discoDSP has announced an update to the OB-Xd virtual instrument, a software synthesizer 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 v2.8

  • JUCE framework updated to 6.1.6.
  • Tooltip menu for disabling, standard display (show tagged tooltips on XML theme using tooltip=”1″) and full display.
  • Using Alt/Option in OSC1/2 oscillator knobs will lock to semitones.
  • Fixed step tooltip display issue.
  • Fixed Linux libcurl compiler issue.
  • Fixed leaking voice and legato components.
  • Updated custom StandaloneFilterWindow.h to display native macOS menus and additional tweaks.

The synth is free to download for Windows, macOS and Linux. The paid version ($49 USD / 39 EUR) includes AAX support, and existing customers can update for free from the members area at discoDSP.

More information: discoDSP