“More than a Resemblance
A giant has come back to life. Oberheim’s legendary SEM – Synthesizer Expander Module – is back for the first time as a high-end software emulation powered by Arturia’s exclusive TAE® technology.
The SEM module was originally made to compliment other synthesizers but later came into its own as a great sounding synth. The unique filter that allowed continuously variable operation from low pass to high pass gave it a sound that no other had. When multiple SEM’s were connected into a 4 or 8 voice polyphonic system, it became a thing of beauty.
Analog masterpiece revisited
Accurately recreating the tone, waveshapes, multimode 12dB/octave filter and other detailed characteristics, SEM V delivers all the deep analog sounds that made its grand ancestor so unique and praised. Our voice programmer mode allows you to recreate the sound of the huge and rare 8 Voice.
All the original parameters of the Oberheim SEM : two oscillators, each offering sawtooth wave and variable-width pulse wave with PWM, sine wave LFO, 12dB/oct multi-mode Filter with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch, two ADS envelope generators.
Added functionalities : New LFO, Noise, Sub oscillator, on board effects (overdrive, chorus and delay), Arpeggiator, Portamento.
Polyphony up to 32 and 8 Voice Multitimbrality
New 8 Voice Programmer module
Advanced Keyboard Follow module
Modulation Matrix module
Works in Standalone
Now compatible with iSEM Preset export/import
Polyphony parameter to limit the polyphony of the plugin
20 new factory presets from Ian Boddy
21 new factory presets from Erik Norlander
35 new factory presets from Richard Courtel
11 new factory presets from Kevin Lamb
14 new factory presets from Drew Newmann
“Forward Retrigg” mode for the 8-Voice Programmer (for easy use of sequences using the Arpeggiator)
“Reassign” mode for the 8-Voice Programmer (like in the original one, the SEM V will first use the boards that are not gated in its voice assignment)
Sustain pedal is now active on all systems”