|Product||Oberheim SEM V|
€99.00 / $99.00
|Type / Tags||Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)|
The Oberheim SEM V accurately emulates the famous sound and interface of the original Synthesizer Expander Module introduced by Oberheim Electronics in 1974. Faithfully reproducing the tone, waveshapes, multi-mode 12dB/octave filter and other detailed characteristics, the Oberheim SEM V also brings the benefits of polyphony, MIDI control, arpeggiation and some innovative functionalities such as the 8-voice programmer, or the advanced keyboard follow.
- All the original parameters of the Oberheim SEM : two oscillators, each offering sawtooth wave and variable-width pulse wave with PWM, sine wave LFO, 12dB/oct multi-mode Filter with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch, two ADS envelopes.
- Added functionalities : New LFO, Noise, Sub oscillator, onboard effects (distortion, chorus and delay), Arpeggiator, Portamento.
- Polyphony and 8 Voice Multi-timbrality.
- New 8-voice Programmer module.
- Advanced Keyboard follow module.
- Modulation Matrix module.
Reviewed By MadAnthony81
April 5, 2014
I have Analog Lab and this Oberheim SEM V. is among my favorites. Very Oberheim SEM V sounding. What a wonderful analog sound the Oberheim has. Possibly want this one for production. Exceptional quality sounding synth. I will definitely probably need this one for a webpage design. Anybody would.
From what I can remember, Analog Lab is mostly stable within, Ableton Live 64-bit. Windows 7 PRO 64-bit.Read more
Reviewed By jottinger
October 30, 2013
I love this synth. I'm a big fan of the Oberheim sound and feel, and this is an excellent rendition of it.
The sound is very lush, and very "analog" - you can get very deep, thick sounds, or reedy thin sounds. The onboard effects, while not part of the actual SEM product, are very useful and appropriate.
Most things about this device are about as perfect as one could imagine them being; it's very easy to use, very easy to control, very easy to play with.
The modulation matrix and voice programmer are very useful and extraordinarily powerful, probably easier to use in the SEM than any other Arturia synth. I would have hoped that the number of outputs would have matched the inputs (which would have enabled sample and hold, for example) but no luck; this is a very small criticism, in the end.
There are bigger-sounding, possibly more faithful SEM emulators out there - Sonic Projects' OP-X, for example - but the Arturia SEM-V is easier to use in my opinion, and well worth the investment.Read more