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Anticipation
« on: January 21, 2016, 12:15:40 PM »
Now that I think about it, that "Portamento" hint that Chris gave us was an excellent choice.  It signaled an outside influence on DSI.  We actually were getting close to an Oberheim-ish conclusion.

It's early, but I won't hesitate to say I'm onboard for this one.  I'm very impressed with the sound.  Dave said it himself: "It sounds completely different than a Prophet 6".
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 12:26:37 PM »
The sound is indeed very very nice. Just imagine what a four pole state variable multi-mode filter could bring to the table when combined with modern modulation features. There are lots of sonic potential in these classic circuit designs.

I have the feeling that some people reacted with loud wows at the announcement of Prophet-6 whereas OB-6 sounds almost better but is a now well established concept and hence not as new. Wonder if OB-6 will get more or less press attention than Prophet-6 got?

Anyway, I really like the sound of OB-6. Certainly sold but not buying!
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 12:34:20 PM »
That's what it comes down to.  If some one is wondering what's the big difference between the Prophet-6 and the OB-6, it's primarily the sound.  I think there's a more substantial tonal difference between the P-6 and the OB-6 than between the P-6 and the P'08.  I mean, I've only heard two videos so far, but already the difference is clear to my ears.  Surely, this will effect P6 sales.

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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 12:38:36 PM »
The sonic impact of state variable filters. Simple as that! We need more advanced filters in modern day synthesizers.
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2016, 01:10:17 PM »
Your point is proven.  But I've never used an Oberheim filter, so I've got some learning to do.

Re: Anticipation
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 01:49:56 PM »
What we all have been waiting for: https://youtu.be/yUb5FO4jO90?t=14s
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 01:55:15 PM »
Just heard this little demo: https://soundcloud.com/davesmithinstruments/ob-6-filter-delight

Amazing, it has a completely different sheen and air to it compared to the Prophet-6. Really luxurious sound.

Re: Anticipation
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 01:55:27 PM »
Shipping next month.

Re: Anticipation
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 01:59:47 PM »
Gotta save up fast! ;-)
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 02:18:52 PM »
Great thing is - if you've got a Pro-2, you get both filters (SEM from OB-6 and SSM-style from Prophet-6) - which is itself prescient!
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 02:37:48 PM »
Was this posted already? It's magical to me anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdnh0C3UpRQ

Re: Anticipation
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 03:01:33 PM »
The look does remind me of the Access Matrix programmer, in a not-so-subtle way:
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 03:23:22 PM »
Don't need the keyboard at all so I'll wait for the module.

Re: Anticipation
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2016, 07:13:54 PM »
Dunno if that is of any help, but since there have been various comments on here and elsewhere about the relationship between the Prophet-6 and the OB-6, I created a table based on the specs.
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2016, 07:44:54 PM »
Dunno if that is of any help, but since there have been various comments on here and elsewhere about the relationship between the Prophet-6 and the OB-6, I created a table based on the specs.

This is great work, thank you.

Filter mode as a modulation destination is nifty.
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2016, 10:03:35 PM »
Dunno if that is of any help, but since there have been various comments on here and elsewhere about the relationship between the Prophet-6 and the OB-6, I created a table based on the specs.

Great work, Paul.  I haven't had a chance to study the specs.  Now I can print this out and go through them.  Thanks very much.
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2016, 07:11:30 AM »
Glad to be of help.

Here's another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drhV9H47ZJI
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Re: Anticipation
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2016, 09:34:09 AM »
I think it sounds and looks brilliant. But yet again, I see they scrimped on the keyboard length. Why not 61 keys? I don't buy the 'easily portable' nonsense. :-(
Always a fly in the ointment. Also, they should have done an 8 voice. The first person to recreate an OBX-a or OB-8 will clean up Although, this does sound excellent and I think will sell better than the Pro 6.
If this was 8 voice and 61 key, I would be getting it. No doubt about it.
Hope this 'form factor' does not hinder every synth they put out from now on.
I didn't want to be negative, it just seems such a waste that they worked together on this and limited themselves to the pro 6 form factor and voice count.

Re: Anticipation
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2016, 11:21:44 AM »
i'd be more worried about the lack of modulation rather then the lack of keys.

Re: Anticipation
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2016, 11:22:19 AM »
Although it does sound rather nice.