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OB-6 Desktop

OB-6 Desktop
« on: January 28, 2016, 11:04:07 PM »
Hi,

Love the sound of the OB-6, I was wondering if you will be making a desktop version like you have with the Prophet 6. (I'm running out of space and have nowhere to put another synth).

Also in one of the NAMM videos I watched, it was mentioned that Tom has made a limited number of the SEM osc, does this mean that the OB-6 is a limited edition or will Tom make more if the demand for the OB-6 is high enough?

Thank Jeff

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 11:46:49 PM »
Same question..or request maybe.
I'll go for the desktop only precisely for the lack of space.
Will it be available?

Thanks

Shaw

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Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 11:34:56 AM »
Some of you waiting for the Desktop might also want to look at this new toy.... http://www.modalelectronics.com/modal-008r/

Cheers!
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Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 11:40:05 AM »
I would like to see the OB6 rack a real rack-mountable unit with deeper panel than that of Prophet 6 desktop. Something like 66u rack would be nice, but still with option to have the wooden end cheeks or rack rails. IMO the modal stuff is a really expensive, and a little bit weird too. The racks lack all the knobs.

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 12:52:44 AM »
+1 for the desktop, i don't have space for keyboard. please, take my money!

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 04:24:56 AM »
IMO the modal stuff is a really expensive, and a little bit weird too. The racks lack all the knobs.
I'm yet to be impressed by anything I've heard from the Modal 008 so far.  The hard panned output would drive me nuts as well. The rack doesn't look much fun to program either. A browser-based interface is no substitute for an array of knobs and buttons.

As a P6 keyboard owner I'm definitely going to have to wait out for an OB-6 desktop. No room here for another keyboard and I like all the ones I'm keeping.

LeVo

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2016, 05:49:52 AM »
^ exactly the same position about the rack. Got a 6 keys and I only need 1 board.... Prefer the look of 6 too so I'm happy that being the main piece.

Still wondering if it will be possible to poly chain these 2.... I know the voices are different in circuit design but I'd guess they run the same signal path.

Not that I know if that's how it works but that would take me off the fence and I'd sell things To grab one asap.

That's all assuming they will come.... I'd guess they will keep the housing identical to keep costs to a minimum (and so they look nice next to each other) :)


Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2016, 01:24:00 AM »
I do own a P-6 and quite a few other synths with decent keyboards and good MIDI capabilities.
So I would definitely go for a a desktop version of the OB-6.
Should DSI come out with something like that, I'd buy it on day one!
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Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2016, 11:33:22 PM »
+1 for the rack edition

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2016, 12:56:37 PM »
+1 for RACK , not desktop but rack , like 5 or 6 Units.
Also additional LFO for vibrato would be great as on the OB-Xa and OB-8.

blewis

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Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2016, 02:01:36 PM »
Desktop good. Rack sounds interesting, but I wouldn't count on it - not enough reuse from P6. (And I'd prefer a real rack - even with a dreaded external supply like P12)

No way we're getting an extra LFO.

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2016, 09:52:44 PM »
+1 To the desktop

niagarasynths

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2016, 10:38:21 AM »
I've got the 12 for a controller so an OB 6 rack or desktop would be great.

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2016, 12:40:47 PM »
Hi,

Since I already have the Prophet 6, and Prophet 08 Keyboards, I would love it if the OB-6 will be available in desktop version in the near future.  I will buy an OB-6 Desktop as soon as it becomes available. Hopefully this will be announced soon.

Thanks,
Muziksculp

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2016, 02:40:30 PM »
I'm all for an OB-6 Desktop Module, the parallel of the Prophet-6 Module, knobs and all.  Folks could then have one "6" keyboard controlling the other "6" module for a superb DSI blend. 
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Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2016, 02:30:12 AM »
Another vote for rack/desktop in case anyone from DSI is watching

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2016, 07:34:00 AM »
Yes, they're watching, except for Dave.
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Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2016, 02:48:07 PM »
+1 more for the rack, need something to keep my Prophet 12 rack warm!!

lt773

Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2016, 07:41:05 PM »
+1 yup yup yup

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Re: OB-6 Desktop
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2016, 07:59:00 PM »
Folks could then have one "6" keyboard controlling the other "6" module for a superb DSI blend.

Ive been thinking of how a P6 key and OB6 desktop might work together.

How are you thinking of those two existing and working together in your head?

I've got a good 10 months or so to wait for the price to come down a bit. :-)

You can "double them" having each synth play on each note trigger. One might be able to poly chain them - only getting the alternating MIDI notes but having to hand manage patches. That could be interesting.

What else?

I still feel like having two key beds would be the most flexible, but more $ and space.