Tom Oberheim Talks Two Voice

Synth demonstrated by the man himself      08/05/14

In this video from keyboardmag1, Tom Oberheim drops by the home of SF Bay area musician Mikael Johnston to deliver Mikael's brand new Two-Voice synthesizer.

Tom Oberheim recently brought back the Two Voice, very similar to the original, but with the addition of a few interesting upgrades.

Two Voice Features:

  • Mini-Sequencer is enhanced - you still generate a sequence with the knobs ( up to 16 positions ) but you can store sequences from the knobs into flash memory
  • Two sequences can be played simultaneously (or play one sequence while also playing on the keyboard, like the old one)
  • After sequences are stored in flash memory, you can edit them to add 2-way, 3-way or 4-way ratcheting and you can program the gate length from zero (like a rest) up to almost the complete step length
  • Sequences can be chained into songs, and each step in a song can be programmed for sequence number, transpose amount and number of repeats
  • Sequencer syncs to Midi Clock
  • Keyboard outputs velocity and pressure
  • Each module (both SEMs, Mini-Sequencer, Keyboard Control) has mini-jack patch points (56 patchpoints)
  • Pitch and Modulation wheels
  • Pan pots
  • Headphone output
  • Separate Vibrato LFO

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4 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
O'behave    Said...

The cost of this is an insult to ordinary musicians. These old synth designers need to get into the real world. $3000+ for two voices?? You can buy a 2nd hand OBXA for less than that on ebay.

It's like he's saying - I can rip you off because of my name - so give me your money.

Yeah, yeahs its Oberheim we get it - but Jesus Christ - who does he think we are?

Designing synths for rich old farts is not innovation. Go back into retirement!!

Before others criticise my post - it's the outrageous cost I'm on about - disgusting - it's immoral and skews other synth pricings.

12-May-14 03:06 AM

TGH    Said...

He thinks you're poor young farts that can't afford it.

12-May-14 06:25 AM

O'ZipIt    Said...

..the dominion 1 is presumably aimed at younger farts, has one voice, and will cost nearly $2000. lots of synths occupy this price bracket, made by people of various ages and wealth categories. luckily there's no shortage of choice right now for excellent more affordable synths. some are even kid friendly, they come in primary colours and miniature form factors. sometimes they have little cranks on them, and can be put together as a diy pack like lego.

12-May-14 12:00 PM

friendofChaka    Said...

He's trying to make money while making great synths, do you expect him to do it for free?

13-May-14 12:45 AM

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