Emulated Oberheim Synthesizer Expander Module with 8 voices of polyphonic aftertouch and 600 presets - Mac VST, AU, AAX, Standalone
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THE OB-E – AN OCTAPHONIC SONIC ADVENTURE The OB-E is our take on the legendary 8-Voice. More than just an emulation, the OB-E offers a unique musical experience. Sounding HUGE, it takes the iconic Synthesizer Expander Module (SEM®) based 8-Voice (a.k.a the EVS) into new sonic territory via a raft of enhancements and additions.
The concept of the 8-Voice is actually very simple; based around a single SEM containing two VCOs with Pulse and Sawtooth waveforms, two ADS Envelope Generators, one LFO, and a magical Multi-Mode Filter. In isolation each SEM is monophonic, but in the 8-Voice, because there are eight SEMs triggered by a polyphonic keyboard, you have a superb eight note polyphonic synthesizer.
While simple at heart, the OB-E is, to our knowledge, the first virtual instrument with complete per-voice control. This unique Octaphonic architecture offers fresh and exciting creative possibilities to music producers, composers and sound designers for the first time in the digital realm.
ZOOM AND GROUP PROVIDE FASTER EDITING Programming a polyphonic sound on an original 8-Voice was a daunting mission, the OB-E makes it a cinch. Unison Chords a forté. To overcome the arduous task of editing 8 individual SEMs, the OB-E provides a number of clearly thought out editing controls such as ZOOM which enlarges the selected SEM placing front and rear panels side by side, GROUP (shown above) which enables a SEM parameter change to be applied to all SEMs at once, and OFFSET which functions as GROUP but retains the relative values of each parameter. There’s also a fully resizable user interface. OB-E saves all settings within a Patch but also allows the settings of an individual SEM to be saved as a SEM Preset.
CREATIVE SEQUENCER & STEREO DELAY And that’s not all! With the original MS-1 sequencer as a starting reference point, we’ve added an extremely comprehensive and creative 8-step Sequencer providing a flexibility and fun-factor unavailable via the original hardware. In keyboard Split mode with the Sequencer routed to SEM 8, the OB-E provides the ability to create a complete three part soundscape within a single Patch. An all-new routable Stereo Delay provides sonically complimentary effects.
SUPERB SOUNDS Finally, we’ve complemented our instrument with 600+ factory Patches designed by Dave Spiers and a roster of brilliant sound designers. Even better, each Patch has been tagged, categorised and is quickly accessible from the OB-E’s librarian (arrow navigation friendly).
Unique 8-Voice Octaphonic architecture
An authentic sounding emulation of the Oberheim® 8-Voice
Zero delay feedback filters
600 factory Patches designed to fit in a mix, all tagged and categorised
Librarian for easy access to the Patches (Arrow Keys Navigation)
Continuous, round-robin mode where each note uses a new voice
ZOOM enlarges an individual SEM filling the UI with front and rear panels side by side