OXa provides two more timeless polysynths in Syntronik; the Oberheim OB-X and OB-Xa. Manufactured from 1979-1981, the OB-X was built on the foundation of the SEM and 4-Voice instruments. It was available in 4, 6 or 8-voice versions.
The OB-X voice includes two oscillators that could each be set to sawtooth or square into the signature Oberheim 2-pole low pass filter. Cross-modulation provides oscillator FM for inharmonic and bell-like tones, a feature that was discarded in the next-generation OB-Xa. However, the OB-Xa added a 4-pole filter option in addition to the standard 2-pole low pass filter.
In the OB-Xa the FM cross-modulation feature of the OB-X was traded for a pitch envelope control that lets the filter envelope modulate the oscillator pitch, something especially handy for brass-like attack scoops.
Like many its competitors, the OB-X and OB-Xa offer a Unison mode where all of the voices can be stacked together for a single monophonic layer of up to 16 oscillators and 8 filters.
An iconic example of what the OB-Xa is capable of is the brassy sound used on Van Halen’s 'Jump'. Instant classic!
With over 30 amazing synth libraries, Syntronik 2 gives you access to the authentic sounds of some of the greatest machines ever manufactured. Thanks to its hybrid synthesis engine that combines multi-sampled oscillators and exclusive DRIFT™ technology with a new deep editing panel, you can open up a whole universe of sonic possibilities that even transcend what the original machines are capable of.
Now you can finally build your own synthesizer studio that matches your personality and grows with your needs, one machine at a time. All the following individual instruments can be used with any version of Syntronik 2 and with SampleTank 4.1.5 or later.
Individual Instrument packages include Syntronik 2 CS standalone player and plug-in. Full instrument editing features are available in any version of Syntronik 2.