The shot appears to have been taken in the Oberheim manufacturing facility, where the OB-X8 modules are now rolling off the production line.
Like its keyboard sibling, the desktop version is an eight-voice synth that features an all-analogue signal path with discrete VCOs, VCAs, and filters. You get the same knob-per-function control panel, and the arpeggiator and keyboard split/double functionality is also here, ready to be called on when you plug in a MIDI controller.
“The OB-X8 desktop module provides a great opportunity for musicians with limited studio space to get into the classic Oberheim sound, heard on so many hit records over the past 45 years”, says Taiho Yamada, Head of Marketing for Oberheim. “And the combination of synthesis features from the original OB-series synths means that new sounds can be created that were not possible until now.”
The OB-X8 desktop module is available now priced at $3,499/£3,399. Find out more on the Oberheim website.