NAMM 2016 Highlights: Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Analog Synthesizer

In this video, we visited the Dave Smith Instruments booth at the popular NAMM trade show to a get a first-hand look at the full-featured OB-6 polyphonic analog synthesizer.

Taking place every year at the Disney Convention Centre in Anaheim, California, the NAMM show serves as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound, and lighting. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages and set the stage for world-renowned brands to showcase ground-breaking and innovative products that will inspire musicians across the coming year and beyond.

In this video, we visited the legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner Dave Smith at the DSI booth to a get a first-hand look at the impressive OB-6 polyphonic analog synthesizer developed in collaboration with renowned audio engineer Tom Oberheim. The new 6-voice OB-6 synthesizer delivers an all-analog signal powered by a sound engine inspired by Tom Oberheim’s classic SEM circuits from the 1970s. This prestige instrument features two voltage-controlled oscillators, a sub oscillator, a state-variable filter, continuously variable waveshapes, 64-step polyphonic step sequencer, dual digital effects engines, a full-featured arpeggiator, and more. The OB-6 delivers a powerful sonic signature that will boost your music to new heights.

 


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