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DAVE SMITH OPEN BOX DAVE SMITH INSTRUMENTS OBERHEIM OB-6 NEW $3,899

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161-163 ST GEORGES RD, FITZROY NORTH, VIC, 3068

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  • Manufacturer: DAVE SMITH
  • Model: OB6
  • Item Condition: NEW
  • ID: #102724

Description

DISCOUNTED OPEN-BOX STOCK, IN AS-NEW CONDITION. INCLUDES: UNIT POWER CABLE ONLY. CHECKED BY: STEVE (FITZROY).

The OB-6 is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between the two most influential designers in poly synth history, Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim. The OB-6 takes the classic bold Tom Oberheim sound with its true voltage-controlled oscillators, 2-pole filter, and amplifiers and adds modern enhancements such as studio-quality effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more. No other modern analogue poly synth can boast such a pedigree or such a massive, in-your-face sonic signature.

The OB-6 sound engine is inspired by Toms original SEM, the core of his acclaimed 4-voice and 8- voice synthesisers. It features two discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice with continuously variable waveshapes (sawtooth and variable-width pulse, plus a triangle wave on oscillator 2). The classic Oberheim-inspired 2-pole, state-variable, resonant filter provides low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and notch functionality. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analogue signal path.

The dual effects section provides studio-quality reverbs, delays (standard and BBD), chorus, flangers, and faithful recreations of Toms original phase shifter and ring modulator. While the effects themselves are digital, with 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution, a true bypass maintains a full analogue signal path.

Also present is X-Mod, which expands the tonal palette and makes it easy to create dramatic and unconventional sounds. Modulation sources are filter envelope and oscillator 2, both with bi-polar control. Destinations include oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, filter cutoff, and filter mode. The polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. You can create sequences polyphonically, with rests, and sync to an external MIDI clock. The full-featured arpeggiator can be synced to external MIDI clock as well. Unison mode features configurable voice count (1-6 voices), chord memory, and key modes.

The knob-per-function front panel puts virtually all OB-6 functions at your fingertips. Included are 500 permanent factory programs and 500 rewritable user programs. Turning on the Manual button enables live panel mode, in which the sound of the OB-6 switches to its current front panel settings. In this state, what you see is what you hear.

This analogue powerhouse is packed into a four-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, making it perfect for stage or studio.

Features

6-Voice Polyphonic Analogue Synthesiser
Full-sized, semi-weighted, 4-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
Backlit pitch and mod wheels
Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program (1 to 12 semitones up and down)
Transpose controls for an 8-octave range
Hold switch latches held notes on
Polyphonic portamento
Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all six voices, chord memory, and key modes
Manual switch: when on, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear
Two discrete VCOs per voice
Continuously variable wave shape (sawtooth and variable-width pulse, plus triangle on oscillator 2) per oscillator
Pulse width per oscillator
Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2
Square wave sub-octave generator (oscillator 1) per voice
Low frequency mode (oscillator 2)
Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator 2)
Oscillator detune amount for increased tuning instability, from subtle to extreme
Oscillator 1 amount
Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount
Oscillator 2 amount
White noise amount
Two-pole, resonant, filter per voice with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and notch functionality inspired by the original
Oberheim SEM filter
Bi-polar filter envelope amount
Velocity modulation of envelope amount
Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
Velocity modulation of envelope amount
Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
Velocity modulation of envelope amount
Five wave shapes: sine, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold)
Clock sync (internal or external MIDI clock)
Mod destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, oscillator 1 and 2 pulse width, filter cutoff, filter mode, amp
Aftertouch source: channel (mono) aftertouch with bi-polar amount
Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, LFO amount, amplifier envelope amount, filter envelope amount, filter mode
Master clock with tap tempo
BPM control and display
MIDI clock sync
Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests
Stereo analogue distortion
Dual, 24-bit, 48 kHz digital effects, including: reverb (room, hall, plate, spring), delay (full bandwidth digital delay and emulated bucket brigade), chorus, flanger, phase shifters, and ring modulator
True bypass maintains fully analogue signal path when digital effects are off
Full-sized, semi-weighted, 4-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
Backlit pitch and mod wheels
Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program (1 to 12 semitones up and down)
Transpose controls for an 8-octave range
Hold switch latches held notes on
Polyphonic portamento
Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all six voices, chord memory, and key modes
Manual switch: when on, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear
500 user and 500 factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs each
Direct program access, including single-button access to the current set of 10 programs
Left/mono and right audio outputs (2 x 1/4 phone jack)
Headphone output (stereo, 1/4 phone jack)
MIDI in, out, and thru ports
USB for bidirectional MIDI communication
Filter cutoff expression pedal input
Volume expression pedal input
Sustain footswitch input
Sequencer start/stop foot switch input
IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz; 30 watts maximum power consumption
Size: 80.7 cm x 32.3 cm x 11.7 cm
Weight: 9.5 kg

Store Information

THE HISTORY OF MANNYS

When you shop at Mannys you don’t just get the gear, you get the knowledge and expertise of 25 years of experience as one of Australia’s most influential independent music retailers.

In the beginning…

After managing the Allan’s city store for 10 years, an ambitious Manny Gauci-Seddon decided to open his own music store. He wanted his shop to uphold the values of true support and after-sales service, and to form genuine ongoing relationships with his customer base. The trends of the industry at that time were pointing to more of a disposable, corporate mentality and so in the early years he set out to make a name for himself as a serious independent alternative.

The first store was a funky shop in Smith Street, Collingwood in 1991. By 1998 Manny had outgrown this store and saw the need to focus more on the upcoming computer based recording revolution. He established an address in Johnson St Fitzroy as the arts were booming on the north side of the city. In the same year the opportunity came to acquire a business on Chapel St – the Revolver Music Gallery. With a two store operation Manny was now making the difference he set out to 7 years earlier. The Mannys brand was known for knowledge and service, with the staff greatly sought after for their experience. Unlike the other major players, the focus was not just on sales but also on the process of making music.

When the opportunity came to consolidate into one superstore, the North Fitzroy address seemed perfect for the move. Manny wanted to expand his customer base to include more of the musicians turning to the internet due to the lacklustre service of his competitors. He took the best from both stores and moved his operation to the hub of music and musicians just north of the city.

In November 2016 Mannys was sold to SoundBay Pty Ltd, the operator of Australia’s largest DJ and production retailer, Store DJ. While the essence of Mannys Music will always exist, our mission for Mannys Music moving forward is to ensure that we continue to build the ultimate experience for our customers online or in store. Our sales staff remain knowledgeable, professional musicians first and sales people second. Mannys Music gives you one hub to purchase all of your gear, and if we don’t have it, we’ll try our hardest to get it for you.

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