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

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Hands-On Demo

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2016 NAMM Show: At the Winter NAMM Show, Dave Smith Instruments introduced the OB-6, a collaboration between synth pioneers Dave Smith & Tom Oberheim.

The OB-6 is a 6-voice synthesizer, with all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters, with a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM.

Here’s a video demo, from the NAMM Show floor, of the new OB-6: Continue reading

Dave Smith & Tom Oberheim Intro OB-6 Synthesizer

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, Dave Smith Instruments has announced the OB-6, a new 6-voice synthesizer, with all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters, developed in collaboration with Tom Oberheim.

Boasting a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM (the core of his acclaimed 4-voice and 8-voice synthesizers), the new instrument is designed to provide true, vintage SEM tone with the stability and flexibility of modern technology.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading