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Arturia OB-Xa V Explained®

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  • Introduction & Overview 2:39

    Introduction & Overview

    Here, we begin with a look at the broad aspects and nature of the Arturia OB-Xa V, as well as a bit of history before digging further into this recreation of a storied polyphonic synthesizer.

  • The User Interface & Basic Operation 5:53

    The User Interface & Basic Operation

    In this video, we take a look at the main interface and general layout of the OB-Xa V so you have a good idea of its workflow and nature when we get into the specifics later.

  • The Main Panel Pt. 1 6:15

    The Main Panel Pt. 1

    Have a look at the OB-Xa V's main panel of synthesis, which is modeled faithfully on the original instrument and functions very similarly. We look at the Oscillators, Filter, and Envelopes sections.

  • The Main Panel Pt. 2 8:53

    The Main Panel Pt. 2

    In this video, we continue to look at the rest of the OB-Xa V's main panel sections.

  • Advanced Modulation 9:46

    Advanced Modulation

    In the Extended panel, the OB-Xa V gives you more options and features, such as greater control over modulation by creating simple or complex functions for parameters to follow. Plus, the Input Modulators can be hugely helpful in making sounds that can be as expressive and dynamic as possible.

  • The Effects 8:21

    The Effects

    At the end of any chain, it's always good to know there are some effects available to decorate the sound if desired. The OB-Xa V provides a great selection of effects to get your preset sounding perfect.

  • Preset Management & the Browser 7:53

    Preset Management & the Browser

    Here, we take a closer look through the Arturia OB-Xa V's browser and its wide selection of factory presets and more. Then, you'll learn how to add your own presets and organize them for future use.

  • OB-Xa V Sound Design Techniques 12:17

    OB-Xa V Sound Design Techniques

    Now that you have a strong grasp on all of the technical features of the OB-Xa V, explore some creative techniques used to get a unique sound out of your synth sound designs.

  • Sound Design Example: Bass 5:09

    Sound Design Example: Bass

    In this video, we'll go through a few examples of sound design from scratch, by making bass sounds that make use of the OB-Xa V's features, ending with a retro repeating bass.

  • Sound Design Example: Lead 8:27

    Sound Design Example: Lead

    Now see how to make some lead sounds that make use of the OB-Xa V's features, ending with a cool oscillator synced unison lead.

  • Sound Design Example: Pad 9:02

    Sound Design Example: Pad

    In this video, watch how to make some nice pad sounds that make use of the OB-Xa V's features, ending with a spacious, ambient sci-fi sound preset.

  • Review & Conclusion 5:29

    Review & Conclusion

    At this point, you've covered the technical aspects of the OB-Xa V and creatively implemented that knowledge with some exploration into sound design. We'll now sum things up with a quick recap and I'll give a few comments to see you on your way to making fantastic sounds with this awesome instrument!

Product Overview


Synth wiz Tyler Coffin presents in-depth Arturia OB-Xa V tutorials! See and hear how Arturia has recreated the classic Oberheim OB-Xa synthesizer from the '80s. Learn all of the OB-Xa V's features and functions as well as how to make sounds with this legendary synth's virtual recreation. These videos are designed for new Arturia OB-Xa V users.

Tyler starts with a video on the broad aspects and nature of the Arturia OB-Xa V, as well as a bit of history on the original before digging further into this recreation of a storied polyphonic synthesizer. You'll then get a detailed overview of the user interface and basic controls so you have a good understanding of its layout and sound design workflow.

Next, Tyler goes deep into the main panel area which contains its Oscillators, Filter, and Envelopes sections. This area is modeled faithfully on the original instrument's, and functions very similarly. Moving on you'll then learn all about the OB-Xa V's advanced modulation capabilities which allow it to make sounds that can be as expressive and dynamic as you'd like.

Then it's off to the OB-Xa V's full featured effects section and how to use it to create polished sounds, as well as the comprehensive preset management and browsing options, including how to add your own presets and organize them for future use. The rest of the included videos cover how to make cool patches from scratch, such as a retro repeating bass, oscillator synced unison lead, and a spacious, ambient sci-fi pad.

To see what these in-depth Arturia OB-Xa V tutorials show you, and how they'll get you up and running and crafting your own sounds from scratch in no-time, see the individual OB-Xa V video tutorial descriptions on this page. Add that luscious '80s Oberheim OB-Xa sound to your tracks and productions today... Watch “Arturia OB-Xa V Explained®” now.


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