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

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 recordings around the world, but the Oberheim team continues to discover new ways to make the best even better. 

Synthesis enhancements take center stage in the OB-X8 OS v2.0 update, broadening its sound palette with the ability to select simultaneous waveshapes in each oscillator for more complex timbral variations. Along with the OB-X8’s six iconic filter modes from the SEM, OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-X8, a new 4-Pole low pass filter type has been added that provides fuller, richer bass tones at high resonance than ever before in an Oberheim synth. And for sound designers seeking more dynamic soundscapes, independent LFO modulation per VCO level enables greater control over fluidly mixing waveform textures. On top of that, the arpeggiator’s clock sync, with its selectable note division values, empowers musicians with expanded rhythmic control. 

Tom Oberheim with OB-X8

Immersive stereo imaging is a snap to produce with the OB-X8’s intuitive new binaural mode. Create more layered sound combinations with the expanded Split and Double memory locations. Unleash 32-voice sonic epics through poly chain, which allows seamless connection and control of multiple instruments. And finally, nuanced and expressive performances come alive with the introduction of MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support – a multi-channel MIDI extension offering finer and more natural performance articulations per note. 

“At Oberheim, we have always worked hard at finding clever ways to bring more useful features to our instruments,” says Tom Oberheim. “It’s unusual to add a new filter type and oscillator waveshapes to an analog synth via a software update, but our team is sharp and tenacious – always striving to bring genuine value to the discerning musicians who love our instruments.” 

Embrace the Best of Analog. Download the Free OB-X8 OS v2.0 Update Today.

Learn more about the OB-X8 OS v2.0 Update here.

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