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

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. 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.

Changes in OB-Xd v2.1

  • Fixed buttons MIDI CC learn issue.
  • Fixed LFO buttons not working or reverted issue.
  • Fixed Voice and Legato bitmap issues with 1x assets in Windows and Linux.
  • Fixed Grey skin assets bitmap sizes.
  • Windows builds now use proper 1x assets bitmaps.
  • Changed macOS installer identifiers to avoid conflicts with 1.x.
  • Settings.xml changed to Skin.xml to avoid conflicts with OB-Xd 1.x.
  • 2.1 now compatible with 2.0 format in Logic (AU).
  • Fixed AU issue with OSC MIX 1/2 setting to 0 on project recall.
  • Updated MIDI CC OSC1MIX and OSX2MIX to 77 and 78 to avoid conflicts in Logic Pro X.
  • Updated Themes folder dialog warning with proper path location.
  • Default theme set to Ilkka Rosma Dark.
  • Settings.xml installation fix.

The updated desktop version of OB-Xd is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

More information: discoDSP