Aly James Lab releases OB-Xtreme synth plugin

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Aly James has announced the release of OB-Xtreme, a synthesizer instrument based on the Oberheim OB-X.

Aly James Lab OB-Xtreme

What happens when you take 8 separate monophonic synths and use them togheter? Huge analog sound! Mainly caused by the slight imperfections between each voice card fine tuning.

This was a classic analog synthesizer available in many voice configurations, featuring a SEM Filter with its own ADSR, a VCA with ADSR, a flexible LFO and others goodies, this synth has been used by Herbie Hancock, Prince, Chick Corea, Cirrus, Depeche Mode, Queen, Supertramp, Kenny Kirkland, Jean-Michel Jarre, Van Halen, Tangerine Dream, Rush, Simple Minds, Chicago, Styx, Ultravox and dozens more!

OB-XTREME started out as a simple goto VST for that classic OB Brass sound stripped down to the minimum, then I thought about how I could bring more “warm” into a digital VA synth and what features I could add to the original design.

So, based on an original OB-X architecture, I have crafted some controllable diode clipping stage before and after the filter, which really bring some body and harmonics for a beffy result, especially in conjunction with the VCF…It can be soft and warm or scream in a good way. From there I extended the concept.

Contrary to all my others VSTis, OB-Xtreme is not an exact recreation of an OB-X, it is rather an “closely inspired by” approach, stripped down to the minimum for easy sound design of OB Brass, Pads, Leads, FX and Percussions. However some extended features like an optional FAT mode and Multiple DAW outputs per voice opens up to experimentation like different FX threatment per voice…

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) as donationware with a minimum donation of 15 EUR.

More information: Aly James Lab / OB-Xtreme


Samplephonics releases 34 Classic Drum Machine Samples

Samplephonics 34 Classic Drum Machine Samples

Samplephonics has launched 34 Classic Drum Machine Samples, a new sample pack featuring the sounds of the Yamaha RX5 and Oberheim DX.

The sounds of the 80’s instantly brought to a DAW near you. Next up in the Samplephonics vintage drum machine series is a collection of 34 pristine drum hits from two of the industries long lost heroes; The Oberheim DX and The Yamaha RX5.

Having graced such classic records as New Orders’s ‘Blue Monday’, the Oberheim DX has long been established as a pioneer in the evolution of the ‘New Wave’ era as well as featuring on countless, groundbreaking Hip-Hop records.

The sample pack is available for £5 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics


2DaT releases Obxd free synthesizer plugin

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2DaT has released Obxd, a free virtual analog synthesizer instrument for Windows.

2DaT Obxd
Obxd is 2DaT’s take on Oberheim’s analog synthesizers.

Obxd is emulation of famous ob-x, ob-xa and ob8 synths.

While not copying originals, some of the features were taken to a better point.

32 and 64 bit versions included.

The plugin is a free download at KVR Audio.

More information: 2DaT Obxd


SonicProjects launches X-mas special sale

Sonicprojects has announced its X-mas special sale, offering discounts on its virtual instruments for a limited time.

Listen to some of the famous 80ies hits patches that are included in OP-X PRO-II’s 1,500 patches library.

Ending on December 28th! Don’t miss it!

Best deals ever!

SonicProjects Sale

  • OP-X PRO-II + free OP-X PRO
  • $179 €75
  • OP-X PRO-II VFX Edition
  • $99 €69
  • OP-X
  • $99 $59
  • $49 €25
  • $99 €35
  • Stringer
  • $65 $55
  • V-Machine Bundle
  • €99 €65

    More information: SonicProjects


    Samplephonics releases Nevo Analogue Machines for Kontakt

    Samplephonics Nevo Analogue Machines

    Samplephonics has announced the release of Nevo Analogue Machines, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

    Our goal was to create something as close to the analogue sound as possible, and keep it simple, functional, and straight to the point. We wanted all sounds to be solid and ready to use. Put simply, we wanted it to sound HUGE!

    And we think we’ve done it! We’re extremely proud of this hybrid synth and have found it an incredible experience to build, and to use. A big thanks to Yoad Nevo for his expert synth advise and programming, and to everyone else involved in the production of this, especially Phil from Samplephonics, whose attention to detail and scripting expertise has enabled this idea to become a reality.

    Nevo Analogue Machines features

    • Over 17,000 sampled analogue waveforms from a Mini Moog, JX10, SH-101, Oberheim M6R, Juno 106 and a Korg MS10.
    • Over 1,000 presets.
    • Multiple round robin layers.
    • Analogue style sequencer, arpeggiator, chord generator, custom stereo and chorus effects, envelopes, LFO’s and more!
    • Custom Kontakt 5 Interface, Logic Pro channel strip presets and a Reason Refil (available to download separately).
    • All sounds are 100% royalty free and available to use instantly.

    The sample library is available to purchase for £89 GBP.

    More information: Samplephonics / Nevo Analogue Machines


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