Friday, November 3, 2023


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Another software synthesizer from GForce has landed, it's the officially endorsed Oberheim OB-X. It runs native on Apple Silicon Mac and it requires MacOS 10.13. For full compatibility details see

The most important question has finally been answered, how does it sound?

I go to great extremes to have a lot of analog mixing options in my studio using real hardware instead of plugins, but when it comes to software synthesizers, I'm sold. This new Oberheim from GForce is juicy and delicious sounding. The bass tones are fat as can be, the high frequencies are smooth as silk and the mids are rich and full of character. 

Here are just a few of the features listed on the GForce web site:

  • Fully-scalable UI
  • Powerful Preset Browser
  • Over 400 presets
  • Augmented with vast modulation options
  • Chord mode with scales
  • Arpeggiator
  • Chorus, Delay and Reverb effects
  • Monophonic, polyphonic, legato and unison trigger modes
  • Per-voice-pan for wide stereo sounds
  • Programmable Aftertouch and expanded Velocity controls 


GForce has a demo version of the OB-X so you can check it out on your PC or Mac before you buy it. The trial version is limited to 6 hours of use or 7 days whichever is shorter. Patch access also has restrictions. Using the demo is an excellent way of testing your PC to see if you have enough horsepower to do this synthesizer justice. 


I have become a big fan of GForce Software synthesizers, they bristle with features and back them up with great sound, which in this case is one of my favorites from Oberheim. 

I recommend you get on over to the GForce Software site, get registered and give the Oberheim OB-X demo a test drive. By registering on their mail list you'll get email updates about sales where you can score this software for a lot less than the regular list price. 

The OB-X from GForce is ready to embellish your next synth masterpiece with big sound without sucking up too much of your hard earned pay. 

Good Music To You! Thanks for reading High on Technology

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