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

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 6 voice polyphonic analog synthesiser.

Visually a bit tatty, the faceplate is slightly misshapen and has some rack rash and a few other small marks. The volume pot is also a little bit loose but functional.

1 of the voice chips has failed and needs replacing. I have been using the synthesiser without much problems without it as not many of the 800 presets use all the voices, but you do notice it occasionally. I purchased a new CEM 3396 narrowbody to do this but never got around to it, same story with the firmware update. Both of these are very easy pull out/push in jobs, but while it’s opened up probably worth switching out the battery for a battery holder/button battery (requires some basic soldering), although seems to be fine.

Once you get the new firmware in you have a couple of options for ‘real-time’ control. One of them is an £800-ish controller from Steroping, Another is patchbase which is around 30 quid and works on your computer or iPad.

Comes with the original instruction manual which I have forgotten to photograph but will add tomorrow.”

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Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 Sound Module / Analog Synth Works Great

Comes out of a batch of studio gear that was well maintained, mostly racked, non smoking etc.

This one works well and comes as you see in the photos. It is in nice condition with a small amount of wear.

Wear may contain scratches, rack rash or other minor marks. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 Vintage Analog Synthesizer. Condition is in Excellent “Used” Condition.
This thing sounds Awesome-nothing better than REAL Analog synths! You cant get this sound from a plug-in.
From Fat basses to searing leads and don’t forget that SEM OB Brass(Prince to the Human League).
Perfect working condition.
Built like a tank-Made in Japan

Hate to see this stuff go-but I have to move.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Just recently serviced, June of 2020 to be exact, Oberheim Matrix 1000 Sound Module. As we know this is one of the Best Of 80’s spins modules. It’s so filthy rich with sounds that it’s just incredible and you can go thru them for days and will stop on almost every sound for hours as they are all inspiring and sweet to anyone’s ear. In Great Condition W/ Manual. Condition is “Used”. Thank you” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim matrix 1000 module hardly used just sat in the studio never on the road. The internal battery was replaced and that erases the first 200 presets. All the other 800 presets are in ROM and intact. The first 200 are in RAM that means that can be rewritten and they are only copies from that other 800 presets anyway. They are easily recopied from the manual by pushing a few buttons. The sounds are very fat. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 analog synthesizer. 120V. Very good, clean condition. New 2032 battery installed with clip, so future battery replacement is simple. All six voices are now functioning properly. Two of the CEM 3396 voice chips were not functioning properly and have been replaced. Voices tuned and calibrated/see pics. All new stainless case screws. V1.13. 90-day warranty.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

” UP FOR SALE IS AN OBERHEIM MATRIX 1000 SYNTHESIZER.
WHEN I POWERED IT UP THE LAMP LIGHTS BUT NO FURTHER CHECKING/TESTING FOR THE FUNCTIONS.
THEREFORE ITEM IS BEING SOLD AS UNTESTED. SOLD AS IS
COSMETICALLY IT HAS SOME MARKS AND SCRATCHES AROUND THE TOP COVER AND HERE AND THERE.
VOLTAGE IS SET TO 220V OPERATION.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“The original analogue rack-mount synth module is on offer here. It works great, just tested several of the ONE THOUSAND PATCHES myself and it sounds amazing. This unit is a 120V original, made in the USA from Oberheim. It features lots and lots and lots of sounds from the Oberheim Matrix 6R and a ton of other sounds. It has MIDI in, out, and thru, a single 1/4 output. LED display is bright (pictured). There is some rack rash around the rack ears, on the top and bottom (pictured). Buttons are all responsive and all functions seem to work. Comes only with a power cord, but you can find the manual online. Can’t go wrong with this one. They are getting kinda rare, too, so grab this one up today!” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Oberheim Matrix 1000

“Oberheim Matrix 1000 analog synthesizer. 120V. Very good, clean condition. New 2032 battery installed with clip, so future battery replacement is simple. All six voices are now functioning properly. Two of the CEM 3396 voice chips were not functioning properly and have been replaced. Voices tuned and calibrated/see pics. All new stainless case screws. V1.13. 90-day warranty.”
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