New Oberheim Matrix 6 Editor for VST and Standalone App

November 2, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Synthmania has introduced an Oberheim Matrix 6 Editor, for Mac & Windows. It’s compatible with the Oberheim Matrix 6 and 6R and lets you directly edit more than 90 patch parameters, details below:

Introduction of my new Oberheim Matrix 6 Editor. This app is compatible with your Matrix 6 and 6R and runs under Windows and Apple Mac. The firmware of your Matrix 6 must be 2.13.
Some people say the Oberheim Matrix 6 is a very underrated synthesizer. It is not very comfortable to edit its very versatile synthesis and the powerfull matrix. But remember the Oberheim Matrix is a powerfull 6 voice analog synthesizer.
I love my mashine because of its typical Oberheim sound quality, but I hate it to edit some programs.
Now you have access to more than 90 parameters directly…with my new Oberheim Matrix 6 Editor.
For more information take a look at my website…
If you like this app, you can buy it for only 15,- Euros.

Oberheim OB-X vs. OB-Xa Vintage Analog Synthesizer

October 16, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Oberheim OB-X (1979) 8-voice vs. Oberheim OB-Xa (1981) 8-voice Analog Synthesizer with identical self-programmed sound programs.

This video shows the different sound character. The OB-X is discrete analog like the SEM modul and sounds very raw and wild.
The OB-Xa based on Curtis CEM ICs and sounds more smooth.
Both are great synths and I love both a lot. The king class of polyphonic analog synthesizers.


October 10, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Synthesizer demo of the OBERHEIM MATRIX-1000 (1988) and MATRIX-6/R (1986). What you actually hear in this demo is a single Matrix-6R, but the Matrix-1000 has the same sound engine, it sounds the same. My Oberheims are in original state with the original firmware.

In this movie I play my own sounds – on some sounds I used a little amount of reverb from a Lexicon MPX-500 or a delay effect from a Korg SDD-3000 (right channel only), but no further effects. Drums and bass sequencing by Akai MPC 1000 (but no multitrack recordings, no eq, no compression).

The Oberheim Matrix-1000 and Matrix-6/R produce a a high quality analog synthesizer sound and have a huge sound potential. 2 oscillators per voice, 24 dB lowpass filters, modulation of filters by oscillator (similar to Micromoog, SCI Prophets or even Six-Trak, here called FM), osc. sync, 2 VCAs, 3 envelopes, 2 ramp generators, 2 LFOs – and the best of all – MATRIX MODULATION. A lot of parameters can be assigned to each other.

The Oberheim Matrix-1000 is a single rack version of the Matrix-6 and can be edited via MIDI sysex.

OP-X PRO-II – new virtual Oberheim OB-X synthesizer instrument

October 1, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


SonicProjects has launched Mac and x64 version of OP-X PRO-II, a virtual Oberheim OB-X synthesizer instrument.

We are very proud to announce that after two years of development work we now finally can offer our flagship synth OP-X PRO-II with full native Mac and 64bit support to you! It offers future proof support for the newest VST3 interface and too for the established VST2 and AU interfaces and full native 64bit compatibility on both platforms.

The new x64 and Mac versions offer all of the synth’s unique features and furthermore include the complete so far available sound library offering more than 2’500 awesome sounds!

The OP-X PRO-II is on sale for 85 EUR until October 4th, 2015.

Interview with synth pioneer Tom Oberheim

July 6, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Mitch Gallagher sits down with synthesizer legend Tom Oberheim for a special interview at Sweetwater’s GearFest 2015. A pioneer of the synth and MIDI world, Tom Oberheim co-designed the Synthesizer Expansion Module (SEM), a device that allowed musicians to simultaneously combine live playing and sequenced playback – a concept that pre-dated the MIDI revolution. In 1981, he, along with Roland’s Ikutaro Kakehashi and Sequential’s Dave Smith, developed the MIDI spec, which changed the course of modern music. Tom recently re-released his famed Two Voice synth.

New music track using the vintage Oberheim OB-X

April 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A track made with sounds from the vintage Oberheim OB-X analog synthesizer from 1979 but now in a more modern production… Also the Yamaha CP-80 is used for piano sounds.Drum samples from Vengeance.
This is a re-upload of a previous video , now with a better audio mix.
Track is also known as Eldhjärta.

[NAMM] Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro

January 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a presentation of Tom Oberheim’s Two Voice Pro synthesizer at the NAMM Show 2015

Oberheim Synthesizers the system 1983 DMX DSX OBX A part 1&2

November 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Oberheim Synthesizers the system 1983 DMX DSX OBX A part 1&2

The sequencer dsx controls by computer interface the synthesizer obxa (in split mode) and the dmx drum machine control the dsx in sync live, no midi used in this video, just like in 1983, more feeling, the video is in sync with the music , so the note counter is real live , oberheim the system is my favorite machines.

thanks to electrongates for the old clap & clic voice card i use in the dmx instead of the second tom voice card , 2 toms card is too much in the basic dmx, like that , i have the perfect drum machine.

more here :…

Oberheim OB-Xa – vintage synth audio demo

September 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer track featuring the Oberheim OB-Xa
all sounds: Oberheim OB-Xa Analog Synthesizer (1981)
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-track
fx: a bite reverb and delay

Vintage Oberheim Two Voice Demo

August 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a demonstration of the Oberheim Two Voice vintage analog synthesizer!

Oberheim’s first synthesizer was a single-voice mini-module called a SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module). However, in 1975, Oberheim created their first compact, programmable and polyphonic synthesizer by coupling two SEM modules to a 37-note keyboard and a simple analog sequencer. This was what became the Two Voice. Oberheim achieved a polyphonic sound not yet seen in ARP and Moog gear at the time by hard-wiring the two monophonic SEMs into the compact keyboard design.


In 1976 Oberheim came out with another module, the Polyphonic Synthesizer Programmer. This could memorize the control voltages of many parameters for up to eight SEM modules. When these were added to the Two Voice, Oberheim finally had one of the earliest programmable and polyphonic instruments! Released alongside the Two Voice also came the Four Voice which had four SEMs installed, and a larger 49-note keyboard. And later, in 1977, a second tier was added above the four SEMs on the Four Voice to add yet another four SEMS, making the Eight Voice.

Two voices was great in 1975, and eight voices was pretty monstrous in the later seventies. But, a major drawback to these first Oberheim synths was that polyphony was achieved by having multiple modules. This meant that each voice had to be independently programmed. This also means that each voice has its own filter, making real-time filter sweeps of all your voices more than a handful! Fortunately the sequencer comes in handy for controlling each voice/module independently.

Despite its innovative features, the Two Voice was soon blown out of the water by the popular monophonic and truly polyphonic synths like the OSCar, ARP Odyssey and SH-101.

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