THE OB-E – AN OBERHEIM OCTAPHONIC SONIC ADVENTURE The Oberheim OB-E is our take on the legendary Oberheim® 8-Voice and the first software instrument ever to receive Tom Oberheim’s personal endorsement. More than just an emulation, the OB-E offers a unique musical experience. Sounding HUGE, it takes the iconic Synthesizer Expander Module (SEM®) based 8-Voice (a.k.a the EVS) into new sonic territory via a raft of enhancements and additions.
The concept of the 8-Voice is actually very simple; based around a single SEM containing two VCOs with Pulse and Sawtooth waveforms, two ADS Envelope Generators, one LFO, and a magical Multi-Mode Filter. In isolation each SEM is monophonic, but in the 8-Voice, because there are eight SEMs triggered by a polyphonic keyboard, you have a superb eight note polyphonic synthesizer.
This unique Octaphonic architecture offers fresh and exciting creative possibilities to music producers, composers and sound designers for the first time in the digital realm.
AN AUGMENTED YET AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENT
We’ve painstakingly emulated every section of the synth to ensure sonic authenticity while adding the convenience of software control over those eight SEMs. Mono, Mono Legato, Poly, Unison and Split keyboard modes are all available. Add to this the new VCO3, doubling as an audio rate LFO for each SEM, and a stack of additional performance controls via velocity, polyphonic after-touch and MPE control then you’ll begin to understand the depth of musical possibilities OB-E provides.
700+ FACTORY PATCHES SAVED IN VARIOUS CATEGORIES AND WITH TAGS.
A COLLABORATION WITH OBERHEIM AND NEW ‘VINTAGE’ CONTROL
As we neared the release of OB-E®, we were contacted by Tom Oberheim and Marcus Ryle (an Oberheim engineer in the 1980s) who were impressed enough to suggest a collaboration offering support to refine OB-E and to release the v2 update carrying their full endorsement. Despite receiving several Best Soft Synth 2021 awards, working under the guidance of Tom and Marcus, we further enhanced the already incredible sounding OB-E. Refining the Detune feature and adding a new Vintage control, dials in more realistic musical inaccuracies in line with the original instrument for a truly authentic 8-Voice experience.
NEW IN OB-E V2 (NOW MACOS & WINDOWS)
The enhanced OB-E V2 is a pin sharp emulation of the Oberheim® 8-Voice thanks to the new Vintage control and a highly refined Detune parameter. In addition, it’s now available for both macOS and Windows.
OB-E V2 features a new reverb, 100+ new Patches (bringing the total to over 700), a new Zoom function for the sequencer along with a crazy new Drum Mode enabling each SEM to be triggered by a dedicated key. We’ve also added 10 drum kit Presets to get you started. If you are looking for a new analog drum machine, give it a go, it might surprise you.
[New] 100+ New presets & new Matrix Reverb
[New] Vintage knob & Refined Detune parameter
[New] Drum Mode and 10 drum kits presets
[New] PC support, VST3 and Apple Silicon Native
[New] Flexible scaling UI & Sequencer Zoom
Unique 8-Voice Octaphonic architecture
An authentic sounding emulation of the Oberheim® 8-Voice
Zero delay feedback filters
700 factory Patches designed to fit in a mix, all tagged and categorised
Librarian for easy access to the Patches (Arrow Keys Navigation)
Continuous, round-robin mode where each note uses a new voice
ZOOM enlarges an individual SEM filling the UI with front and rear panels side by side
Group mode to edit all Modules at once
Individual SEM Copy, Paste and Save
LFO, 3rd VCO doubling as a second LFO
Multiple triggering modes; Polyphonic, Monophonic, Mono Legato, & Unison
Fully featured analogues style MIDI Sequencer, Stereo Delay and lush Reverb
Upper/Lower sections can be Split across the keyboard
Extensive Velocity & Aftertouch modulation
Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE ready
The Minimum System Requirements are as follows:
2GHz CPU with 2GB RAM
Windows 10 and above
100MB of disk space
Intel or M1 Mac
macOS 10.11.x or above
100MB of disk space
Home Page – https://www.gforcesoftware.com/products/ob-e/