Oberheim OB-X8 Polyphonic Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

MPN
OB-3600
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SKU
SEQ-OBX8
Additional Bundles
Oberheim 8-Voice 61-Key Analog Keyboard Polysynth with Voice Architecture from OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8

For the first time in more than 40 years, a legendary analog synth sound returns. Oberheim OB-X8 sounds like a classic Oberheim because it is a classic Oberheim. Its 100% analog audio path cuts through a mix like no other synth. OB-X8 is more than just a new OB-series Oberheim – it's engineered to be the best modern OB ever created.

  • 8-voice pure-analog polyphony
  • Two discrete OB-X/SEM-lineage VCOs per voice deliver classic punchy Oberheim tone
  • Enhanced unison allows variable voice stacking from 1-8 voices
  • Discrete SEM-lineage VCFs deliver authentic OB-X-style tone and presence
  • Genuine Curtis filters add bold OB-Xa/OB-8 character
  • Additional SEM filter modes add high-pass, band-pass, and notch functions to the classic OB-X filter
  • Meticulously modeled envelope responses match each OB model: OB-X, Ob-Xa, and OB-8
  • Vintage knob allows variable amounts of voice-to-voice variability to emulate the behavior of vintage instruments
  • Programmable per-voice pan allows wider stereo presence
  • Bi-timbral capability allows two presets simultaneously for splits and doubles
  • 400-plus factory programs, including the full set of factory sounds from OB-X, OB-SX, Ob-Xa and OB-8
  • Over 600 user-programmable preset locations
  • 61-key Fatar velocity- and touch-sensitive keyboard with channel aftertouch allows unparalleled expression and responsiveness
  • Classic Oberheim Pitch and Mod levers allow expressive note bending, vibrato, and access to arpeggiator functions
  • High-resolution OLED display enables patch management and easy access to advanced features
  • Integral fanless, heatsink-free power supply
  • Real walnut end cheeks
 

Pure analog

The audio signal path of OB-X8 is all analog, filled with warmth and punch. It's the same trademark Oberheim sound that made iconic tracks like '1999' by Prince, 'Jump' by Van Halen and 'Tom Sawyer' by Rush so unforgettable, and now it's yours to enhance your own music.

Old sounds and new sounds

The classic OB-series factory sounds that you know from countless recordings are all here, but that's just the start: Oberheim's network of world-class sound designers has created jaw-dropping new sounds just for OB-X8. And because OB-X8 has a clear and easy-to-grasp set of controls, creating your own sounds is as easy as turning a few knobs and saving what you like.

Three in one

OB-X8 combines the three different voice architectures of OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 into a single instrument. The individual filter types and other unique characteristics of each model have been faithfully reproduced, giving you the most authentic OB experience possible. You can even mix elements of different models to create sounds never possible with the originals. There's never been an OB-series synth as powerful and versatile.

Meticulously matched

Creating the classic OB sound required more than just replicating vintage oscillators, filters and envelopes. The Oberheim design team exhaustively analyzed and recreated the complex interactions between the various components of each OB-series synth to capture their nuances and character. The result is the most faithful, authoritative renewal of an analog classic possible — with all of the warmth, subtlety and presence of the originals.

Page 2022

OB insiders know about the myriad 'Page 2' functions that unlocked the hidden power of the original OB-8. For OB-X8, Oberheim has included all of the classic Page 2 parameters and created new ones for 2022, giving you direct access to 40+ nuanced controls such as additional SEM filter modes, per-voice panning, LFO keyboard tracking, mod delay time and envelope inversion, independent pulse width control and much more.

A tactile triumph

The unique design of the expression levers was integral to bringing out performances that made the OB-series synths famous. And for even greater expressiveness than the originals, OB-X8 features a premium-quality Fatar keyboard with velocity and aftertouch sensitivity. Dig in with both hands for sizzling filter sweeps, intense vibrato and more.

More Information
SKU SEQ-OBX8
MPN OB-3600
Manufacturer Oberheim
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power cable
Analog/Digital Analog
Number of Keys 61
Key Action Fatar velocity- and touch-sensitive keybed with channel aftertouch
Aftertouch Yes
Programs/Presets 600+ user-programmable preset locations
400+ factory programs including sounds from OB-X, OB-SX, Ob-Xa and OB-8
Voices of Polyphony 8
Oscillators per Voice 2
Multitimbral 2 parts with split, layer and individual volume and pan settings
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out, Thru, USB
USB Port (to Host) MIDI
Audio Outputs Dual 1/4" stereo main output
Separate 1/4" mono main output
Control Connections 1/4" sustain pedal input
1/4" volume expression pedal input
1/4" filter expression pedal input
1/4" arpeggiator clock input
Onboard Controllers Classic Oberheim pitch and mod levers
Width 40.5"
Depth 16.67"
Height 5.87"
Product Weight 32.5 lb
Unique Features
  • Enhanced unison allows variable voice stacking from 1-8 voices
  • Additional SEM filter modes add high-pass, band-pass, and notch functions to the classic OB-X filter
  • Vintage knob allows variable amounts of voice-to-voice variability to emulate the behavior of vintage instruments
    Programmable per-voice pan allows wider stereo presence
  • High-resolution OLED display enables patch management and easy access to advanced features
  • Integral fanless, heatsink-free power supply
  • Real walnut end cheeks

Oberheim Limited Warranty

Oberheim warrants that its products will be free from defects in materials and/or workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase.

Please register your product online at at the Oberheim website to establish the date of purchase. This is not a requirement for warranty service, but it will help expedite the warranty service process.

Please contact a Oberheim support representative to determine the best course of action for getting your product repaired. For your own protection, please do not return any product to Oberheim without a return authorization (RA) number.

If you need to return your instrument for repair, you are responsible for getting it to Oberheim. It is highly recommended that you insure your shipment and pack it in the original packaging. Damage resulting from shipping a product with insufficient packaging is not covered by this warranty.

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  • Our central, midwest location ensures fast delivery times.
  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Generally, package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.

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