Dave Smith Instruments today introduced the OB-6 synthesizer, a new 6-voice synthesizer, developed in collaboration with Tom Oberheim.
Matia Simovich of CA band INHALT let us know that they’ve wrapped up work on a set of patches for the new OB-6.
You can preview the OB-6 sounds below:
Pricing and Availability
The OB-6 is manufactured and sold by Dave Smith Instruments. It will be available in March, with a US MAP of $2,999. See DSI’s site for details.
24 thoughts on “Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 (Sound Preview)”
I’m looking forward to hearing more from this synth and hearing more about its features.
From the information available so far, it looks like it’s a great synth, a real winner.
Why didn’t I win the Powerball????!!!!!! Maybe my long lost Uncle John and Auntie Lisa in Tennessee can help me with some synth purchases.
THIS SYNTH ONLY PLAYS ‘JUMP’ BY VAN HALEN!
When I was about 15 or so, I found a OB8 in my local pawn shop selling for $200.
This was back in the 80s and the guy who ran the shop called it a “organ”. He had no idea.
I got it.
I had to sell it when I went off to school.
Nothing else like it. It will always be for me the only real Synth with a capital S.
I am so excited by this but also depressed at how much explaining I am going to need to do to my wife about that price.
An OB-8 for $200?!?? Jesus!!
I have one and it set me back a lot more than that but it was totally worth it.
This thing might make me lose a lot of $$ this year. It would be nice to have the OB sound in a modern, compact and reliable package.
Reminds me of the Memorymoog I bought for $150! This was before ebay was really big and everyone knew what everything is worth.
I got my CS-50 listed in an auction as an “old organ”. Something to look out for on the odd misinformed listing.
i got my OB8 almost the exact same way for 400 bucks in 1986 or 87. I love the haters pissing on Jump. Because they wrote bigger hits.
my local pawn shop, what the hell is this, everyday i read some ten messages like this. I never seen nothing like a pawn shop in my town.
I had a quick go of this at NAMM yesterday and while it was cool for me I felt the Prophet 6 was a better sounding synth. For me the Prophet inspired me right away, and at the end of the day thats what i’m looking for. Note – the OB6 still sounded great.
I’m really digging the sounds! 🙂
Gots to have it. Throwing money at the screen!
Possibly polychain both this and the P6, hell’s yeah!
Even if you simply layered the two together instead of poly chaining them… It would be insane.
Ok, these are plain demos but from what i’m hearing it has DEPTH, BRILLIANCE and SOUND! A Diva-VST or any FXpansion Plug-in are still far far away from these airy waves. Like that more than P6!
This is a very good demo. The sound strikes me as, in a word, DRAMATIC.
Oh my!!! the sound at 5’45” is sooo awesome
I’m a fan. I’m really liking the sounds and features of the OB-6.
My only gripe is that for 3 grand you think that you’d get a 5 octave keyboard, like the Prophet 12 which sells for the same price. The Prophet 6 and OB-6 are actually quite small.
3 grand bought me digital Wavestation Ex in its hey day… 😉
For analogue beast like this one, the price seems to be OK, but than again – Arturia latest creation is half as much…
i suspect its because there’s nearly an entire generation of synth programmers and EDM builders who don’t know how to actually play a musical instrument. they dont need 5 octaves. But I do. and two more voices.
Give me an OB-6 module to go with my Prophet 6 and let me polychain them and I’ll be happy for the rest of my life.
Let’s make another prophet, change the label and increase the price. Sounds great tho.
It has a magical sound !
Only thing I could wish for, is a couple of analog inputs and the ability to use it as a VST plugin inside my DAW.
Why would you use this analog synth as a vst? Just record the audio out thru a compressor and maybe a nice mic pre to play with sound even if you would want to change it. I’m sure it will be coming with an editor like the prophet 6
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I. Can’t wit for this to come out. Like every one is saying, hook this up to the prophet 6 and you got a lot of sick sound creation.