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Oberheim Matrix-6R 6-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

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    The Matrix-6R 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-6R utilizes many of their sound programming, performance and MIDI features in a compact, low-cost unit.

    The MATRIX-6R 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-6R 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-6R's front panel reads from left to right, conveniently laid out in logical fashion. And all the functions and parameters are printed on the top 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-6R is designed with many features and controls that you may already be familiar with, 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-6R 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-6R.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Down, Square, Wave Table, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, LFO, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Velocity
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Portamento
    LFO: 2
    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
    Editing: MIDI
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 3U, Full
    Display Type: Vacuum Fluorescent
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 1
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 8
    DAC Frequency Rate: 32
    Year Released: 1986
    Design Notes:

    Designed by Tom Oberheim
    Manuals & Documents
    MSRP List Price: $995 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $900 - convert
    Used Price: $400 - $600 - convert
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