Plugin Alliance has announced Brainworx Audio’s first virtual instrument: bx_oberhausen. The classic Oberheim SEM synth was carefully modeled using Brainworx’ intensive knowledge and experience with analog audio gear.

The plugin features TMT, a unison mode, M/S processing and a set of effect modules from brands such as Mäag, Brainworx Audio and more.

The bx_oberhausen draws deeply from Brainworx Audio’s extensive experience of working with analog audio equipment to creatively craft world class mixing and mastering plugins.

As the cutting-edge company’s highly-anticipated first Virtual Instrument, it effectively revisits an acclaimed analog synthesizer expander module much loved by generations of musicians for its sought-after sound. The sound itself is reliant on fully-analog, discrete circuits and a classic state-variable 2-pole filter.

Some of the key features which have never been done before on this synth is a powerful unison mode, M/S Technology and the signature Brainworx Audio Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT).

Brainworx bx oberhausen

bx_oberhausen features

  • Full analog modelling with full polyphony up to 32 voices
  • TMT inside: Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT) to accurately replicate individual component variations specified by the manufacturer.
  • Unison: Combine your voices to a powerful unison mode. Together with the unique TMT feature, Unison generates a rich, complex and analog sound unparalleled by any other virtual instrument.
  • M/S Technology: Create subtle effects like solid bass foundation as well as crazy stereo processing with M/S Technology.
  • Modulation Matrix: The extensive Modulation Matrix gives you a whole dimension of sound design possibilities.
  • Effect section: small versions of effects products proudly carrying the Brainworx brand – including the infamous Mäag AIR BAND®.
  • FM: We push the boundaries of achievable sounds by adding Frequency Modulation to an analog synth classic.
  • The arpeggiator comes with all functions you would expect from it – including an adjustable “swing” parameter.
  • In-Plugin Preset Management with NKS support.

The plugin is available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX Native formats for an introductory price of $179 USD (regular $249 USD). A free 14-day fully functional trial is available for download.

More information: Plugin Alliance