The REV2 retains all of the key features of the Prophet ’08 and expands on them. It has twice the polyphony, twice the mod matrix, waveshape modulation on all waveforms, digital effects per layer in stacked or split voice mode, a polyphonic step sequencer per layer, and more. … Read More Dave Smith Instruments Intros REV2 Synthesizer
Musikmesse 2016: Pioneer DJ has announced their first sampler – the TORAIZ SP-16 sampler with Dave Smith Instruments analog filters. The sampler features an touch screen and layout, 16 sampler engines, analog filters based on Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 synthesizer and quantize via Pro DJ Link.
Synth and sound designer Taiho Yamada has published an sampler of the sounds he created for the new Dave Smith Instruments OB-6: “In February, I completed a set of patches for the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6, and I’m happy to report that quite a few of them made it into the factory preset banks. I’m… Read More Taiho Yamada Demos Patch Set for Dave Smith Instruments OB-6
A group of owners of the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest have launched an online petition, asking the company to make updating the operating system of the drum machine a priority. Signees feel that “there is still a sizable list of problems and glitches to address” with the Tempest.
This video, via PerfectCircuitAudio, explores some custom sound design with the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 synthesizer:
Dave Smith Instruments has announced that the OB-6, a collaboration with synth pioneer Tom Oberheim, is now shipping. The OB-6 features a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM (the core of his 4-voice and 8-voice synthesizers). The OB-6 is designed to provide the SEM tone, with the stability and flexibility of modern technology.
This video, via SyntheticThings, is a head-to-head comparison of the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 and the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6. “We compare the same patch on both the DSI Prophet-6 and the OB-6 to compare the similarities and differences between these two great synthesizers.”
Can the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 do classical Oberheim sounds? That’s the question that synthesist Peter M Mahr explores with a series of audio demos of the new synth: