OB-Xd is based on the Oberheim OB-X. It attempts to recreate its sound and behavior, but as the original was very limited in some important ways, a number of things were added or altered to the original design.
OB-Xd was designed to sound as good and as rich as the original. It implements micro random detuning. Also, like many synths of the OB-X's generation, the OB-Xd has no internal effects so its sounds and textures can be greatly enhanced by the use of additional processing like chorus, reverb, delay, etc.
Standalone app requires MIDI keyboard.
More than 1.400 new presets.
Presets and banks manager.
OB-Xd desktop 2.x FXB and FXP import and export.
iCloud Drive support.
Ratings and Reviews
Sound is a 5 , interface .....
Would be fantastic to use skins similar to the VSTi version...layout needs fixing to be nice , also fitting in au3 windowed space better would be great. Needs midi keyboard would be best added to the pics too btw . That said I love the sound engine , the vsti is one of my all time favorites coming from a person who’s used them since model e .
Thanks for the most recent update!
The new scrollable UI is far superior to what we had before.
I haven’t had the chance to fully get dirty with this synth but it looks promising, is not too expensive and is AUV3, that’s mostly enough for me to spend a few bucks on an iOS synth.
The little I’ve used it, I’ve enjoyed the sound too! Now that the controls are far better I will use it a lot more (I’m an iPhone user and the previous UI was a little too tiny to be conveniently set). It would be a blessing if we could also zoom in a little bit, enabling us to use the AUV3 in portrait mode on iPhone on apps such as AUM. This would be massive!
A little heads up about a bug: turning a knob Downwards doesn’t seem to affect the UI Window however turning it upwards does and acts as a drag on the interface. Workaround: touch screen with another finger to keep screen position locked while changing knobs.
Hopefully this little detail can be fixed?
I can’t see a keyboard on the regular app, but I only use AUV3 so to me this is irrelevant (although it did use to have before if I recall correctly, dev it might be a good idea to not remove it from the standalone app (in case you did, I’m not sure)).
Its not too visible on an iPhone so you really depend on presets... but It’s really more of the same as other synths out there.. and if you scroll through the presets you’re gonna find that there are a bunch of patches that are so similar that you’ll wonder if all they did was do a minor tweak to the same patch and save it over and over as a different patch with every other minor tweak. The high number of patches was the selling point for me, so you can see why this upsetting.
Also the patch list menu will get you frustrated when you have to jump back into the patch list with every selection since it disappears after every selecting each patch and just driving you to say “ to heck with this “
I’m not sure if it’ll ever get used in this current state. Too bad because I was really hoping to like it.
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- Jorge Reales
- 20.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 discoDSP
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