Aly James Lab OB-Xtreme 2 gives you more authentic Oberheim-style experience


Aly James Lab OB-Xtreme 2 synth plugin now gives you an even more authentic Oberheim-style experience -the OB-X and OB-Xa- that inspired it.


Aly James Lab OB-Xtreme synth plugin has been delivering Oberheim-style goodness to the masses for almost eight years now, and OB-Xtreme version 2 promises to deliver a sound that is even closer to the classic instruments.


Could this be the OB one?

James describes this as a remake rather than an update, with a design that is more closely related to the original OB specs. In fact, we’ve promised improvements across every element of the virtual circuitry.


OB-Xtreme 2 is an 8-voice polyphonic synth with a FAT mode that engages 8-voice unison mono. Additionally, there is polyphonic unison, effectively giving you 8×8-voice power.


Most of the OB-X and OB-Xa functionality are available here, including the Saw, Pulse, Tri and Saw+Pulse oscillator shapes, along with 2- and 4-pole filters, and there is an Xtreme factor control that enables you to dial in some chunky distortion.


In addition, if you want to dive a little deeper, you can adjust the eight voice cards’ voltages using a series of macro sliders.


OB-Xtreme 2 is currently available as a pre-release. It is almost feature complete, as LFO 2 is not yet active and the version 2 factory presets have yet been added. These features will arrive in the form of a free update in September. Existing users can upgrade on a pay-what-you-want basis, minimum €1.


OB-Xtreme 2 runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU formats and costs €45.


Find out more on the Aly James Lab website.



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