Tom Oberheim Debuts New Eurorack Module At NAMM 2017
In this video on behalf of Sonic State, we catch the influential Tom Oberheim, a key figure that has propelled major developments in audio processing technologies. With his original foresight to MIDI, as well as his extraordinary work in synthesizer circuitry, it is certainly a treasure to hear his descriptions regarding his contemporary work.
At this years NAMM Show, Mr. Oberheim has debuted the Eurorack SEM-X, a module that is designed to emulate the classic analog tones of his original SEM. What’s special about this, as well as his fascination with RM (ring modulation), is that these processors were driven to beef up the incoming signal with pure sine shapes.
Contrary to the overwhelming world of software-simulated VCO’s, Oberheim simply wants tone. He wants to enhance the means in which electronic musicians shape tone. If you go to any concert or live performance, take note of the performers feet…you will quickly notice the foot pedals they turn on/off during each segment of every song. These pedal switches are literal automations that you relentlessly program in your DAW.
Interested in this years NAMM Show? Check out this new drum synth from Teenage Engineering.