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Oberheim Is Back - OB-X8 Synthesizer
Old 12th April 2022
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Oberheim Is Back - OB-X8 Synthesizer

Just saw this video posted on FB.

Old 12th April 2022
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Old 12th April 2022
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I wonder if this is going to be as good as the Abstrakt Instruments VS-1.
Old 12th April 2022
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Oberheim Is Back

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Originally Posted by Bach666 ➑️
I wonder if this is going to be as good as the Abstrakt Instruments VS-1.
An unsalted saltine is better than the VS-1 because it actually has substance and exists in physical form

Let's go Tom! Give me something to unload my substantial savings on!
Old 12th April 2022
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Please release the Eurorack SEM now!!!
Old 12th April 2022
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Back on the booze or back in the synth game ?
Old 12th April 2022
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Have to appreciate the callback to the OB-6 reveal:

Old 12th April 2022
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How funny would it be if they just created this channel to cross-post every behringer oberheim rip-off
Old 12th April 2022
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No matter what they release, it's going to be good. Dave and team have been on a roll for years. Prophet 6, OB-6, Prophet 5/10, and now ???
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Originally Posted by Hollowman9 ➑️
An unsalted saltine is better than the VS-1 because it actually has substance and exists in physical form

Let's go Tom! Give me something to unload my substantial savings on!
This is true. But I just purchased the last preorder unit off the Abstrakt Instruments website a week ago and am wondering if I should cancel now. Fortunately, PayPal gives me 6 months to decide so I can wait to hear demos.

The way Abstrakt Instruments recreated the original and added the analog chorus seems more desirable to me, and the demos sound amazing. My concern is that the Sequential/Oberheim will lack the same mojo.
Old 12th April 2022
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This seems important. Anyone can decipher these hieroglyphs?
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Old 12th April 2022
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This seems important. Anyone can decipher these hieroglyphs?
Yeah, the bottom middle straight line illustrates a topic posted on GS. As you move up, the diagram shows various derailments of the topic.
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This seems important. Anyone can decipher these hieroglyphs?
I could be mistaken but this appears to be an excerpt of the SEM VCF circuit showing a single pole of the design. It's hard to tell. Essentially the circuit block is an integrator which could be anything really - the CV glide, the core of a VCO or a pole of a state variable filter. It's a generic function.
Old 12th April 2022
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can we get an obx tech to confirm what we're looking at here? some kind of...circuit?
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can we get an obx tech to confirm what we're looking at here? some kind of...circuit?
If you look closely at the video, you'll see that they arranged those napkins in sequence. I think they're some sort of sequential circuits.
Old 12th April 2022
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"You heard that right: Oberheim is back. And a new chapter is about to begin.

Brought to you by Tom Oberheim, former Oberheim engineers Marcus Ryle (co-founder of Line 6/co-creator of the ADAT) and Tony Karavidas, with Sequential’s Dave Smith and his team.

And get ready to party like it’s 2099."
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This is true. But I just purchased the last preorder unit off the Abstrakt Instruments website a week ago and am wondering if I should cancel now. Fortunately, PayPal gives me 6 months to decide so I can wait to hear demos.

The way Abstrakt Instruments recreated the original and added the analog chorus seems more desirable to me, and the demos sound amazing. My concern is that the Sequential/Oberheim will lack the same mojo.
If Abstrakt had shipped VS-1 on schedule by now I'd have probably bought a 2nd unit assuming it was as advertised in functioning.

Instead there's no VS-1 to speak of 2 years later leaving me with excess savings to buy whatever Tom offers up that isn't vaporware. Unlike Abstrakt, Oberheim/Marion actually manages to produce a product and supports it afterwards. They can have my money any day.

I have no doubt anything Tom and Dave cook up will sound absolutely fantastic. They have been in the synth business longer than that jackass Brian has been alive and have probably forgotten more synth design than he has ever known. And they both have a track record of mass producing instruments instead of taking people's money and giving the same lame excuses over and over again for years in return.

I may have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Don't take it personally.
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Originally Posted by Hollowman9 ➑️
If Abstrakt had shipped VS-1 on schedule by now I'd have probably bought a 2nd unit assuming it was as advertised in functioning.

Instead there's no VS-1 to speak of 2 years later leaving me with excess savings to buy whatever Tom offers up that isn't vaporware. Unlike Abstrakt, Oberheim/Marion actually manages to produce a product and supports it afterwards. They can have my money any day.

I have no doubt anything Tom and Dave cook up will sound absolutely fantastic. They have been in the synth business longer than that jackass Brian has been alive and have probably forgotten more synth design than he has ever known. And they both have a track record of mass producing instruments instead of taking people's money and giving the same lame excuses over and over again for years in return.

I may have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Don't take it personally.
No need to apologize; that sounds about right. Me buying the last preorder was a total gamble, but it really shouldn't have to be that way.
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No need to apologize; that sounds about right. Me buying the last preorder was a total gamble, but it really shouldn't have to be that way.
I really hope for your sake and also the rest of the kickstart supporters this is eventually remediated. I'm somewhat sour on the subject and lost faith in it completely after the 1st year.
Old 12th April 2022
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Finally a remake of the Oberheim DPX-1
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This seems important. Anyone can decipher these hieroglyphs?
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Think I deciphered it....

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Old 12th April 2022
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Oh My Gawd. Could this mean an OB-X soon?

I'm running out of room and mixer inputs for synths.

That video gave me goosebumps.

Oberheim the "cat" seems to be excited about this too.
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Old 12th April 2022
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Oh shit.... Can he do that?? Lol!! Omg!! Too much too much!!
Old 12th April 2022
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I'll take an OBX with a Four Voice on the side. Actually, make it an Eight Voice and throw in an Xpander
Old 12th April 2022
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let's hope it's magic

Is it me or is Tom looking younger
Old 12th April 2022
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Now it makes perfect sense why the obx is late... It is not a sequential at all!!!
Old 12th April 2022
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Hmmm so this thing will be available waaaaay before the UB-Xa, too.
Old 12th April 2022
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Hopefully Tom crashes the Sequential's Superbooth presentation!
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