“You are bidding on a Cheetah MS6 analog polyphonic synthesizer module. If you are looking at this, you likely already know what it is, but if not, it is similar to the Oberheim Matrix 1000, except unlike the Matrix 1000, the Cheetah MS6 is multitimbral! Has a few small scratches from being racked, but its in overall excellent condition, as you can see from the pics. Unlike a lot of these that sell, all of the writing on the top of the unit is in excellent condition, as you can see in the pic. Also, unlike most you see for sale, mine comes with the original manual. And perhaps most importantly, unlike the vast bulk of these you see for sale, this one is 120V, which means you do not need any sort of power converters to run it on US power.” Link
“Retro vintage analogue synthesiser sound module with owners manual. It powers up ok and my controller can play it, but the tone patches will randomly change (notably to no’s 31 and 81?). Also the individual keys are intermittent, but that could be my controller. A project perhaps for someone with more electronic ability than me? The sounds are warm as analogue sounds should be, and there are banks to store your own sounds, should you manage to get it working!” Link
” Cheetah MS6 Analogue Polyphonic Multitimbral Synthesizer + MAAD OS, box, manual. All 6 voices are sounding and pass the DCO calibration/diagnostics test. New battery was fitted in 2010 so should be good for a number of years.
Has been well looked after as can be seen by the condition.” Link
“Excellent contrition. A real British Classic. Multi-timbral.” Link
An abosulte classic synth, it works perfect so bid with confidence.
Please see all the photos I have taken.
It will be sent recorded, with insurance covering its value.
Will be well wrapped!
Serial Number: J228
Power In: 240V (On board power with plug) ” Link
· The MS6 is six-voice polyphonic AND multi-timbral, so you can have six different sounds on six different MIDI channels! Each voice has 2 oscillators so it can sound very full and lush.
· It can be edited from the front panel and sound patches and multi-timbral voice performance setups are saved flawlessly.
· The MS6 sounds similar to the Oberheim Matrix synths as they share the same voice chips. In other words it sounds excellent: gorgeous strings and pad sounds!
· IMPORTANT: This MS6 is in excellent condition cosmetically, and is in stable working condition except for one issue: all voices are fine except for voice 5: this voice chip probably needs a tune up or replacement. It can sound distorted and sometimes drops out altogether (except on some of the bass patches). The voice chip can be replaced by ordering a new replacement from the Christoper Maad website for $24. (To temporarily get around this voice issue, voice 5 can also be bypassed in the multi-timbral performance settings menu, making the MS6 function as a five-voice synth instead of a six-voice synth.)
· The MS6 has a U.K. power supply (240v) as standard.
· The Cheetah MS6 can also be upgraded with a third party operating system by Christopher Maad, which adds even more features (MIDI CC controls, added waveforms, etc.)! It can be ordered from the website, along with extra voice chips and sounds patches.” Link
“Can’t tell you anything about this. Got it given last year. I think it’s 80′s technology. Your best bet is having a look online to see what you can find out about it. No manuals.” Link
Module is in very good condition for being used, no scratches etc, was in a rack.
I have some code sheets included and also assignment numbers can still be read from the top of the unit.
Please look this up on the web if you need more detail.
Unit in fully working/functional order.” Link
Zum Verkauf steht ein Cheetah MS-6
Der Cheetah MS-6 ist ein 6-stimmiger Racksynth und spielt in der Liga vom Matrix 6 / 1000,
da er ebenfalls die CEM Filterchips besitzt.
Äußerst einzigartig ist die Möglichkeit ihn Multitimbral anzuspielen,
ein absolut seltenes Feature für ein Gerät aus dieser Ära.” Link
“Massive sounding poly synth with a total of 12 oscs… that’s 2 per voice which can also be layered to fatten things up even more. If you want that Oberheim style sound without spending £3000 then this will come close! This totally blows any Juno away with the power and depth of sound. They only have a single osc which is a massive difference
New battery just fitted
MS6 six voice multi-timbral so you can play lots of sounds at once from your sequencer/daw. Lovely lush sounding with great strings, pads and classic Oberheim sounding brass. Even has aftertouch from the keyboard too
Basically the same synth engine as the Oberheim Matrix using exactly the same CEM chips
Has lots of stored patches for you to play with or just make your own. I can supply a print out of the manual or a pdf file
Very nice synth and a great change from the more usual Roland sounds……. Its by far a bigger and better better sounding synth than the usual Roland Juno 106 synths. Now getting very hard to find as people are now hanging onto them
connections for midi in/out/thru and audio out. Power unit built in, voltage selection switch
Tested and working but one voice does require a couple of mins to warm up and settle down then works perfectly… thats vintage analogue for ya!
The MS6 is a full-featured analog synth with 12 oscillators with PWM, noise and sync. There are 6 analog 24dB/oct filters which are warm and resonant! The MS6 has been used by OMD and Rick Wakeman. ” Link
“Made by British Synth manufacturer Cheetah some time in 1988/89, Good sounds in my opinion but hunt around for your-self.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Classic vintage 1980s British synth.
1u rack with audio out, MIDI in/out/thru and captive mains lead.
Good condition. Some marks and scratches consistent with age.
Tested and working fine. 2 of the buttons on the front have been replaced at some point but this doesn’t affect the function or the sound of this great synth.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
I have owned this module for 15yrs and it has been kept in a professional smoke/pet free studio. Aesthetically it is in great condition and is in perfect working order.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Again no time to use
complete with user’s manuals” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
being sold for spares or (hopefully) repair only.
the screen lights up but does not function as it should.
see pic 3 to see that there is some corrosion which i think is the internal battery. the front has some paint peeled off it too. these are getting quite rare now so its sure worth fixing if you have the know how. these are rated as a very nice synth ,,,,,” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“angeboten wird hier ein analoger 6-fach polyphoner und multitimbraler Synthesizer ( 1 HE ) im sehr gutem Zustand, technisch 100 % ok, optisch: wenige Spuren vom Rackeinbau, siehe Fotos. Kommt mit Original Bedienungsanleitung in englisch, der Originalkarton ist auch noch vorhanden. Zusätzlich lege ich einen Adapter ( UK-Stecker auf Euro ) bei.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“MS6 six voice multitimbral so you can play lots of sounds at once from your sequencer/daw. Lovely lush sounding with great strings, pads and classic Oberheim sounding brass. Even has aftertouch from the keyboard too
Basicly the same synth engine as the Oberheim Matrix using exactly the same CEM chips
Has ots of stored patches for you to play with or just make your own. I can supply a print out of the manual or a pdf file
Very nice synth and a great change from the more usual Roland sounds……. i would say its a far better sounding synth and out performs the 106 too. Now getting very hard to find as people are now hanging onto them
connections for midi in/out/thru and audio out. Power unit built in, voltage selection switch
Tested and working but does require a couple of mins to warm up and settle down… thats vintage analogue for ya!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This CHEETAH MS6 MUTI TIMBRAL SYNTHESIZER MODULE is in good condition. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Cheetah MS6 analogue synthesiser with upgraded MAAD firmware(€42) for better integration into your set-up.
Works great with something like a Behringer BCR2000.
New memory back-up battery.
Some power supply improvements that are detailed in the schematic, but missing from this example when I got it.
2 New Voice IC’s(£15 each)
Tested and working well.
Original Owners Manual.
The writing on the top is worn away but you won’t see it in a rack anyway.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“The Cheetah MS6 is a rare vintage rackmount synth. It is often compared to an Oberheim Matrix 1000 as well as other popular vintage synths, but honestly has a sound all its own! A very unique analog rack synth. It is in excellent condition and functions perfectly!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction is a Cheetah MS6 polyphonic synthesizer. It is a single-rack module and is controlled by MIDI. This synth is similar to the Oberheim Matrix 1000 in sound but the MS6 can be edited from the front panel. There is also hundreds of amazing sounding presets – everything from warm pads and strings to deep bass and brass. The synthesizer is also multi-timbral so you can stack patches to create interesting and unique new sounds. This particular model is in great shape and is working perfectly. It should be mentioned that there is a slight noise from the output but this is common with the MS6 and shouldn’t be any problem. Not much else to say – this is a great, often underrated, analogue synthesizer that’s quickly becoming very rare. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction is a Cheetah MS6 polyphonic synthesizer module. The MS6 is a sought after rack mount synthesizer from the late 80s. The synthesizer is polyphonic and multi-timbral. Very similar to the Oberheim Matrix 1000, the synth can generate lush pads, punchy 80s bass and beautiful analogue strings. The unit is in great condition and is in perfect working order.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
” Good working condition Cheetah ms6 -6 part polyphonic/multi timbral programable midi analogue synth module, 96 user patches,
cem3396 based with 2 dco, 24 db lowpass filter, vcas, 2 adsr, and lfo per vox (x6). with manual.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
.Vintage, rare british made rack synth- has sat in a studio rack amongst other studio gear cince 2002, Used for the “kudos” of owning one, practically unused in practice because i spent all my time dj-ing & recording other peoples music, time to let somene whom is liable to actually use it, own it. Apparently a usefull machine to own, If you are not familiar with the specs etc you can check them on the web etc. It has been tested especially for ebay, At time of testing, (as you can see from picture of actual item) appears to power up, seems to make the correct noises, but the output seems a little bit noisier than expected, no returns on this item, Cosmetically it is in good condition for age with the usual scratches etc. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Classic late 80′s polyphonic analogue 19″ rack mounted synth module. Tested and in good working order with a brand new internal backup battery. In reasonable cosmetic condition with some scratches on the top and to some of the lettering. Never been gigged.
Picture shown is the actual item. This has been in the attic for about 15 years and bought new in around 1989. Comes complete with a scanned copy of the manual, but no box.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.