Pioneer DJ Partners With Dave Smith On Toraiz SP-16 Pro Sampler

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. Continue reading

Taiho Yamada Demos Patch Set for Dave Smith Instruments OB-6

dave-smith-ob-6-synthesizerSynth 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 so proud to have been a part of this project! The OB-6 is a monster synth from two legends of our industry (Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim), and it was a ton of fun to program. ”
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Tempest Drum Machine Users Petition For An OS Update

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machineA 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.  Continue reading

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Now Shipping

dave-smith-instrumnets-OB-6Dave 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. Continue reading

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 vs Dave Smith Instrument Prophet 6 Patch Comparison

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.” Continue reading

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Synthesizer Sound Demo

This video, via Bonedo, captures an audio demo of the new Tom Oberheim & Dave Smith synth collaboration, the OB-6 synthesizer.

The Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 is a 6-voice synth, with a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM (the core of his acclaimed 4-voice and 8-voice synthesizers).  Continue reading