GForce Software has announced the release of its brand new virtual instrument OB-E, taking the emulation of the legendary Synthesiser Expander Module based 8-Voice from Oberheim one step further with various enhancements and additions.

The concept of the 8-Voice is actually very simple; based around a single Module containing two VCOs with Pulse and Sawtooth waveforms, two ADS Envelope Generators, one LFO, and a magical Multi-Mode Filter. In isolation eac Module is monophonic, but in the 8-Voice, because there are eight Modules triggered by a polyphonic keyboard, you have a superb eight note polyphonic synthesizer.

While simple at heart, OB-E is, to our knowledge, the first virtual instrument with complete per-voice control. This unique Octaphonic architecture offers fresh and exciting creative possibilities to music producers, composers and sound designers for the first time in the digital realm.

GForce OB E

The instrument which has a resizable user interface comes with various handy features to make editing of the 8 individual modules easier. You can zoom on a specific module and its rear panel, and use group to apply a Synthesizer Expander Module parameter change to all modules at once.

OB-E features

  • Unique 8-Voice Octaphonic architecture.
  • An authentic sounding emulation of the Oberheim® 8-Voice.
  • Zero delay feedback filters.
  • 600 factory Patches designed to fit in a mix, all tagged and categorised.
  • Librarian for easy access to the Patches (Arrow Keys Navigation).
  • Continuous, round-robin mode where each note uses a new voice.
  • ZOOM enlarges an individual SEM filling the UI with front and rear panels side by side.
  • Group mode to edit all Modules at once.
  • Individual SEM Copy, Paste and Save.
  • LFO, 3rd VCO doubling as a second LFO.
  • Multiple triggering modes; Polyphonic, Monophonic, Mono Legato, & Unison.
  • Fully featured analogues style MIDI Sequencer & Stereo Delay.
  • Upper/Lower sections can be Split across the keyboard.
  • Extensive Velocity & Aftertouch modulation.
  • Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE ready.

Currently available for macOS only in VST, AU and AAX plugin formats and as a standalone application, OB-E has an introductory price of £129.99 GBP (regular £149.99 GBP). A free trial version is available to download.

More information: GForce Software