Synth Site: Oberheim: OB-12: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Matt Baginski a part-time user from United States writes:
I don't care what people say about the OB12 with its slow envelops. This synth is my favorite for pads & smooth leads. The OB12 is warm and smooth sounding and the panel is well layed out for programing. You can program a sound in seconds. I have a Virus B, Supernova, Nord Lead, JP8080 & Korg Z1 and this synth is the easest to program. The reverb is my only complaint so I use a Lexicon reverb instead of the internal reverb but I do the same for most synths. The chorus & delay are good enough for me. If you can find one buy it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-27-2006 at 16:15
Felix Greenlees a part-time user from Australia writes:
I have had the pleasure of owning this synth for about a month and It has grown on me a lot in that time... I saw it in a music swap shop and played it for an hour and just loved some of the sounds I could get, two weeks later it was mine and I have been getting some terrific otherworldy sounds out of it. I've been using it mainly for pads and fx but I am getting more and more use out of it for leads and basslines too. It is so nice to work with I have to pull myself off it constantly As I find myself lost in the sonic possibilties...

I'm glad not everyone loves this synth cause they don't know what their missing :-)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-25-2006 at 02:18
go-rilla a hobbyist user from technotown writes:
I picked this up recently. I've been wanting one for some time. For the most part its immediately gratifying. The front panel is laid out well. Sounds very VA, but not in a bad way. More in a nord or jp8000 kinda way. It's good for pads, sweeps, and fx. Its got a lot of features but using some these features isn't quite as intuitive as modeling sounds. The reaction time on the sliders and knobs is slow as in a couple seconds. Maybe an OS glitch. Has its uses and I probably find more for it as I learn it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-28-2005 at 23:18
Larry poulton a hobbyist user from UK writes:
Got this yesterday via eBay for £315. Spent 3 hours on it last night and 20 minutes this morning before getting dressed for work. Its beautiful both visually and sonically. It has to be twiddled. The filters are anywhere between lush and fierce. The layered programs are unbelievable. As I have read in one review - "this is an undiscovered gem". Sell you soul/mother/kidney and get one.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-13-2005 at 09:39
Terry a part-time user from Netherlands writes:
I have already made comments here 3 years ago .I still own a OB12 it is used on every session despite having an arsenal of about 20 synths. I think too many people are trying to compare this with the other synths past and present. Don't make that mistake . The beauty of this synth is it stands alone in its sonic capabilities and you not the OB 12 are the only limitations to the original sounds you can squeeze out of this synth. Its not difficult to program it has the most user friendly front panel of any synth past and present. Don't buy it expecting to get a Roland or a Moog or even a old Oberheim buy it for its total originality. Believe me you will have a lot of fun with it and it will give your music a touch of something special ,with its original, unique sounds. So stop slagging off this machine stop comparing it to others but stand back and give it praise for being the one and only in its own class. If you own one you are lucky , just enjoy it!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-30-2005 at 04:38
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