GForce & Oberheim introduce DMX Drum Machine For Mac + Windows

GForce is continuing its lengthy and excellent run of plugin emulations of classic pieces of gear with a new drum machine plugin that recreates the Oberheim DMX.

GForce Software and Oberheim have introduced DMX, a new virtual instrument, for Mac & Windows, based on the classic Oberheim DMX drum machine.

The original Oberheim DMX drum machine was used to create the hythmic foundation of New Order‘s Blue Monday, Madonna‘s Holiday, Phil Collins’ Sussudio and many other iconic tracks.

The DMX was the second digital drum machine ever released, following the Linn LM-1. Its punchy sound can be heard across many early hip-hop productions, along with ’80s hits.

Designed in collaboration with Oberheim, GForce’s plugin version is said to be a “testament to the timeless influence” of the original that captures its unique tone while taking advantage of the “speed and versatility of the digital realm”.

The GForce DMX features 288 of the original DMX sounds from its launch in 1981, as well as the updated DMX sounds introduced around 1983. They’ve augmented this with sounds from the DX, Sequential Drumtraks and more. You’ll find raw, unedited sounds alongside produced kits that have been treated with various types of effects processing.

The plugin offers pan, solo, mute, pitch, decay and gain controls for each channel, along with sends for analogue-style delay and a reverb. On the master channel you will find a multi-mode filter, compressor and distortion for further sonic sculpting.


  • Created in collaboration with Oberheim
  • Features the Oberheim DMX (1981 & 1983) and 1982 DX sound kits with many variations
  • 288 authentic and unique DMX and DX sounds.
  • Over 60 preset kits, including the classic, modern and hybrids
  • Solo, Mute, Delay sends, Reverb send, Pitch, Decay, Pan and Gain per track
  • Multi-mode SEM filter, distortion, and compressor on master
  • Over 85 MIDI Files with many classic recreations
  • Programmable MIDI CC response via MIDI Learn
  • GM Map for your MIDI Controller
  • Fully-scalable UI
  • Velocity control
  • Preset Browser

Oberheim DMX is available for macOS and Windows in AU/AAX/VST2/VST3 formats. DMX is available now with an intro price of $24.99/£19.99 (normally $49.99/ £39.99), ex. VAT. Find out more on GForce Software website.

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