discoDSP takes control of the free OB-Xd plugin synth and pledges to improve it

Oberheim-style sounds for nothing.
Oberheim-style sounds for nothing.

Already acknowledged as one of the best free plugin synths in the market, the OB-Xd is now being looked after by discoDSP. The company has said that it plans to "make it better", while also pledging that it will remain a freeware product.

The synth takes inspiration from the Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 synths, though it goes beyond them in certain areas.

If you don't already own the OB-Xd, we'd recommend that you grab it from the discoDSP website. It's available for PC, Mac and Linux.

Ben Rogerson

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.