GForce Software has announced the release of the world’s first officially endorsed emulation of the famous ’80s synth that was adopted by some of the biggest names in the business: Queen, Rush, Paul McCartney, Prince, Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Susan Ciani, Japan, Eurythmics and many, many more.

GForce’s Oberheim OB-X preserves the much loved classic hardware tones while, through the addition of a huge array of additional features, sounds fresh and modern lending itself superbly to Electronica, EDM, Drum and Bass, Ambient, Rock, Prog Rock, Hip Hop and more.

Oberheim OB-X provides an authentic experience but has been enhanced with powerful features designed for the modern setup.

GForce’s OB-X features up to 16 voice polyphony, a vintage control for adding subtle analogue imperfections, four programmable Macros, new intro, retrigger, phase and smoothing features for the LFO, new level destination for the LFO, separate PWM1 and 2, discrete levels, discreet tracking, an arpeggiator, a chord mode with scaler, Chorus, Stereo Delay and Reverb effects, and more.

Finally, the GForce’s OB-X has been augmented with X-Modifiers, dedicated LFOs and ADSRs for almost all parameters that take OB-X to the next level of sound design.

The Oberheim OB-X is available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats and as standalone software for Windows and Mac. The synth is on sale for the intro price of £59.99 GBP for a limited time (regular £99.99 GBP).

A bundle of Oberheim OB-X, OB-E v2 and SEM is priced £169.99 GBP during the promotion, and owners of selected GForce products can upgrade at a discount. All prices ex. VAT.

More information: GForce Software

Key Features

  •     An authentic sounding emulation of the Oberheim® OB-X
  •     Fully-scalable UI
  •     Powerful Preset Browser
  •     Over 400 presets
  •     Vintage knob for authentic analog imperfections
  •     Augmented with vast modulation options via X-Modifiers
  •     Chord mode with scales
  •     Arpeggiator
  •     Chorus, Delay and Reverb effects
  •     Four programmable Macros for easy manipulation of sounds
  •     Monophonic, polyphonic, legato and unison trigger modes
  •     Per-voice-pan for wide stereo sounds
  •     Programmable Aftertouch and expanded Velocity controls for extra playability