Download a selection of instruments from the legendary Oberheim OB-Xa classic analogue synthesizer free here at Logic Cafe. These instruments are designed to be used in the EXS24 and EXSP24 instruments in Logic Pro and Logic Express
A giant amongst analogue synthesizers in the 1980's, the Oberheim OB-Xa analogue synthesizer became a familiar sound in many genres of popular music. There were originally 3 models to choose from giving the option of 4, 6 or 8 note polyphonic voice performance. The rich sound of the OB-Xa is credited to its use of the then new "Curtis" chipset, enabling a better 4-pole filter with switchable 12 or 24dB/oct slopes. The main difference between the OB-Xa and the OB-X is the ability to layer sounds giving the capacity for thick pads, punchy basses and a variety of effects. The OB-Xa did not ship with MIDI and had to be modified to sequence with MIDI hardware.
To add the Oberheim Oberheim DX instrument to your Logic Pro or Logic Express setup, click on the link to download the file containing the instrument and samples.
The main features of the Oberheim OB-Xa were:
- 4, 6 or 8 voice polyphony
- 120 patch memory
- 3 LFOs
- Sample and Hold
- Chord Memory
- Split keyboard facility
- Layer Mode
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