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Title: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 02, 2016, 07:23:13 AM
This thread is especially for musical recordings of the OB-6.  Demos, of course, are also welcome.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 04, 2016, 10:15:53 AM
Darn it,  then send me my instrument and I'll get on it right away  ;D
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 06, 2016, 10:29:24 AM
https://www.instagram.com/peff/

Love the Oberheim sound, love the user interface (I own the prophet 6) so it only makes sense that I now have to own the OB-6. These sound clips only reaffirm that position ;)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: chysn on February 06, 2016, 12:03:31 PM
https://www.instagram.com/peff/

Love the Oberheim sound, love the user interface (I own the prophet 6) so it only makes sense that I now have to own the OB-6. These sound clips only reaffirm that position ;)

Geez, this thing sounds synthy. It's like eating a ten-pound steak wrapped in bacon.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 06, 2016, 06:43:39 PM
https://www.instagram.com/peff/

Love the Oberheim sound, love the user interface (I own the prophet 6) so it only makes sense that I now have to own the OB-6. These sound clips only reaffirm that position ;)

Those little snippets of sound really leave one hungry for much more.  I'll be glad when the OB-6 is finally in the hands of owners.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Fuseball on February 07, 2016, 01:23:28 AM
Some really unusual sounds I'm hearing from the OB-6 now. That formant effect from filter modulation I never expected. Still early days with regard to demos but it appear to does genuinely sound very different to previous DSI synths. Far more so than the P6.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: LeVo on February 07, 2016, 11:42:41 AM
^ Because its a ds built oberheim ?! ;D

Sounds grand!! Personally think the stripes are a bit tacky but can't wait to witness one for real. Hope there's a module.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Paul Dither on February 08, 2016, 10:10:40 AM
Another preview: https://soundcloud.com/syntheticthings/dave-smith-instruments-ob-6-sound-demo (https://soundcloud.com/syntheticthings/dave-smith-instruments-ob-6-sound-demo)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 08, 2016, 10:32:54 AM
Now there's an amount of sonic flexibility. 

I'm looking forward to hearing musical compositions with this instrument.  I'm convinced the OB-6 can make all the racket I would ever want, but I have a happy sense that it would excel in the domain of immense lush musicality.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 08, 2016, 11:06:27 AM
Personally I'm looking forward to any type of sound that can be generated using the controls that are designed to shape them. What is ''musical'' to one person may be noise to another (and vice versa) if not listened to in the broadest sense of the word. One can hear music in a strong wind or in the pistons of an engine if listening closely enough. I wouldn't like to define ultimately what is musical or not but I appreciate what I believe you are asking for Sacred Synthesis. At this point I am open to hear any of the possibilities that the OB-6 can do. Ideally big, lush and evolving pads but also I'm interested in hearing more of that dark oberheim tone that can sound ghostly but always ever present if you know what I mean. Perhaps a few demos with and without the effects to really appreciate the tone. At the end of the day, its the oberheim tone that interests me and I suspect many others. :)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 08, 2016, 11:59:01 AM
Personally I'm looking forward to any type of sound that can be generated using the controls that are designed to shape them. What is ''musical'' to one person may be noise to another (and vice versa) if not listened to in the broadest sense of the word. One can hear music in a strong wind or in the pistons of an engine if listening closely enough. I wouldn't like to define ultimately what is musical or not but I appreciate what I believe you are asking for Sacred Synthesis.

That's a discussion I would love to have, because I think there's a way to resolve the issue of the differences between sound, noise, and music without falling into the big dark relativistic pit.  But I've learned my lessons.  A synthesizer forum is no place to have serious philosophical discussions - even those limited to the topic of aesthetics.  The Internet is adverse to such things.  And that's the end of this for me.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 08, 2016, 12:18:02 PM
Personally I'm looking forward to any type of sound that can be generated using the controls that are designed to shape them. What is ''musical'' to one person may be noise to another (and vice versa) if not listened to in the broadest sense of the word. One can hear music in a strong wind or in the pistons of an engine if listening closely enough. I wouldn't like to define ultimately what is musical or not but I appreciate what I believe you are asking for Sacred Synthesis.

That's a discussion I would love to have, because I think there's a way to resolve the issue of the differences between sound, noise, and music without falling into the big dark relativistic pit.  But I've learned my lessons.  A synthesizer forum is no place to have serious philosophical discussions - even those limited to the topic of aesthetics.  And that's the end of this for me.

That's fair enough my friend. To be honest I wouldn't expect to use this forum to discuss in any great detail similarities or differences in musical philosophy when it comes to what can be defined as sound, noise or music. My simple point on this subject is that the differentiation between the three depends on the interpretation of the listener. One may choose to divide a line between each of the three and another may appreciate all three as being the same when it comes to defining what is music. Anyway, back to the subject of the OB-6, I really hope others choose to post many different recordings of the synth on this site. Then we can each take from them what we want for our own in terms of listening pleasure :)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: chysn on February 08, 2016, 12:21:39 PM
That's a discussion I would love to have, because I think there's a way to resolve the issue of the differences between sound, noise, and music without falling into the big dark relativistic pit.  But I've learned my lessons.  A synthesizer forum is no place to have serious philosophical discussions - even those limited to the topic of aesthetics.  The Internet is adverse to such things.  And that's the end of this for me.

Maybe it's too off-topic for the OB-6 topic, but nothing is too off-topic for the Off-Topic topic. And "big dark relativistic pit" is just too good a term to waste.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 08, 2016, 12:24:07 PM
It's just killing me, but I'm going to resist.  Anyway, please note my original post.  I made reference to music and demos, so that should be inclusive enough for all views.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 08, 2016, 12:33:57 PM
It's just killing me, but I'm going to resist.  Anyway, please note my original post.  I made reference to music and demos, so that should be inclusive enough for all views.

Personally I didn't think you needed to reference music ''and demos'' as I believe the term music should be inclusive enough as it is.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 08, 2016, 03:18:48 PM
That would be one point of view, and certainly the one that prevails here and seemingly among most synthesists.  But it isn't mine.  I speak as a musician who happens to play synthesizer.  If the synthesizer didn't exist, I'd still be a musician.

If I were to compose an organ fugue and some one were to call it "noise" or an organ "demo," rather than "music," I'd be rather insulted.  I write here in the presumption that, down deep, we all recognize the differences.

So, I would much prefer to hear the OB-6 perform a fugue than make noises, since for me there are stark differences.  Again, I'm confident that, in spite of these forum complexities, we all recognize the differences, even if talking about them is painful.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 08, 2016, 03:54:56 PM
That would be one point of view, and certainly the one that prevails here and seemingly among most synthesists.  But it isn't mine.  I speak as a musician who happens to play synthesizer.  If the synthesizer didn't exist, I'd still be a musician.

If I were to compose an organ fugue and some one were to call it "noise" or an organ "demo," rather than "music," I'd be rather insulted.  I write here in the presumption that, down deep, we all recognize the differences.

Well, I am a bass player that happens to play synthesizers also. It's not my primary instrument however. So I concur that if the synthesizer didn't exist, as you put it, I would still be a musician. In fact, one could argue if I didn't play bass but instead only used a computer and a mouse to score music (which I have done for film) I would still be a musician. At the end of the day the music being played is only a result of what is first imagined in our minds is it not? My original point really was to try to highlight that all sounds can be considered musical depending on the interpretation of the individual. I agree that most people will recognize the differences between different types of sounds (certainly the difference between an organ and what you might deem as noise (white/pink?) but to suggest that one type of sound is more musical than another boils down to the individual and what the individual is hearing. I don't believe that anyone, myself included of course, is an authority on what can be considered as music and what isn't.

I should add that, I have heard your music and I don't think anyone will confuse your lovely compositions done with the Prophet 08 and the Polyevolver as ''noise'' :)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 08, 2016, 04:13:08 PM
That would be one point of view, and certainly the one that prevails here and seemingly among most synthesists.  But it isn't mine.  I speak as a musician who happens to play synthesizer.  If the synthesizer didn't exist, I'd still be a musician.

If I were to compose an organ fugue and some one were to call it "noise" or an organ "demo," rather than "music," I'd be rather insulted.  I write here in the presumption that, down deep, we all recognize the differences.

So, I would much prefer to hear the OB-6 perform a fugue than make noises.  Again, I'm confident that, in spite of these forum complexities, we all recognize the differences, even if talking about them is painful.

Personally I must add that I don't find talking about the differences in sounds, or music in general, as painful. I try to encompass all types of music and whilst I have preferential tastes in some styles of music over others I recognize that when it comes to defining what is musical and what isn't it shouldn't be limited to one's taste.

On the subject of the OB-6, I know what I am hoping to hear from any music recordings that get made. I've had a sound in my mind when it comes to making music and I always found myself watching youtube clips of oberheims when programmed to make use of the dark tone it is capable of. Others want to hear how perfectly it can replicate 'jump' by van halen. I can't begrudge them of that of course, but each to their own ;)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: LeVo on February 09, 2016, 05:32:37 AM
Nice to hear some intelligent points of view as opposed to constant hand clapping :)

I don't think it's too off topic, tho seen as this is the "music"  thread maybe there should be an OB6 "sound" thread. I'm easy with either as long as we get hear some good stuff. :)

The darker toned soundscapey stuff is also my preference often not represented in favour of cheesy sync leads and funky basses. The p6 is capable of beautifully bleak tones with the right sweet spots but wasn't really shown off as much as the classic stuff.

I'd like to hear well programmed drones/scapes on synths to get a feel of what it can do and see less showing off up and down the scales (which is about something other than sound imo and mostly distracting) ;)

Carry on !! x
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: LeVo on February 09, 2016, 06:23:25 AM
Another preview: https://soundcloud.com/syntheticthings/dave-smith-instruments-ob-6-sound-demo (https://soundcloud.com/syntheticthings/dave-smith-instruments-ob-6-sound-demo)

Wicked stuff in here thanks !! shows some fragile/weird areas the p6 doesn't seem to cover ....

Cheers
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 09, 2016, 08:50:54 AM
Thanks LeVo. In addition to your soundcloud link here is a youtube video of the same sounds (note that the sounds and visuals are not in sync but neither were they intended to be as stated by synthetic things).

https://youtu.be/INVGg71aTUA
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 09, 2016, 09:15:32 AM
Nice to hear some intelligent points of view as opposed to constant hand clapping :)

I don't think it's too off topic, tho seen as this is the "music"  thread maybe there should be an OB6 "sound" thread. I'm easy with either as long as we get hear some good stuff. :)

The darker toned soundscapey stuff is also my preference often not represented in favour of cheesy sync leads and funky basses. The p6 is capable of beautifully bleak tones with the right sweet spots but wasn't really shown off as much as the classic stuff.

I'd like to hear well programmed drones/scapes on synths to get a feel of what it can do and see less showing off up and down the scales (which is about something other than sound imo and mostly distracting) ;)

Carry on !! x


I expect you have listened to this youtube video of the OB-6 before but just in case you haven't I'll post it here. When it comes to the darker tone of the oberheim sound that we have both referred to in this thread I think you will appreciate the big, dark, evolving sound from 2:08 to 5:26 in particular......

https://youtu.be/RFndmSO7OFo
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 09, 2016, 01:53:38 PM
Nice to hear some intelligent points of view as opposed to constant hand clapping :)

I don't think it's too off topic, tho seen as this is the "music"  thread maybe there should be an OB6 "sound" thread. I'm easy with either as long as we get hear some good stuff. :)

The darker toned soundscapey stuff is also my preference often not represented in favour of cheesy sync leads and funky basses. The p6 is capable of beautifully bleak tones with the right sweet spots but wasn't really shown off as much as the classic stuff.

I'd like to hear well programmed drones/scapes on synths to get a feel of what it can do and see less showing off up and down the scales (which is about something other than sound imo and mostly distracting) ;)

Carry on !! x

I agree,   Too many percentage of demos for newly arriving synths seem focus on the outskirts of what I'd consider musical.  Some being so far out there away from musical- that they actually frighten me away from the instrument.  I understand it can show capability in some cases.   But if I was interested in buying a Ferrari, it's a car first, and so  I'd probably be most interested in a test drive on a regular road for the greatest percentage of my test drive.  Not just power slides and 180mph.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: dsetto on February 10, 2016, 03:55:20 PM
Here's a link to a personal OB-6 test on soundcloud. It's an exploration of the filter applied to a single oscillator, with no effects or modulation.

https://soundcloud.com/dsetto4/ob-6-bandpassing (https://soundcloud.com/dsetto4/ob-6-bandpassing)

I tried to suss out what's unique to the OB-6 from the perspective of a simple sound and playing up-tempo arpeggios with a piano-like envelope.

The soundcloud compression degrades the recording significantly. (This is especially evident on the unfiltered parts.) Don't judge the OB-6's sound quality on this. My recording sounds terrific, without artifacts.

Does anyone have a suggestion of how to post higher quality audio?
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: chysn on February 10, 2016, 05:50:40 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion of how to post higher quality audio?

I don't know what you uploaded, but it does seem to make a difference (for the better) when uploading WAV files instead of MP3s.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Robot Heart on February 10, 2016, 06:44:37 PM
Soundcloud encodes all playback streams at 128 kbps, regardless of original file quality. The best you can do if you want higher quality audio is enable downloads and encourage listeners to download the demo in the track description; Soundcloud will provide the original file as the download.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Paul Dither on February 10, 2016, 07:05:40 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion of how to post higher quality audio?

I don't know what you uploaded, but it does seem to make a difference (for the better) when uploading WAV files instead of MP3s.

The safest way would be not to apply any dithering to the rendered file, as this is part of the conversion anyway. Delicate frequencies are going to be affected if the file ends up as a stream at 128 kbps either way though. So yeah, the best thing you can do is to enable the download option.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: dsetto on February 11, 2016, 08:58:32 AM
Great suggestions, all. Thanks. I've offered downloads. … The original recording was at 256kbps, and it lacks the soundcloud "warbly" compression artifacts. Lowering the original recording by 6db helped; if dithering was applied automatically I'll re-upload without it.

Wonderful conversation, by the way. So much positive growth over the years. Wonderful that we have a new old wine to decipher.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 11, 2016, 09:32:34 AM
Whilst I've highlighted my own personal preference to hear the darker tones of the oberheim sound shine through in any music demonstrations, here are some really nice vintage/classical oberheim based sounds from the OB-6.  :)

https://www.petermmahr.com/arrival-of-the-dsi-ob-6/#more-51688
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 11, 2016, 07:16:10 PM
These are the best OB-6 sounds I've heard so far.  Peter's Prophet-6 demos are excellent, also.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: peter m. mahr on February 11, 2016, 09:48:10 PM
Thank you! I am very glad that you both like my demos. Have to get back to work [more OB-6 sounds].

Cheers,
Peter
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 11, 2016, 10:07:23 PM
Peter, some of your demos have little fragments of music, often chord progressions, that are just superb.  They deserve to be the beginnings of pieces of music.  That's one of the reasons I so enjoy your demos - the music, as opposed to having to endure a cacophony of grating irritating noise.  Please do produce some more OB-6 and Prophet-6 recordings.  You have an eager audience.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Paul Dither on February 11, 2016, 10:42:07 PM
Thank you! I am very glad that you both like my demos. Have to get back to work [more OB-6 sounds].

Cheers,
Peter

Hi Peter! Good to see you here. Looking forward to hearing more too. Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: peter m. mahr on February 11, 2016, 10:59:15 PM
Thanks guys!

@ Sacred Synthesis - your feedback means a lot to me. Thank you.

@ Mike - Hai ;-)

Just listened to another OB-6 demo. The one from Peff. Very good! I wish I had the space and money right away, as the OB-6 is a perfect match to the Prophet-6.

Hope to get more demos done. But first I need to program some more patches and stop playing my favorites.

Peter


Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Paul Dither on February 11, 2016, 11:06:53 PM
Just listened to another OB-6 demo. The one from Peff. Very good! I wish I had the space and money right away, as the OB-6 is a perfect match to the Prophet-6.

That sort of confirms my thoughts after listening to all these OB-6 demos. The question doesn't seem to be whether one should get a P-6 or an OB-6. They seem to be built to complement each other.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: peter m. mahr on February 11, 2016, 11:47:51 PM
Indeed. That is my impression so far as well. Maybe that was the reason why they have gone for the SEM inspired 2-pole LPF (+HP, BP and Notch) instead of a 4-pole.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 12, 2016, 02:35:18 AM
Thank you! I am very glad that you both like my demos. Have to get back to work [more OB-6 sounds].

Cheers,
Peter

Hi Peter, if you get the chance to explore the darker tone of the OB-6 it would be greatly appreciated. Pads in particular. The pad sounds you have demonstated already are very nice indeed. Feel free to post any further sounds, recordings etc (however one wishes to define music ;) ) as you do have an audience here eager to hear them as confirmed by Sacred Synthesis. I'm also encouraged to hear your thoughts regarding the OB-6 being a complimentary synth to the prophet 6 which I own myself. I say this with a keen interest in adding the OB-6 to my set up. Hence my interest and subsequent questions/requests.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: lime22 on February 12, 2016, 04:30:47 AM
Hi Peter,

Thanks so much for the awesome work on the OB-6, really appreciate all your efforts - keep up the fantastic work!

https://www.petermmahr.com/arrival-of-the-dsi-ob-6/#more-51688

I'm really excited about the OB-6 and my initial impression is this DSI synth has "classic" written all over it. There is no doubt in my mind the OB-6 and Prophet-6 will live comfortably together in my studio each playing their distinct parts. . .

I will never sell my P-6 it's a keeper =)

Cheers.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 12, 2016, 05:16:24 AM
Hi Peter,

Thanks so much for the awesome work on the OB-6, really appreciate all your efforts - keep up the fantastic work!

https://www.petermmahr.com/arrival-of-the-dsi-ob-6/#more-51688

I'm really excited about the OB-6 and my initial impression is this DSI synth has "classic" written all over it. There is no doubt in my mind the OB-6 and Prophet-6 will live comfortably together in my studio each playing their distinct parts. . .

I will never sell my P-6 it's a keeper =)

Cheers.

I agree, and like yourself I will never sell the prophet 6. The userface encourages creativity and the sound is rich, warm and versatile. My only option therefore (and its not a bad one except for the money element) is to add the OB-6 which, based on the demos so far, seems a no brainer considering I like the oberheim sound and the userface of the prophet. :)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: peter m. mahr on February 12, 2016, 05:44:15 AM
This is very encouraging and appreciated. Thanks to all of you!

I will respond more detailed later on, however, for now I just would like to understand better what with the "dark side" is meant? Like for example this pad - https://soundcloud.com/petermmahr/dsi-prophet-12-cpm-soundset-6 or like this Prophet-6 pad in here -https://soundcloud.com/petermmahr/bertl-theme If neither of that is what you are interested, can you please send me a youtube link or anything else?

Thank you,
Peter
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 12, 2016, 10:26:04 AM
This is very encouraging and appreciated. Thanks to all of you!

I will respond more detailed later on, however, for now I just would like to understand better what with the "dark side" is meant? Like for example this pad - https://soundcloud.com/petermmahr/dsi-prophet-12-cpm-soundset-6 or like this Prophet-6 pad in here -https://soundcloud.com/petermmahr/bertl-theme If neither of that is what you are interested, can you please send me a youtube link or anything else?

Thank you,
Peter

Hi Peter, perhaps I should have elaborated more. My apologies. Rather than purely 'dark' in mood I was hinting more at what I refer to as the dark tone of the oberheim for want of a better description. Your demo of 'Aton Chor' displays an opening pad that is perhaps a good reference point and I absolutely love all things twin peaks and that applies also to your twin peaks pad on the P12. Earlier on this thread I posted two other examples, one from 'Synthetic things' and the other by 'Inhaltvideo'. The video by Synthetic things generally only demonstrates short sound design examples as presets for the OB-6 but, whilst I like the 'darker' tone and style of some of the sounds, most haven't been designed or played as pads which would have been nice to hear. The second example by Inhaltvideo gives perhaps the best example I can think of in terms of the 'dark' tone of the oberheim from 2:08 to 5:26 into the video. I've provided the link below so you can get an idea of what I mean. To be honest though, the music you have made so far is very nice as it is. So even if you provided more of the same you won't hear any complaints from me. :)

https://youtu.be/RFndmSO7OFo
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: peter m. mahr on February 12, 2016, 01:37:57 PM
Hi,

Tomorrow I hopefully will have the time to read the whole thread as I think I am missing a lot here. :-)

I have added a short demo of three sounds to my blog https://www.petermmahr.com/arrival-of-the-dsi-ob-6/ (https://www.petermmahr.com/arrival-of-the-dsi-ob-6/).

You can find the new demo right underneath demotrack #1 (which is on SoundCloud). The pad at the beginning starts with four chords dry followed by the same four chords with some bbd and a bit Chorus. I thought it might be of interest of how the OB-6 sounds w/o the internal EFX.

Well... and to me there is no doubt. Unfortunately not. It is not an either/or, it is like Paul posted on the previous page "They seem to be built to complement each other.". True.

Cheers,
Peter
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Paul Dither on February 12, 2016, 02:48:22 PM
Hi,

Tomorrow I hopefully will have the time to read the whole thread as I think I am missing a lot here. :-)

I have added a short demo of three sounds to my blog https://www.petermmahr.com/arrival-of-the-dsi-ob-6/ (https://www.petermmahr.com/arrival-of-the-dsi-ob-6/).

You can find the new demo right underneath demotrack #1 (which is on SoundCloud). The pad at the beginning starts with four chords dry followed by the same four chords with some bbd and a bit Chorus. I thought it might be of interest of how the OB-6 sounds w/o the internal EFX.

Very good one, especially in the beginning (without and with effects). That gives a fair impression.

Well... and to me there is no doubt. Unfortunately not. It is not an either/or, it is like Paul posted on the previous page "They seem to be built to complement each other.". True.

I know what you mean with "unfortunately." Dave is so mean to our wallets…
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: bobule on February 21, 2016, 02:53:34 AM
OB-6 recordings from me.

https://soundcloud.com/twoquietsuns

I really really wanted to keep it!
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Medibot4 on February 27, 2016, 09:48:46 AM
A review by Rozzer and a soundcloud demo of some interesting sounds/music from the OB-6.

http://www.rozzer.net/2016/02/27/dave-smith-instruments-ob6-review/
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Paul Dither on March 04, 2016, 10:23:14 AM
Funky OB-6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6GG7V7oGoQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6GG7V7oGoQ)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: peter m. mahr on March 10, 2016, 01:31:15 AM
These are not only great sounds it also a great performance by Lorenz. Double thumbs up. :-)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: wearekin on April 16, 2016, 02:34:39 AM
This thread has been incredibly helpful, its been great to see a combination of sound demonstrations and compositional applications of the synth.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: raffor on April 19, 2016, 12:17:02 PM
https://www.soundcloud.com/lesartsnouveaux/auf-nach-oberheim
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 27, 2016, 08:28:55 AM
The most substantial OB-6 demo so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjArgGTGhec
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Ruediger on April 27, 2016, 10:42:04 AM
I made a song with pure 100% OB-6! All tracks, including 6 tracks of drums, programmed in the OB-6. No external effects or plug ins are used:

https://soundcloud.com/r-diger-gaenslen/100percentob6
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: BobTheDog on April 27, 2016, 10:51:51 AM
The most substantial OB-6 demo so far:

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

Just sounds like something from the 70s to me;)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 27, 2016, 11:26:15 AM
The most substantial OB-6 demo so far:

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

Just sounds like something from the 70s to me;)

I thought so, too.  Well, that must have been the objective of the guy who made it.  But it certainly offers a good sense of the instrument in action.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 27, 2016, 11:30:27 AM
I'm thinking more and more that a Prophet '08 and an OB-6 would be a more redundant combination than a Prophet '08 and a Prophet-6, especially since I use the 2-pole setting on my P'08 much of the time. 
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: sofine on April 27, 2016, 12:45:41 PM
I made a song with pure 100% OB-6! All tracks, including 6 tracks of drums, programmed in the OB-6. No external effects or plug ins are used:

https://soundcloud.com/r-diger-gaenslen/100percentob6

Lovely sounds! Reminds me of Yazoo!

This is not helping my struggle between the P6 and OB6. I have the P6 but have been offered an OB6 as a swap  :-\

Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Ruediger on April 27, 2016, 01:00:16 PM
I made a song with pure 100% OB-6! All tracks, including 6 tracks of drums, programmed in the OB-6. No external effects or plug ins are used:

https://soundcloud.com/r-diger-gaenslen/100percentob6

Lovely sounds! Reminds me of Yazoo!

This is not helping my struggle between the P6 and OB6. I have the P6 but have been offered an OB6 as a swap  :-\
Thanks! I have both, also the P6. Very different beasts. For my taste I prefer the OB6. It's more vintage and the filter is more smooth. But also the P6 I like. Much better sounding than the P08, I used to have. Only my personal opinion of course.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 05, 2016, 10:24:13 PM
A nice meandering variety of sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dgyUpDDZnY
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 21, 2016, 04:22:32 PM
An OB-Xa/OB-6 comparison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPtYpjUWujM
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 26, 2016, 12:47:07 PM
Found this one today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXgHEDX0WHY&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXgHEDX0WHY&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: Paul Dither on May 26, 2016, 12:50:12 PM
This one's stunning: https://soundcloud.com/dave7758/dave-smith-ob6/comment-288256666 (https://soundcloud.com/dave7758/dave-smith-ob6/comment-288256666)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: magikroom on May 27, 2016, 01:24:04 AM
My attempt at the BladeRunner Lead Sound - https://soundcloud.com/magikroom/bladerunner-lead-on-the-ob6

Also, my first track using the OB6 - Used it for the intro EP sound and the Bass - https://soundcloud.com/magikroom/demento
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: DiscoDevil on June 02, 2016, 09:01:56 AM
Almost all sounds except bassline and drums are OB6.

https://soundcloud.com/discodevils/air-power
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Soundquest on June 06, 2016, 03:25:15 PM
 Spent the last few months just toying with the OB6,  so this is really my first meaningful song on done with it.    I midi'ed the PO8 and used that for the basic piano sound.  The OB6- I used the filter envelope set negative and x-mod to give a bit of an effect when keys are released.  The trumpet like sounds- bright pads , choir, voices, and bell like sounds and sweeps are all OB6.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/one-summer-night
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 08, 2016, 02:17:01 PM
This video offers a decent variety of OB-6 sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dgyUpDDZnY
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Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 22, 2016, 09:03:58 PM
This video is long, elaborate, and places the known strengths of the OB-6 in a musical context.

One thing I'm coming to appreciate in the OB-6 is that it produces many tones that would be excellent for left-handed arpeggio playing - tones that stretch from acoustic piano to electric piano to RMI-like to harpsichord-like timbres.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXgHEDX0WHY
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Shaw on June 24, 2016, 08:19:10 PM
... a short sample of the OB6 in action.   Bass, Drums and OB6 (2 different parts).  Far from finished, this is just a snippet... probably bass heavy in the mix right now (apologies for that)


Cheers
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on July 01, 2016, 08:45:09 PM
A long demonstration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqEM1yX4ou0
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Soundquest on August 06, 2017, 12:26:36 PM
All done with OB6- which is not to bad for pads too.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/eve-of-knowing
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Post by: Chimponaut on August 13, 2017, 02:40:21 PM
All sounds were created with the OB-6. Yes, even the drums. The mix sucks, might be bass heavy...My mixing skills aren't all that great so I usually don't do it except for demos and ruffs.

https://soundcloud.com/rotundness/once-againthe-ob6
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: sticknailey on August 18, 2017, 03:58:22 PM
I used the OB-6 on this song for a sweet verby lead and an arpeggiator.

https://soundcloud.com/user-488790640/mountain (https://soundcloud.com/user-488790640/mountain)
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Soundquest on August 19, 2017, 12:43:32 PM
sticknailey,

Pretty.  OB6 does have a soft side too.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Soundquest on October 01, 2017, 08:46:34 AM
I found the  Arturia Keystep sequencer to be a nice inexpensive "fix' for doing sequencing on synths that either lack a sequencer altogether or that do not offer transpose on the fly ability.  Used that here.  All OB6, except drums.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/checkpoint
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Post by: kidko on January 10, 2018, 08:03:59 AM
Thank you all for this thread! I'm shopping for a good price on a used desktop module and obsessively listening to any OB-6 audio I can find. This thread enlightened me to the great Peter M Mahr webpage on it where I could finally hear some sounds untainted by Soundcloud or YouTube.
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: RickyAntolini on January 23, 2018, 09:13:32 AM
Hi everyone, just got an ob6 a couple of days ago and loving the monster..
Here's some tracks i made exclusively on it, mostly layering 2/3 tracks on each:

https://soundcloud.com/ricky-antolini/sets/ob6

Good headphones are recommended not to miss the subtle details.
Anyway, hope you enjoy and keep checking as i will upload more.

ciao
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Post by: Check Mate on March 22, 2018, 09:44:55 AM
Here is a live Electro track I made at a synth meeting.
The pads are from the OB-6...it really makes the whole track shine:

https://soundcloud.com/check-mate-808/untiteled-live-performance-nerdlich-iv-synth-meeting-2018

Cheers
Title: Re: OB-6 Music
Post by: Tarekith on March 22, 2018, 05:12:22 PM
New ambient jam session on this rainy Thursday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYh9s3vmaFM