The Oberheim OB-Xa is a huge analogue synthesizer, with a sound that matches its weighty proportions. Our OB-Xa sample pack is a collection of audio samples captured from the immense and iconic sound of this rare giant.
The OB-Xa produces some very "out of this world" sci-fi style synth sounds. The OB-Xa is a eight voice polyphonic synthesizer, and when the "Unison" mode is engaged, all eight of those voices are pushed behind one note - which is how we sampled this beast. We were particularly astonished by the massive stereo width the OB-Xa was able to produce - get ready for the thick analog pads, immersive drones and punchy this side of the galaxy.
The OB-Xa was released in December 1980, and is a truly iconic sound of the retro synth wave movement of the 80's. Today this bit of gear is still regarded as one of the top 10 analog synths in the world to own, and if you happen to have a spare $6,000+ hiding under your mattress, then you can own one too! Or, you can get THE SOUND of one today ;)
We know you're going to love THE SOUND of the Oberheim OB-Xa.
FAMOUSLY USED BY
Van Halen (Jump!), Queen, Prince, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Stevie Nicks, Mike Oldfield, and more...
WHAT'S IN THE COLLECTION
10 hand crafted patches captured from the real hardware
Patches ready for Ableton Live (V9.7 Required)
Patches ready for Logic EXS24 (Mainstage compatible)
10 Multi-sampled sounds (Every note is a unique sample)
24bit 44.1k WAV samples
HEAR THE SOUND
THE SOUND CO is a collective of creative music producers, recording engineers and professional musicians. We specialise in crafting unique collections of samples and sounds for your music production, songwriting, film scoring and live performance.