MATRIXSYNTH: Cheetah MS6 w/ Maad Upgrade

Friday, July 03, 2015

Cheetah MS6 w/ Maad Upgrade


via this auction

"Also included will be the original 8 page documentation regarding Cheetah MS6 Firmware Upgrade v1.3 By Kristofer Maad... Plus a 26 page printed manual with everything needed to know on how to operate synthesiser. The Maad os adds some wonderful features like, allowing you to control everything via CC messages from your sequencer. DAW or controller!

This is a Six voice polyphonic analogue synth that can be split up in to 6 multi timbral parts.
Made from the same voice Curtis chips as Oberheim Matrix 1000
2 Oscillators
2 Envelopes
Filter and an LFO per voice.
Oscillators have 6 waveforms, PWM and sync .
One of the few synths that responds to polyphonic after touch too.

The MS6 is a full-featured analog synth with 12 oscillators with PWM, noise and sync. There are 6 analog 24dB/oct filters which are warm and resonant! Programming from the front panel is possible but quite a bit tedious, so use of an editor is definitely recommended, such as Unisyn or the Knobby. The MS6 has been used by OMD and Rick Wakeman.

Towards the end of the eighties, the British company Cheetah released their finest, the MS6. It's a 6-voice polyphonic/multitimbral analog synthesizer in a single-unit rack module. It has two digitally controlled oscillators per voice (12 DCOs) to provide better stability, and they sound surprisingly warm and musical. It's got the same sound chips (CEM 3396) as the Oberheim Matrix 6/6R and Matrix 1000 but the MS6 is multitimbral! Get creative with layering patches for ensembles or Trance heaven! Hidden within this little unit are some wonderful string, bass, lead, voice and percussion sounds!"

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