mLab OB-X MIDIcontrol

The magicBox for the latest OBX revision with a 37-pin connector
offers you MIDI RealTime access to all OBX parameters.
This MIDI interface works with all generic MIDI controllers that can process parameter feedback.

Oberheim OBX magic Box

€ 438,- made in Germany by mLab.midisoft.de


Installation

The interface needs an external power supply (not included)
The power supply should output 5…9V DC where the center pin = (+)

If you don't like to use an external power supply,
you can supply your interface from the OBX by doing a Little modification.

The installation is much more easy than any other MIDI retrofit.
We leave your Oberheim Synthesizer completely untouched.
Just plug the magic box into the Computer Port at the rear panel of your OBX,
and you have real time access to more than 40 parameters.

It’s that easy. 


Everything under control


MIDI controller list

OBX controls

CC# 06 VCF RELEASE
CC# 07 VCA RELEASE
CC# 08 VCF SUSTAIN
CC# 09 VCA SUSTAIN
CC# 10 VCF DECAY
CC# 11 VCA DECAY
CC# 12 VCF ATTACK
CC# 13 VCA ATTACK
CC# 14 PULSE WIDTH
CC# 15 RESONANCE
CC# 16 VCF ENV AMOUNT
CC# 17 LFO RATE
CC# 18 MODULATION
CC# 19 PWM
CC# 20 PORTAMENTO
CC# 21 OSC 2 DETUNE
CC# 22 VCF FREQENCY
CC# 23 OSC 1 FREQUENCY
CC# 24 OSC 2 FREQUENCY

OBX switches

CC# 25 (ch3) OSC 2 FM
CC# 25 (ch4) VCF MOD
CC# 25 (ch5) UNISON
CC# 25 (ch6) LFO SINE
CC# 25 (ch7) LFO SQUARE
CC# 25 (LFO both off) S&H
CC# 25 (ch8) OSC 1 FM
CC# 26 (ch3) OSC 1 PWM
CC# 26 (ch4) OSC 2 PWM
CC# 26 (ch5) OSC 1 SAW
CC# 26 (ch6) OSC 2 SAW
CC# 26 (ch7) SYNC
CC# 26 (ch8) X-MOD
CC# 27 (ch3) VCF TRACK
CC# 27 (ch4) OSC 1 PULSE
CC# 27 (ch5) OSC 2 PULSE
CC# 27 (ch6) OSC 2 HALF
CC# 27 (ch7) NOISE-Low
CC# 27 (ch8) NOISE-High

Additional controls

CC# 1 MIDI Mod Wheel
CC# 77 Mod Wheel Amount
CC# 79 Keyboard Mode Switch
CC# 85 Preset Encoder 1-56
CC# 86 Memory Encoder 1-56
CC# 87 LOAD Switch
CC# 88 SAVE Switch
CC# 107 DUMP Switch
CC# 120 (ch16) Number of Voices
CC# 120 (ch15) MIDI Channel 1-16
where 0 = OMNI MODE

Program change 1-112

PG 001-056 = Preset (1-56)
PG 057-112 = User-Memory (1-56)