“This is an Oberheim Matrix 1000 pre Gibson era rackmount synth module. Unit is fully functional, the battery socket has been upgraded and battery replaced, all six voices have been tested and calibrated and are in full working order. There is some minor cosmetic damage owing to its age and some of the front panel buttons stick, but all of them work. I am including the original owners manual which is more of a reference guide. I am also including a spare CEM 3396 voice chip. This is the most commonly replaced part on these synths and are increasingly difficult to find. Also the synth’s firmware has been upgraded to Bob Greib’s 1.20 version which fixes many original bugs. ” Link
“In good working condition.” Link
Gorgeous cosmetic condition. OS 1.16 upgrade ROM installed.
This auction bundles the synth with the fabulous Stereoping CE-1 controller for parameter tweaking.
Original printed manuals and documentation included.” Link
” Up for sale is my one owner Oberheim Matrix 1000 synth module. I purchased this unit brand new in 1990. This unit is in perfect working order, and has only been used in my smoke-free home studio. The exterior exhibits the usual minor rack rash, along with minor scratches in the paint on the top panel. It has no significant dents or dings, and has never been dropped or otherwise subjected to any impacts. All six voices are fully functional, and just calibrated by myself. This unit has been upgraded to firmware v1.16 as shown in the photos. This fixes numerous bugs that existed in the factory ROM, most notably slow filter response via MIDI cc’s. Because of the firmware upgrade, the filters on this unit respond almost instantly. I used this as a wind synth module, and since the upgrade has been installed, the response to aftertouch and breath is exceptionally fast. If you’re an analog fan, you can’t go wrong with this unit. It contains 800 factory sounds, and has 200 user slots to store your favorites, or your own custom patches created with an external editor. Included with this unit is the power cable, the original owner’s manual and patch listing, and a manual on programming the Matrix 6/6R/1000. Don’t let this one pass you by! ”
“For sale is my Oberheim Matrix 1000 rack unit. It’s in great shape, it does show some wear, so be sure to check out the pictures below to make sure you like it. Overall nice condition. It’s fully functional and sounds great. Screen is bright and easy to read. The volume knob is a little loose but functions as it should. Awesome vintage analog oberheim sound, the same as a Matrix 6 but in a 1U rack format. There are many different programmers out there available for this, which really can enhance its usability. Don’t miss out!”
“Oberheim Matrix-1000 original black version. Original owner. Original manual, patch sheet, and power cable included. Smoke-free studio use only. Few scuffs on top. Works perfectly.” Link
“Purchased New in 1989 and used on tour (always racked) for two years. Has not been used since 1998 but stored in a smoke free room. Some case rash from moving it rack to rack. All six voices sound when playing, yet on some presets one voice drops out. It has firmware 1.11. Plays well and all buttons / controls work fine. I am including an extra CEM3396 VCO “narrow” chip that has been stored with the unit (however, no way to test it). Shipping to lower 48 states only.” Link
“In good working condition.” Link
” I am the original owner of this Oberheim Matrix-1000. I bought two of these back in the day and this one mostly sat in the original box (I used the other one). This is the rarer, cream colored face that Oberheim sold late in the production run. It’s in amazing cosmetic condition considering it’s age and the only flaw I can find is a tiny dark mark on the right side of the unit on top of the cream faceplate between the screw and rack holes (see the 4th photo). This synth is over 20 years old and it’s very unlikely you can find another in this condition.
It includes the box, power cord, the original laminated patch list from Oberheim and the original manual. The cover of the manual has yellowed a little bit with age. The box is in excellent condition and includes the original styrofoam inserts and will be double boxed for shipping.” Link
“Light use in non-smoking home studio. Only owner. Unit was rack mounted and never moved.” Link
“Selling my Oberheim Matrix 1000 Synth. Works great and sound amazing! Power cord included. No manual but one can be downloaded form the internet.
I accept PayPal only. No international bidders please.” Link
It is in good condition, and was given a given a once over by EMS Services last year (see pics) who fixed a crackling volume pot, and gave it a clean bill of health….It does hum when it is turned off (always has), but apparently this is common with these units. Case has a few small knocks and scratches commensurate with it’s age, please check photos.” Link
It’s definitely used, ears are a bit bent, scratched on top from racking. But functionally everything works great.
*Edit: Added the photo with the level by the front, since my phone apparently has pretty bad lens distortion that makes the front look bent and caved in in the top down picture. It’s not the prettiest piece but it’s not totally bent out of shape!” Link
“A very well build and no longer available polyphonic analog synthesizer with modifiable 1000 presets. Pre-programed with many presets and will include a CD with many more presets that can be loaded. Tested by me, all voices are working and sounds great. ” Link
“This is an Oberheim Matrix-1000 in excellent used condition. Everything works 100% and it is in pristing cosmetic condition. I have used this synth only in my home studio on a few recordings and it sounds like gold. It is a lot of fun running through the 1000 patches and you can get lost for hours doing so (in a good way!). ” Link
“One thousand Matrix 6/6r patches in a single rack !!!, analog fat and warm pads, strings, eightys brass, and more !!!, work perfect!!, OS 1.13 (just chip installed),have interior switch for 220/110volts option; go with cable and CD with Matrix 6 library ” Link
“Manufactured in March 1989, this Oberheim Matrix-1000 single-space analog rackmount synthesizer module packs the same six-voice sound engine as Oberheim’s Matrix-6 keyboard synthesizer. It’s loaded with 1,000 beefy matrix-6 patches — 200 for user patches — and you can load additional Matrix-6 patches using system-exclusive MIDI data or a software editor/librarian.
Each of the Matrix-1000’s six voices sports two DCOs (digitally controlled analog oscillators), a lowpass filter, two VCAs, three envelope generators, two LFOs, and two ramp generators. This module works great, is in reasonable cosmetic condition, and has always been used and stored in an entirely smoke-free environment. Turning its volume knob can induce crackling into the audio signal, but the noise disappears when the knob is left alone. As you can see from the close-up photos, there’s a bit of wear and tear on the front panel, but the rack ears are straight and all of the buttons and the display work perfectly well.”
“Oberheim Matrix-1000 Synth Module.
Monophonic output. Firmware upgraded to 1.16.” Link
If you’re looking for one of these I don’t need to put in much description. I’ll put some in below but you should look up reviews on line. Just know that this has served me well over the years. There are some scratches but it works great. You can’t buy these types of sounds any more. It was mainly used in my studio and I’ve moved to a computer based system due to size so the racks have to go.
It has great pads, strings, bass, and lead sounds. ” Link
“If you’re looking for one of these I don’t need to put in much description. I’ll put some in below but you should look up reviews on line. Just know that this has served me well over the years. There are some scratches but it works great. You can’t buy these types of sounds any more. It was mainly used in my studio and I’ve moved to a computer based system due to size so the racks have to go.
It has great pads, strings, bass, and lead sounds.
Please no bids outside of ebay and only US shipping.
The unit in a shipping box is 20″ x 12″ x 3″ and weighs 12 pounds.
I hope it will serve you much like it has me. Paypal only for payments.”
“I have a beautiful sounding & working Oberheim MATRIX 1000
analog synthesizer rack unit for sale or trade. All functions are good
OS is 1.11 It has some scratches, sticker residue & rack rash.
Please see pictures. Pictures of inside to show it’s nice internal
condition. The MATRIX 1000 has the classic 80′s analog sound
& warmth, can be used in 6 voice mode, stack mode & mono mode.” Link
” Oberheim Matrix 1000 analog synth for sale, in near-mint condition! I am only the second owner of this synth, the first owner had it in storage since the late 80′s and never played it. It is cosmetically and functionally in great shape. Very minor rack rash from screws.
I have upgraded the firmware to 1.16, which allows for much quicker real-time editing of the synthesis parameters, and a great sounding unison detune feature that gives the Matrix a more drifting, VCO-like quality. This new firmware allows you to tweak the filter cutoff and other important parameters with editor software without the synth crashing and freezing, as it did with the original firmware. Amazing synth for electronic music, ambient, or techno. Gets that vintage Vangelis / Boards of Canada / Tycho sound easily.
Manual and power cord included.” Link
This unit is in physically good condition and complete, however it is NOT fully functional and needs attention. When tested it produced the odd note, but more often made intermittent muted squawks!
Unit responds to button pushes
Case good, no dents/abuse, etc” Link
The cosmetic condition of the unit is good, some scratches due to rack use. If you’re planning on installing it in a rack anyway they won’t be visible for the most part.
Note this is not a keyboard synthesizer, this is a rack mount unit. I don’t know why eBay is listing it that way.” Link
” Classic Vintage Black Face Oberheim Matrix 1000 1U rack Synthersizer in great shape hardly ever used with power cord. Great Full Oberheim Analog Sounds strings, brass synthesizers Bass percusion you name it 999 total patches I have the Patch lists but not the owners Manual, I t may be available on line somewhere. Thanks for your bid and enjoy” Link
” This listing is for an Oberheim Matrix-1000 in excellent condition. This unit was recently removed from a studio where it worked since it was purchased. It is in excellent condition, and looks like it just came out of the box. I do not know very much about this unit, however if you are reading this description I will assume that you know what this is. I do not have the equipment to fully test it, however it powers on and the numbers change when the different buttons are changed. I will attempt to test it further is you message me and tell me how. This unit is ready to be rack mounted. If it doesn’t work fully I will refund you the full purchase cost including shipping. Power cord is in great condition and is approximately 9 feet long. ” Link
Note on condition: If you look closely at the main photo, you can see the cosmetic flaw on the left end of the front panel: The end of the panel got bent, and a slight wrinkle now exists in the front panel where the bend was straightened out. It’s purely cosmetic, and the unit is 100% fine in every other regard. Under most lighting conditions, the flaw is harder to see than in the photo, and not something most people would notice if they didn’t already know it was there.” Link
“Very Good condition. It has some light scratches on top and bottom from being in rack.
It works properly.
It comes with two cords and power cord.
Does not have original box. It has a photocopied manual. It is part of a musicians estate. ” Link
“Oberheim Matrix-1000 Vintage Analog Rack Synth Module FULLY WORKING TESTED ” Link
Great condition, usual bit of rack rash, grab a bargain 6 voice analog poly synth. Control via midi and some great IOS editors.
Unit works petfectly, no crackle or hum.
The Matrix 1000 uses 6 Curtis Chips CEM3396 which give the legendary sound.” Link
The unit was very well kept and cared for in a smoke free home studio. The unit was lightly used and stayed in its rack without being moved around.
Condition of the Item
Unit is tested and in good working condition.
The firmware is v 1.11.
Please look at the photos for the unit’s cosmetic and physical condition. Unit is clean and in excellent condition. It is missing one of the four rubber feet on the bottom (see photo #11) and there are some light rack scratches on top of the unit.
Please note that this unit has many functions and not all of them are tested. We only test the primary functions including on/off, signal flow, midi in and various sound patches.” Link
“This Matrix-1000 was given loving care, from non-smoking working studio. Last used in the late 1990s and stored since that time. Includes manual and box! ” Link
“Fully functional Oberheim Matrix 1000 analog synth- rack mount. I have had this for about 4 years. Serviced when it was bought- still in great condition and functions as is. All the buttons function fine.
Cosmetically, the ears/screw holes are a little worn out from years of rack mounting and moving around but seriously not bad and not bent at all. See photos.
A few cosmetic blemishes on top (shown in photos) but still solid for being as old as it is. 1000 presets and I think the first 100 were all user. This thing sounds great.” Link
” Just tested- Works and sounds great! Normal rack-rash and minimal wear. Display looks great. All LEDs work. Original black & blue face. Here is your chance to own a vintage analog synth for less than a lot of the others. Includes printed out manual with preset list and power cable.” Link
“Great Oberheim analog synth. rack ears are alittle bent with rack rash but still solid. unit works like a charm!” Link