Oberheim OB-X8 Review – “Extremely Expensive….But It Does Sound Gorgeous”


In his latest video, synthesist Starsky Carr reviews the new Oberheim OB-X8.

The Oberheim OB-X8 combines the three different voice architectures of the classic OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8 synths into a single instrument. The individual filter types and other unique characteristics of each model have been faithfully reproduced, along with an uncompromising 100% analog signal path.

“It’s an extremely expensive bit of kit,” notes Carr. “But it does sound gorgeous.”

Check out the video and share your thoughts on the OB-X8 in the comments!

Topics covered:

0:00 intro
2:39 panning modes
3:33 what is it? Overview of main functions
8:22 oscillators
14:59 filters
20:22 envelopes
23:48 levers
25:14 arpeggiator
27:43 chord mode
29:48 unison
31:34 final thoughts – roundup
35:11 sound demos


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