We are very excited to announce the 4th Add-On for the Sequential Prophet X and XL analog hardware synthesizers, featuring the Oberheim® OB-X.
The first of the OB series debuted in 1979, quickly becoming known for its vast and gritty analog sound. The OB-X continued to dominate the charts throughout the 1980s and to this day is still one of the world’s most sought-after synthesizers with only around 800 units in existence.
To truly capture the raw essence of the OB-X, we sampled over 40 patches, and custom designed 32 preset programs modeled after the synth’s most iconic sounds, such as “Sawyer’s Bass.”
There is something quite special about synths made in the 70s compared to those of any other era. Like fine wine they only get better with age, and this is undoubtedly true for the OB-X. Whether it is the high-end components or the slightly unsteady VCOs creating its rich, massive sound, the OB-X is just a beautiful instrument to play.
The instrument translates exceptionally well to the Prophet X/XL, with each sample in the Official Add-On being genuinely inspiring to play with, making it easy to get lost for hours playing through every program. You can now get the authentic sound of the OB-X, with all the convenience and advanced capabilities of the Prophet X series.
The OBX Add-On is sampled to give you everything you need right at your fingertips. Create entirely new dynamic instruments by combining sounds from other Prophet X patches, or use the raw samples captured from the OB-X to recreate the iconic sound of the 1980s.
This add-on will soon be followed up by several other exclusive Prophet X and XL Add-Ons, including the rare and desirable Prophet T8.
We hope you enjoy this truly vintage experience on your Prophet X & XL.
*Oberheim® is a registered trademark of Oberheim Electronics.