Firmware update feature requests/bugs

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2023, 03:10:45 PM »
I don't own an OB-X8 but I've seen a video demo where the synth was in layer mode, and you couldn't tweak the filter cutoff of both layers simultaneously, but that was an early firmware revision and Oberheim/Sequential said that they were working on that. Has it been added yet in the later firmware revisions? Anybody know? Thanks.

That's what the rear panel FILTER jack is for.

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2023, 04:15:36 AM »
Arpeggiator doesn't have clock divider when receiving external clock. I would think the Rate dial should be a good solution for this.

Yes! To add to some of the other comments, I would love to see:

- Clock divider on the ARP when using an external clock

- When in double/split, have a MIDI channel for each part

-  Use the screen to show ADSR when editing

- Use the screen to show any parameter value when editing

- allow setting to change sustain pedal to hold versus slow fade style. I like both. Option would be great.

- Would like some other options on the ARP style in general. I love arpeggios and it can feel a bit limited at times.

Most of these have been suggested before. Might be good to add an upvote to the forum. :)

Keep improving on this amazing machine! :)

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2023, 04:20:43 AM »
- allow setting to change sustain pedal to hold versus slow fade style. I like both. Option would be great.


That's already there (but it's a global config); global menu, page 17: "Sustain Pedal Mode"

Unfortunately, OB-X8 doesn't (yet?) have a config for note priority, so it's not as useful as on other synths

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Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #63 on: March 26, 2023, 11:50:46 AM »
I use DOUBLE mode alot - editing UPPER and LOWER simultaneously would be much easier by simply pressing both buttons...

Pressing UNISON with 1 to 8 for the number of voices would be handy
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Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2023, 02:00:19 AM »
I sold my previous pride and joy, a vintage Prophet-5, to purchase an OB-X8. I thoroughly researched the sound design parameters beforehand and have no complaints. But, I have been thinking about the one feature that the Prophet offers that the X8 lacks, namely high audio-rate modulation of the filter cutoff. I know that the OB-X8's LFO can be pushed to 50 Hz and applied to the filter (and indeed PWM). However, for each voice, the Prophet's Poly-Mod controls let you apply the frequency of Oscillator 2 to the filter chip that it's being fed through, which can yield interesting results.
I accept that this can't be done in hardware unless the circuits were laid out so as to permit it, although I can think of a way that it could possibly be done in software, were the processor sufficiently powerful. But what about a Page 2 option to let you switch the LFO into a higher frequency range, in the manner of the Buchla Music Easel? Were this possible, you could at least modulate the filter chips en masse at a high frequency, e.g. 5 kHz.

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2023, 01:06:51 AM »
This was mentioned before, but I like to emphasise it.

1) syncable LFO`s  - please (It`s so hard to dial in the right amount. A 5 or 10 time "magnification", using the same knob while make it finer to use would do the job, too. But maybe it`s not helping the process to become more simple, as it could have been.)

While making a track it happens occasionally that I change the bpm of it. It really varies from day to day in the early phase of creation until it is set.

2) panspread in per cent in stead of quarters of a whole. Smoother, like on an OB-6

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2023, 09:37:59 AM »
1- Make Page 2 shortcuts work with manual mode.

2 - Add an option to delete/add space when naming a patch. Perhaps a keyboard note press.

3 - Add 2nd Page shortcut to adjust Osc volume by way of freq knob.

4 - Sync LFOs to tempo.

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #67 on: December 20, 2023, 02:06:21 PM »
I doubt it's possible, but Split/Double Mode REALLY should store both layers' patch data. As of now, you have to save both layers' patches separately, and then be mindful of which patches are used by Double/Split presets. Reminds me of the mind-numbing Tone/Patch system of the Roland JX-10 and others... all the way through the current Jupiter-X. There is literally zero reason it should work this way, and it really hamstrings a crucial part of this synth...
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Re: Online Preset Management
« Reply #68 on: December 28, 2023, 03:24:57 PM »
I find the biggest weakness of OB-X8 is the preset saving and management. I would love to have an online manager similar to Novation's Components app/website. They did such a good job building a framework for managing devices, including firmware updates, preset management, etc.

The SoundTower editor is just not working out for me. I keep buying their editors hoping they will get better but feels like they are just not so strong at the whole UI design and workflow thing. This type of tool really is something that Sequential / Oberheim ought to own in house. This tool could also be used to trigger calibrations, keep track of administrative stuff like this so that you know what you have installed and when. Also, it's a great way to distribute preset collections for users. This is one of my favorite aspects of the Peak/Summit experience. So many great sounds, instantly installed to device from a well designed website.
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Re: Online Preset Management
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2023, 06:12:58 PM »
I find the biggest weakness of OB-X8 is the preset saving and management. I would love to have an online manager similar to Novation's Components app/website. They did such a good job building a framework for managing devices, including firmware updates, preset management, etc.

The SoundTower editor is just not working out for me. I keep buying their editors hoping they will get better but feels like they are just not so strong at the whole UI design and workflow thing. This type of tool really is something that Sequential / Oberheim ought to own in house. This tool could also be used to trigger calibrations, keep track of administrative stuff like this so that you know what you have installed and when. Also, it's a great way to distribute preset collections for users. This is one of my favorite aspects of the Peak/Summit experience. So many great sounds, instantly installed to device from a well designed website.

I disagree.  Let them focus on synsethizers and let some software company worry about the librarian, e.g.

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2024, 10:14:35 AM »
Sorry if someone already mentioned this but can we get MPE please?  Really missing this from my OB-6, i just figured it would something added at some point...

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2024, 12:32:04 AM »
Sorry if someone already mentioned this but can we get MPE please?  Really missing this from my OB-6, i just figured it would something added at some point...

This a blasphemous request.

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #72 on: February 10, 2024, 08:46:43 AM »
Two bugs to address:

-there is a volume discrepancy of about 1 dB between the voice cards, apparently this is know and being worked on.

-also, I am getting some undesirable oscillator phase locking/syncing occasionally (on voices where oscs are basically in perfect unison). It's easy to "break" with the slightest amount of detune so I wonder if there is a way to set a global minimum detune value to keep from happening. It's not something that ever happened on the old OBs and shouldn't here.
Has this ever been solved? Thanks
« Last Edit: February 10, 2024, 09:57:35 AM by waxdoctor »

Re: Firmware update feature requests/bugs
« Reply #73 on: February 20, 2024, 01:17:27 PM »
Anyone know what the progress is on the next update? I know it was talked about on gearspace that a lot of features requested would be worked on but it’s been quite some time… cheers