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 Obie-12 by KBplugs is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Product Obie-12
Developer KBplugs
Price (MSRP) Free
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A Synthmaker stab at emulating most of the features and architecture of the basic synth voice of the weird, ill-fated Oberheim OB-12 - which was not a product of Oberheim and not designed by Tom Oberheim; actually a company called Viscount.

Concepts and controls were interesting and unusual.

- Oscillator 1's waveforms can each be altered in different ways.

-Both oscillators' waveforms have individual level controls.

- Dual multimode filters can be in series, parallel or split - with adjustable cutoff offset.

- Four-band parametric EQ on final output.

- Two LFOs, one goes thru the mod wheel.

-Filter and amp EGs are DAHDSR type.

-Panel color can morph from original blue thru grey to a coppery color.

This does NOT emulate or model the actual sound of any vintage hardware synth, just borrows from the control design, layout and panel design of the OB-12.


32-bit, so will require jBridge, etc., (or a DAW that will bridge) for use on 64-bit systems.

The link on the website is to a Sync.com folder that also contains the .osm Synthmaker source 'schematic', so anyone with SM, or it's successor Flowstone, can alter it to suit. It's hoped that anyone who makes significant improvements will share the result with everyone.

As this was originally built for my own use only, there are no presets included; I wanted to come at the instrument anew each time, as one did with vintage analog hardware.

Made with SynthMaker

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