discoDSP has released version 1.8 of the OB-Xd software synthesizer for iOS.

Based on the Oberheim OB-X, the OB-Xd synth attempts to recreate its sound and behavior with some additions and alterations to the original design.

OB-Xd was designed to sound as good and as rich as the original. It implements micro random detuning. Also, like many synths of the OB-X’s generation, the OB-Xd has no internal effects so its sounds and textures can be greatly enhanced by the use of additional processing like chorus, reverb, delay, etc..

Changes in OB-Xd v1.8

  • Added switchable MIDI keyboard on GUI.
  • Added MIDI CC support.
  • New Vivolator bank.
  • New Blank Canvas Bank.
  • New Luke’s Soundhouse 80s & Synthwave bank.
  • New icon.
  • Fixed issues with OB-Xd Desktop FXB Banks import.

The OB-Xd synth for iOS/AUv3 is available for purchase at the App Store, priced $4.99 USD.