discoDSP has announced an update to the OB-Xd software synthesizer based on the Oberheim OB-X.

Version 2.5 of the synth that attempts to recreate its the sound and behavior of the OB-X includes various new features and preset sounds, improvements and fixes.

Changes in OB-Xd v2.5

  • Added Scalable GUI (1x, 1.5x, 2x) with HiDPI support for all platforms.
  • Added Luke’s Soundhouse 80s & Synthwave Presets bank.
  • Preset Bar now uses bold font for better visibility.
  • Specific fonts for each system (Helvetica Neue for macOS, Arial for Windows and DejaVu Sans for Linux).
  • Revised all themes XML knob sizes and alignments.
  • Updated assets with 4x bitmaps including Ilkka Rosa Dark theme.
  • Streamlined Menu.
  • Updated themes folder error dialog assets and window size.
  • Added program popup menu when clicking Preset Bar name.
  • Added Menu Help version and Open PDF manual (Windows and macOS).
  • Miscellaneous fixes an enhancements.

OB-Xd for Windows and Mac is free for non-commercial use in VST/VST3 and AU plugin formats. AAX is included with a registered license only, available at $49 USD.

More information: discoDSP