It may be a bit confusing at one of our vintage synths web pages (like the Oberheim OB8 page) where it say’s that our OB8 sounds are available in AIFF and WAV file format. Let me explain what’s up with that.

In this case the AIFF and WAV format does not mean that the sounds are in “aiff and wav digital sample format”. You can not load these sounds into your software sampler so if you don’t actually own a Oberheim OB then don’t buy these sounds! If you want OB8 sounds for your software sampler then GO HERE.

In this case the AIFF and WAV format means that instead of purchasing the old data cassette tape which gets loaded though the OB8’s cassette port, you can purchase the sounds in AIFF or WAV file format. We have saved the cassette data as a AIFF and WAV file so that it can be downloaded and you don’t have to wait for the cassette tape to be delivered in the mail. That’s one of the cool things about the internet. You couldn’t do that back in the 80’s!

Once you download, just connect your computer audio output to your synths cassette interface input and you can load in the sounds the same way you would from a cassette tape. The files will open in any program that plays AIFF or WAV files.

This is true for any of the 80’s vintage synths that we sell patches for that load in sounds via the old style cassette interface. This includes instruments like the Roland Juno 106, Juno 60, Jupiter-6 Jupiter-8, Korg Poly 800, DW6000 and DW8000 as well as a few others.

Yes, we are the only sound company left from those early days of midi and have lot’s of cool sounds for those old 80’s synth beasts. The decade of Miami Vice, Van Halen and Big Hair.

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