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OP-Xa V by Arturia is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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OP-Xa V, based on Oberheim's legendary synth OB-Xa, recreates the fat, aggressive sound while enhancing the tool with brand new features.

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).
  • Arpeggiator.
  • Huge unison.
  • 4 function generators.
  • Embedded effect section.
  • Over 400 deep, piercing presets.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By zisser
May 20th, 2020

Love it.

Always wanted to have that fat and famous sound and now I can. The added modulation and effects are amazing and really easy to use for sound design. The added stereo mode is also a great feature.

Part 1, The main panel: https://youtu.be/UOrOgPnzov4

Part 2, The Extended Panel: https://youtu.be/G1P48X3tQSk

I also created a preset run going through all available presets in one video: https://youtu.be/mq7Wwq58XZw

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