Thursday, May 11, 2017

Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar SN 0565


via this auction

"This OSCar has MIDI and is 100% fully functional. It just got back from a full servicing checkup by Jeff @ The Analog Lab (work receipt can be provided to winning buyer). Analog Lab is probably the best place to get OSCars worked on here in the USA. It's been recapped, cleaned up and connector boards soldered properly for safer travel.

Cosmetically it's in excellent shape. On very close inspection you will notice some strips of tape on the front but it came that way from previous owner and apparently was like that from the factory and is original. It hardly shows up in the pictures and might not even be something you notice except on close inspection, but just thought I would mention it so there are no surprises. Otherwise it looks really excellent all around.

The sound is AMAZING, with a huge set of features for the time, including programmable harmonic waveforms, patch memory, sequencer, an awesome arpeggiator, duophonic capabilities (yes you can play two notes at once) along with one of the best filters I have ever played, allowing for LP, BP, HP, overdrive capabilities. Huge bass, leads, effects unlike anything else. One of my favorite monophonic synthesizers of all time, & I've played them all, from Minimoogs to Arp Odysseys to Synton Syrinx. If I had to describe the sound I would say it's instant Boards of Canada, smooth, bubbly, analog with an aggressive Aphex Twin side that can get gritty & rough. Check out the detailed pictures below. Operates at 220v, but will include the step transformer for operation in the USA."

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