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Oberheim 8 Voice

Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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Oberheim 8 Voice
6 000.00 street price

Combined into one housing, eight SEM modules feature sixteen voltage-controlled oscillators (eight voices per each of the two VCOs), eight controlled filters, eight controlled amplifiers with ADS generators that can be configured individually.

All settings can be saved in one of the sixteen presets of the built-in PSP module.

In general, the synthesizer represents two 4 Voice docked one over another. Thanks to this configuration, 8 Voice has two independent mixers, each of which operates with its own four voices. There is a volume and position control in the stereo panorama per each voice.

The synthesizer was launched sporting a 4-octave non-dynamic keyboard. Later models were equipped with an additional 5-octave keyboard, with each keyboard responsible for four voices. Thus, the latest revisions of 8 Voice were essentially just about two independent 4 Voice units linked by a sequencer, PSP module and shared one housing.

Country of origin / production: USA

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Usage area
Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Archetype
Analogue (A) 
Polyphony
Analog Voices8
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators per voice16
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Patches16
Filter
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
Band-reject Filter (BRF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Attack 
Decay 
Sustain 
Sequencer
Parts count2
Step Sequencer 
Max Step Count8
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Portamento 
Keys
Type Synth Action
Size4
Number of Keys49
Audio out
Stereo 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)4
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified4
Power
Voltage 110V
Voltage 60Hz
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Case/ body
Metal&wood 
Color
Black 
Production start1977
Production end1990
Production ended

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