Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Desktop Module Overview

At the 2016 Summer NAMM Show, Dave Smith Instruments announced the OB-6 Desktop Module – a keyboardless version of their recently introduced OB-6 synthesizer.

We talked with DSI’s Carson Day, who gave us an overview of the OB-6 synth module.

Here are audio demos of the OB-6 sound engine:


The module has the same controls as the keyboard version, and DSI says that the OB-6 module is exactly the same internally as the keyboard version — the same VCOs, VCFs, and VCAs and the same Oberheim poly sound.

They’ve also added a poly chain feature, so that any two OB-6s can be paired for 12-voice polyphony.

Pricing and Availability

The Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 desktop module will be available in the early fall. Projected MAP is $2,299. Price and specifications subject to change. See the DSI site for more info.

Audio demos via Peter M. Mahr

8 thoughts on “Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Desktop Module Overview

  1. This is the one that I’ve been waiting for.

    The Tom Oberheim sound plus everything that Dave Smith has learned about polysynth design seems like a fantastic combination.

  2. Carson Day is one of the most exceptional support reps i have ever got help from, its a shame DSI are not feeding and clothing him properly, shame on you Dave Smith!

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