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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Illusion Productions a professional user from Utah, USA writes:
As of this year an OB-Mx came to me still new in the box ... never once used and only plugged in for testing. There are still miracles in this life...Well with all being said, I am still full of faith that somewhere maybe falling out of Heaven about 5 more voice cards will waltz into my life. If anyone wants to send some voice cards my way and make a little cash on the side... I would be eternally grateful.

Curtis MacPherson

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-20-2005 at 00:58
Oliver Cherer a professional user from London writes:
I agree that this is a great synth judged unduly harshly in some quarters. I'd agree that the EGs are a bit odd and aren't really up to scratch but it's a fierce beast when wound up and I only have 2 voices in mine. The voice cards are very rare these days and expensive if you see them. The battery is easy to replace. Just unscrew the top and look insode. It slips out and can be replaced easily and extremely cheaply. Don't pay someone to do this!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-16-2004 at 09:02
Dazzy a hobbyist user from UK writes:
I recently got hold of a 2 voice, and I have to say it is awesome! Its had a lot of mixed reviews here, some of them seem a little harsh to say the least! This machine sounds amazing, (Phatt, and tasty) and its a breeze to edit, create and program. (Very well thought out front panel). The only problem I have is that the internal battery has run down so I can't save any user created programs between switching the unit on and off - Bummer! I'm too scared to open it up myself and change the battery! Does anyone out there no of any synth tech/repair places in the UK that would do it for me? (I tried FX and they told me that they don't touch old Oberheim stuff anymore!). Other than that it really is a beauty!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-07-2002 at 06:42
Thomas Elbers writes:
If you own one of these or are thinking of buying one ... YOU NEED TO READ THIS ARTICLE

http://stephengoldin.com/gibson/technohick01.html

posted Thursday-Jun-20-2002 at 00:39
Richard Hilleman a hobbyist user from San Fran writes:
Hmmm.

I guess I must like it, I have two of them (a 6 and a 12 Voice). Maybe the hardest manual in the world to find, considering how new it is.

I have heard a lot of noise about the hardware's unreliability. That hasn't been my experience, but there is something else to be aware. This is a pretty sloppy synth in the EG department. The software controlled Envelope Generators are pretty slow to get going and sloppy to stop. In general, the whole synth interface shows that the software isn't performing at it's full performance. I had a major tech in LA confirm that the software in the unit was shipped incomplete, with bugs, and worst of all, the diagnostics still installed in the rom.

That being said, the six voice is a mainstay of my guitar synth rig. It beat out all others for performance per pound (beating both the Microwave and Nord Lead2, although it would be interesting to try it again with the Omega 8). In classic Analog style, it springs to life with good reverb and a touch of tube fuzz. The modulation options make it a great box for delivering the kind of evolving tone, legato lines that guitar synth are best at.

This rig has all of the characteristics to be a great box, on a par with the Xpander, Four Voice, and OBXa (I own them all), but isn't finished, but it could be........

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-24-2001 at 18:07
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