Gibson show their soft side by returning the Oberheim name to Tom Oberheim

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In a gesture of good will Gibson has returned the Oberheim brand and trademark back to the company founder Tom Oberheim. Oberheim Gibson first acquired the name when Oberheim went bankrupt for the second time in 1988. It’s another one of those intellectual properites that Gibson seemed to do very little with and always makes […]

Behringer UB-Xa: seen in the flesh and we get our first demo

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Behringer is at Superbooth and if last year is anything to go by they probably have some surprises up their sleeve. As a little diversion they’ve released a tantalisingly short demo video of the forthcoming UB-Xa. UB-Xa Up until now all we’ve seen is renders and possibilities. This video has a real and somewhat functional […]

RAST-A: an Oberheim inspired polysynth for HALion

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Steinberg, along with composer and producer Msixty7, has released a rather sumptuous polyphonic synthesizer for Cubase’s instrument behemoth HALion. They say it’s an emulation of a classic and very famous 80’s analogue synthesizer but seem reluctant to say which one exactly. It’s usually either the OB-Xa or the Prophet 5 and this definitely has an […]

bx_oberhausen is Brainworx emulation of an Oberheim classic

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Brainworx and Plug-in Alliance promised us some software synths at NAMM earlier in the year. The first one to emerge is a rather brilliant recreation of the classic Oberheim SEM (although they distinctly refrain from mentioning it by name). Brainworx is known for the quality of their analogue modelling of hardware effects and so bringing […]

Behringer UB-Xa – first photos of their completed Oberheim clone

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Uli Behringer has been feeding the internet with day-by-day images of their Oberheim OB-Xa synthesizer clone under construction. Today he published a collection of photos of the finally finished UB-Xa – and it looks great! Behringer UB-Xa Berhinger UB-Xa This, of all the synths Behringer has been building, appears to be close to the heart […]

Uli Behringer updates us on the UB-Xa Oberheim OB-Xa clone

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Head of Behringer and dangerously addicted to sharing on forums Uli Behringer has unloaded a welcome update about the proposed Behringer UB-XA synthesizer. Developed as a re-imagining of the classic Oberheim OB-Xa this is one elusive synthesizer that everyone seems most excited about. Well, don’t hold your breath. Behringer UB-Xa update In a post on […]

Build your own Oberheim OB-X rack synth via this Kickstarter stretch goal

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Abstrakt Instruments have been running a Kickstarter to raise funds to manufacture a range of parts for the Oberheim OB-X synthesizer. These include filter boards, voice cards, motherboards and expansions. They have pretty much doubled their original goal and are now looking into the potential of an interesting stretch goal. If they can hit $25,000 […]