In this interview, Tom Oberheim tells the story of how he got involved in synth design, the ideas behind the design of his seminal SEM synthesizer, the truth about his involvement in the development of MIDI and more.… Read More Tom Oberheim On The Art Of Synthesizer Design
In this video, synthesist Eric Beam compares a modern Oberheim SEM Pro to a vintage (1978) Oberheim SEM.
discoDSP has released OB-Xd – a free emulation of the Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 synthesizers, for Linux, Mac & Windows.
The Matrix 12 was introduced in 1985, and is massive physically and sonically, offering 12 polyphonic voices, splits and multi-timbral operation, 15 types of LFOs, deep matrix patching and velocity and aftertouch. … Read More Oberheim Matrix 12 Synthesizer Demo
Synth design pioneer Tom Oberheim is 80 today.
This video, via kpsiegel, is a quick comparison of the new Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 to an Oberheim Two Voice synthesizer.
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).
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,… Read More Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Hands-On Demo