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 1000As 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)....
Product Manuals or Files
More choices in this product category from other manufacturers:
Last added comment
Looking for the manual? - Check this page above under the heading: 'Product manual or files' - We might have it!
[back to top]
Total stars: 104 | Total votes: 27