Free OB-X8 OS v2.0 Update Delivers Powerful New Features 

OB-X8 top panel

San Francisco, CA – July 2nd, 2024 – Oberheim, the legendary synthesizer brand synonymous with sonic excellence and innovation, announces a free v2.0 software update for their acclaimed OB-X8 polysynth, further solidifying its position as the pinnacle of modern analog synthesis. In just two short years, OB-X8 has become the gold standard, used in countless […]

Introducing the New Oberheim TEO-5 Polyphonic Synthesizer

TEO-5 onstage at Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – [May 16, 2024] – Oberheim, the venerable brand synonymous with the golden age of synthesizers, proudly announces the TEO-5 polysynth. This powerful instrument features the visionary craftsmanship of Thomas Elroy Oberheim (TEO), offering a perfect blend of classic analog warmth and modern versatility for today’s musicians.  “I’m so proud to be […]

OB-X8 Desktop Module Now Shipping

Tom Oberheim at the factory holding an OB-X8 desktop module.

San Francisco, CA – Oberheim is now shipping the OB-X8 desktop module. For the first time ever, all the sonic power of the Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 has been condensed into a footprint that is compact enough for studios of any size, and convenient enough to take out on the road. Following the extraordinarily […]

Introducing the New OB-X8 Desktop Module

The Oberheim OB-X8 Desktop Module in a studio environment with a controller keyboard and monitor screens showing DAW tracks.

San Francisco, CA — Oberheim today announced the much-anticipated desktop version of our highly acclaimed OB-X8 eight-voice analog synthesizer, which faithfully recreates sounds from the classic Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 synthesizers of the eighties. And now all its presets, synthesis features, and sound editing controls are available in a compact package that fits everyone’s […]

GForce Releases Oberheim OB-E v2.5 / SEM v1.5 Free Update with New Preset Browser

London – February 21, 2023 – GForce Software are pleased to release Oberheim OB-E v2.5 / SEM v1.5 to mark the first anniversary of their collaboration with Oberheim. The update is free and available immediately to registered Oberheim OB-E / SEM customers. The Oberheim OB-E is their take on the legendary Oberheim® 8-Voice and, uniquely, […]

Oberheim Begins Shipping OB-X8 Analog Synth

San Francisco, CA – July 25, 2022 – Oberheim today began shipping the OB-X8: an eight-voice polyphonic analog synth that combines the classic sound and key features of the legendary OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8 products from the 1980s – including all of the original presets that gave them their signature sounds.  “It’s an exciting day […]

Oberheim Company Re-launches

Oberheim to restart manufacturing and global supply of legendary synthesizers.   San Francisco, California (Tuesday, May 10, 2022): In an extraordinary development, Oberheim Electronics, one of the most venerated names in synthesizer design has announced its return to operation to meet the rising global demand for its sought-after instruments.   Today, the company is launching its […]

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 […]


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