Oberheim to launch OB-X8 Desktop

Oberheim have introduced the upcoming launch of the OB-X8 Desktop, a desktop module model of their acclaimed OB-X8 eight-voice synthesizer which was launched in 2022. Boasting an equivalent sound engine and the identical knob-per-function panel because the keyboard model, the module affords practically all the options present in its full-sized counterpart while occupying a fraction of the house.

Aside from the keyboard and expression levers, the module packs in all the synthesis and enhancing performance of the OB-X8, and comes loaded with the identical assortment of presets. The instrument’s all-analogue sign path stays, using discrete VCOs, VCAs and filters, faithfully recreating the basic sounds of Oberheim’s OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 synthesizers.

“Bringing again the Oberheim model has been a pleasure, and for the reason that introduction of the OB-X8 keyboard in Might 2022, we’ve heard an amazing want for a desktop module model catering to these whose free studio house doesn’t fairly match their enthusiasm for distinctive synth sounds.” – David Gibbons, Oberheim CEO

The module’s rear panel homes eight quarter-inch TRS sockets, 4 of which offer left, proper and mono audio outputs together with a headphone output, while the remaining 4 provide pedal inputs for management of the instrument’s maintain, quantity, filter, and arpeggiator features. MIDI I/O is supplied on three five-pin DIN sockets (In, Out and Through), in addition to by way of USB. The OB-X8 incorporates a common inside PSU, and can settle for  mains energy by way of a normal IEC inlet.

The module measures 559 x 216 x 102 mm (size x width x peak), and weighs 4.34kg.

Pricing & Availability

The OB-X8 Desktop is offered to pre-order now, priced at $3500. Items will start transport worldwide in June 2023.


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