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Showing posts with label Cheetah. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cheetah. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

ZX Spectrum: Cheetah Midi interface and Casio CZ-101 synthesizer in Micro Live (UK 1986)


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"Cheetah Midi interface in action in an episode of Micro Live from 1986."

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

c.1987 Cheetah MS6 Analogue Multi Timbral Polyphonic 6-voice Vintage Analog Rackmount Synthesiser

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Currently listed on Reverb here.

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Frap Tools Fumana Part 4: Masking [with the Cheetah MS6]


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"Turning the bands of the Fumana on and off with MIDI notes.

00:00 Intro
00:03 Cheetah MS-6, setting pre-mask band levels
00:42 Activate masking
01:49 Mask sequencing, various modes
04:08 Envelope
06:25 Delay
07:57 Asjusting MS6 patch
09:55 A bit more tweaking

Original photo of mask by Ibolya Toldi @ pexels."

You can find additional posts in this series here.

Friday, December 08, 2023

Cheetah MS6 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 16914

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"The Cheetah MS6 is six-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer in a 1u 19” rack. It was launched in 1988 by Welsh company Cheetah who blazed a brief but glorious trail through the world of music tech in the mid to late 80s before imploding in 1993. The MS6 is based around a fairly conventional two oscillator > low pass filter > dual ADSR envelope architecture implemented on six Curtis CEM3396 chips, one per voice, which were also used in the Oberheim Matrix 6, 6R and 1000.

The MS6 is often compared to the Matrix 1000 because of its similar form factor and circuitry. I can’t comment on how valid that is sonically because I’ve never used a Matrix 1000, but it should be noted that, unlike the Matrix 1000, sounds on the MS6 can be created and edited from the front panel without an external programmer. Although you may wish to add one, for reasons I’ll go into further down.

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Cheetah MS6 Synthesizer [Demo 01] Can I Edit Sounds Using Cubase?


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"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2023

Ah the Cheetah MS6 DCO Synth module. Let's get real, front panel editing is no fun and slow af. I want to use Cubase to edit the sounds. Will it work?

Where I found Cheetah MS6 firmware update Eprom
http://www.maad.net/ms6/
Where I found Cheetah MS6 Cubase Device panel
https://cykong.com/CubaseSX/SXpanels.htm

Recorded direct, only the onboard effects are used. No other mastering or effects have been added."

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Arion DDS-1 Delay [Pedals w/ Synthesizers #15] Demo No Talk


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"Arion DDS-1 is a vintage digital delay pedal. Recorded direct, no other mastering or effects. Just the Arion Pedal and various synths one at a time."

0:00 Roland Jupiter-6
2:03 Cheetah MS6
3:40 Korg Polysix

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Sunday, April 02, 2023

Cheetah MS6

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"Beautiful CEM-based synthesis in a rack, with lot of possible edition. Upgraded to Maad OS v1.3. Rack ears are ok, slightly bent but will fit perfectly in a rack."

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Cheetah MD8 Digital Drum Machine

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This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

This appears to be the first MD8 featured on the site. You can find a handful of posts mentioning Cheetah drum synths here.

Pics of the inside below.

Monday, September 05, 2022

Cheetah MS-6 Multi Timbral Vintage Analog Synthesizer Original Owner's Manual

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"Affordable Excellence"

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Cheetah MS-6 Rackmount Synthesizer

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Cheetah MS6 Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Analog Synth

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"Up for sale is very rare Cheetah MS6 Multitimbral Analog Synthesizer Module, produced in UK in the '80s. It's famous for having the same sound chips (CEM 3396) as the Oberheim Matrix 6/6R and Matrix 1000, but with multitimbral feature.

The unit is fully functional and in great shape. It has the most recent firmware update, MAAD V1.3. The original firmware chip is also included."

Monday, October 04, 2021

Cheetah MS6 Vintage 80s Analog 6 Voice Multitimbral Poly Synth

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Pic of the inside below.

"Vintage 80s analogue polysynth, handbuilt in Cardiff!

Six dual oscillator voices from Curtis CEM chips.

Two oscillators per voice, 24dB filter, 2x ADSRs, LFO, PWM, Sync, 6-voice Poly, Velocity sensitive, up to 6-part multitimbral.. pretty comprehensive in a 1 unit rack and sounds good too!

Editing is straightforward from the front panel, though you won't be reading them from the top surface once it's racked! I'm sure there's editing software too, or an external box such as the Kiwi controller (which has an MS6 template) would make this a dream to use. Latest v.9.0 Cheetah OS too.

Very nice condition for an MS6 and fully working. Only noticeable marks are around the rack ears, and you don't see those once racked up. Very clean inside too. I replaced the battery last year and it still has the factory presets in it, have just used a couple of the string/ synth pads really. Have tested it edits and saves new sounds, however. You have 5 banks of ROM presets and another 2 for user patches."

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Cheetah MS6 Multi-Timbral Synth Module

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"320 ROM Sounds, 96 Non-volatile RAM sounds, 64 User programmable performance memories, Dual DCO per voice, Six voice polyphonic, Velocity Sensitive, Aftertouch (pressure) sensitive, Dual ENV per voice, Six 24db/Octave VCFs Direct access patch change buttons, Fully programmable from the front panel, LED display, MIDI IN, OUT and THRU."

Friday, April 02, 2021

Cheetah MS6 w/ MAAD OS V. 9.0 Firmware Update

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Interesting texture on the front panel.

You can find details on the MAAD update in this post, and a demo video here.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Cheetah MS6 Multitimbral Synth

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Cheetah MS6 Multitimbral Synth

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Cheetah MS6 SN 1825

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Monday, September 07, 2020

Cheetah MS6

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Some pics of the inside below. This one had a leaky battery and was likely damaged.

Friday, September 04, 2020

1985 Musikmesse Ad & More from Debut LP Magazine Issue 8/9 1984


Just spotted this one and below in Debut LP Magazine Issue 8/9 from 1984.

Below:

C64 Breakin' on the Streets ad

Casio

Cheetah Soft

Previous issues have ads for the Roland MC-202.

Debut LP Magazine was a zine from 1984 that featured an LP showcasing various artists.  You can find the list of them on Discogs here.  This was the UK version.  There was a German version before it. They are great look back in time.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Cheetah Marketing Specdrum EP3 Alternate Sounds and SYNCHRO Start


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"In this final Specdrum video we take a quick look at the extra sounds that were available and how to sync the system to a DAW."


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