GForce Software, in collaboration with Tom Oberheim, has introduced OB-E V2, described as “a pin sharp emulation of the Oberheim 8-Voice”.

The update features a variety of updates, including a new ‘Vintage’ control and a refined ‘Detune’ parameter, along with a new reverb, 100+ new presets and more.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Last year, as we neared the release of OB-E, we were contacted by Marcus Ryle on behalf of Tom Oberheim. Marcus is a co-founder of Line 6 but also a former Oberheim developer who contributed to the OB-Xa, DSX, DMX, OB-8, Xpander and Matrix 12. Through Marcus, OB-E found its way to the ears of Tom Oberheim and they were both impressed enough to suggest a collaboration to refine the instrument and release an update carrying their full endorsement.

Working under the guidance of Tom and Marcus, we further enhanced the already incredible sounding OB-E. Refining the Detune feature and adding a new Vintage knob, dials in more realistic musical inaccuracies in line with the original instrument for a truly authentic 8-Voice experience.”

Here’s what’s new in Oberheim OB-E v2:

  • New presets
  • Vintage knob & Refined Detune parameter
  • Matrix Reverb
  • Drum Mode and 10 drum kits presets
  • PC support, VST3 and Apple Silicon Native
  • Sequencer Zoom
  • Flexible scaling UI

Key features include:

  • Authentic sounding emulation of the Oberheim 8-Voice
  • 700+ factory Patches ‘designed to fit in a mix’, all tagged and categorised
  • Librarian for easy access to the presets (Arrow Keys Navigation)
  • ZOOM enlarges an individual SEM filling the UI with front & rear panels side by side
  • Group and Offset mode to edit all SEMs at once, Individual SEM Copy/Paste/Save
  • Upper/Lower SEMs can be Split across the keyboard
  • Multi-faceted analogue style sequencer
  • Extensive Velocity & Aftertouch modulation, Pan and Volume per SEM
  • Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE

Pricing and Availability

Oberheim OB-E v2 is available now for £99.99 Ex. VAT.

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