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by OB-XaMinimoog
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?
Replies: 69
Views: 7207

Re: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?

stikygum wrote:I would love an OB-X. The SEM is great, but I think I'm more of an OB-X type. That's too bad he's having some setbacks currently.
I agree. Plus, it would more than likely be much cheaper than buying two SO4Vs. Not to mention much simpler to use than 8 SEMs.
by OB-XaMinimoog
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?
Replies: 69
Views: 7207

Re: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?

there are actually legit, awesome sounding things you can do on an OB-X (besides playing Rush songs...). Oh no doubt. The sounds it can make is the reason why its my dream synthesizer. If I could my hands on one, and a Minimoog Model D, I'd be set. And thats why I was very interested to hear Tom mi...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?
Replies: 69
Views: 7207

Re: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?

Bitexion wrote:The new OB-X only needs two preset buttons. One named TOM SAWYER BASS, the other named JUMP.
And everyone will be happy. No other controls needed.
Make that 3. Subdivisions
by OB-XaMinimoog
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?
Replies: 69
Views: 7207

Re: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?

Sure love me some unsubstantiated rumours from two years ago. What's tom's production capacity like anyway? Thats what I was thinking. People were saying they emailed Tom and he did confirm an new Polyphonic machine along the lines of a new OB-X, but like you and I both said this was almost two yea...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 18454

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

Nah man, samplers and MIDI. Nah man, backing tracks. Actually you're kind of right. To rephrase what I said earlier, they do use backing tracks, which are Samples that Geddy triggers using his Pedals which are MIDI'd into the Samplers. I think thats what he does on songs like Force Ten, or at least...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?
Replies: 69
Views: 7207

New Tom Oberheim OB-X rumors?

I came across some other sites talking about some new machines coming from Oberheim, including the TVS and Son of 4 Voice, but it also mentioned a "Project X" which is rumored to be a new version of the OB-X. http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-electronic-music-production/609...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 18454

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

I wish he still used it. The Little Phatty sounds great too, but it's not a Minimoog or Oberheim. I'd also like to see him recreate the 2112 synth intro live, even just once, instead of sampling it. Me, too!! Except I heard that was done with an ARP Odyssey, and is several layers of different sound...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 18454

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

I'd guess Rush have a warehouse of some sort, someplace. So the remnants might have been sitting in a box for the last 30 years. On the other hand it's possible they were sold off at some point, and someone has some or all of that 8 Voice and doesn't know it was a celeb owned instrument. i grew up ...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 18454

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

[...] As far as I know Keith loved his Moog. He said one of the biggest reasons he used it live was the theatrics of it, having that giant beast up there on stage. [...] Quoting myself: [...] To them, these were only *tools* which helped them either to set themselves apart from the rest, or to brag...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 18454

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

I honestly don't think these people care about what synthesizers Geddy uses on stage. This is from the period where he used several XV-5080s and MIDI trigger pedals and a MIDI keyboard. Do you think someone went "oh lol he's not using an oberheim 8-voice what f**k s**t!!!" in that crowd? I'm sure t...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.
Replies: 176
Views: 17950

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

xanadu97 wrote:
rhino wrote:Much rather see "Ensoniq is Back!"
Even better: "ARP is back!"
Even betterer: Oberheim is back!

I think he is though, kinda. I'd love to see him bring back a new version of the 4 Voice/8 voice or OB-X. I'm gonna save my pennies just in case he does :D :lol:
by OB-XaMinimoog
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.
Replies: 176
Views: 17950

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Roland is back?

What, did they go somewhere? :? :lol:
by OB-XaMinimoog
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 18454

What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?

Lately I've been rather fascinated by Geddy's giant custom dual manual Oberheim 8 Voice/Moog mashup synth he had back in the late 70s and early 80s. I think its really cool not only because its a dual manual analog BEAST, but for the fact that he also rigged up his Moog Taurus pedals to trigger it w...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help Identifying Synth sound
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Help Identifying Synth sound

Are you referring to the monophonic lead synth? It does have a Roland-ish sound to it, a lot like a SH-2. Yes. I really like that sound. I've never been too impressed with Roland synth sounds, to me an Obie or a Prophet or even a Minimoog could sound identical or better. But after finding this I've...
by OB-XaMinimoog
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help Identifying Synth sound
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Help Identifying Synth sound

I came across this little synth snippet from an 80s soundtrack of some kind, and I really like the sound and want to find out what synth it could be. To me it sounds kind of like a Jupiter 8, but I'm not a synth expert lol. It would be an analog machine, somewhere it said the soundtrack is from 1982...