Stereoping Programmer Oberheim Matrix 1000 / 6 / 6R
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Includes Manual & Power Supply.
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The Stereoping ‘Synth Programmer’ is the next logical step after our successful Synth Controller. It allows direct access to all parameters of your favourite music synthesizer – with 45 pots, 4 endless dials, a 2×16 character display and 7 old-school pushbuttons. High quality electronic parts in a tough and cute steelcase Made in Germany.
The Synth Programmer will be available in several editions, each highly specialized and optimized in visual design and firmware to get the most out of the supported synthesizer. More about the available editions in the tab ‘EDITIONS’.
The programmer will be connected to your synth in a loop (MIDI IN to MIDI OUT and vice versa) for both to use the same initial patch-parameter values. On turning a knob the display shows – besides the new – also the ‘old’ value for targeted, non-destructive editing. Of course the programmer has a second MIDI IN jack to be connected to your DAW or sequencer. Incoming Midi data will be merged with the parameter changes from the frontpanel and will be sent together into your synthesizer. You can tweak the sound while the sequencer fires notes into the synth at the same time.
The 45 most important parameters are assigned directly to pots. The remainings are clustered in groups and quickly accessible over display and encoders.
One feature we always loved on vintage synthesizers is the Chord Memory. We therefore thought it would be nice to integrate one in the Synth Programmer. A learnt chord (up to 6 notes) can be transposed on the keyboard by pressing just one key. The Chord Memory of the Synth Programmer does not only memorize one chord, it offers five, each with it’s own strum delay! These five ‘Chord-Slots’ can be swapped quickly by midi notes to play or automate the most complex chord progressions. All your learnt chords will be saved automatically and are instantly available after the next powerup.
Each Synth Programmer comes with a decent, detailed, printed operation manual in english. For the DIY kit we will offer a pictured building instructions PDF. The kit is complete: all parts, pre-programmed MPU, knobs and a tough steelcase with faceplate.
Synth Programmer Editions
The Synth Programmer will be offered in 5 Editions, each carefully designed and programmed to get the most of the targeted synthesizer. It is NOT possible to swap the editions directly on the programmer. This would not make any sense – the faceplate would not match anymore. The Matrix does not have any Wave Envelope and the Microwaves Oscillators have no Crossmodulation e.g. But you can dump any edition into the programmer, so you can safely try out all the others. We also will offer faceplates separately. If you decide to permanently swap to another edition – no problem.
The Edition for Matrix is dedicated to the Oberheim Matrix 1000/6 and 6R with all available firmwares from Oberheim, Gligli or Rob Grieb. You can set your target synth (M1000 or 6) and the firmware you are running in the PREFS of the Synth Programmer – the Programmer’s firmware was explicitly optimized for each synth/firmware combination. Of course the modulations matrix can be edited without restrictions and is quickly accessable with the 4 Encoders – one for Slot, Source, Target and Amount. There are some nifty features here: temporarily disable the currently displayed (or all) modulations. Or change the currently displayed modulation value very quick with the dedicated ‘VALUE’ or ‘ZERO’ pots. Besides the powerful Chord Memory the Edition for Matrix also offers a parametrized Randomizer.
Front height: 2.5" (bottom to knob top)
Rear height:3.5" (bottom to knob top)
Depth: 5.25" (3U rack height)