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OBERHEIM => OB-X8 => Topic started by: creativespiral on May 10, 2022, 12:16:34 PM

Title: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: creativespiral on May 10, 2022, 12:16:34 PM
First off, big congrats to Tom, Marcus, Tony, Dave and Sequential/Focusrite teams!!   

Looks and sounds like a winner! 

I know it has only been a couple hours since announcement, but is it too soon to request the manual (even if still a beta)?  Would really like to read more about the Page 2 / advanced menu features and the options for modulation with lfo/velocity/pressure/note/voices.
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Feldspar on May 10, 2022, 03:22:57 PM
Same here. I just pre-ordered mine and would like to read up on it before it arrives.
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Obwanz on May 11, 2022, 05:34:43 PM
Same!
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Autosynther on May 12, 2022, 11:16:08 AM
Yes, please.

I look for things like if a preview/compare thingy before overwriting a preset.
So you easily can browse and just look around after one location that is not a keeper, when about to save.
To my knowledge Roland has none, and too many others miss this too.

Under the hood stuff too, seems there are some cool things there.
- are there curves to adjust for envelopes?
- you can, saw in a demo, pick envelopes from the various models if OB
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Obwanz on May 16, 2022, 04:09:36 PM
Bump
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Shaw on May 20, 2022, 06:19:43 AM
+1
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: VE on May 20, 2022, 03:03:03 PM
Same request, as it would be nice to wait until the delivery doing something else than hearing all demos of the beast.  :P
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: thaJeztah on May 21, 2022, 03:17:27 PM
Pleased don't "bump" / "+1" / "me too" these; it's really not productive.

I'm sure the team is aware that they need to write a manual; it'll arrive when it's ready
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Matthias Adloff on May 24, 2022, 02:43:22 AM
Pleased don't "bump" / "+1" / "me too" these; it's really not productive.

I'm sure the team is aware that they need to write a manual; it'll arrive when it's ready

BUMP (or do you really think that companies read through their forums?)
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Quatschmacher on May 24, 2022, 05:11:53 AM
A Sequential employee already responded on GS to people asking about the manual and said it was in hand and still being written. Itíll come out in due course and no amount of comments on here or GS will do anything to speed up that process. We all just need to exercise some patience.
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: creativespiral on May 24, 2022, 10:48:12 AM
But what about the Squeaky Wheel Axiom?   ;D ;D

Saw that GS post a couple days ago...  Seq does have a history of releasing manuals a few weeks prior to retail release, but yeah, if it's not ready, it's not ready.   Just eager to explore further... 
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Quatschmacher on May 25, 2022, 12:10:39 AM
But what about the Squeaky Wheel Axiom?   ;D ;D

Saw that GS post a couple days ago...  Seq does have a history of releasing manuals a few weeks prior to retail release, but yeah, if it's not ready, it's not ready.   Just eager to explore further...

Iím with you on being keen to read it, especially as itíll be an eternity before I can get chance to play one.
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: station2station on June 21, 2022, 07:00:27 AM
They can print 2000 hard copy manuals overnight. And this doesnít include the fact that they can just upload the PDF to their website.

Ö I take peace in the fact that the delayed manual likely means they are still updating the firmware to make it as good as possible.  Maybe some tweaks they thought about after NAMM. 
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: SProkai on July 01, 2022, 06:24:11 AM
But what about the Squeaky Wheel Axiom?   ;D ;D

Saw that GS post a couple days ago...  Seq does have a history of releasing manuals a few weeks prior to retail release, but yeah, if it's not ready, it's not ready.   Just eager to explore further...

Mr. Spiral - I can't wait to see what awesome patch banks you come up with for this thing.  It's going to be epic.  Cheers!
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: AlainHubert on July 04, 2022, 05:14:46 PM
They're probably searching Tom's archives for the operating manuals of the OB-X/OB-Xa/OB-8 and digitizing them as PDF, with a few added features of the OB-X8, right about now...  ;D
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Analog Prophet on July 18, 2022, 01:18:06 PM
Almost there: https://oberheim.com/ob-x8-users-guide/

For some reason there is an key replacement guide available: https://www.sequential.com/ob-x8-keyboard-key-replacement-guide/

There are some interesting traces found as well:
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Quatschmacher on July 18, 2022, 01:53:33 PM
Almost there: https://oberheim.com/ob-x8-users-guide/

For some reason there is an key replacement guide available: https://www.sequential.com/ob-x8-keyboard-key-replacement-guide/

Wonder if thereís a key fault which has affected production on units that have already gone out.
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: napje on July 18, 2022, 02:50:31 PM
More DIY https://www.sequential.com/ob-x8-keyboard-both-panel-boards-removal/
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: blewis on July 18, 2022, 03:32:18 PM
Things look pretty different inside than the Prophet 5 Rev4 (5 voice).

There appears to be a stacked daughter board (not unlike. Prophet 10) and the key replacement doc shows a couple of vertically mounted DIMM cards kind of like voice cards of the P6/OB6.

WaitÖ there are 6 DIMMs, I think they re-used pictures from the OB-6 for the key replacement doc.
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: AlainHubert on July 24, 2022, 01:45:15 PM
The links to the service pages do not work anymore...
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Analog Prophet on July 25, 2022, 02:23:03 AM
The links to the service pages do not work anymore...

It was only up for some hours before deleted/moved.
Title: Re: OB-X8 Manual?
Post by: Analog Prophet on August 03, 2022, 11:39:50 AM
Here is the User Guide: https://oberheim.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/OB-X8-Users-Guide-1.0.pdf