New OBX8 Coming... Any Advice?

New OBX8 Coming... Any Advice?
« on: August 25, 2022, 08:40:30 AM »
I just learned my OBX8 shipped and is arriving next week. I'm getting excited... Does anyone have any advice for a new OBX8 owner on setting up or getting to know this new synth?
Prophet 10 Rev4, OB-6 desktop, OB-X8, Rhodes Mk8 (ordered), Kawai VPC-1, Steinway D

Re: New OBX8 Coming... Any Advice?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2022, 09:28:20 AM »
I just learned my OBX8 shipped and is arriving next week. I'm getting excited... Does anyone have any advice for a new OBX8 owner on setting up or getting to know this new synth?

I recommend adjusting these Globals settings:

Globals > Pot Edit Mode:  Jump   (by default its set to relative.  Most people prefer jump... myself included)

Globals > Aftertouch Curve: 4-5

Globals > Velocity Curve: 4-5

You may want to run a Calibration or two as well, depending on tuning in your environment.   Let it warm up 30-60 minutes, set master tune knob to centered, and check tuning for Osc 1 / Osc 2...  If either of them are way off (more than 3-4 cents) might be good idea to run the Full Calibration routine in Globals... its quick... just a few mins, and will calibrate oscillators, filters, and other parameters.    Mine came pretty well calibrated, but it will depend on your environment somewhat... if your unit is in a place with warmer or colder temps or humidity. 

There's definitely some unique characteristics this synth has compared to others...   I recommend getting acquainted with the three main LPF filter sounds, and check through the Misc menu to see the additional options under the hood... there's some really useful / interesting options in there, that are good to be aware of.   Overall, its a mostly knob-per-function synth, so its very intuitive. 

Enjoy!

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Re: New OBX8 Coming... Any Advice?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2022, 04:53:45 PM »
Thank you Creativespiral!
Prophet 10 Rev4, OB-6 desktop, OB-X8, Rhodes Mk8 (ordered), Kawai VPC-1, Steinway D