OB-Xb

This is an attempt to imitate the vintage analog synthesizer

(818 Votes)
ZooTooK
1.1 (Updated 14 years ago)
394.3kB
December 29, 2004
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

------ IMPORTANT -------

When you try the snapshots, remember to change the snapshots of the Upper (top) instrument.
This will also control the LOWER instrument. Think of the LOWER as the slave of the UPPER
instrument, only to be used when you want to have a layered or split sound.
This is reverse in comparision to the Synthecs (also found in the user library).

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Ensemble made on PC, Windows XP.
Requires a screen resolution of 1200 pix width to fit comfortably.
It is a bit of a CPU hog for just 4 voice synth...

This ensemble doesn't use the Analog Legacy technology.

COMMENTS  (60)

Jared Beckham
8 months ago
DANIEL FISCH
2 years ago
thanks- great job! I own the OPX PROII and a few Oberheim Matrix 1000, but this is a very nice addition to my collection!
Szentpétery Csaba
3 years ago
The best ob emulation in the user library!
Panos Ghekas
4 years ago
I got my OB-8 in 1986 and used it up to 2003, so I know the original by heart. This one comes sooo close ! Excellent work.
rob benjam
5 years ago
Great Sounds like a real one . Nice work
Huen Alfee
6 years ago
Thanks a lot!
Curtis MacPherson
6 years ago
I have decided why you don't have a 5 star rating in the upper right corner of this page. It is probably because Sonic Projects has probably created the best Reaktor Oberheim there is... It is the OP-X Reaktor Ensemble and It is beyond perfection with tons of patches. A lot of hard work you can tell went into it. It is the best but I must say you have done an incredible job as well... I have always wanted one that looked like the OB-8 and the OP-X looks like the OB-X not the OB-8 and your does look like the OB-8 again good job!
Curtis MacPherson
6 years ago
I own the Whole lot of Oberheims and I program them extensively and Oberheim Is my Favorite Analog!, of course Spectrasonics makes great stuff but this Miracle of a Reaktor ens sounds exactly like my OB-8 after doing some program tweaking. FANTASTIC FANTASTIC JOB!!!!! 5 Stars Plus!!!!!
Neil Baxter
7 years ago
I love this! Thanks
H G
7 years ago
Pretty nice work...I used to own those machines
Christoph Schick
8 years ago
Sounds wonderful fat and warm
Erick Muller
8 years ago
Magnificent, as all zootook's works
Adam Anderson
8 years ago
thanks!
Johan Brodd
8 years ago
Great imitation!
Simon Jarvis
8 years ago
Great graphics if not a little hard on the eyes. The sound is quite thick, though limited but then, so is the original
Matthias Cornelsen
8 years ago
thanx
Damian Press
9 years ago
Great work! Much appreciated;) However, I do miss the arpeggio button and 6 voices on the sonicprojects version.
Phillip Orlando Daniels
9 years ago
Awesome. And I have a pristine OB-8 to compare it to.
Bertrand Causse
9 years ago
Wonderfull thanks
Christopher Scognamiglio
9 years ago
I'll add my praise, this is a great emulation on a lovely synth and I'll be keeping my eyes out for any more you want to post up! (I d/l-ed another of yours already!). Thanks!
Walker Farrell
10 years ago
I LOVE THIS ensemble, some of the phattest sounds I've heard Reaktor make.
Robert Wagendorfer
10 years ago
Robert Wagendorfer Very phat, various sounds, good to play! SOunds excellent! Thank you!
Stephen Gallagher
11 years ago
This is SO GREAT!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!
Brother Rafen
11 years ago
The only really annoying thing to me, is that the Voice Cards are far too detuned for me! I believe you can definitely achieve that famous Oberheim sound without detuning the voices THIS FAR. When i press the Auto-Tune button (thinking that would fix the problem) it doesn't do a thing..... Hmmm. Could you please help me out here Mr. ZooTook?
Brother Rafen
11 years ago
"Don't You, Forget About Me...." Did you know that the Scottish rock/synth band "Simple Minds" used the OBXa for alot of their songs? You can even see it in the music video for DYFAM Great emulation Mr. Took, another one to add to your collection of superb emulations. Also, you have beautiful (nearly Aturia-quality) GUIs Other than the sound, the GUI is what makes you feel like you're playing the real thing you know? KUDOS
Christopher Soulos
11 years ago
Unfortunately, just like the original! Well done.
David Swann
12 years ago
Much more interesting than most of the analogue style synths I've heard. Has real character.
Alexander Aliferis
12 years ago
Alot of the presets bring me back to the sound of the real thing. Nice Job!
michael huckaby
12 years ago
very nice indeed.
RICHARD CHRISTY
12 years ago
This thing is enormous :) It sounds very good.
Gianluca Peruzzi
12 years ago
ROMAN TOMASHEK VERY "GOD" SOUND.. GREAT. TANK YOU MAN
Ashley Marians
13 years ago
how can you not love an obie?
heinrich angel
13 years ago
Super Clone !!! The only Thing what I`ve changed. I put in a Switch to cancel the "Tunedrift". Because this was the Reason than I can´t play my Original on Stage. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!
Ryan Allen
13 years ago
great synth. great presets, must have
Richard Souther
13 years ago
I missed mine. Thank you so much! Great job!
Johan Runeson
14 years ago
Awesome looking, awesome sounding, the best set of presets I've seen on any ensemble so far. But, I get some annoying muted clicks or pops quite often when I play it, and it doesn't seem to be clipping on the output. Anybody else get this? (Using Reaktor 4 on a 2GHz PC.)
Jens Becker
14 years ago
This is really great stuff ! Must have taken weeks to get the panel right. Preset-Sounds are powerful with great variety. Thank you very much for sharing. Best wishes, keep on programming ...
ZooTooK
14 years ago
Stephen - I'll have a go a the VST issue. I never run it as VST and I'v heard some issues with other ensembles. You could try the instrument properties - make all knobs visible...
stephen fusco
14 years ago
The best looking and sounding synth I have downloaded sofar frankly it is better than the factory synths that came with Reaktor. The only problem is that as a DXi it crashes my Sonar 3.11 and as a VST it is impossible to get to all the nobs. I would love a DXI fix
Sean Buamann
14 years ago
This sounds grrrrreat, but it is a CPU HAWG !!! Gotta get a faster powerbook...
Larry Martin
14 years ago
no need for my analog ober this is the sh@# consider it right on the mark.thanks
jim jacobsen
14 years ago
very cool. Nice work.
Clifton Cameron
14 years ago
This is truly a blessing. Thank you for an amazing synth. Perfect 10. A +
John Kammeyer-Mueller
14 years ago
massive sound. very useful.
Norman Magnuson
14 years ago
Truly a very cool and useable synth ensemble! Thanks so much!!
Lutz Böhringer
14 years ago
It makes me crazzy ;-)
Mark Rennie
14 years ago
Absolutely fantastic!! Gobsmacked. Thank you so much.
Eugene Sajor
14 years ago
This thing is giving the Pro53 a run for it's money!!!
Wolf-Peter Bley
14 years ago
This one is nearly perfect!! 10 points without any question.
Artur Nowak
14 years ago
Whoever complains about Reaktor should really tell me, which other software allows to make things as beautifull as this one (except for real low level programming). Thank you ZooTooK! Another classic!
Caesar Garcia
14 years ago
Arturia will never come up with anything as close as this.
heath fedder
14 years ago
wow, this is INSANE. really. i cant believe how far reaktor has come.
Brian Forge
14 years ago
Excellent, this is outstanding...thank you!
Laurent Levesque
14 years ago
very nice work, thanks !
Robert Tucholke
14 years ago
Wonderful sound. Stereo panning - wow!
Simon Lowther
14 years ago
Amazing, wonderful! Someone has finally managed to have a go at the OB series! I sue the OB SEM supplied iin Reaktor 3 all the time. OBXa is great. Does anyone want to have a go at the Roland MKS80 Super Jupiter or Korg PS 3300 now!?
Caesar Garcia
14 years ago
I had to make another comment. This is the best Reaktor Ensmeble ever. I've owned and used Reaktor for 4 years and this is a very good day because you have made the ensemble that all future ensembles will be judged. Now make a Memorymoog!!!!
Caesar Garcia
14 years ago
Outstanding Ensemble!!!! A top 5 Reaktor Ensemble for all time. Thanks.
Evan Schiller
14 years ago
Great...!!!! Thank you!
David Tamura
14 years ago
Excellent!!!the stereo panning..FAT
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