Two incarnations of an analog dream


At winter Namm 2016 Tom Oberheim and Dave Smith rather surprisingly released the OB-6, a six voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with a 4 octave key bed. Some immediately requested for a desktop module, and yesterday it “suddenly” appeared.

A couple of weeks ago I was allowed to play the OB-6 at the local trumpet store (last year I played the Sub 37) and I was quite impressed. During the last couple of years, after many years working with digital synths stuffed with plenty of parameters, I learned that a good piece of analogue craftsmanship with a limited set of features can overrule the digital ones at least when it comes to traditional subtractive sounds. I hope I can play the Minimoog Model D as soon it is available for resellers.