Shut Up & Play: Sounds Of The Oberheim OB-X8 Synthesizer

In this video, synthesist and sound designer Julian Pollack (J3PO) demos a variety of presets he created for the new Oberheim OB-X8.

The OB-X8 is designed to combine three classic OB-series synthesizers in one: the OB-X, the OB-Xa, and OB-8.

Here’s what Pollack has to say about the video:

“In this video, you will hear a bunch of presets I created for the OB-X8. Some of my sounds will be included factory with the OB-X8 while most of these presets will appear in a presets pack I will release soon (check for the release of my official sound bank). This particular unit is an early prototype with non-production knobs. The final production units will look slightly different.

It is important to note that the OB-X8, like the original OB’s from back in the day, does NOT contain any onboard effects. In this video, I used some external reverbs and delays to give certain presets the ambience and resonance they deserve. Light compression and limiting was applied for the purpose of uploading to YouTube and balancing the sounds.”

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