New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

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New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:51 am

Redonculous new clone of the OB-X! Abstrakt were already cloning the cards, so great to see a standalone version finally out.


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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by Divinital » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:27 am

At least it's a "based on" and not a direct clone down to the font and UX :)

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:32 am

Divinital wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:27 am
At least it's a "based on" and not a direct clone down to the font and UX :)
Also worth noting--pretty commendable all considering:

"Tom Oberheim of tomoberheim.com and Oberheim Electronics is aware of our plans to market an OB-X-centric synth. We asked permission and he did not have any reservations with our plans and said good luck! We have also offered a royalty per unit but there was no interest. However, even though the VS-1 is by nature a boutique offering and won't break any sales records, we will indeed be paying a royalty in deference to the original design."

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by 3hands » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:12 pm

Oh my...
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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by DesolationBlvd » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:49 pm

Oof, today was rough. First the Pro 3 leak had me doubting my purchase of the Matriarch, until I realized Pro 3 doesn't have all those patch points or that glorious analog delay.

This, however, has made me feel like a fool for buying an OB-8. This thing's based on the thicker sounding OB-X, and then adds the other modes of the state variable filter, then comes in about a thousand bucks cheaper (although as a rack unit instead of a keyboard). At least the OB-8 has...triangle wave available on the VCOs and a 4-pole mode, and lets me use a DSX.

I'm still happy to see this, another player in the premium rack poly market alongside the Black Corporation instruments.

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by tenembre » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:33 pm

15 alt tunings...more info needed (full tuning on any key (ie not limited to 12 note octaves)? Editable on unit? MTS dump in/out?), but this could be my new poly.

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Post by Divinital » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:49 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:32 am
Divinital wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:27 am
At least it's a "based on" and not a direct clone down to the font and UX :)
Also worth noting--pretty commendable all considering:

"Tom Oberheim of tomoberheim.com and Oberheim Electronics is aware of our plans to market an OB-X-centric synth. We asked permission and he did not have any reservations with our plans and said good luck! We have also offered a royalty per unit but there was no interest. However, even though the VS-1 is by nature a boutique offering and won't break any sales records, we will indeed be paying a royalty in deference to the original design."
That is a great thing to read and should be an industry standard for handling these kinds of things. They have a new fan!

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by leeski » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:53 pm

good stuff :love:
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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by tobb » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:06 pm

Awesome,the demo's sounds massive,damn,great designed rack.

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by tron23 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:51 pm

Wonderful rack module, stunning work. :woah:

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by shaft9000 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:17 pm

the kit is pricey as kits go, but damned tempting - especially at the early-bird price of 900USD
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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by pelican » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:07 pm

Nice, but the horror stories on these Avalon’s gonna make me stay away
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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by Licudi » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm

pelican wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:07 pm
Nice, but the horror stories on these Avalon’s gonna make me stay away
Zero personal interest in 303s so missed the scuttlebutt. Like the sound of the VS-1 but should I be wary of Abstrakt?

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by GrantB » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:36 pm

shaft9000 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:17 pm
the kit is pricey as kits go, but damned tempting - especially at the early-bird price of 900USD
The only thing I'm aware of that's comparable is the Black Corp polysynths, and those kits PCB sets are also around 900 without the case and front panel.

My question is where am I supposed to get that many 3080s?

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by GrantB » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:36 pm

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by pelican » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:11 pm

Licudi wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm
pelican wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:07 pm
Nice, but the horror stories on these Avalon’s gonna make me stay away
Zero personal interest in 303s so missed the scuttlebutt. Like the sound of the VS-1 but should I be wary of Abstrakt?
Idk, bunch of people posting their Avalon’s broke, super tough to get in touch to have them fixed or have to wait forever just from threads I’ve seen ...not firsthand experience
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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by Licudi » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:24 pm

pelican wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Idk, bunch of people posting their Avalon’s broke, super tough to get in touch to have them fixed or have to wait forever just from threads I’ve seen ...not firsthand experience
Hmmm, thanks. That's unfortunate. Obviously customer support will be crucial on something as complex as this.

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by sduck » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:41 pm

shaft9000 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:17 pm
the kit is pricey as kits go, but damned tempting - especially at the early-bird price of 900USD
The early bird ones are long gone. Even with a poke from some friends earlier today I missed it. Now the kits are 995$. (I still bought one)
GrantB wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:36 pm
My question is where am I supposed to get that many 3080s?
Both synthcube and modularaddict have them.

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by GrantB » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:27 pm

sduck wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:41 pm

Both synthcube and modularaddict have them.
Thanks, I only checked synthcube and they are currently out of stock.

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:23 pm

Divinital wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:49 pm
Sir Ruff wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:32 am
Divinital wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:27 am
At least it's a "based on" and not a direct clone down to the font and UX :)
Also worth noting--pretty commendable all considering:

"Tom Oberheim of tomoberheim.com and Oberheim Electronics is aware of our plans to market an OB-X-centric synth. We asked permission and he did not have any reservations with our plans and said good luck! We have also offered a royalty per unit but there was no interest. However, even though the VS-1 is by nature a boutique offering and won't break any sales records, we will indeed be paying a royalty in deference to the original design."
That is a great thing to read and should be an industry standard for handling these kinds of things. They have a new fan!
Thankfully being decent is still appreciated by some...
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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by cranleigh » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:35 am

Backed this (DIY kit). Sounds very good and he's paying attention to all the right details (components, analogue envelopes etc.) If it makes the $160k goal, that chorus circuit could be very tasty.
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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by nectarios » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:16 pm

Best sounding thing I've heard in ages.

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by galaxie » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:33 am

So many re-birth of vintage synths, without maintenance issues. Such a wonderful time we are in.

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by chipaudette » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 am

What is the connection between this and Old Crow's crOwBox?? The form-factor is so close, I assume that there's some connection?

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Re: New Oberheim OB-X clone from Abstrakt Instrument

Post by Sir Ruff » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:31 pm

chipaudette wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 am
What is the connection between this and Old Crow's crOwBox?? The form-factor is so close, I assume that there's some connection?

Chip

None. Different folks and different designs. Old Crow’s cards were not 1:1 clones. His was also only DIY.

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