GForce Oberheim OB-E v2.5 / SEM v1.5

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GForce Software releases Oberheim OB-E v2.5 / SEM v1.5 to mark the first anniversary of their collaboration with Oberheim. The update is free and available immediately to registered Oberheim OB-E / SEM customers.

The Oberheim OB-E is their take on the legendary Oberheim® 8-Voice and, uniquely, the first software instrument to receive Tom Oberheim’s personal endorsement. As they neared the release of OB-E, they were contacted by Tom Oberheim and Marcus Ryle (an Oberheim engineer in the 1980s) who were impressed enough to suggest a collaboration offering support to refine OB-E and to release the v2 update carrying their full endorsement. Despite receiving several Best Soft Synth 2021 awards, working under the guidance of Tom and Marcus, the GForce Software team further enhanced the already incredible sounding OB-E.

With v2.5, OB-E has been augmented with their brand new preset browser as recently introduced in their Oddity3 late last year. The new preset browser gives you the power to organise your sounds the way you want. With extensive tagging, sorting and search possibilities, it’s now quick and easy to find the presets you want. All factory presets have been re-tagged by categories, type and timbers. Additionally, new in OB-E v2.5 is an exponential filter tracking mode.  

Oberheim SEM v1.5 also welcomes the new preset browser. All factory presets have also been re-tagged by categories, type and timbers. For those unfamiliar with the Oberheim OB-E or Oberheim SEM software instruments, time limited Demo versions can be found on the respective products pages.


  • Mac: Standalone Application, AudioUnit, AAX, VST and VST3
  • PC: Standalone Application, AAX, VST and VST3