July 12, 2022
by Graeme Rawson
Oberheim SEM, released last week, has received very positive reviews from music tech news and magazine sites. Generally the reviewers are extremely impressed with Oberheim SEM’s amazing analogue sound and its simplicity to program and joy to play.
Synth and Software
“[SEM] sounds just wonderful… It’s an instrument you go for when you want to play a synthesizer, not play with one… The SEM is an Officially Certified go-to instrument for gorgeous analog sounds.”
“Sell your analog synth and use this in the studio and on stage… I wasn’t sure if it was the sound or the size, but I felt like I was playing a REAL synth… You will be playing this for hours.“
“It just oozes character in each section… not a single knob will fall flat or sound bland… That compact design is just liberating in how accessible it makes all its parameters – in 2022 as much as in 1974. It’s just a simple, accessible beauty, in this age of instruments that have tons of layers and modulation and whatnot.”
“The GForce Oberheim SEM is an exemplary software synthesizer. It’s playable, musical and takes you on a voyage of synthesizer adventure with every preset. It’s uncomplicated, unfussy and almost impossible to make a bad sound on. SEM is a great synth for beginners but will also reward any synth enthusiast who wants to bathe in the Oberheim experience.“