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OB-Xd - Virtual Analog Synthesizer

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OB-Xd - Virtual Analog Synthesizer

OB-Xd is based on the Oberheim OB-X. It attempts to recreate its sound and behavior, but as the original was very limited in some important ways a number of things were added or altered to the original design.

OB-Xd was designed to sound as good and as rich as the original. It implements micro random detuning which is a big part of that sound. However, it was not designed as a self-contained completely independent soft-synth. It needs to be contained within a VST framework where things like transposition, automation, layering, arpeggiation, etc., are available.

While not copying originals, some of the features were taken to a better point. Continuous blendable multimode filter (HP-Notch(BP) -HP in 12 dB mode and 4-1 pole in 24 dB mode). Also, like many synths of the OB-X's generation, the OB-Xd has no internal effects so its sounds and textures can be greatly enhanced by the use of additional processing like chorus, reverb, delay, etc.

Pro Tools AAX plugin version offered with registered version only.

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User Reviews Average user rating of 4.83 from 5 reviews Add A Review

Putain de synthé !! Excellent! Granulaire à souhait et en plus l'équipe qui a créée ce plugin est fantastique de réactivité et de compétences. Au moindre problème, ils répondent présents.

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If you want a similar tool to what Van Halen, Rush, and a bunch of other 80s gems were played on, it's near impossible to beat this plugin. The sale price right now is insane. The full version comes with the aax plugin so you can use with pro tools. Comes with over 10 banks of lots and lots of presets. Very happy with it.

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What's not to love? Perfect 80s synthesizer for all your synthwave needs and it supports Linux natively. As long as this company keeps making Linux products they keep getting my business.

I'm getting their Yamaha OP next.

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A severely under-rated freebie.

I'm not going to say it sounds exactly like the Oberheims it is emulating, but the spacey, metallic shimmer is there. It's rare for a basic subtractive synth to be able to set itself apart and sound different from others while still being useful.

My go-to for retrofuturistic spacey pads, it has a classic sci-fi sound. It doesn't require much post-processing - just a touch of the clearest reverb you have and scoop out a bit of low-mids and you're there.

The only drawback that it has is the unison-detune being limited to monophony, which is a shame because the unison sounds remarkable in pads.

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Obxd sounds great, there are a ton of good patches and banks on KRV and the GUI is large enough to see and use. It's a very usable synth. I love the S&H. Thanks to the developer and all those that contributed patches.

I'm running Windows-7, 64-bit with REAPER 64-bit. I'll try it on the Mac soon.

joel in Dallas.

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