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Arturia Releases OB-Xa V

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Arturia OB-Xa V emulates the classic Oberheim OB-Xa polysynth and gives it a few modern twists.

French specialists in music gear Arturia just launched OB-Xa V. This new software instrument is based on the iconic synth OB-Xa, enhanced with groundbreaking features for an elevated sonic experience.

Applying their expert sound engineering to re-creating and updating an iconic synth, Arturia now offer an authentic software with soundscapes previously unexplored. Ideal for innovative musicians, synth programmers, and keyboardists who appreciate a fat, aggressive sound. Its versatility creates gratifying results in many distinct styles of music production. That makes it a valuable asset for producers and creators across multiple genres.

OB-Xa made music history on albums released by Prince, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, and Bon Jovi, and is most recognizable for appearing on Van Halen’s biggest hit, “Jump.” Contemporary musicians like Flume, Chrome Sparks, Calvin Harris, and Venetian Snares have also incorporated its energetic potential to enter a new musical dimension. OB-Xa V is here to offer the iconic sound in all its glory while opening up the instrument to more complex and satisfying creations.

Arturia OB-Xa V is certainly the most ambitious recreation of OB-Xa on the market so far. Its intuitive interface makes exploring its complex inner workings a joy.

Supercharged new features

Not only did Arturia recreate the spirit, the sound, and the features of the original instrument, but OB-Xa V has new functions that make it unique and open new sonic capacities:

  • Brand new stereo spread feature
  • 16 voice polyphony (double the original)
  • Arpeggiator
  • Huge unison
  • Four function generators
  • Embedded effect section
  • Over 400 deep, piercing presets

Launch Offer

To celebrate the launch of their most requested synth in recent years, Arturia is offering a launch deal at 149€/$149 for a limited time. Arturia users who have registered their products are rewarded with personal offers, too. Offer ends on June 9th. After that, the regular price will be 199€/$199.

For more information of OB-Xa V, visit Arturia online. And for more on Arturia’s other software instruments, read our review of Arturia V Collection 7.

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