Oberheim OB-E

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The OB-E by Oberheim is our tribute to the legendary Oberheim 8-Voice, and notably, the first software instrument endorsed by Tom Oberheim himself. Beyond emulation, the OB-E provides a distinctive musical journey, expanding upon the iconic Synthesizer Expander Module (SEM) based 8-Voice (also known as the EVS) with a range of enhancements and additions, resulting in a truly massive sound.


Virtual Instrument

VST / AU / VST3 / AAX

An Octophonic Sonic Adventure

About Oberheim OB-E
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.

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.

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.

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.

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Reviews

Mike Rose - Music Producer / Writer

"I'm in love!!! This is the best synth I've ever used in my life. It really is."

Tom Oberheim - Synth Pioneer

"I was pretty amazed by ob-e, it was pretty damn close right out of the chute. It was “wow!“. I like listening to that. With ob-e v2, it’s like you have the hardware with you."

Technical Information

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