About This Listing

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 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. 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. For the first time ever, the new OB-X8 desktop version condenses all the sonic power of the Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 into a footprint that’s compact enough for studios of any size, and convenient enough to take out on the road.

Features:

  • 8-voice, pure-analog polyphony with saw, square/pulse, triangle, and noise
  • 2 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
  • 61-key FATAR velocity-and touch-sensitive keyboard allows unparalledled expression and responsiveness (Keyboard verison only)
  • Full-featured arpeggiator
  • Bi-timbral capability allows 2 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 and vibrato (Keyboard version only)

Condition
Brand
Model
  • OB-X8 Desktop 8-Voice Synthesizer
Categories
MIDI I/O
  • USB MIDI
  • MIDI Through
  • MIDI Input
  • MIDI Output
Analog / Digital
  • Analog
Polyphony
  • 8 Voices

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Sam Ash Music

Hicksville, NY, United States
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Joined Reverb:2014
Items Sold:122,409

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