Arturia Releases OB-Xa V — AudioTechnology
Arturia launches OB-Xa V, a software instrument based on the iconic synth OB-Xa, enhanced with new features for an elevated sonic experience.
Applying their expert sound engineering to recreating and updating an iconic synth, Arturia now offer an authentic software with soundscapes previously unexplored. Ideal for innovative musicians, synth programmers, and keyboardists who appreciate a fat, aggressive sound, its versatility creating gratifying results in many distinct styles of music production.
OB-Xa made music history on albums released by Prince, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, and Bon Jovi, and is most recognisable for appearing on Van Halen’s biggest hit, ‘Jump’.
Contemporary musicians by the likes of Flume, Chrome Sparks, Calvin Harris, and Venetian Snares have also incorporated its energetic potential to enter a new musical dimension. OB-Xa V is here to offer the original sound in all its glory while opening up the instrument to more complex sound design.
OB-Xa V by Arturia is the most ambitious recreation of OB-Xa on the market so far. Its intuitive interface makes utilising its complex inner workings a joy.
Supercharged new features
Not only did we recreate the spirit, the sound and the features of the original instrument, but we also added new special functions to make it unique and open new sonic capacities:
- Brand new stereo spread feature
- 16 voice polyphony (double the original)
- Huge unison
- 4 function generators
- Embedded effect section
- Over 400 presets