GForce OB-E Synth Plugin


GForce OB-E synth plugin brings back the Oberheim 8-Voice. 8 SMEs in one massive instrument.


GForce Software has unveiled its magnum opus, the OB-E. A plugin recreation of Oberheim legendary 8-Voice synthesizer, this packs eight of Oberheim classic SEMs into a single unit, giving users a monstrous polyphonic instrument. Each monophonic SEM offers two ADS envelope generators, two VCOs with pulse and sawtooth waveforms, one LFO, and a multimode filter. Bring these together and you have a massive 8-voice polysynth. The OB-E offers complete per-voice control – though you can edit all SEMS at once – and programming is much easier than on the original hardware. GForce has also added an 8-step sequencer and a routable stereo delay. The UI is fully scalable.


Used in Mono mode, OB-E gives you just one Synthesizer Expanded Module (SME) to work with, a good place to start if you want to learn the programming ropes. Switch to Poly mode, and all eight SEMs become visible. Used in Unison mode, and each SEM can be set to different tunings.


The OB-E ships with 600 factory patches, the majority of which have been designed to fit in your mix – though there are a few showstoppers to demonstrate the instrument’s standalone capabilities as well. These have been categorized and tagged to enable you to find the sound you are looking for easier.


The OB-E supports polyphonic aftertouch and is MPE ready. You can also split the upper and lower SEMs across the keyboard. And is offered as a Mac VST/AU/AAX plugin – which will gauge interest in a PC version.


OB-E is available now for the introductory price of £130 plus tax, rising to £150 plus tax on 8 March.


Find out more on the GForce Software website.

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