Oberheim OB-X8 poly analog Synthesizer is shipping now

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Oberheim announced today that they have started shipping their new OB-X8 bi-timbral poly analog Synthesizer. 

One of the big highlights of this year’s Superbooth (22) was the launch of the new Oberheim OB-X8. The first polyphonic analog Oberheim Synthesizer in 35 years.

There is good news for those who have pre-ordered. The OB-X8 is ready, and the first units are on their way to retailers. Good news considering other manufacturers are looking for chips.

Oberheim OB-X8 shipping

Oberheim OB-X8 Now Shipping

It’s an exciting day for Oberheim and for musicians anxiously waiting for the OB-X8 since we first announced it,” said company founder Tom Oberheim. “Naturally, we’re proud to reintroduce the Oberheim sound in a new instrument.

But even more, we’re proud that we’ve been able to combine the voice architectures of the various original OB series synths in a way that gives players unique new sounds and capabilities that even the originals didn’t have. It’s an amazing-sounding instrument.”

Oberheim OB-X8

Oberheim OB-X8

The OB-X8 is Oberheim’s new 8-voice polyphonic analog Synthesizer. It brings back the sound of the OB-Xa, OB-X, and OB-8 bundled in a new flagship Synthesizer. The key features are:

  • 2 discrete OB-X/SEM-lineage VCOs per voice and discrete SEM-lineage VCFs deliver that vintage Oberheim tone and punch
  • genuine Dave Curtis-designed filters deliver classic OB-Xa and OB-8 character
  • additional SEM modes for highpass, bandpass, and notch functions
  • vintage knob dials in voice-to-voice variability
  • meticulously modeled envelope responses for each model; components, as well as interactions between components, analyzed for 1:1 realism
  • 61-key FATAR keyboard is touch- and velocity-sensitive
  • Bi-timbral capability allows 2 presets to be played simultaneously
  • Up to 8-voice unison stacking
  • Programmable per-voice pan for a wide stereo spread
  • Variable triangle wave cross-modulation

Oberheim OB-X8 is available now for pre-order for $4999,99 USD /5599€.  The first units will arrive in Europe in 3-4 weeks.

More information: Oberheim

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