Oberheim

Matrix 6

Synthesizer

Main Details
Maker Oberheim Company
Function
Form Factor Keyboard
Date Produced 1986-1988
Notes The Matrix 6 was one of the last few synthesizers from Oberheim to come out during the mid-eighties following the classic OB-series. The Matrix 6 utilized high-tech but less expensive digital and midi features and still retained a totally analog sound. It did this by using DCOs (digitally controlled oscillators) to provide stability, programmability and more. All the Matrix synthesizers featured Matrix Modulation which allows for extremely wild virtual patching for almost unlimited range of sounds and modulation capabilities!

Polyphony - 6 voices
Oscillators - 12 DCO's at 2 per voice
Layers - Single / Split / 2-part Multitimbral
Memory - 100 patches, 50 splits
Filter - 1 lowpass resonant filter
VCA - 2 VCA + 3 Multimode Envelopes
LFO - 2 (plus 1 for vibrato effect)
Keyboard - 61 keys (w/ velocity and aftertouch)
Arpeg/Seq - None
Control - MIDI In/OUT/THRU
Date Produced - 1986 - 1988
Additional Specifications
CEM3396 x6 Curtis chip (IC) Microprocessor Controllable Wave-Shaper VCO x2, VCF, VCA (complete synth voice)

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