A collaboration with Tom Oberheim, GForce Software has announced the release of Oberheim OB-E v2, an update to the software synthesizer instrument that brings an even more authentic emulation of the Oberheim 8-Voice, and the first ever software instrument with Tom’s personal endorsement.

The update to the synth includes a new reverb, over 100 new patches, the ability to Zoom on the sequencer, a crazy new Drum Mode which enables each SEM to be played by a dedicated key, and much more.

Last year, as we neared the release of OB-E®, we were contacted by Marcus Ryle on behalf of Tom Oberheim. Marcus is a co-founder of Line 6® but also a former Oberheim Developer who contributed to the OB-Xa, DSX, DMX, OB-8, Xpander and Matrix 12. Through Marcus, OB-E found its way to the ears of Tom Oberheim and they were both impressed enough to suggest a collaboration to refine the instrument and release an update carrying their full endorsement.

Despite receiving several Best Soft Synth 2021 awards, working under the guidance of Tom and Marcus, we further enhanced the already incredible sounding OB-E. Refining the Detune feature and adding a new Vintage knob, dials in more realistic musical inaccuracies in line with the original instrument for a truly authentic 8-Voice experience. We’ve taken time to get this right and implement it in a way that does not compromise the sound of your existing presets. Your track will sound the same, if you want it to…

Oberheim OB-E v2 features

  • New: 100+ New presets.
  • New: Vintage knob & Refined Detune parameter.
  • New: Matrix Reverb.
  • New: Drum Mode and 10 drum kits presets.
  • New: PC support, VST3 and Apple Silicon Native.
  • New: Sequencer Zoom.
  • New: Flexible scaling UI.
  • An authentic sounding emulation of the Oberheim® 8-Voice.
  • 700+ factory Patches designed to fit in a mix, all tagged and categorised.
  • Librarian for easy access to the presets (Arrow Keys Navigation).
  • ZOOM enlarges an individual SEM filling the UI with front & rear panels side by side.
  • Group and Offset mode to edit all SEMs at once, Individual SEM Copy/Paste/Save.
  • Upper/Lower SEMs can be Split across the keyboard.
  • Multi-faceted analogue style sequencer.
  • Extensive Velocity & Aftertouch modulation, Pan and Volume per SEM.
  • Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE.

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats and as standalone software for Windows and Mac, Oberheim OB-E v2 is on sale at GForce Software and from distributors PluginFox and ADSR Sounds for $139.99 USD instead of $199.99 USD until March 31st, 2022.

Existing OB-E owners will be happy to discover that OB-E v2 comes as a free update. PC users, we hope, will be happy to discover that it’s now PC compatible. (see, we told you we love you too).