Oberheim Matrix 1000

” Vintage Oberheim Matrix 1000 Analogue Synthesizer. Great Sounds!. Perfect condition except for light scratches on the top from being in a rack.. I am the original owner. It lived in the rack in my home studio exclusively which I took down in the late 1990’s. It has just sat in the rack unused since then. I held on to it (and other gear that I will be selling in the near future) in hopes of restarting my studio. I can see now that that is not going to happen and so here it is. It really wasn’t used very much at all. It has great sounds and I hope someone can put it to good use. Comes with the original box and manual. Happy bidding!”
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Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000. Rackmount MIDI 6 Voice synth

Ex-hire. – Tested and working (all six voices !). – Issues found prior to listing.
– Crackly Volume pot. (Volume is stable in different pot positions). – May just need a contact cleaner spray… – but useable in static position.
– Not all presets are there. – I presume they would just need reloading.
– Scratched case.
Buttons and LEDs all working

Pat Tested.
Sold with No reserve.
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Oberheim Matrix 1000

“This synth is quickly gaining its well deserved reputation. It is a powerful, yet affordable synth from Oberheim. There are multiple patch editors that can allow you to create your own patches from scratch via Sysex with your computer. There is also a variety of patches that are available to download for this synth online.

The Matrix 1000 was recently serviced with a new save battery and an updated 1.2 Tauntek OS chip for better midi response. The synth was tested after being serviced, everything functions well. Cosmetically the Matrix 1000 has the usual “rack rash” which is not noticable when you place it on a rack. The front panel has a minor scratch but still is in great condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Selling my Oberheim Matrix 1000. It has an upgraded power supply to a modern, quiet and cooler one. This unit had the vibrating transformer issue (very common to these units). It has a replaced battery, with a holder attached to the inside side, and it also has a switch. This unit has the 1.20 “Tauntek” firmware installed which makes many improvements and fixes to the stock firmware.

Cosmetically I would say it is very good. A little rack rash on top and very little on the front. Please check the pictures or ask questions though before bidding.

It has been factory reset and calibrated and I populated RAM patch 001 with a ROM patch to ensure new battery worked OK.

This unit has been racked in my smoke free home studio for the past few years and has worked very well, but I am downsizing.”
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Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 Vintage Analog Rare Synthesizer Rack Synth.

Happy for someone to collect in person. I live in south London.

Working perfectly sound wise but only problem is that one line of the leds isn’t working so as an example would show as 395 twice. (I’ve shown in pictures)

Bought from original owner and have only used this in my home set up (never toured) and comes from a smoke free environment.

If you’re already looking at this you know what a great bit of kit it is” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“oberheim matrix 1000 No Reserve Synthesizer.

Item powers up and buttons appear to function as normal. I do not have the gear to test the unit so I cannot fully test the unit. Unit looks to be in fair condition cosmetically and good condition functionally considering the age.

Happy bidding!”
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Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Reluctantly selling my original Oberheim Matrix 1000 synth module due to financial crunch. It has been in dry storage for several years and has always been in a smoke-free environment. It works fine other than the RAM battery needs replacing (a pretty simple procedure, using a CR2032 battery and a cheap battery holder that I can supply). This means patches 000 thru 199 are missing – though in fact this bank of sounds consisted entirely of “best hits” copies of the 900 ROM sound patches that are still intact within the synth.

This is a true classic MIDI synth, still revered among synth aficionados.

There are surface scratches and marring consistent with long term mounting within a rack, and one mounting tab has a very minor bend in it that has been straightened out – no actual loss of function resulting” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim MATRIX-1000 6 voice synthesizer

Looks 9.5 of 10
In very clan condition. Please see pictures.

Works 10 of 10
Everything works as specified, overhauled before shipping to have long life and to keep original sounds.

Work list (Excerpt) :

Change all elec. caps and power regulators with new ones.
knobs, switches and jacks cleaning.
New memory backup battery installed
3rd party ROM installed on request, please point revision.
Adjustment.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Here is a USA made Oberheim Matrix 1000 single space rack mount analog MIDI sound module in very good condition. There is minor body wear on the module. There are 1000 analog sounds in this module. The Matrix 1000 is a 6 voice, 1U 19″ rack analog synth that has 200 programmable sounds (000-199) and 800 preset sounds (200-999). Serial number is L9B0928.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 Vintage Rack Mount Analog Synthesizer.

I purchased this synthesizer used in 2014 or 2015. It’s in Good condition. Sounds amazing.

The synth has some rack rash, which is illustrated in the pictures.

The synthesizer will be shipped FedEx, signature required for delivery.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 6R & Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 6R – Rack Mount Synthesizer AND Oberheim 1000

Selling an Oberheim 6R in near perfect condition AND an Oberheim 1000 that needs a battery for ROM. Both items are working great aside from the battery issue mentioned in the 1000. Selling as-is and as-described with local pickup. Pictures show cosmetic condition of items. Bid with confidence and get both pieces for a great price!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 Vintage Analog Rare Synthesizer Rack Synth.

Working perfectly sound wise but only problem is that one line of the leds isn’t working so as an example would show as 395 twice. (I’ve shown in pictures)

Bought from original owner and have only used this in my home set up (never toured) and comes from a smoke free environment.

If you’re already looking at this you know what a great bit of kit it is” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 Vintage Rack Mount Analog Synthesizer Module

The mighty and classic Oberheim sound – as heard on all your favorite late 80’s to early 90’s synth hits – in a 1U rack.
The “1000” refers to the ridiculous (especially for the era) number of presets, classified as 195 keyboard sounds, 118 strings, 130 woodwinds and percs, 239 synthesizer, 119 bass, 74 lead, and 125 effects. It’s the same engine as the Matrix 6 and 6R, with 6 voices – each having 2 DCO’s, a low pass filter, 2 VCA’s, 3 envelope generators, 2 LFO’s, and 2 ramp gens.

This thing will eat for plug-ins for breakfast. It’s yummy warm for pads, punchy for bass, snappy for leads, and in true Oberheim style the brass patches have that reassuring foomf. OK – I just made that up, but it sounds great!

Overall condition is good – surface scratching from rack mounting and something took a chomp out of the lower right side rack ear (doesn’t effect the ability to slide it into a rack and be secured by the other three screws – hardly noticeable once rack’d.) Looks like some of the screws on the faceplate aren’t original so maybe it had some surgery at some point. I’m not the original owner but it has spent the past 20 years in my care under loving climate controlled smoke free studio conditions.

Buttons are responsive, audio output is clean and free from noise, LED’s are nice and bright – all functions tested and working.

When pared with the Ctrlr software (or any of many other editors) the true depth and power of this machine comes to life. It has the OS1.2 update and works well with MIDI controllers.

It has always served me well – now it’s looking for a new home so it can continue to make wonderful sounds for a long time to come.”
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Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 Synth. Vintage Analog. Works great, everything works as it should. A bit of cosmetic roughness with some scratches here and there as well as some scrapes along the bottom edge of front (see photos). Also some tiny dot stickers on the select, bank, and enter buttons I was not able to peel off (from previous owner). ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“This Matrix 1000 has been fully pro-serviced unlike most and working great. We paid our tech to perform a necessary power supply modification that most other sellers don’t do, cleaned the potentiometer, and replaced the internal battery, which most sellers also don’t do. This item is being sold by professional perfectionists and will be packed to withstand rough handling. You get what you pay for.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000 Project Machine

“Please read for complete description of the synthesizer.For sale is an Oberheim Matrix 1000 analog synthesizer. I purchased this unit about 5 years ago from a college music professor. It was fully working when purchased and has sat unused for years. I recently powered it on to test it before listing it for sale and it displayed the “1.1.1/6.1.1” error message on the screen. I powered it off and on, and it then worked perfectly fine. All of the buttons work perfectly, all of the inputs and outputs work, the volume knob works perfectly, and it sounds absolutely AMAZING. I left it powered off for a week and went back to it. I powered it on and got the “1.1.1” message, I powered it off and back on, and once again was able to get everything to work perfectly fine. Looking into this error, it looks like an issue with the back-up battery. I don’t have the time or money to spend repairing it so I’m looking to sell it “as-is”, though I’m sure its an easy fix for someone who is familiar with vintage gear. I meticulously package everything I sell and ship ASAP. Because this is a “For parts or not working” listing, I will not accept returns on this item.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000. Condition is “Used”.

I have owned this unit since it was new, and it has remained in my smoke free, temperature controlled studio ever since.

Everything functions as it should and it is fully operational. I am meticulous with my gear, and this piece is an example of that.

There are a few very small scuffs of the top from rack removal, but otherwise it’s perfect. Cleanest one available. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 Vintage Analog Synthesizer Rack Synth. Condition is “Used”. This unit is a great way to get that classic Oberheim sound in a 1U rack module. Additional photos available upon request. Includes power cord. Manual not included but can be easily downloaded and printed. Item will be shipped in an oversized box with a plethora of bubble wrap.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Awesome synth, updated to the latest Eprom which allows visual readouts of adjustments abd parameter changed on the LED screen during programming. Works great. Has the classic Matrix 100” transformer poser hum, but they all do that. Good shape, minimal rack rash. Classic ballsy 80s synth with tons of possibility! Oberheim Matrix 1000. Condition is “Used”.” Click here to visit listing on eBay