IK Multimedia gives away Oberheim emulator, Syntronik OXa

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IK Multimedia is giving away Syntronik OXa, a software instrument which faithfully emulates the classic sounds of two analogue synths by Oberheim. Music-makers that subscribe to the brand’s newsletter can download this for free from 3 June to 17 June.

Syntronik OXa packs a sound library of 6500 samples and 126 instruments – all based on the timeless Oberheim OB-X and OB-Xa polyphonic synths.

Its OB-X voice packs two oscillators that can be independently set to either sawtooth or square, and fed into an Oberheim 2-pole low-pass filter. Like the original, this emulation is equipped with cross-modulation capabilities that allow its oscillators to achieve inharmonic saturation and signature bell-like FM tones.

In keeping close to the source material, the OB-Xa voice swaps out the cross-modulation feature for a pitch envelope control, for brass-like attack scoops.

Present for both voices is the signature unison mode, which gives you up to 16 oscillators and 8 filters to be stacked into a single, gloriously dense monophonic voice – akin to the brass-like intro of Van Halen’s Jump.

OXa is designed to operate through IK Multimedia’s Syntronik plug-in – which packs additional capabilities such as 4-part multis and splits, arpeggiators and more. A free edition of Syntronik is also downloadable.

Hear the Syntronix OXa in action here:

Syntronik OXa supports Mac and Windows platforms, with VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX formats running at 64-bit.

Learn more about Syntronik OXa at ikmultimedia.com

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