Year of manufacture1979
Production period3(1979 – 81)
Waveforms2+2(Saw, Variable Pulse + PWM + Noise)
Features8(Portamento, Unison, Pitch-, Mod-Lever, Crossmodulation, Osc.-sync, Chord-Memory, Hold)
The Oberheim OB-x was not available on the market for very long, which gave it a certain legend status because of its collector rarity. Quite quickly it was replaced by the successor OB-xa. The synth series also had a hard time on the market next to the super successful Prophet 5 from Sequential Circuit. However, the synth could still make a place for itself in the music canon through its distinctive and thick sound that has evolved with the Ob-Xa.