Arturia has announced the launch of OB-Xa V.
Based on Oberheim's legendary synth OB-Xa, their newest virtual instrument recreates the fat, aggressive sound while enhancing the tool with brand new features.
Here's what they say:
Applying their expert sound engineering to recreating and updating an iconic synth, Arturia now offer an authentic software with soundscapes previously unexplored. Ideal for innovative musicians, synth programmers, and keyboardists who appreciate a fat, aggressive sound. Its versatility creates gratifying results in many distinct styles of music production, making it a valuable asset for producers and creators across multiple genres.
OB-Xa made music history on albums released by Prince, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, and Bon Jovi, and is most recognizable for appearing on Van Halen's biggest hit, 'Jump'. Contemporary musicians by the likes of Flume, Chrome Sparks, Calvin Harris, and Venetian Snares have also incorporated its energetic potential to enter a new musical dimension.
Not only did Arturia recreate the spirit, the sound and the features of the original instrument, but they also added new special functions to make it unique and open new sonic capacities:
- Wide stereo spread.
- 16 voice polyphony (double the original).
- Huge unison.
- 4 function generators.
- Embedded effect section.
- Over 400 deep, piercing presets.
To celebrate the launch of their most requested synth in recent years, Arturia are offering a launch deal at 149€/$149 for a limited time. Arturia users who have registered their products are rewarded with personal offers.
Offer ends June 9th. Street price: 199€/$199.