Dave 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.
“The classic, unmistakable SEM tone is all there,” according to Oberheim. “It’s big and bold and it’s going to turn a lot of heads.”
The OB-6 features two discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice, with continuously variable waveshapes (sawtooth and variable-width pulse, with triangle on oscillator 2).
There is a classic SEM-inspired state-variable filter (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and notch) per voice. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path.
The Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 has a MAP of US $2,999. See the DSI site for more info.