GForce Software has collaborated with Tom Oberheim to deliver a new software synthesizer that aims to bring the authentic SEM sound.

Staying true to the original and adding a number of enhancements, the GForce Oberheim SEM brings the classic synth to the future.

When Tom Oberheim created the first Oberheim® Synthesizer Expander Module (model SEM-1) in 1974, he had one goal – to make a synth that sounded great, whilst being extremely simple to use. In the decades since the release of this iconic synth, it’s been used by countless legendary musicians, making the SEM one of the most revered synthesizers of all time.

As well as painstakingly recreating the huge, unmistakable sound of the SEM, the GForce Oberheim SEM also recreates the ethos of the original – a simple monophonic synth that allows you to shape incredible sounds in an instant. And with Tom Oberheim’s seal of approval, you can be confident in its authenticity. Add to this more than 400+ categorised patches, and inspiration is just moments away.

GForce Oberheim SEM features

  • Truly authentic monophonic SEM experience and sound – small package, big sound.
  • The most playable SEM, full of character, and augmented with a 3rd VCO.
  • 400+ factory Patches designed to fit in a mix, all tagged and categorised.
  • Librarian for easy access to the presets.
  • Sequencer, Arpeggiator, Stereo Delay, Reverb.
  • Undo/Redo, Extended and Flip mode.
  • SEM presets can be exported to and imported from OB-E.
  • Extensive Velocity & Aftertouch modulation.

The synth is available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats and as standalone software for Windows and Mac. It is on sale at the GForce store and from distributors Best Service, PluginFox and ADSR Sounds for the intro price of £29.99 GBP (ex. VAT) / $36.99 USD until July 31st, 2022 (regular £49.99 GBP / $59.99 USD).