Sounds Of The Oberheim OB-X8, “The Creative Sound Design Synth of Dreams”

Composer & sound designer Jim Daneker shared this 18 minute exploration of the sound of the new Oberheim OB-X8, featuring a series of extended demos.

The demos feature the sound of the OB-X8, with reverb added from the GFI Specular Tempus. No other processing was used.

Here’s what Daneker has to say about the demo:

“My first real spin on the new Oberheim OB-X8. I wanted to just twist knobs and see where it took me, and as a huge Oberheim fan, I have to say I was incredibly impressed.

Any of my skepticism about resurrecting the OB series was happily unfounded. This thing is TOTALLY worthy of the name, and every bit a real OB.”

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 a 100% analog signal path.

Check out the sound demo and share your thoughts on the Oberheim OB-X8 in the comments!

Video timings:

00:00 – Fifth Swell
03:15 – Seismic Bass
05:30 – String Masheen – playing with various filters
08:08 -Tangerine State – arpeggiator, filter resonance
10:35 – Rippler – LFO experiments
12:09 – Notta Delay – more arpeggiator goodness
14:07 – Rossum8or – haunted Wurlitzer vibes?
15:50 – StrawBent – an analog benediction of sorts