Arturia today introduced OB-Xa V, a new software emulation of the classic Oberheim OB-Xa synthesizer.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Released in December 1980, the OB-Xa made a massive statement in the world of analog synths. Following the release of accessible digital synthesizers, Oberheim brought in added polyphony, big sound, and impressive power to show the world what synth greatness really means, and it became an instant rival to its main competitor, Sequential Circuits’ Prophet 5.
OB-Xa is a hugely iconic synth behind Van Halen’s hit ‘Jump’ and albums by Prince, Queen, Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, The Police, and more. Its dangerous, all-embracing sound is perfect for expressing the epic, heart-crushing drama of life. It’s used today by the likes of Flume, Chrome Sparks, Calvin Harris, and Venetian Snares, entering a new dimension of electronic music.
Our faithful reproduction of OB-Xa with extra inspiration taken from the OB-X and OB-8 for the most satisfying result will be perfect for keyboardists and synth programmers.”
- Stereo spread with left/right offsets on oscillator, filter, and LFO parameters
- Modulation matrix
- More flexibility on the LFO for easy modulation
- Up to 16 voice polyphony
- Innovative voice detuning
- On-board effects: delay, chorus, reverb, phaser, flanger, compressor, overdrive, multimode filter, and bitcrusher
- Oscillators’ continuous X-Mod modulation (cross modulation)
- Oscillators’ (1, 2, and noise) mix in filter section for rich sound sources
- 4 Function Generators
- Sleek design for great visual experience of your sound
- Seamless preset selection with the visual browser
- Over 400 presets
- Individual voice panning
- Extension panel includes Mod Matrix, four Function Generators, and 3 busses with 9 effects each
OB-Xa V Hands-On Demos:
Pricing and Availability
Arturia OB-Xa V is available now with an intro price of $149 USD (normally $199).