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Oberheim MATRIX 1000

21-Oct-2014

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Oberheim MATRIX 1000



Category:  Products / synth / new analog poly

Added: 18-Dec-98  |  Author: admin

New price: £ 399  |   S/H price: £ 250 ish

Oberheim MATRIX 1000

As the demand for old analog gear reaches fever pitch, here's a unit, still in production, that is fully midi controllable, but uses real analog sounds & synthesis....and offers 1000 preset voices !!......(hence the name)....and you get the genuine Oberheim filters & sound...

The Matrix 1000 is only 6 note poly, & mono-timbrel, with only a single mono line out...... Each voice features two syncable Oscillators, the classic Oberheim Voltage Controlled Filter, Noise, two Low Frequency Oscillators, three Envelope Generators, plus Tracking and Ramp generators. ...but it also allows things like cross-modulation between different perameters, almost like an FM synth....and it does make some FM like sounds, like chimes & voice type patches but with the addition of real analog stuff to sound extra-cool......You can also stack all six Matrix 1000 voices in the Unison mode, transforming the Matrix 1000 into a twelve oscillator lead synthesizer.

The sounds are a mixture of all the usual analog Basses, Pads & Washes, Brass, Strings, & widdly stuff........You get alot of presets, because you need a software editor to edit this thing.....

Well that's it....I decided to include it in the list, as they still in production, & are not uncommon secondhand......you can edit them on a computor....& the fact they are mono-timbrel don't matter with hard disk systems........I never owned one, but they will provide alot of real analog sounds with midi control.......All the reviews of this box rate the sounds highly.....just find an editor for it.....There's an editor for the PC linked below....and there is also an Atari editor you can get.....There is also PC or Mac editor....it costs £ 69...or £ 50 if you get with a new Matrix 1000......but I can't find a share/freeware editor.........The other option is that if you use Cubase, there's a mixermap/editor for the Matrix in there....... By the way.... you can cascade up to 6 Matrix units together to get even more polyphony.......(which might be useful if you're into doing like old David Kronenburg film soundtrack stuff, with pads that last 4 minutes)....














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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Thomas Heringer
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 19-Jan-99

Together with the ACCESS programmer the Matrix 6/1000

is a unbeatable cheap analog machine with real time control

and great analog synth sounds. You'll spend hours with tuning

the knobs and just synthing through the night.

No comparison to boring digital only synths.

I'like it!

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Arp
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Activity: Professional
Date: 19-Jan-99

Well, it's essentially a 1000-preset analogue synth, aimed mainly at the kind of people who haven't got time to fiddle around and make their own noises. As such, it's great - although not all of the presets are brilliant (and it gets quite boring going through them all) there are enough good and usable sounds there for anybody. If you want a proper synth, however, go with the Matrix-12 (or find a second-hand OBXa). Think of it as a kind of analogue seasoning box.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Thomas Bolte
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Date: 19-Jan-99

Thanks for adding the link to my

OB6000 editor page

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Chad Gould
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Date: 19-Jan-99

It's alright. It has a lot of power for the price,

that's for sure... something you may only notice

when you grab a computer editor. The variety of

sounds is sort of limited (IMHO the filter is a

tad weak and cold sounding for analogs), but thanks

to an extensive matrix modulation, you can get very

whack with this synth fast. And if you don't feel

like programming, you still have 1000 presets...

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: machine
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Date: 19-Jan-99

The Matrix 1000 is a powerful machine. However, to use it to its fullest potential an editor is essential.

I have not been able to get the mixermap/editor in Cubase to work with the Matrix 1000, however it is there and seems to work for others.

The best editor I have seen is the OB-6000 available at:

http://members.aol.com/tbolte2700/index.htm

It is the easiest to use because of its graphic interface.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Gasho
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Date: 19-Jan-99

Yeah, the OB6000 is great but does someone knows where can I get a "free" version of it

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Harold
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Activity: Professional
Date: 19-Jan-99

Might you have an original list of patches for the 1000? Also, do you know of any hotkey reboot for the initializing ?



Thanks,



H

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: kilo
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Date: 19-Jan-99

check out the Waldorf /TSI site for the hardware editor controller tabletop unit......... looks the nutz !!!

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: replikator
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Activity: Professional
Date: 19-Jan-99

PHAT, FAT and Fat is how it sounds. Distinctive Oberheim sounds. Low, Fat basses. Searing Brasses. Warm Strings. Definitely an excellent analog sound module though designing sounds on it thru the ACCESS Programmer is a pain in the Ass ! "A Thousand Sounds in A Single Rack Space" is all I could say !

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Jon
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 19-Jan-99

Opcode had an Mac Editor/Librarian module for their Galaxy pgm. I'm runnning v1.2.9 so I assume it's still current on v2.1. Try the Opcode site at WWW.OPCODE.COM. As far as the sound goes, if you like the Oberheim sound you'll love the M-1000. The output is a bit noisy but, it's not given me any problesm besides that. I still use it for pads and ambient back grounds. Don't see too many 2nd hand anymore. I'm pretty certain it's still in production if you don't mind paying retail.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: matty b
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Date: 19-Jan-99

am using the matrix 6 the 61 key predecessor to the 1000 both midiquest and emagics sounddiver have editor modules for this synth

I recomend the 6 for someone looking for fat analogue sounds and needing a controller keyboard the 6 is bitimbral and has 2 outs. the keyboard is 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch. it is splittable as well with flexible voice allocation.

both voices in bitimbral mode can be output to the same or different midi channel. the down side on this keyboard is no knobs or sliders it is still much more convenient to use a computer based editor. all in all a great value. They can be had in the us for $300-$500

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Tony Montana
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 19-Jan-99

Sounds digital after you have tried the real thing!

Go for a Pro-one instead.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: errol hewitt
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 19-Jan-99

1. i would be greatful if any matrix 6/1000 user could provide me with the matrix 6 block diagram.

2. any additional patch available

3. tips/hint

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Tommy Rules
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Date: 19-Jan-99

The new URL for the Matrix 6/1000 editor

OB6000 is : http://www.technomusic.de/ob6000

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Ryan
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Activity: Professional
Date: 19-Jan-99

Hey, get serious. The Matrix 1000 sucks. All 1000 sounds suck. I guess it's OK for ambient pads and such, but it's one of weakest sounding analogs available.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Jim Clark
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 19-Jan-99

Hi! There IS a freeware PC editor

for the Matrix-1000. You can get it

from me at

http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~clark/mxed.html

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Diego Vainer
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Activity: Professional
Date: 19-Jan-99

One of the best synths ever designed

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Dave Dewar
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Date: 19-Jan-99

I just bought a Matrix 1000 from Music Connections in Bristol second-hand for £200. It needed a self-calibration, luckily this is an automatic function accessable from the front panel. I think the sounds are great and would love to get in and create some new patches. I would like to get hold of editing software and patch libraries if anyone can help please do!

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: T.G. Noyes
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Activity: Professional
Date: 22-Dec-00

There are a number of software editors available for this unit on the web. Some free some reasonably inexpensive. Lots of sound potential, especially if you hook it up to some kind of external MIDI controller.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Anion
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Date: 22-Dec-00

Even without an editor, there are 800 (800 preset, 200 user = 1000) patches to choose from so you'll find something in it.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Sota Fujimori
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Activity: Professional
Date: 22-Jan-02

I just love this synth man!! it's got
great analog synth, analog brass, pads,
etc.... plus you get 1000 patches and
some of them are very useful. When I
want to program sounds, I use Matrix6
or Opcode Galaxy. If you can get it for
less than $100, then buy it before you
regret later. I got it from my friend
for only $50. Thanx my friend.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: pep dilme
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Date: 27-Dec-02

URGENT question żżżż i have oberheim matrix 1ooo,.. and your editor by thomas bolte,.. user RAMOS CASANOVA USER ID 714.208.693.33 ,... BUY PROGRAM ,
AND ,... NOT FUNCION WITH WINDOWS WP PROFESIONAL żż IS POSIBLE ???? ,.. URGENT PLEASSE,.... SOLUTION ,. THANK YOU

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: ken Odeluga
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Date: 05-Mar-04

The Matrix is not to be underestimated for bringing real analogue patch-synth poiwer to thos of us who can't afford more expensive options.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: Giles
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http://www.rolamtech.com
Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 29-Mar-04

Brilliant module for the money. This has a totally different character to soft-synths. The 1000 patches are a mixed bag, and definitely have a late 80s style to them, but with an editor you can easily get more contempory sounds out of it. Dual detuned PWMed oscillators is one of my favourite Matrix sounds, this sounds incredibly lush and really shows up similar synths like the Roland JX8P/MKS70, which rely totally on the in-built chorus module for lushness. I've put some demo mp3s on my webpage if anyone's interested.

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Product:  Oberheim - MATRIX 1000
Name: pezh
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Date: 07-Dec-04

Hello,

I am looking for the Oberheim Matrix-1000 patch list for Pro Tools 6.7 LE running on Windows XP SP1. It has to be in .midnam format for Pro Tools. Every editing software I have come across is either for Mac OS and are rather expensive just for this one instrument I need patches for. If anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance......

Pezh

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