MATRIXSYNTH: Onde Magnetique OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer + Accessories

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Onde Magnetique OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer + Accessories


via this auction

"This is the limited edition 2019 version of the OM-1 with 1 extra tape (worn out/feedback) and Softpot Pitch Ribbon controller. Designed by Scott Campbell.

This thing is amazing! Only letting it go to make room for other gear. Works perfect. All items as pictured.

From the website:

The OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer is an analog musical instrument built around the concept that when a continuous tone/note is recorded to tape, its pitch will change as the tape's playback speed is increased or decreased. Individual notes are playable via the 8 buttons (keys), each with a tuning knob directly above it. The volume of the notes can be articulated by using the pressure sensitive volume control - the harder its pressed, the louder the note. A three position switch controls attack/release response of the audio output - Short, Medium, and Long. CV/Gate inputs allow control over the cassette's pitch and volume from a linear (non-quantized) voltage sequencer.

While loosely inspired by instruments like the Mellotron® and Ondes Martenot, the OM-1 has a sound all its own. Because it uses a standard cassette tape as its audio source, the sound creation possibilities are endless. The OM-1 is engineered for experimentation."

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