Arturia OB-Xa V

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dermage
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611 posts since 23 May, 2016

Post Thu May 21, 2020 10:51 am

fmr wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:14 am
dermage wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:54 am
Anyone noticed the ARP resetting after some time, it just stops for less than a second and continues.
fmr is this a known bug?
Have to check... Was it a sound of yours, or some factory preset?
It happened several times on my patches. I think it happened on patches derived from factory patches and also on init patches started with the "Template". So it seems a problem of the arp itself.
Will check that again and see if I need to open a ticket.

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consordini
KVRist
128 posts since 6 May, 2020

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Thu May 21, 2020 11:27 am

Might at least give the demo a shot. Been interesting to see what people think of it so far.
Take care :wink:

zammo
KVRist
76 posts since 21 Jan, 2004

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Thu May 21, 2020 12:36 pm

I like it a lot, but finding it very CPU heavy, anyone else finding this?

Reefius
KVRian
977 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Earth

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Thu May 21, 2020 1:11 pm

I guess they just released it to be the first, and we will see updates to optimize CPU usage and to add NKS compatibility.

zammo
KVRist
76 posts since 21 Jan, 2004

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Thu May 21, 2020 1:21 pm

Yea hope so, been playing with presets and only a few just crash with few instances, hopefully will get optimised

i can usually run tonnes of synths in DAW this one it overloads on around 3-4

Vortifex
KVRAF
1856 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Thu May 21, 2020 2:15 pm

zammo wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:36 pm
I like it a lot, but finding it very CPU heavy, anyone else finding this?
A couple of patches are a little heavy, mainly ones with a lot of unison. But overall I'd call it 'moderate'. What is your CPU?

Atlatnesiti
KVRist
121 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Thu May 21, 2020 2:27 pm

Can’t reproduce CPU stress on my iMac, is it Windows?

Atlatnesiti
KVRist
121 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Thu May 21, 2020 2:31 pm

Ed

zammo
KVRist
76 posts since 21 Jan, 2004

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Thu May 21, 2020 9:52 pm

Vortifex wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:15 pm
zammo wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:36 pm
I like it a lot, but finding it very CPU heavy, anyone else finding this?
A couple of patches are a little heavy, mainly ones with a lot of unison. But overall I'd call it 'moderate'. What is your CPU?
Ah maybe its those patches, CPU is mac mini I5, 16gig, It's not the best but runs other Arturia and many other synths fine, could just be heavier than i'm used to being a newer synth.

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fmr
KVRAF
9544 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Fri May 22, 2020 12:29 am

zammo wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:52 pm
Vortifex wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:15 pm
A couple of patches are a little heavy, mainly ones with a lot of unison. But overall I'd call it 'moderate'. What is your CPU?
Ah maybe its those patches, CPU is mac mini I5, 16gig, It's not the best but runs other Arturia and many other synths fine, could just be heavier than i'm used to being a newer synth.
Yeah, Arturia is "upping" its CPU demands, to accomodate for better and more realistic models.

Still, I find it very CPU friendly, considering the quality.
Fernando (FMR)

Reefius
KVRian
977 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Earth

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Fri May 22, 2020 12:52 am

When I set Unison to 8 it can be quite CPU hungry on my i7 8700.

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Niowiad
KVRian
610 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Fri May 22, 2020 1:03 am

I don't know which patches are people having CPU issues with, but also consider that (as written in the manual) the newly introduced "stereo spread mode", as opposed to the standard "pan mode", duplicates the oscillators and filters being used for the patch, almost as if you're using two instances.

zammo
KVRist
76 posts since 21 Jan, 2004

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Fri May 22, 2020 2:12 am

Niowiad wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:03 am
I don't know which patches are people having CPU issues with, but also consider that (as written in the manual) the newly introduced "stereo spread mode", as opposed to the standard "pan mode", duplicates the oscillators and filters being used for the patch.
'Big and bright' under Keys preset, that one crashes out for me.

EnGee
KVRAF
6144 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Fri May 22, 2020 2:48 am

An average CPU usage here is about 20% (Ryzen 1600x). Some presets reaches 40% but they are few.

Anyway, I played with it today and I think I'm more positive than yesterday. I tried to be harsh in judgement, but it is really a good synth after all.

The Vintage Factory presets are rubbish! If that is indication of how good it is this emulation, then IMO it fails, or if it succeeded, then it means OB Xa is rubbish!! Most of the other patches that is not original factory are very nice :) I don't care about how authentic is this one, but it sounds very good.

So, If I give RePro 5 a score of 9/10 and the Legend 9/10, then this is 8/10 or 7.75/10. It still sounds very good and I like it but I can't say I was blown away by the sound as I felt with RePro or The Legend.

The most what I like besides the sound is the simplicity in design and the "Functions"/"modulation matrix page :) Simple but very effective in approaching all in one page control (almost because the effects on the other tab). No need for reading the manual. Very intuitive to use (this is very important people!) and this make it easy to program and. It is really the synth that shout "Program me!!", so it can be as a first synth or a synth that doesn't complicate things. Maybe I still will get SA synth if it is under $100 because I don't think it will overlap with this synth that much and I guess it will be a more true emulation. In the end, I think Arturia did a good job and if you can get this synth under $100, do it :D
Using Win 10/Live 10 Suite mainly these days 8)

soulata
KVRAF
2579 posts since 6 Dec, 2002 from Ljubljana/ Slovenia

Re: Arturia OB-Xa V

Post Fri May 22, 2020 2:54 am

I tried it. As much as I like Pigments and Arturia's FX plugins this did not make the grade.
It just misses that certain something. Repro's got it. This one doesn't. All IMHO.

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