Sounds from an Oberheim OB-X

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Post by Logan 5 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:22 pm

Stunning demo-those sounds are really something special.
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Post by Synthaholic » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:25 pm

Nice demo... I love the sounds that Obie puts out. People always call them "rock" synths that cut through the mix but your demo shows they can be quite mellow too. I would "JUMP" on one if the opportunity presented itself. ;)
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Post by hfinn » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:56 pm

i didnt get this new. I was probably about 5 when it was new ;) there is a preset in my demo that the band Japan used on Tin Drum i think.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:19 pm

HFinn, how do you feel it compares to that beastly Four-Voice you had?
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Post by hfinn » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:51 pm

there are pros and cons. The four voice had an awesome charachter. The obx is VERY similar sonically (with four more voices) and its much easier to dial in sounds.

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Post by sam » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:35 pm

Nice demo and pretty much sums up the obx sounds.

It's the sweetest sounding poly i have.

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Post by redfurniture » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:57 pm

iProg wrote:There are just NO Oberheim synths for sale where I live. I would pay for it!
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Post by shaft9000 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:13 pm

this is proof that progress is not automatically better. i'd much rather have a new OB-X than an A6, but it just isn't going to happen.

the sample & hold, strings and filter sweeps outclass all the other polys i've heard.

it's like magic...so powerful yet delicate
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Post by Jack Spider » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:56 pm

That sounds truly majestic, Heath - a lovely demo.
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Post by Bitexion » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:00 pm

The only Oberheim I've ever seen for sale in Norway was a completely broken OB-8 in a store. And the tragedy is that they tried to hawk it for $2000! I played it, and about 40% of the panel functions didn't even work, including the paddles. Ridiculous. And neatly, the previous owner had wiped the patch banks aswell.

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Post by waveterm » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:10 pm

Well, that´s the price they go for in Europe.....

I want one, but I´m happy with my Xpander.....

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Post by astraeus000 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:08 am

awesome demos, thanks! How 'bout some demos from your Chroma now? :D

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Post by crow » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:14 am

The Chroma has been done. Quite lovely it is.
Check Heaths site out on his posts. It may still be there.

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Post by hfinn » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:26 am

Here is a song featuring the Chroma heavily:

Rain Drenched - It's a big file.

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Post by JMP » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:40 pm

That sounds magnificent Heath, a great demo.

Just hoping my OBXa will provide results as good when fixed up.

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