Oberheim is Back!

For the first time in more than 40 years, a legendary analog synth sound returns True Oberheim Sound. It sounds like a classic Oberheim because it is a classic Oberheim. Its 100% analog audio path cuts through a mix like no other synth.

The audio signal path of the OB-X8 Desktop Module is all analog, filled with warmth and punch. It’s the same trademark Oberheim sound that made iconic tracks like 1999 by Prince, Jump by Van Halen, and Tom Sawyer by Rush so unforgettable. And now it’s yours to enhance your own music.

“I was immediately impressed with the forensic level of detail that went into the OB-X8 Desktop Module design and the respect for its lineage.”

Trent Reznor –
Nine Inch Nails/Film Composer

“After playing the OB-X8 Desktop Module, I’m convinced I need it. It’s a true Oberheim, a great instrument, and a part of synth history."

Michael Stein –
Composer “Stranger Things”

“My reaction to the OB-X8 Desktop Module was one of sheer joy. That sound was back and covers every filter type Oberheim ever employed.”

Steve Porcaro –
Toto / Songwriter / Composer


 A Classic — Evolved

The OB-X8 Desktop Module is more than just a new OB-series Oberheim. It’s engineered to be the best modern OB ever created.

Creating the classic OB sound required more than just replicating vintage oscillators, filters, and envelopes.

The Oberheim design team exhaustively analyzed and recreated the complex interactions between the various components of each OB-series synth to capture their nuances and character.

The result is the most faithful, authoritative renewal of an analog classic possible — with all of the warmth, subtlety, and presence of the originals.

 Specifications:

  • 8-voice, pure-analog polyphony with saw, square/pulse, 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
  • 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
  • Weight: 32.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 40.5” L x 16.67” W x 5.87” H

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Brand
Model
  • OB-X8 Desktop 8-Voice Synthesizer
Categories
Year
  • 2023
Made In
  • United States
MIDI I/O
  • USB MIDI
  • MIDI Through
  • MIDI Input
  • MIDI Output
Analog / Digital
  • Analog
Polyphony
  • 8 Voices

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