Oberheim - The Bundle

£159.99 Ex. VAT

Iconic Oberheim synths used by countless legendary musicians

Here at GForce, we’ve painstakingly emulated every section of the Oberheim OB-X, Oberheim OB-E and Oberheim SEM to ensure sonic authenticity, right down to the analog inaccuracies of the original hardware instruments thus blurring the lines between analog character and digital precision. Every functional addition to these instruments was chosen to compliment the existing feature set and, very specifically, because it enhanced the sonic and musical qualities of the originals.

The bundle now also includes Oberheim OB-EZ.

In the decades following the release of this now iconic synth, the Oberheim SEM has been used by countless legendary musicians, making the Oberheim SEM one of the most revered synthesizers of all time.

The Oberheim Bundle includes

  • The Oberheim OB-X – The world’s first officially endorsed emulation of this famous 80s synth. Yet it sounds modern and lends itself superbly to Electronica, EDM, Drum and Bass, Ambient, Rock, Prog Rock, Hip Hop and more.
  • The Oberheim OB-E v2 – The award winning, Tom Oberheim endorsed emulation of the unique Oberheim 8 Voice. Eight SEM voices, each subtly different and independently programmable. This gives the instrument a unique architecture amongst synths and, most importantly, a musicality other synths struggle to match. A huge, sublime Patch library offers a fabulous starting point for those in need of instant inspiration.
  • The Oberheim SEM – A precise, authentic monophonic Oberheim SEM experience.  A big but beautifully creamy sound in a small package with a host of additional features provide this fabulously simple synth with incredibly sonic flexibility.
  • The Oberheim OB-EZan OB-E with the same FAT Oberheim 8-Voice Sound designed in a new, focused interface. It was created for producers who want to inject that thick, organic and majestic sound in their tracks quickly with a new streamlined workflow.

And with Tom Oberheim’s seal of approval, you can be confident in their authenticity.

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1. Oberheim OB-X

The OBERHEIM OB-X – BEAUTIFULLY CLASSIC YET RESOLUTELY MODERN

GForce’s Oberheim OB-X is the world’s first officially endorsed emulation of this famous 80s synth. Yet it sounds modern and lends itself superbly to Electronica, EDM, Drum and Bass, Ambient, Rock, Prog Rock, Hip Hop and more.

The original synth was used by immense artists and groups such as Japan, Ultravox, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Depeche Mode, Queen, Larry Dunn, Youth, Chris Franke, Styx and many more.

GForce’s OB-X preserves the sound everybody loves and has been upgraded to offer new sonic possibilities.

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2. Oberheim OB-E

The OB-E – An Oberheim Octaphonic Sonic Adventure

The Oberheim OB-E is our take on the legendary Oberheim® 8-Voice and the first software instrument ever to receive Tom Oberheim’s personal endorsement.

More than just an emulation, OB-E offers a unique musical experience. Sounding HUGE, it takes the iconic Synthesizer Expander Module (SEM®) based 8-Voice into new sonic territory via a raft of enhancements and additions.

The concept of the original 8-Voice is actually very simple; based around a single SEM containing two VCOs with Pulse and Sawtooth waveforms, two ADS Envelope Generators, one LFO, and a magical Multi-Mode Filter. In isolation each SEM is monophonic, but in the 8-Voice, because there are eight different SEMs triggered by a polyphonic keyboard, you have a superb eight note polyphonic synthesizer.

This unique Octaphonic architecture offers fresh and exciting creative possibilities to music producers, composers and sound designers for the first time in the digital realm.

Artist's Opinion

This is so bloody good. Great to program, very responsive and with that rich delicious sound. If it were edible, I’d eat it. Well done team GForce.

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Neil Arthur

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3. Oberheim SEM

THE OBERHEIM SEM – A SIMPLE MONOPHONIC SYNTH WITH A HUGE SOUND

When Tom Oberheim created the first Oberheim® Synthesizer Expander Module (model SEM-1) in 1974, he had one goal – to make a synth that sounded great, whilst being extremely simple to use. In the decades since the release of this iconic synth, it’s been used by countless legendary musicians, making the SEM one of the most revered synthesizers of all time.

As well as painstakingly recreating the huge, unmistakable sound of the SEM, the GForce Oberheim SEM also recreates the ethos of the original – a simple monophonic synth that allows you to shape incredible sounds in an instant. And with Tom Oberheim’s seal of approval, you can be confident in its authenticity. Add to this more than 400+ categorised patches, and inspiration is just moments away.

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4. GForce Oberheim OB-EZ Tour

The Oberheim OB-EZ – Simply Majestic

The Oberheim OB-EZ is an OB-E with the same FAT Oberheim 8-Voice Sound designed in a new, focused interface. It was created for producers who want to inject that thick, organic and majestic sound in their tracks quickly with a new streamlined workflow.

OB-EZ is not a lite version of the multi-award-winning OB-E in terms of sound; it is OB-E under the hood. We’ve selected over 260 of the most beautiful presets designed for OB-E that fit the OB-EZ control set, ensuring optimal tweaking potential. Thanks to their unique octaphonic architecture, not many synths sound as fat as these in the software domain.

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GForce Oberheim SEM versus OB-E

We have added to the GForce Oberheim SEM some tools that we think are useful in a monosynth. There’s an arpeggiator and a simple, but powerful, 32-step step sequencer. You can also split the portamento rates between the 2 VCOs.

On the other hand, GForce Oberheim OB-E is not just composed of 8 x SEM, it’s made of 8 subtly different SEMs which put together sound majestic as in the original Oberheim 8 Voice hardware.

Ultimately, we see OB-E versus SEM more as a mindset and workflow difference, a mentality to approaching the sound creation that we think compliments OB-E. It’s a simpler approach, but very rewarding. In the end, yes, you could get the same sounds out of OB-E, or close approximations, but the different workflow naturally leads to different outcomes.

What does OB-E adds over the SEM?

  • 7 different SEMs! Polyphony and a unique 8-Voice Octaphonic architecture
  • Vintage knob parameter for added character
  • Continuous, round-robin mode where each note uses a new voice
  • ZOOM enlarges an individual SEM filling the UI with front and rear panels side by side
  • Group mode to edit all Modules at once
  • Individual SEM Copy, Paste and Save
  • Multiple triggering modes; Polyphonic, Monophonic, Mono Legato, & Unison
  • Fully featured analogues style MIDI Sequencer, Stereo Delay and lush Reverb
  • Upper/Lower sections can be Split across the keyboard
  • Drum Mode

Compatibility

Developed for Mac.

The OB-E and the SEM are virtual instruments in the following formats:

  • Standalone Application
  • AudioUnit
  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX

The Minimum System Requirements are as follows:

  • Intel or Apple Silicon Mac
  • macOS 10.13 or above

WINDOWS ON PC.

The OB-E and the SEM are virtual instruments in the following formats:

  • Standalone Application
  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX

The Minimum System Requirements are as follows:

  • 2GHz CPU with 2GB RAM
  • Windows 7 and above

Key Features

  • Oberheim OB-X, an authentic sounding emulation of the Oberheim® OB-X.
  • Oberheim OB-E, an authentic sounding emulation of the Oberheim® 8-Voice.
  • Oberheim SEM, a truly authentic monophonic SEM experience and sound – small package, big sound!
  • Oberheim OB-EZ, an OB-E with the same FAT Oberheim 8-Voice Sound designed in a new, focused interface.
  • 400+ OB-X factory Patches, all tagged and categorised.
  • 700+ OB-E factory Patches designed to fit in a mix, all tagged and categorised.
  • 400+ SEM factory Patches, all tagged and categorised.
  • 260+ OB-EZ factory Patches, all tagged and categorised.
  • OB-E can load SEM presets.
  • SEM can load individual SEM presets from OB-E.
  • Total value of £349.96 (+VAT where applicable).

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