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Oberheim Matrix-6 6-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

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The Matrix-6 is a powerful and versatile 6-Voice polyphonic synthesizer of outstanding features and value. Based upon the same revolutionary technology as the Oberheim XPANDER and MATRIX- 12, the MATRIX-6 utilizes many of their sound programming, performance and MIDI features in a compact, low-cost unit.

The MATRIX-6 is divided into three main areas of operation called "modes". You have complete control over each mode and all the functions, called "parameters", within them. These three modes - the PATCHES, SPLITS and the general functions in MASTER - provide you with all the necessary ingredients to create patches, edit existing patches, split the keyboard and set up your pedals, levers and other controllers quickly and easily. Also included is a full complement of MIDI features that allows you to interface with other synthesizers, sequencers and computers.

And the sound? The MATRIX-6 utilizes a new breed of Digitally Controlled Oscillators - "DCOs" for short — that provide unparalleled tuning stability and richness of sound. A wide-range, 4-pole low-pass filter, three 5-stage envelope generators, two independent LFO’s, and the Matrix ModulationTM System give you all the basics to precisely articulate the sound of each patch.

The MATRIX-6's front panel reads from left to right, conveniently laid out in logical fashion. And all the functions and parameters are printed on the front panel itself and numerically indexed for quick reference. The 16-character fluorescent display co-ordinates the use of all functions and even has a brightness adjustment for different lighting conditions.

Although the MATRIX-6 is designed with many features and controls that you may already be familiarwith, we recommend that you read this manual in its entirety. It was written to provide you with all the information you will need to use your MATRIX-6 in an easy-to-read format.

We encourage you to experiment or you'll never know what you might discover. And thank you for choosing the MATRIX-6.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Down, Wave Table, White Noise
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), 48dB Slope (8-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
LFO: 3
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 6
Timbrality: 2
Tuning: Standard
Patches RAM: 100
Multipatches RAM: 50
Storage: Internal, 6
Editing: MIDI
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Faders, Pedal - Filter, Mod - Wheel, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pitch - Lever, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: Vacuum Fluorescent
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 1
Weight: 10 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
Audio Output Count: 2
DAC Bits: 8
Year Released: 1986
Year Discontinued: 1990
Design Notes:

CPU: Motorola 6809 CPU
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $1,595 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,450 - convert
Used Price: $500 - $1,000 - convert

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