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Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:22 pm
by Logan 5
Stunning demo-those sounds are really something special.
My first experience of Oberheim sounds was Laurie Anderson's "Big Science" LP,the OBXa I think it was.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:25 pm
by Synthaholic
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. ;)

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:56 pm
by hfinn
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.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:19 pm
by redchapterjubilee
HFinn, how do you feel it compares to that beastly Four-Voice you had?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:51 pm
by hfinn
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.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:35 pm
by sam
Nice demo and pretty much sums up the obx sounds.

It's the sweetest sounding poly i have.

Mine is ready for a recap restoration soon. :D

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:57 pm
by redfurniture
iProg wrote:There are just NO Oberheim synths for sale where I live. I would pay for it!
A total Oberheim desert. Maybe a Matrix 6 once in a while.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:13 pm
by shaft9000
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 powerful yet delicate

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:56 pm
by Jack Spider
That sounds truly majestic, Heath - a lovely demo.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:00 pm
by Bitexion
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.

Oh yeah, and there's the Matrix-12 that's been on for years now. A tad too expensive aswell (same as a new Andromeda).

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:10 pm
by waveterm
Well, that´s the price they go for in Europe.....

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


Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:08 am
by astraeus000
awesome demos, thanks! How 'bout some demos from your Chroma now? :D

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:14 am
by crow
The Chroma has been done. Quite lovely it is.
Check Heaths site out on his posts. It may still be there.

PS: Just had a quick look and I dont think it is. Pester him. Its worth it! :idea:

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:26 am
by hfinn
Here is a song featuring the Chroma heavily:

Rain Drenched - It's a big file.

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:40 pm
by JMP
That sounds magnificent Heath, a great demo.

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