Arturia Oberheim SEM V Ships

Synthesizer Expander Module emulation is available now      19/12/11
Arturia has announced the shipping of their Oberheim SEM V, which they say faithfully reproduces the warm sound and elegant interface of the Synthesizer Expander Module, one of the most iconic synths of the analogue era.
An Arturia PR person told Sonic State, "Accurately recreating the tone, waveshapes, multimode 12dB/octave filter and other detailed characteristics of its grand ancestor, the Oberheim SEM V also brings the benefits of polyphony, MIDI control, arpeggiation and of a new modulation matrix that considerably widen the sonic palette. It not only excels at ultra-fat basses and textured leads, but it is also delivers the amazing sequences and ethereal pads present on the 8 Voice model, thanks to the intuitive 8 Voice Programmer and Keyboard Follow modules. Favored by major artists for the beautiful harmonic spectrum of its multimode filter, the Oberheim trademark sound is back as an absolute must have for your studio."
  • All the original features of the Oberheim SEM: two oscillators, each offering sawtooth wave and variable-width pulse wave with PWM, sine wave LFO, 12dB/oct multi-mode Filter with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch, two ADS envelope generators.
  • Added functionalities: Sub oscillator, 2nd LFO, white noise, on board effects (overdrive, chorus and delay), Arpeggiator, Portamento.
  • Polyphony and 8 voice multitimbrality
  • New 8-Voice Programmer module
  • Advanced Keyboard follow module
  • Modulation Matrix module
  • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 & 3, 64 bit & 32 bit, RTAS and AU 32 & 64 bit formats
  • Compatible with Windows (XP/Vista/Seven 32 bit and 64 bit), Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Intel only)
Pricing and Availability:
MSRP: USD 249.00 / EURO 229.00 More information:


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5 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
GuruOne    Said...

Now I guess we'll see if Spiersy (FINALLY) steps up to the plate to rls. his version of this baby :)

19-Dec-11 01:08 AM

Flacidware,    Said...

They have done a great job of trying to pass this of as hardware, For a minute I was trying to suss out what it was, the term 'ships' is meant when some thing is physical object, it is just another shit piece of software . You can buy a small analogue synthesisers (with knobs on!!)for a amost the same price. Utter wank!!!

19-Dec-11 07:47 AM

mattsynth    Said...

If I know Arturia (from pass experiences) this thing will sound great. It won't work 100% for about a 1/2 year but it will sound great. There software are very reasonably priced and they never charge for updates. I like that about Aurturia. There hardware on the other hand is very buggy and the quality is just OK. I returned a Origin last year because of multiple bugs. With Arturia software you are pretty safe and this one will be in my VST rack soon.

19-Dec-11 08:00 AM

Koshdukai    Said...

It's a very inspiring and fun to play with "little" big synth.

There's a lot of interesting and useful extras to original SEM emulation. It's almost like having the 8 voice SEM (minus the unison mode)

Works great and sound lovely.

19-Dec-11 09:16 AM

Narc    Said...

Flacidware, you are talking nonsense. The term shipping is not unique to hardware, it is used for many a software product including Propellerhead Reason. I agree that it was a bit confusing from the ads whether this was a hardware or software synth though.

20-Dec-11 06:10 AM

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