Oberheim

Oberheim, named after founder Tom Oberheim, was started in 1969 when the audio engineer raised $6,000 to start the company.

Originally a manufacturer of audio effect devices for other companies, it went on to build several ground-breaking Polyphonic synthesizers, including the OB-1, the OB-8, the Xpander, the Matrix-6, the Matrix-12, and the Matrix-1000. It’s also know for the DMX drum machine, which was extensively used in the early days of hiphop.

Vintage Synthesizers | Oberheim OB-X
A voyage into the heart of the Oberheim OB-X from the year 1979. Exploration by Marko Ettlich (RetroSound) Polyphony – 4, 6 or 8 voices | SEM module based. It has been used by Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Cirrus, Depeche Mode, Queen, Supertramp, Kenny Kirkland, Jean-Michel Jarre, Japan, Tangerine Dream, Rush, Simple Minds, Chicago, Styx, Ultravox and dozens more! Oscillators – 2 VCO's per voice (sawtooth or pulse) LFO – 1 LFO Filter – 2 Pole lowpass with ADSR envelope VCA – 1 ADSR VCA envelope Keyboard – 61 note Memory – 32 patches Control – CV / Gate on voice 1 only

Vintage Synthesizers | Oberheim OB-X

 

In 1984, the company ran into financial problems and declared bankruptcy. It was purchased by a company called ECC and continued to operate. At the time of bankruptcy, the company was working on an innovative new concept which later became the Matrix series.

In 2009, Oberheim started up again building new analog synthesizers with a sound design that stays true to the original vintage units.

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[block] Release Date: [field Release] [/block] [block] Keys: [field Keys] [/block] Manufactured by Sequential Circuits Dates 1978-1984 Price US$4495 (Rev 1, Rev 2); US$3995 (Rev 3) Technical specifications Polyphony 5 voices Timbrality Monotimbral Oscillator 2 VCOs per voice LFO 1 Synthesis type Analog Subtractive Analog Frequency modulation via Poly-Mod Filter 24 dB/octave resonant low-pass Attenuator 2 x ADSR; one for VCF, one for VCA Aftertouch No Velocity sensitive No Memory 40 patches (120 patches on later units) Effects None Input/output Keyboard 61 keys Left-hand control Pitch & modulation wheels External control CV/Gate Optional factory MIDI kit for later Rev 3 units




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Oberheim OB-8 with Midi

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OBERHEIM FOUR VOICE RACK MOUNT WITH MIDI AND OWNER’S MANUAL

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Vintage Oberheim DS-2 Digital Sequencer S/N 004 – Museum Piece

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Oberheim Matrix-12 Keyboard Synthesizer

Item specifics Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully Brand: Oberheim Model: Matrix-12 Type: Keyboard Synthesizer Features: Modulation Wheel Number of Keys: 61 Inputs / Outputs: MIDI (DIN) In...

Oberheim Matrix-12 Keyboard Synthesizer

Item specifics Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully Brand: Oberheim Model: Matrix-12 Type: Keyboard Synthesizer Features: Modulation Wheel Number of Keys: 61 Inputs / Outputs: MIDI (DIN) In...

Vintage Oberheim DS-2 Digital Sequencer S/N 004 – Museum Piece

Item specifics Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully Features: Sequencer Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Brand: Oberheim Model: DS-2 Analog/Digital: Digital MPN: Does Not Apply...

Vintage Oberheim DS-2 Digital Sequencer S/N 004 – Museum Piece

Item specifics Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully Features: Sequencer Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Brand: Oberheim Model: DS-2 Analog/Digital: Digital MPN: Does Not Apply...