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Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Analog Synthesizer

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DSI-2700
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Dave Smith Instruments 49-Key 6-Voice Analog Synthesizer Keyboard Designed in Collaboration with Tom Oberheim

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 is a collaboration between synth pioneers Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim. OB-6 is a 6-voice synthesizer with an all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters. The full-size, four-octave, semi-weighted keyboard is velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive and houses a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM, which was also the core of his acclaimed 4- and 8-voice synthesizers. This new instrument is designed to provide true, vintage SEM tone with the stability and flexibility of modern technology.

The classic, bold SEM sound is all there
OB-6 features two discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice with continuously variable waveshapes (sawtooth and variable-width pulse, with triangle on oscillator 2). There is a classic SEM-inspired state-variable filter (low pass, high pass, band pass, and notch) per voice. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path.

Modulation
Present also is X-mod, with the filter envelope and oscillator 2 as modulation sources. Destinations include oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, filter cutoff and filter mode. The knob-per-function front panel puts virtually all parameters at a user’s fingertips without any menu diving. Toggling the Manual switch enables live panel mode, in which OB-6 switches to the current settings of its knobs and switches.

Studio-quality effects
A dual effects section provides studio-quality reverbs, delays, chorus and faithful recreations of Tom Oberheim’s acclaimed phase shifter and ring modulator. The effects are digital with 24-bit 48 kHz resolution, but a true bypass maintains a full analog signal path. Additionally, OB-6 features a multimode arpeggiator and a polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps (and up to 6 notes of polyphony per step) plus rests. It allows polyphonic keyboard input and can sync to external MIDI clock.

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MPN DSI-2700
Manufacturer Dave Smith Instruments
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories Power Cable
Analog/Digital Analog
Number of Keys 49
Weighted Keys Semi-Weighted
Key Action Semi-weighted synth action
Aftertouch Yes
Speakers None
Programs/Presets 500 user programs
500 factory programs
Voices of Polyphony 6
Oscillators per Voice 2 plus Sub
Multitimbral N/A
Effects Delay
Chorus
Reverbs
Phase shifter
Ring modulator
Sequencer 64-step polyphonic
Sampling n/a
Internal Storage Capacity n/a
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out, Thru
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
USB Flash Drive Port (to Device) N/A
Audio Inputs None
Audio Outputs 1/4" stereo L/R
1/4" headphones
Control Connections Footswitch: sequencer start/stop
Footswitch: sustain
Expression pedal: volume
Expression pedal: filter
Onboard Controllers Backlit pitch and mod wheels
Arpeggio latch
Expansion N/A
Width 32"
Depth 12.7"
Height 4.6"
Product Weight 21 lbs.
Unique Features N/A

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