Oberheim OB-12

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Move out of the way everyone because the Big-Boys are back in town! Oberheim is back with their first analog-emulation professional synthesizer. This blue beauty is supposed to recreate and emulate the classic sounds and tone of the original Oberheim analog filters. The OB-12 is a 12 voice synth with 4-part physical modeling synthesis. Loads of real-time knobs (22), sliders (24), and buttons (33) with a traditional layout give you fast hands-on access and control of most parameters. Extra hands-on goodies include a ribbon controller, pitch bend and modulation wheel.

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Aside from great analog sounds, the OB-12 has an amazing set of hi-tech features! The OB-12 features a high quality LCD display that actually draws out all of the parameters you are changing. There are on board 5-band graphic & parametric EQ, ADSR's with delay time and double decay. An addictive Motion Recorder and manual or auto oscillator morphing for animated sounds or effects. Phrase Recorders and Arpeggiators with Independent tempo controls and 5 dedicated buttons are on-board with plenty of features and are MIDI syncable. There is also an extensive effects section that give you reverbs, delays, chorus and lots of overdrive algorithms. You'll also find digital SPDIF outputs, analog outputs, and MIDI in/out and thru.

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69 Visitor comments
John
October 25, 2009 @ 8:06 am
VAS - Very Amazing Synth!
PINO
October 7, 2009 @ 11:07 am
basta guardarlo esteriormente per capire cos'è. e' una nave spaziale
PIPPO
October 7, 2009 @ 6:09 am
Hai totalmente ragione Domenico. E' un synth fantastico e merita di essere rivalutato sotto tutti i punti di vista. E' stato parecchio snobbato per il fatto di non essere un puro Obehreim, quindi i pregiudizi e la poca pubblicità a riguardo hanno fatto il resto.Bisogna "provarlo per credere"......
Domenico
October 6, 2009 @ 4:38 pm
Questo synth è fantastico. Solo mettendoci le mani sopra capirete di che potenzialità è capace. Non dai preset, ma partendo da loro e cominciando a smanettarci sopra, lui fa sentire la propria potenza (e che potenza!). Chi lo possiede lo "svende" perchè è stato "sottovalutato" da tutti. Ed è qui l'errore dovuto all'ignoranza! E' un orgoglio nazionale come il Syntex ed andrebbe conservato e rivalutato...
Alex
July 1, 2009 @ 7:39 pm
I like this synth a lot for its fx sound capabilities. Any idea where there are more patches available ? I make my own, but i would like to hear what other can get out if it.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 12 voices (Dynamic allocation + User Voice reserve)
  • Oscillators - 2 per voice w/ noise & ring modulator (Sawtooth, Triangle & Square w/ WaveMix and FM)
  • LFO - Sawtooth, Triangle, Square, S&H noise
  • Filter - 2 multimode filters with Lowpass, Hipass, Bandpass, and Flat with serial/parallel configurations and up to 24 dB/octave slope.
  • Effects - Overdrive, Chorus, Delay, Reverb
  • Keyboard - 49 Keys (Velocity and aftertouch)
  • Memory - 256 user programs, 256 user timbres
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 2000

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