discoDSP has announced the release of version 1.5 of OB-Xd, a synthesizer instrument for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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 update comes with a new classic user interface, support for VST3, and various other improvements and fixes.

discoDSP OB Xd classic skin

Changes in OB-Xd v1.5

  • New classic GUI.
  • VST3 support.
  • Default skin changed to discoDSP Blue.
  • Polyphony raised to 32 voices (thanks to Shane Dunne).
  • Windows (code signed), macOS (notarized) and Linux standalone apps.
  • Updated framework.
  • Drop down menu fixes and enhancements.
  • Preset browser (using drop down menu with right click or ctrl/cmd click on the GUI).
  • Fixed unsorted banks listed on drop down menu.
  • Compiled with VS2019, XCode 10.3 and Ubuntu 18 GCC 7.3.
  • Rewritten macOS installer with Packages app.

OB-Xd Desktop is available in VST/VST3 and AU plugin formats, priced at 39 EUR / $49 USD.

More information: discoDSP