Worldwide Rights to Oberheim Trademark Returned to its Founder

Oberheim Logo

Synthesizer pioneer Tom Oberheim regains his name worldwide thanks to Music Tribe Orinda, California (Wednesday, August 3, 2021) — Tom Oberheim announced today that after 36 years, the worldwide rights to the Oberheim trademark are now back with its founder. Tom Oberheim started Oberheim Electronics in 1970 and through the ‘70s and ‘80s became one of the […]

Gibson Returns Oberheim Trademark and Brand

Tom Oberheim with DMX

NASHVILLE, TN (Friday, July 19, 2019) In a gesture of good will for the music instrument industry, Gibson and its President and CEO, James “JC” Curleigh, have granted possession of the Oberheim brand and intellectual property back to its original owner and company founder, synthesizer pioneer Tom Oberheim. Gibson has owned the Oberheim brand name for several years as it sought to expand into other categories. With […]

Tom Oberheim and Dave Smith Unveil OB-6 Analog Synthesizer

Tom & Dave with OB-6

Legendary Poly Synth Creators Team Up on New Instrument with Discrete VCOs and Filters Anaheim, CA—January 21, 2016—Dave Smith Instruments today announced the OB-6, a new 6-voice synthesizer with an all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters developed in collaboration with Tom Oberheim. Boasting a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM (the core […]