Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Synthesizer – The Complete Guide

Synth education guru Marc Doty has put together a mammoth collection of videos, embedded as a playlist above, looking at the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 synthesizer.

The OB-6 is a new 6-voice synthesizer, developed by Dave Smith & Tom Oberheim, featuring an all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters. 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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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