discoDSP has released updated installers for OB-Xd, a free virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows, macOS and Linux.

discoDSP OB Xd Classic

OB-Xd is based on the Oberheim OB-X. It attempts to recreate its sound and behavior, but as the original was very limited in some important ways a number of things were added or altered to the original design.

The OB-Xd was designed to sound as good and as rich as the original. It implements micro random detuning which is a big part of that sound. However, it was not designed as a self-contained completely independent soft-synth. It needs to be contained within a VST framework where things like transposition, automation, layering, arpeggiation, etc., are available.

Changes in updated installers

  • Removed manual setup files to avoid placing files incorrectly.
  • Windows installer now 64-bit with VST2 32/64-bit folder selection.
  • macOS installer fixes GarageBand 10 issues.
  • Linux package includes a bash install script.

The updated installers (VST/AU) are available at discoDSP.
OB-Xd is now also available as a free download from Plugin Boutique.

More information: discoDSP