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

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. 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.

discoDSP OB Xd 2 synth

Changes in OB-Xd v2.0

  • 7x faster GUI controls.
  • Linux build.
  • Standalone app.
  • Signed and notarized installers.
  • Updated JUCE framework to 5.4.7 for better stability and compatibility.
  • Updated Banks with 2.0 compatibility.
  • Ilkka Rosma Dark Theme.
  • MacOS Catalina support.
  • MIDI CC learn.
  • MIDI CC support.
  • Parameter refactor.
  • XML based skinning and HiDPI (Retina) ready GUI themes.

OB-Xd for Windows, Mac and Linux (VST/VST3/AU/Standalone) is available as a free download with an optional donation of $49 USD.

More information: discoDSP