GForce Oberheim SEM, perfect £30 plug-in of a 1974 gem, made with Tom and Marcus

In 1974, lunar modules were landing in quick succession on the moon – and the Synthesizer Expander Module (SEM-1) landed here on Earth. Developer GForce turned to creator Tom Oberheim and 80s Oberheim veteran Marcus Ryle for input on this one – and it shows. This is a unique, very analog-y feeling software instrument. It’s simple, elegant – and at 30 quid, a no-brainer.

The Oberheim OB-X8 is a beast – here are more sounds from it, straight-up

The OB-X8 was live in action at Berlin’s Superbooth – one big highlight was getting to see Dave Smith, Marcus Ryle, and team. But more sounds are coming out, as well.

Peter Kirn - May 19, 2022

Hands-on tour of the Oberheim OB-X8 architecture, feature by feature, with Francis Preve

The first new Oberheim instrument in 35 years is something special. So let’s get an exclusive tour of what this instrument is like to play — from one of the people who programmed some of its new sounds. And yes, we’ve got sound samples.

Francis Preve - May 10, 2022

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