Abstrakt Instruments has announced a Kickstarter project to fund production of new Oberheim OB-X expansion kits & replacement parts.
It’s a rare opportunity to get parts to expand and enhance the classic analog polyphonic synth.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
This is your chance to help fund and procure parts for the iconic Oberheim OB-X synthesizer. This is a passion project which came about through product development & engineering.
We have built and tested numerous assemblies from our favorite vintage synths for the purpose of studying the intricacies of each design. After testing, these parts are generally used in our in-house machines or neatly stored away.
In the case of the OB-X, employees & visitors alike were asking to remake these parts. Since we are not in the primary business of selling parts or kits it took some convincing.
These designs are completely finished. We’ve established a goal of $10k to make sure we have enough quantity to hit our pricing targets. If the goal is reached at the end of the funding period, we will immediately send out for the parts to be made. We do not anticipate offering these parts for sale in the future.
This project is more of a give-back to the vintage synth community as opposed to a practical money-making venture.
The OB-X synthesizer parts available include:
- OBX Voice Card PCB
- OBX Voice Card PCB Assembly
- OBX Motherboard PCB
- OBX Motherboard PCB Assembly
- OBX Motherboard Tray
- OBX 4-Voice Expansion Kit
- OBX 8-Voice Kit
- OBX Filter Control Board Assembly