Obsession is a “deep and realistic” Oberheim OB-Xa VST plugin synth emulation

Another month, another Oberheim OB-Xa synth emulation. Following Arturia’s release of the OB-Xa V, Synapse Audio has launched Obsession.

Promising to be a “very deep, realistic emulation,” Obsession offers two oscillators, a switchable two/four pole low-pass filter, two ADSR envelope generators and two LFOs, all modelled from the original Oberheim hardware. A modulation matrix, two Step controls for rhythmic sequence creation and an effects chain (delay, reverb and chorus) add extra versatility.

Other features include Single/Dual/Split modes and support for MPE and NI’s NKS standard.

Obsession promises to recreate the “organic, lively sound” of a real analogue synth, with comprehensive control of each of the individual voices (you can choose between 8- and 16-voice boards). It comes with 420 presets and runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

Find out more and download a demo on the Synapse Audio website. Obsession costs £79.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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