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There's a list of great free plugins that have been lost to time, one such being Oberon by Land of Cockaigne; a subtractive polysynth that created incredible analogue sounds in spite of its digital nature. Now, we're pleased to see SampleScience has revived it with Oberom; a free plugin made with samples from the original Oberon.
For anyone familiar with Oberon's original UI, you'll instantly notice a much simpler and modern UI in SampleScience's spiritual successor.
Controls are reduced to 10 knobs; pan and volume, attack, decay, sustain, release and gain, depth, rate, reverb, glide, and cutoff. These controls can be used on the 16 sounds that are sampled from the original Oberon's presets.
These sounds can be selected using the screen in the lop left, where you'll also find a Multi-LFO, Multi-Filter as well as a mode setting, which allows you to switch between poly, mono and legato voice modes.
While it's not as customisable as the original, Oberom is an excellent successor and a great tool for anyone producing synthwave, vaporwave or any 80s tinged tracks.
Oberom is available for Windows and macOS (VST/AU, 64-bit) and can be downloaded for free using the link below.
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