OSCar

“This is a very rare OSCar Synthesiser with MIDI manufactured by the only British synth producers The Oxford Synthesiser Company in 1984. It has been recently serviced by CYBERWAVE EMS vintage synth repair specialists.

It works perfectly.

This is owned by cult band Sneaker Pimps (keyboarder player and synth aficionado Liam Howe). It has featured on many modern records.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“Oxford Synthesiser Company OSCar monosynthesiser with MIDI Serviced by Cyberwave EMS in the last few weeks. Cyberwave are specialists in OSCars in the UK. The battery was replaced and a few issues sorted out to make it as robust as possible. 3 buttons has been replaced, a key fixed and 2 caps for the knobs have been replaced. All rubber mouldings are in excellent condition and are original.

Condition is very good: A few scratches and deterioration as you would expect from a 30 year old synthesiser. Please see photographs for more detail.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“I bought this brand new in 1986 and it has been extremely well looked after. It is in fantastic condition but for 1 minor scratch on the logo. It has the Synth-restore upgrade to stiffen the chassis (as they are known to sag).

It is one of the last Oscars made and therefore has 36 mems and 1500 note sequencer.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“Absolutely excellent condition with studio use only from new.

Just had a service and overhaul including new power supply.

Works perfectly and with original manual.

Early serial number.

Very collectible these early analogue synthesisers and this one is in exceptional condition. ”
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OSCar

“Serviced 2 years ago. Memory battery replaced.
All working perfectly including MIDI. Smooth patches transfer.
In custom flight case by Swan Flight.
Shipping worldwide from Russia.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“For sale is my Oxford OSCar. It’s in great shape, some minor wear as to be expected so check out the pictures, the main one being a small chip in the bottom most key. I bought this earlier this year from the UK, previous owner was original owner and said he has serviced it before the sale.
Operates on UK voltage so you will need a transformer for use in the USA.
I can include one for free if you need it, just let me know. It’s fully functional, working great, the only thing I notice is it has a little hum but I believe this might be normal, it sounds fine when played but when you don’t play notes there’s a little hum audible, perhaps it’s just the nature of this vintage synth it’s not crystal quiet like modern synthesizers. I’ve seen some OSCar’s sell for over $6500 recently, I priced my low for a quick easy sale. It’s a real beast monster analog synthesizer with duophonic capabilities and lots of cool features. Quite rare too.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“For sale is my Oxford OSCar. It’s in great shape, some minor wear as to be expected so check out the pictures, the main one being a small chip in the bottom most key. I bought this earlier this year from the UK, previous owner was original owner and said he has serviced it before the sale.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“This powers on fine,but no other tests have been done. The last key is sticking. I was told it will need a new battery for the memory.there could be other little jobs that need servicing which I’m not aware of.selling as untested. Cosmetically in a good condition for the age.some general wear / marks here and there consistent with its age. Please view the pictures for the exact condition” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“For sale here is a rare OSCar Oxford Synthesiser Company. Includes original manual. This OSCar has MIDI and is 100% fully functional. Includes original manual.

It just got back from a full servicing checkup by Jeff @ The Analog Lab (work receipt can be provided to winning buyer). Analog Lab is probably the best place to get OSCars worked on here in the USA. It’s been recapped, cleaned up and connector boards soldered properly for safer travel.

Cosmetically it’s in excellent shape. On very close inspection you will notice some strips of tape on the front but it came that way from previous owner and apparently was like that from the factory and is original. It hardly shows up in the pictures. There are also minor imperfections to a couple of the keys. These issues might not even be something you notice except on close inspection, but just thought I would mention it so there are no surprises. Otherwise it looks really excellent all around.

The sound is AMAZING, with a huge set of features for the time, including programmable harmonic waveforms, patch memory, sequencer, an awesome arpeggiator, duophonic capabilities (yes you can play two notes at once) along with one of the best filters I have ever played, allowing for LP, BP, HP, overdrive capabilities. Huge bass, leads, effects unlike anything else. One of my favorite monophonic synthesizers of all time, & I’ve played them all, from Minimoogs to Arp Odysseys to Synton Syrinx. If I had to describe the sound I would say it’s instant Boards of Canada, smooth, bubbly, analog with an aggressive Aphex Twin side that can get gritty & rough. Check out the detailed pictures below. Operates at 220v, but will include the step transformer for operation in the USA. These Oscars rarely show up for sale, maybe only once or twice a year. Don’t miss out on this one!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“OSCar Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser with MIDI.

Includes original instruction document, original tapes containing the supplied configuration data (waveforms, voices, sequences) and the original sales pamphlet.

In good condition commensurate with age and fully working. Note, cap missing on the Decay potentiometer of the filter ADSR (cosmetic only).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“For sale here is a rare OSCar Oxford Synthesiser Company. Includes original manual. This OSCar has MIDI and is 100% fully functional. I also have the original manual and will include it (picture of that coming shortly).

It just got back from a full servicing checkup by Jeff @ The Analog Lab (work receipt can be provided to winning buyer). Analog Lab is probably the best place to get OSCars worked on here in the USA. It’s been recapped, cleaned up and connector boards soldered properly for safer travel.

Cosmetically it’s in excellent shape. On very close inspection you will notice some strips of tape on the front but it came that way from previous owner and apparently was like that from the factory and is original. It hardly shows up in the pictures. There are also minor imperfections to a couple of the keys. These issues might not even be something you notice except on close inspection, but just thought I would mention it so there are no surprises. Otherwise it looks really excellent all around.

The sound is AMAZING, with a huge set of features for the time, including programmable harmonic waveforms, patch memory, sequencer, an awesome arpeggiator, duophonic capabilities (yes you can play two notes at once) along with one of the best filters I have ever played, allowing for LP, BP, HP, overdrive capabilities. Huge bass, leads, effects unlike anything else. One of my favorite monophonic synthesizers of all time, & I’ve played them all, from Minimoogs to Arp Odysseys to Synton Syrinx. If I had to describe the sound I would say it’s instant Boards of Canada, smooth, bubbly, analog with an aggressive Aphex Twin side that can get gritty & rough. Check out the detailed pictures below. Operates at 220v, but will include the step transformer for operation in the USA. These Oscars rarely show up for sale, maybe only once or twice a year. Don’t miss out on this one!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

oscar ” For sale here is a rare OSCar Oxford Synthesiser Company. This OSCar has midi and is 100% fully functional. It came just back from servicing and plays perfectly. Cosmetically it’s in excellent shape. It sounds AMAZING, with a huge set of features for the time, including programmable harmonic waveforms, patch memory, sequencer, an awesome arpeggiator, duophonic capabilities (yes you can play two notes at once) along with one of the best filters I have ever played, allowing for LP, BP, HP, overdrive capabilities. Huge bass, leads, effects unlike anything else. One of my favorite monophonic synthesizers of all time, & I’ve played them all, from Minimoogs to Arp Odysseys to Synton Syrinx. If I had to describe the sound I would say it’s instant Boards of Canada, smooth, bubbly, analog with an aggressive Aphex Twin side that can get gritty & rough. Check out the detailed pictures below. Very rare operates at 110v! No need for a transformer for use in the USA. These Oscars rarely show up for sale, maybe only once or twice a year. Check out the detailed pictures to make sure you like it. Don’t miss out on this one! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar Project Machine

osacr ” It is very important you know what you are getting into before you buy this. Needs to have a qualified technician with patience restore it. All the boards and Main ingredients are present but there is a good deal of work to be done here. When this was handed to me several technicians had already did the repairs on it, and they were obviously not competent enough to finish the job. Have decided I am never going to get to do this, so I might as well give it up to someone who wants to do it. As you can see in some of the pics, there are some knobs and Stems that are not present on the instrument but I have most of them and I am including them. I haven’t done an actual count, but probably 95% of all the knobs and switch caps will be included. A few items will not such as the rotary switch selectors. But those can actually be purchased quite cheaply. Top key is missing a nub on the frame to hold it in proper place, that will need to be dealt with by buyer.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

OSCar “This is from my private collection, I purchased this beautiful holy grail of synthesizers in England, 2002. It was overhauled by now defunct FX Music Control in England, all of its internal components were tested, then only replaced as necessary. It has the original 220v power cable, which I use with a step up/down transformer to run off USA 120v.

Included is also another rarity which is an original copy of the owners manual. This synth is in 9.5/10 “near mint” condition and is 100% fully functional. It is missing 1 knob cap for the LFO Amount potentiometer. You will not find a better OSCar than this!

It comes with factory MIDI as well and has the latest version OS installed. This is a very rare opportunity you will not find again. Pics are of the actual unit for sale. This wonderful machine has been very well cared for in my private non-smoking professional studio. Serious buyers only please.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

oscar ” Up for sale is a super rare Oxford Oscar Vintage Analog Synth in near Mint condition. It was recently FULLY serviced and it’s even been converted to 120V so no step down converter is necessary. If you’re unfamiliar with Oscars, they are notorious for having issues inherent to the design. This one, however will not. Let me explain.

Oscars pop up on eBay every now and then and claim to be ‘serviced’, but I implore you to ask the seller what exactly that means. Sometimes they just open up the synth, spray the connections with Caig Deoxit and call that a service, which it isn’t. In fact a lot of ‘serviced’ vintage synths have the bare minimum done to them and claim to be fully serviced, which was the case when I bought this one from a dealer in the UK. ‘Just serviced’ they said. When I received it, everything seemed to work fine. Then I got busy building my studio and the Oscar was not used for almost a year. When I carefully moved it to the new studio and turned it on to test our cabling, I only got a few red lights on and nothing worked, no sounds. I contacted the dealer and of course he sounded surprised and claimed he knew exactly what to do, which was some nonsense via a midi update. Of course that didn’t work. So I sent it to Analogics and Wes worked on it when he had spare time, because I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. After a year of him working on it, I finally get it back and it works great now. The total cost was $1000 and would have been closer to $2000 he said, however since he took that long and it was a learning experience for him, he only charged me the former.

The last Oscar on eBay sold for $4000 from the UK, plus $260 shipping, plus import duties, so probably around $4500. I paid nearly the same for this one a few years ago and now an additional $1000 on the service. If you think my price is too high, I understand. However, if you think finding one cheaper means a better deal, think twice. There are only 2 or 3 people in the U.S. that know how to work on these and you could easily be looking at a $2000 service if something goes wrong with your Oscar. Not to mention the downtime.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

OSCar ” Up for sale is a super rare Oxford Oscar Vintage Analog Synth in near Mint condition. It was just serviced by one of the top analog synth techs in the country so it has years and years of use before needing any attention. Everything works perfectly and sounds incredible. If you’re unfamiliar with Oscars, they are notorious for crapping out. Well, this one had all the connectors, solder points, etc. redone and is rock solid. And it’s even been converted to 120V so no step down converter is necessary.

Its many functions include programmable harmonic waveforms, patch memory, sequencer, great arpeggiator, duophonic capabilities (play two notes at once) scorching filters allowing for LP, BP, HP, overdrive capabilities. Does great bass, leads, crazy sounds that no other synth can reproduce. This is truly a one of a kind!

It doesn’t have the preset sounds loaded b/c I could not find the appropriate midi files, however, from what I recall those sounds aren’t anything to write home about. The fun part is creating your own sounds than nobody else has.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OSCar

“Zum Verkauf aus (Nichtraucher-)Studioauflösung steht ein OSCar, ein sehr seltener, analoger Synthesizer
der englischen Firma Oxford Synthesiser Company.

Das Gerät ist vor knapp anderthalb Jahren im Ingenieurbüro von Herrn Fischbach in Düsseldorf
generalüberholt worden und ist seitdem zeitweise in Betrieb gewesen, technisch also einwandfrei.
Einziger, fairerweise zu erwähnender “Mangel” ist, dass der “Function”-Poti der
“Envelopes and Triggering” Sektion nicht genau auf die Beschriftung angepaßt ist.
Dies hat aber keinerlei Einfluß auf die Funktion” Click here to visit listing on eBay