Well, that stinks. Anyone know what happened to it? Who the owner is? Maybe it just lapsed? We could always host the contents elsewhere if the owner allows it.
ob12 official site disappeared forever...
- I believe Viscount has totally abandoned support and everything,
starting from the website...
it's not that is not available now (it happened before), it is
simply no more there...
there is another page with other links and stuff, what usually
happens when one doesn't pay for the web page and domain...
worst thing is that it is NOT available through web archives...
--- In FriendsofOB12@yahoogroups.com, "matrix" <matrixsynth@...>
> Well, that stinks. Anyone know what happened to it? Who the
> Maybe it just lapsed? We could always host the contents elsewhereif the
> owner allows it.[mailto:FriendsofOB12@yahoogroups.com]
> From: FriendsofOB12@yahoogroups.com
> On Behalf Of somethingkillingyou
> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 7:49 AM
> To: FriendsofOB12@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [OB12] goodbye www.ob12.com
> ob12 official site disappeared forever...
> goodbye www.ob12.com
- That's a shame. Sure am glad I downloaded all the files a few months
ago. I'm making quite a bit of use out of the additional libraries.
Such an underrated synth. My other VA's were stolen last year, and
cost more, but I was planning on selling them anyway (once I found
time to replicate my custom patches -- now lost forever). I expect the
OB-12 to be a part of my permanent collection, and it's my last
I'm not clear on the current status of the Oberheim name, but
apparently some of the other Viscount-branded Oberheim technology
continues on (such as the piano modeling, which was first released as
a half-rfack Oberheim piano expander but has now been modified
considerably and folded into a line of digital pianos not available in
But I suppose the VA stuff is dead forever, unless someone buys it
back. We can hold out hope, as Waldorf is back, and Dave Smith has
just released the Prophet '08. With or without vendor support, great
synths tend to live on and get resurrected down the line.
I still maintain that the OB-12 is the most advanced, most flexible,
most capable, and most analog-sounding, of all of the VA's. With the
Viscount support site going away, it will be that much harder for new
buyers of OB-12's on eBay and leftover stock, to become aware of the
instrument's full potential.
- Well this could hurt my chances of getting a good price for mine.I'm considering selling it..but it just looks and sounds so cool.For some reason when I save a preset and I go back to it, it doesn't sound the same.It just doesn't cooperate with me.
- this is because of the program mode and the single mode. you tweak in
the program mode singe patch settings and when you safe this program the
single patch isn't saved but the program.
> Well this could hurt my chances of getting a good price for mine.
> I'm considering selling it..but it just looks and sounds so cool.
> For some reason when I save a preset and I go back to it, it doesn't
> sound the same.
> It just doesn't cooperate with me.
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