Arturia Releases OB-Xa V

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2020
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Arturia Releases OB-Xa V

Based on Oberheim’s legendary synth OB-Xa, their newest virtual instrument recreates the fat, aggressive sound while enhancing the tool with brand new features. 

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Applying their expert sound engineering to recreating and updating an iconic synth, Arturia now offer an authentic software with soundscapes previously unexplored. Ideal for innovative musicians, synth programmers, and keyboardists who appreciate a fat, aggressive sound. Its versatility creates gratifying results in many distinct styles of music production, making it a valuable asset for producers and creators across multiple genres.

OB-Xa made music history on albums released by Prince, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, and Bon Jovi, and is most recognizable for appearing on Van Halen’s biggest hit, ‘Jump’. Contemporary musicians by the likes of Flume, Chrome Sparks, Calvin Harris, and Venetian Snares have also incorporated its energetic potential to enter a new musical dimension. OB-Xa V is here to offer the iconic sound in all its glory while opening up the instrument to more complex and satisfying creations.

OB-Xa V by Arturia is the most ambitious recreation of OB-Xa on the market so far. Its intuitive interface makes utilizing its complex inner workings a joy.

OB-Xa V Features

  • Brand new stereo spread feature
  • 16 voice polyphony (double the original)
  • Modulation matrix
  • Arpeggiator
  • Huge unison
  • 4 function generators
  • Embedded effect section
  • Over 400 deep, piercing presets
  • Extension panel includes Mod Matrix, four Function Generators, and 3 busses with 9 effects each

Perfect integration

Arturia made it as easy as possible to use and enjoy the instruments in V Collection 7. They intuitively map with the Arturia KeyLab range and play nicely with other MIDI controllers too. You can use them in standalone mode, and in your preferred DAW. You can even play notes using your computer’s keyboard when you’re on the go!

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Arturia is offering a launch deal at 149€/$149 for a limited time. Arturia users who have registered their products are rewarded with personal offers. This offer ends on June 9th, 2020. The normal Street price is 199€/$199

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