New Oberheim Synth?

New Oberheim Synth?
« on: April 25, 2024, 12:49:08 PM »
Apparently there was a leak of a possible new Oberheim Synth based on the Take 5.  Complete with the SEM filter a la ObX.
Hopefully it will make a showing at Superbooth.

https://synthanatomy.com/2024/04/leak-oberheim-teo-5-a-budget-oberheim-synthesizer-a-la-take-5.html

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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2024, 03:29:42 PM »
Apparently there was a leak of a possible new Oberheim Synth based on the Take 5.  Complete with the SEM filter a la ObX.
Hopefully it will make a showing at Superbooth.

https://synthanatomy.com/2024/04/leak-oberheim-teo-5-a-budget-oberheim-synthesizer-a-la-take-5.html

Assuming the leak is legit, it probably won't be of interest to me or those already owning its big brother (OB-6) or its daddy (OB-X8), but at the proposed price point I think it would find an audience, and be a nice alternative to low cost knock-offs from Boringer and probably sound better.

Also it wouldn't exist unless the Take5 has been a good seller, so I would assume it might achieve similar success.
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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2024, 07:45:12 PM »
A few things. I see Sequential and Oberheim are continuing with “analog” only. Thus continuing to confirm my hunch that it’s a Focusrite call to delegate them to a specific form of synthesis.

Also...”Made In China” on the back. I thought with the merger, instruments would still me made in the USA. Not that I’m against Chinese manufactured products...but the big question is will the price point reflect this or will the brand name dictate the price.

I also don’t get “TEO” in regards to the name. Take 5 I get...what the hell is TEO?

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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2024, 12:14:26 PM »
TEO are the initials of Tom Oberheim’s full name. Imo Sequential completely nailed it with the T5 and Oberheim hopefully soon with the other T5. The form factor is absolutely great for the stage and at the same time convenient for the space-conscious analog fiend.

We might see a hybrid instrument based on the ARM platform in the future. After all, hybrids are Sequential’s specialty, too. It’s all a matter of time.

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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2024, 03:02:43 PM »

Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2024, 08:14:00 PM »
I appreciate the form factor but I do hope we will see this type of engine in a larger Polyphonic synth. I’d rather not have all their future products scaled down...especially a hybrid.

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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2024, 08:36:58 PM »
I appreciate the form factor but I do hope we will see this type of engine in a larger Polyphonic synth. I’d rather not have all their future products scaled down...especially a hybrid.

I've been itching for a polyphonic Pro3 myself.  --  And an upgrade to the Pro3 firmware.

But on this...  just having that [30 Source?] ModMatrix makes it awesome!
  though... wtf is up with no mixer?..   - I hope there is one in the UI.
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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2024, 06:57:37 AM »
I appreciate the form factor but I do hope we will see this type of engine in a larger Polyphonic synth. I’d rather not have all their future products scaled down...especially a hybrid.

I've been itching for a polyphonic Pro3 myself.  --  And an upgrade to the Pro3 firmware.

But on this...  just having that [30 Source?] ModMatrix makes it awesome!
  though... wtf is up with no mixer?..   - I hope there is one in the UI.


I didn’t even notice that. Bizarre. There must be some type of parameter in the menu. It would be an oversight if not.

Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2024, 07:33:03 AM »
I appreciate the form factor but I do hope we will see this type of engine in a larger Polyphonic synth. I’d rather not have all their future products scaled down...especially a hybrid.

I've been itching for a polyphonic Pro3 myself.  --  And an upgrade to the Pro3 firmware.

But on this...  just having that [30 Source?] ModMatrix makes it awesome!
  though... wtf is up with no mixer?..   - I hope there is one in the UI.


I didn’t even notice that. Bizarre. There must be some type of parameter in the menu. It would be an oversight if not.
Guessing it’ll be like on the X8. Possibly hold the button and turn the “value” encoder to set the level.

Looks like only a single pulse width knob like on the X8 too, with presumably individual control in a menu.


Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2024, 03:54:45 PM »
Good news. I figure this was going to happen, especially with the Uli version that was just released. If its sound is on par with the OB-6, like the Take 5 is with the Prophet 6, I will definitely purchase one as I am missing the OB sound in my setup and would prefer not having to pay 3k+ to get it

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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2024, 09:36:45 PM »
Just grabbed these from the SonicState video on the TEO-5 ...

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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2024, 08:02:17 AM »
I appreciate the form factor but I do hope we will see this type of engine in a larger Polyphonic synth. I’d rather not have all their future products scaled down...especially a hybrid.


The X8 and OB6 are there though, I know there are some differences but there are essentially 3 ‘sizes’ of Oberheims out there right now.. as to what happens next, who knows!

Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2024, 04:00:44 PM »
I appreciate the form factor but I do hope we will see this type of engine in a larger Polyphonic synth. I’d rather not have all their future products scaled down...especially a hybrid.


The X8 and OB6 are there though, I know there are some differences but there are essentially 3 ‘sizes’ of Oberheims out there right now.. as to what happens next, who knows!

Not the same engine.

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Re: New Oberheim Synth?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2024, 04:25:30 PM »
I appreciate the form factor but I do hope we will see this type of engine in a larger Polyphonic synth. I’d rather not have all their future products scaled down...especially a hybrid.


The X8 and OB6 are there though, I know there are some differences but there are essentially 3 ‘sizes’ of Oberheims out there right now.. as to what happens next, who knows!

Not the same engine.

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think OB-X8/Prophet 5/10 and OB-6/Prophet6 have discreet oscillators and full analog signal path, where as TEO-5/Take5 have OSCs on a chip and digital VCA which makes them more cost effective to manufacture (thus the lower price) and easier to implement some of the additional modulation options.  I would take one of these over a "B brand" knock off so it's a great competitor at the price point.  Probably not in my future because I already own the OB-X8 and OB-6, I feel this product is for someone who wants to get a bit of OB flavor in a compact form factor and not break the bank, and for the audience it's designed for it's a cool synth.
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