Synth Site: Oberheim: Matrix 6: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Flowerniad a professional user from Maryland, USA writes:
Fuck virtal analog. All those trendy fools. This synth will stomp and crush and smush and smoosh and grind and fuck any modern synth into undeath. Whoever designed this thing had an ear for what is needed for the types of bold sounds this can dance out.

It's one of my favorites.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-22-2002 at 07:36
Cameron Brand a hobbyist user from Chicago writes:
For a besic setup, this keyboard is probably the only analog board you need. The biggest drawback to this synth is its programming interface. With only a few push buttons and no data wheel, programming can get tiresome, and if you don't know what your doing you can lose your flow of creativity. The other thing I wish this board had was more multi-timbrality. You can split the keyboard and essetially get 2 parts of multitimbrality but you have to be carefully of the polyphony. I still haven't figured out the key priority of this board, wether it is lowest/last/highest note priority. Once you get past those issues, you really get a good feel for the board. As with any synth, you have to have a few sit-down sessions with it before you really feel comfortable with it. I don't care what other people say, but a lot of the presets are pretty cool. Even if you don't like the presets, they are really good starting places to shape your own sounds from. The most inportant feature of this synth is the Mod Matrix. There are thousands of routing possibilities, making this a sort of digital modular synth. Don't by any means compare this function with that of a real modular or say a nord modular, but the mod matrix allows tons of routing for what the synth is. If you can find this guy for a reasonable price, I highly reccomend picking it up, but I wouldn't go much higher than $350. Another thing that you may want to hunt down if you get this is the Access Matrix Programmer. It's made by Access.. you know, the Virus guys? It's an external programming device that allows for easier programming, but I have never used it so I cannot say how much easier it makes programming. Expect to pay about $350 for this thing as well. It's up to you wether ease is worth $350 or not....

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-19-2001 at 14:18
mischling a part-time user from usa writes:
Great bass, cool hybrid synth if you're working with a lot of MIDI equipment. Wish I had the time/inclination to program it more... Gear overload?!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Sep-30-2001 at 02:11
Zai a hobbyist user from U.S.A writes:
CAUTION: IF YOU BUY THIS UNIT YOU ARE DOOMED TO CHASE DOWN AND BUY THE OBERHEIM MATRIX 1000, THE OBERHEIM MATRIX 12 AND THE MATRIX XPANDER... ps. If you have any questions about costs on the last two....get out your wallets! The Matrix-6 is what it is....A beautiful Analog Synth. Deep, lush tones as well as getting dirty! It's too bad the Oberheim Company got lost along it's way in the years following these Synths. Programming isn't too bad - Like on cold winter nights when you're snowed in... Also awesome when hooked up to a Matrix 1000...HUGE SOUND...HUGE!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-17-2001 at 22:11
B.o.b. a professional user from USA writes:
I've had my Matrix for about 3 weeks and i know that it's gonna fit perfectly along side of my Korg Ms2000. The two compliment each other very well. The Matrix has a more metallic/brassy sound but can also be very lush. I think the programming options outweigh the fact that it's annoying to program, and the fact that i got it for only $305 makes it even greater. Most of the presets are total crap, but anyone who enjoys programming will find that this thing is capable of a lot. I give it a 5 for doing sooo much for so little money.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-10-2000 at 02:29
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