverb, delay etc. to the sounds. Please see my upcoming video '20 minutes of beautiful OB-X8 & Strymon soundscapes' to hear some of these sounds in context.

There are 64 patches in this preset library and they will load to patches 'OB-X: Groups 8-16' on the OB-X8. The introductory sale price is $39 (normally $45).

The library covers a lot of sonic ground, ranging from ultra vintage Oberheim sounds to tones that fit right into contemporary production. The Oberheim palette is the sound that originally got me into synthesizers (the OB-Xa) and it’s such a joy to have a re-issue of one of the world’s most beloved synthesizers. I hope you enjoy these sounds as much as I enjoyed creating them!

I also have patches available for the Prophet 6, Prophet 5/10, Prophet Rev 2, OB-6, Spectrasonic's Omnisphere, Arturia OP-Xa, Softube's Model 72 & 84, XLN's Addictive Keys Mark One and a free bank of 50 sounds for the free VST synth 'OB-Xd' — all available on my website. If you're a Nord Stage 3 or Wave 2 user, download my bank from the Nord Keyboards website."

Sunday, June 11, 2023

OB MATRIX MODX for Yamaha Montage MODX Oberheim Sample Pack

video upload by Rik Marston Official

"'OB MATRIX MODX for Yamaha Montage / MODX'
*Watch in HD!* *No Talking!* *Turn it UP!!!*
Oberheim Matrix 6 / 1000 Sample Pack!
A super cool sample pack for the Montage / MODX for
those who need the Oberheim vibe right in their setup!
60 Custom Oberheim Matrix performances ready to go!
1GB of CUSTOM Matrix 6 / 1000 performances for stage,
studio or film scoring! I wanted this so bad myself I quickly
assembled it from my Oberheim MATRIX 6 .WAV file sample
pack available on my Ahnyxian Sound Design store on Etsy!
I am wanting the OB-X8 so badly right now this makes me
feel so much better to have these killer sounds in my MODX6+!
YES! There are plenty of cover sounds from Van Halen, RUSH,
PRINCE, Thompson Twins, ETC included!
All 60 Custom Oberheim Matrix performances demoed here
in this video. User 0-38 are SINGLE, 39-60 are LAYERED!
Check out Ahnyxian Sound Design on Etsy if you need synthesizer
sample packs! I've got a ton of them!
YES! That is a North West Africa Stone Chondrite Meteorite
on the Yamaha MODX control section!
It sends you ** Positive Cosmic Vibes! **
Thank you for watching!"

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Oberheim Begins Shipping OB-X8 Analog Synth Desktop Module

Follow-up to this post. Larger pics & the official press release follows:

San Francisco, CA – June 9, 2023 – Oberheim is now shipping the OB-X8 desktop module. For the first time ever, all the sonic power of the Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 has been condensed into a footprint that is compact enough for studios of any size, and convenient enough to take out on the road.

Following the extraordinarily successful release of the award-winning OB-X8 keyboard in 2022, the desktop module version boasts an identical sound engine, featuring an all-analog signal path with discrete VCOs, VCAs, and filters. The top panel maintains the knob-per-function sound designing experience, with immediate access to virtually all the synth’s parameters, allowing easy and precise creation of unique sounds.

Although the paddles and keybed are missing from the module version, the Arpeggiator and Keyboard Split & Double functionality are maintained, so the OB-X8 desktop is ready to go when connected to your favorite controller.

“The OB-X8 desktop module provides a great opportunity for musicians with limited studio space to get into the classic Oberheim sound, heard on so many hit records over the past 45 years”, said Taiho Yamada, Head of Marketing for Oberheim. “And the combination of synthesis features from the original OB-series synths means that new sounds can be created that were not possible until now.”

Oberheim is a legendary American synthesizer company that has created instant-classic instruments, from the iconic SEM to the modern OB-X8. Founded in 1969 by Tom Oberheim, the company earned the respect of the world for producing innovative synthesizers with unparalleled sonic richness and character. Today, Oberheim brings its products to market with the help of the Focusrite organization and renowned synth maker, Sequential.

The OB-X8 eight-voice analog synthesizer desktop module is available now with a US MAP price of $3,499. For more details visit

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Mini System 'Berlin School' Performance - 2 Monosynths in 1 Case | AJH Synth Analog Eurorack Modular

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"A demonstration of a modest 6U 84hp Eurorack modular system by AJH Synth, incorporating a 3-VCO MiniMod voice based on the R.A. Moog Minimoog, Gemini 2412 dual VCF based on the Oberheim SEM filter, and a couple of very useful utility modules, particularly the Ring SM. This setup can be used as 2 separate synth voices, demonstrated here in this 'Berlin school- inspired performance.

The complete MiniMod voice is a combination of 7 modules directly based on the first, more sought-after version of the Minimoog, along with it's characteristic behaviours. The Transistor Ladder Filter behaves in the same way, 'Emphasis' (resonance) robbing a little of the low frequencies at higher levels, the Contour Generators having a cumulative/stacking level behaviour when triggered rapidly, and the Discrete Cascaded VCA (also the VCF input levels) driving and distorting the signals when pushed.

Here the MiniMod is used as a 2-voice monosynth, with one of it's VCO's being donated to the lower voice, filtered by the Gemini multi-mode filter. It sounds much bigger than a single VCO voice thanks to the Ring SM. The Ring SM provides a Moog CP3-based 5-channel mixer, a 3-axis analogue ring modulator based on that from the vintage EMS Synthi/VCS3, and particularly useful in this patch - 2 sub-bass generators, providing -1 and -2 sub-octaves to an incoming signal. This produces shaped sine waves, as opposed to more hollow-sounding square waves often used by other synths or modules, so they sound warmer, fuller and fatter.

The Muting Mixer is used as a second VCA here for the Gemini voice. However, it has a 'Distort' feature that emulates the old Minimoog trick of sending the headphone output to the VCF input to create a feedback loop and some additional overdrive/distortion. As a result it can make a good alternative to the Discrete Cascaded VCA, but even the latter can add significant drive to the signal. This module could also be used to simulate the Minimoog's VCO and noise switches, but for 5 signals of your choice, as it features illuminated 'Mute' switches, allowing sound sources to be instantly switched in and out of a patch, and at their own volume levels.

The Dual LFO + VCA is especially useful here, as it gives plenty of modulation, without having to sacrifice a VCO for that purpose. It also has a built-in VCA, allowing it's level to be controlled externally, perhaps with an envelope or Mod wheel for delayed or expression-controlled vibrato.

This rig also has a third envelope in the powerful DH-ADSR, but it's not used in this patch, along with the Precision Voltages, which among other uses allows pitch intervals of 2 VCOs to be controlled accurately and conveniently, selecting between octaves and semitones set by the rotary pots and switches. This is super useful for live performances.

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

Meet us and the modules in person this year at Superbooth 23, Berlin, on May 11th to 13th.

Video by @DreamsOfWires"

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

SynthFest France 2023 #SFF_EDITION_10 Set for 21/22/23 April 2023 in NANTES / FRANCE


The coolest French festival entirely dedicated to synthesizers. The annual meeting of synth addicts in Nantes with exhibitions, concerts, workshops, demos, and the biggest synthesizer raffle ever made in the world.

. 10th edition of the festival.
. Concert Joachim Garraud.
. Concerts Olivier Delevingne / Marco Caro / Maman Küsters
. More than 50 exhibitors.
. Showcases Moonya / Alaskam / Nairod.
. First official tribute to Vangelis organized by Frederick Rousseau.
. UNAC / SynthFest Awards.
. Demonstrations / DIY workshops.
. Immersive 3D music experience.
. Huge synth raffle.

The SynthFest France offers this year a particularly exceptional raffle. With more than 12000€ of prizes, this contest is simply the biggest synthesizer giveaway ever organized.

Tickets at 10€ and number of tickets limited to 2000.
Raffle open online until April 19th 2023, and on site until April 23rd 2023.
Drawing on Sunday April 23, 2023 at 4pm, French time.
It is not necessary to be present at the draw to win a prize.


1 - Expressive E - Osmose
2 - Kodamo - Mask1
3 - Paire d’enceintes Adam Audio - A7V
4 - La Voix du Luthier - La Voile
5 - Arturia - MiniFreak
6 - Korg - Drumlogue
7 - Paire d’enceintes Nord - Monitor V2
8 - Aodyo - Anyma Phi SE
9 - Ina-GRM Tools Complete II
10 - Dreadbox Erebus Reissue
11 - Novation - Circuit Rhythm
12 - Joranalogue - Eurorack Step 8
13 - Faselunare 4 - Vega Eurorack drum module
14 - MOK - Pack VST - Waverazor / MiniRaze / Filtryg
15 - Bastl Instruments - Microgranny
16 - Yamaha Audio card / mixer AG06mk2 BK
17 - Yamaha Audio card / mixer AG06mk2 WH
18 - Erica Synths - Eurorack module surprise
19 - Bastl Instruments - Kastle Drum
20 - Bastl Instruments - Kastle 1.5
21 - La Touche Musicale - Licence logicielle

The 10th edition of SynthFest France strikes hard, with Joachim Garraud in concert, Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9 pm. The French producer and artist will be back in Nantes, his hometown, for this exceptional evening. Joachim Garraud will present a preview of the film "Modular California Vibes", a documentary on electronic music creation on board his solar mobile studio where 4 producers will record 4 original tracks in 4 unusual places during 4 days, thanks to the sun. A debate will follow the unique screening of this film in France, to then give way to a concert. Joachim Garraud at SynthFest France, the musical event in Nantes not to be missed.

Alaskam, Alexis Faucomprez, Algam, Aodyo, Arturia, Christophe Martin-de Montagu, Baloran, Bastl Instruments, Berhnard Rasinger, BVR instruments, Dreadbox, Eric Mouquet / Deep Forest, Erica Synths, Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories, Expressive E, Faselunare /, Alphalab, FCpro.Audio, Francis Rimbert, Fr̩d̩ric Rible, Frederik Rousseau, Fulgur audio, Ina-GRM, IRCAM, Joachim Garraud, PModular / J̩r̫me Bridonneau, Joranalogue, KR, Home Studio, Kiviak technologies, Kodamo, Korg, La touche musicale, La Voix du Luthier, Larix Elektro, Laurent Evain, Laurent Juillet, Les Sondiers, Matthias Puech, Marc Caro, MOK / Media Overkill, Michael Geyre, Michel Geiss, Moonya, Muse Ovations, Nairod, NRSynth, Oberheim, Olivier Delevingne, SyntheGrall / Olivier Grall, Officina del Malista, oZo̩, PH Modular / Christian Foucaud, PWM, Sifasile, SynthR / Jean-Luc Brian̤on, Sequential, SoundMIT, Studio Playtronica, SynthFood, TouellSkouarn, Thierry Rochebois, Tinhu, Tony T-Steel / Tony Quedeville, SACEM, Vacuum Р3D project / Eliane Blaise / Emmanuelle de H̩ricourt, Vkgoeswild / Vika Yermolyeva, Vintage Synth @ Co, UNAC / Union Nationale des Auteurs et Compositeurs, Willow Whisper / Dalai Lama, Xodes, Yamaha, Yusynth / Yves Usson.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Polyphonic: Using the Keystep Pro for 4-Voice Polyphony in Eurorack Modular - with AJH Synth MiniMod

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This video demonstrates the Arturia Keystep Pro controlling a MiniMod system in polyphonic mode, and show's how to enable up to 4 voices of polyphony on the Keystep Pro controller keyboard. The MiniMod system uses just 4 VCO's, envelope generators, VCF's and VCA's to supply 4 simple, single-oscillator voices, which are then complimented by either an LFO or noise source to add interest to the sound. This really is about as spartan as you can get for a modular 4-voice setup, so adding further modules would greatly expand it's sound palette, but this is just a proof of concept. Since it's fully modular, even with such a simple voice structure a surprising range of sounds can be achieved.

This was partly inspired by the earliest polyphonic synths, which were initially huge modular systems controlled by polyphonic keyboard controllers, and then the first polyphonic Oberheim synths, which controlled 4 or 8 individual monophonic synth voice modules individually (the superb-sounding SEM), each needing to be setup and tuned. However, this meant that each voice was free to be whatever the user wanted - similar or completely different than the others, something conventional analogue polysynths can't do.

The Gemini 2412 is used here as it has extensive multi-mode filter options, and conveniently contains 2 fully-featured VCF's per module, but also since it is directly based on the filter from the classic SEM module. A pair of Contour Generators serves as a simple and convenient dual envelope per module, although here they are shared for both VCF and/or VCA.
It's unlikely that many would buy a complete modular system purely to use as a polyphonic synth, but as your system grows it may eventually provide sufficient modules to be used in a poly configuration, even just as 2 voices, such as here: [posted here]

POWER: This module setup and PSU is just an example of the concept - it isn't necessary to arrange the modules in this way, and you should always ensure your power supply is sufficient to provide significantly more power to your selection of modules than is needed, across the +12V, -12V, and 5V power lines. For example, in this setup I'm using roughly 400mA on the -12V rail, but the PSU only provides 500mA to -12V, so this is pushing it a little too close to the limit than is ideal. is a great tool to use for designing your system and calculating your power needs, but also consult your PSU's documentation for advice on power usage.

Vintage Transistor Core VCO x4
Gemini 2412 x2
Contour Generators x2
Discrete Cascaded VCA x4
Dual LFO + VCA x1 (optional)
Entropic Doom x1 (as a noise source, optional)
Precision Voltages (as an offset for Gemini D-FCV, optional)
V-Scale x1 (as a buffered multiple, optional)

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

Check out the AJH Synth playlists for module 'User Guides', and 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will be either performances or 'how to' guides, detailing functions/methods, and a range of sounds, some familiar, some less so, containing a patch sheet at the end to show you how to construct it for yourself.

Video by @DreamsOfWires"

Friday, November 04, 2022

EastWest String Machine Walkthrough

video upload by EastWest Sounds

That would be one huge synth with full size keys. Some pics further below.

"Watch the Official Walkthrough for the brand new EastWest String Machine, a retro virtual keyboard with a twist. Instantly combine string synthesizer samples from the 60s, 70s, and 80s with modern strings, brass, woodwinds, and vocals to create unique vintage vibes for your next pop, rock, or hip-hip masterpiece . . . there is nothing else like it!

Paying homage to the great vintage synthesizers of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, String Machine brings the past into future. Produced by sound titans Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, String Machine samples from some of the greats – the ARP Solina, Oberheim OBX, Roland RS-505, and the Roland Jupiter 6 – and allows you to instantly combine them with modern strings, brass, woodwinds, and vocals to create unique vintage vibes perfect for your next pop, rock, or hip-hop masterpiece.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Designers talk: OB-X8, and how it came to be.

video upload by Oberheim Official

"Since it was introduced in May 2022, industry acclaim has been heaped upon OB-X8 as one of the most authentic recreations of a vintage synth ever engineered.

But what thought process is behind the million design decisions involved in a vintage recreation project like this? In this roundtable style discussion, Tom Oberheim (Founder, Oberheim Electronics), Marcus Ryle (OB-X8 Co-Designer, Oberheim Engineer 1980 - 85), Tony Karavidas (Lead Hardware Engineer Sequential/Oberheim) and the late, great Dave Smith (Founder, Sequential and OB-X8 co-designer), talk through trade-offs, design philosophies, and the overall approach that allowed them to produce this amazing instrument.

0:31 What is the OB-X8?
3:44 What gave each OB synth its sound?
6:12 How do you match to a vintage synth?
8:25 Why are Page 2 features important?
9:58 How does OB-X8 differ from the originals?
12:48 What's coming from Oberheim in the future?"

Sunday, October 16, 2022

AJH Synth Low Pass Filters Compared: 3 Eurorack VCF's - Sequences & Sweeps (dry audio/no talking)

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"A purely functional video this week - we're sometimes asked which filter we'd recommend, but really it's a subjective thing, so here's some examples of the current 3 AJH Synth Low Pass filters compared, with both a sequence and static sawtooth sweeps. The settings are mostly kept similar, bearing in mind that it's impossible to get an exact match with different VCF designs. The video timeline has an index, so you can skip to particular sections by using the links below, or by hovering the mouse over the timeline on the video player.

Filters featured:
Transistor Ladder Filter (based on the R.A.Moog Minimoog)
Sonic XV Diode Ladder Wave Filter (based on the 'muSonics' Sonic V)
Gemini 2412 Dual Vintage State Variable Filters (based on the Oberheim SEM)

00:00 Intro
00:29 Video Overview
01:20 Sequence + 1VCO - Ladder Filter
02:18 Sequence + 1VCO - Sonic XV 24dB
03:16 Sequence + 1VCO - Sonic XV 6dB
03:57 Sequence + 1VCO - Gemini 12dB
04:26 Sequence + 1VCO - Gemini 24dB
04:58 Multiple VCO's
06:33 Fast sequence
09:03 Filter Sweeps - Ladder Filter
10:25 Filter Sweeps - Sonic XV
12:56 Filter Sweeps - Gemini 2412

Video by DreamsOfWires

vcf comparison analogue voltage controlled filters compared analog filter shoot out no talking dry audio only examples no fx transistor ladder filter vs sem filter vs diode filter"

See the AJH label below for more.

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Comparison #3: how OB-X8 compares to an original OB-8

video upload by Oberheim Official

Oberheim Official OB-X8 Comparison posts

"In the third and final side-by-side comparison, Marcus Ryle, co-designer of the Oberheim OB-X8 and an Oberheim engineer from 1980 to 1985, discusses how the OB-8 differs from the other OB synths including some details on the original electronic design in the vintage product.

Next he compares a selection of factory presets from the old and new, elaborating on some sound design tips that help you learn how these classic sounds were created.

All examples are recorded direct in mono, without EQ or effects.

The new OB-X8 — true Oberheim sound. Listen and judge for yourself.

0:00 Intro & how OB-8 is different
2:04 What is page 2?
4:07 A note about tuning (and de-tuning!)
4:52 Presets Overview
5:14 A1 Brass Ensemble
5:49 A2: St Genevieve
7:08 CD4 Pulse Width Mod
8:18 ABD1 Decelerate
8:53 AB7 Quantized LFO
10:05 BD6 Tremolo Rezz
10:37 D1 Delayed Octave
12:50 BD1 S/H Port Rezz
15:16 CD1 Bend portamento
16:23 CD5 Whippets"

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Comparison #2: how OB-X8 compares to an original OB-Xa

video upload by Oberheim Official

Oberheim Official OB-X8 Comparison posts

"In a second detailed comparison, Marcus Ryle, co-designer of the Oberheim OB-X8 and an Oberheim engineer from 1980 to 1985, walks through a selection of the most characteristic factory presets on his original OB-Xa to demonstrate just how faithfully the new OB-X8 reproduces each one.

Note that this video does not compare every single preset (there are 104!), but it does show some examples that showcase the different filter modes, using the filter envelope to mod pitch, and layered presets.

All examples are recorded direct in mono, without EQ or effects.

The new OB-X8 — true Oberheim sound. Listen and judge for yourself.

0:00 Intro
2:22 Brass Ensemble - with 4-pole filter
3:51 Some 2-pole Curtis filter presets
5:17 Switching filter types on a single preset
5:59 Filter envelope modulating pitch of Osc 2
7:52 "Flanged" Piano
8:14 Double mode"

Sunday, August 07, 2022

MiniMod Two Voice - A Polyphonic SEM-Inspired Eurorack system layout with the GEMINI 2412

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This is just a module layout suggestion for how you might create a polyphonic SEM/Oberheim Two Voice-inspired system using the AJH Synth eurorack modular system, and in this example using a typical 6U, 84hp case.

It requires a polyphonic MIDI-CV converter to distribute the notes from a keyboard or sequencer to the two voices. However, this layout also works well when used a huge monosynth, and includes an example of a monophonic patch too. Patch notes and link to downloadable patch sheet below.

Video by DreamsOfWires

Patch Sheet Link:

Patch Notes:
This is just how I set up the system for a 6U, 84HP case, not a complete patch example with pot settings, in order to make the diagram easier to see and understand.
I've tried to loosely match the functions of the Oberheim SEM modules used in the original 'Two Voice' synth. Each SEM had a simple LFO, two Attack/Decay/Sustain envelopes, limited VCO waveform and modulation mixing, and a multimode 12dB filter.
I'm using the Glide + Noise Mk2 module to control VCO's 3 & 4, as all are connected to the CV bus on the top row, then I'm using the V-Scale as a buffered multiple to control VCO's 1 & 2 via their 1V/Oct inputs, thus bypassing the CV bus. Aside from this combo of modules fitting the case exactly, having both the Glide and the V-Scale modules became more useful when using the system to create monophonic patches, in which case all 4 VCO's would be controlled via the Glide + Noise input to the CV bus.
Modules: Glide + Noise Mk2, Vintage Transistor Core VCO x4, Contour Generators x2, Discrete Cascaded VCA x2, V-Scale, Dual LFO + VCA, Muting Mixer & VCA x2, Gemini 2412."

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