Oberheim is back with OB-X8, combining three 1980s legends into one analog polysynth

Do call it a comeback. Oberheim returns to the world of synthesizers – both for those who love the name, and a new generation discovering it for the first time. And the instrument to mark the occasion is an 8-voice dream synth. So for those deciphering the teasers and leaks, yes, the OB-X8 builds on […]

Dave Smith himself tours the Prophet-5 in a six-part series, one year later

Who better to revisit Prophet history – and its latest iteration – than the synth legend and Sequential founder himself, Dave Smith? Dave’s got a six-part series on the instrument, and… I’m writing this right next to one of the 1978 original designs if anyone has an idea for what to do with it in the next couple of days!

Peter Kirn - November 16, 2021

Sequential’s Take 5 poly, revealed: a compact $1299 synth with the Prophet 5 filter

It’s the Sequential polysynth for the rest of us – the same resonant analog filter as on the Prophet-5 Rev 4, plus a premium keybed and features, but a compact size and US$1299 price.

Peter Kirn - August 23, 2021

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