Desktop Version of Tom Oberheim/Dave Smith Synth Collaboration to Ship in Early Fall
The essence of OB-6’s vintage sound is its discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) and discrete,
state-variable filter, both based on the classic Oberheim SEM (the core of Tom Oberheim’s acclaimed 4-voice and
8-voice synthesizers). Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path. Said Tom Oberheim: “The
desktop module sounds every bit as good as the OB-6 keyboard because, on the inside, it’s exactly the same — the
same VCOs, VCFs, and VCAs and the same big, in-your-face SEM sound that people have always loved.”
The module weighs approximately 13 lbs (5.9 kg) and measures 20.75” L x 7.8” W x 4.4” H (52.0 cm x 19.8.cm x
About Dave Smith Instruments LLC
Launched in 2002, Dave Smith Instruments LLC is helmed by legendary musical instrument designer and
Grammy® award winner Dave Smith. Dave’s many accomplishments include the creation of the Prophet-5—the
world’s first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer—and his legacy as the primary driving force behind MIDI
(Musical Instrument Digital Interface).
Dave Smith Instruments LLC’s products are used by an ever-growing roster of well-known musicians and are
available from music retailers worldwide. Instruments include the Prophet-6, Pro 2, Prophet 12, Prophet ‘08, Mopho
x4, and the Tempest analog drum machine. Dave Smith Instruments LLC is based in San Francisco, where the
instruments are also manufactured. For more information, visit www.davesmithinstruments.com.
About Tom Oberheim
The creator of the world’s first commercially available polyphonic synthesizers, Tom Oberheim has been responsible
for some of the most acclaimed and sought-after electronic instruments ever. These include the original Oberheim
4-voice and 8-voice synthesizers, the OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8, as well as the Matrix 12 and Expander. After a
hiatus from instrument design, Tom is once again building synthesizers through his company, Marion Systems.