Tom Oberheim has introduced a new analog synth – the Oberheim Son Of 4 Voice.
If it doesn’t look brand-spanking new, though, there’s a reason…..
Here’s the announcement for the Oberheim Son Of 4 Voice:
SON OF 4 VOICE’s SEMs bring back vintage ’70s design … 100% discrete analog … absolutly no custom chips.
The audio that screams from an SEM is fat, fine and funky, with a tonal variety unlike any other sound-generating device on this rock we call home. Gang up four of these monsters, and you’ve got sounds that’re thicker than thunder.
SO4V can be used as a 4-voice polyphonic synth or as 4 individual synths under MIDI control. Two SO4Vs can be ganged together to create an 8-voice.
The Polyphonic Voice Control and Programmer section retains all the features of the original Four Voice Programmer and Keyboard control modules, while adding gotta-have-’em goodies like these:
- Two MIDI sync capable LFOs with multiple waveshapes including sample and hold per voice
- Two programmable ADSR envelope generators per voice
- Selectable master tuning (both VCOs or VCO2 only) allows easy detuning for huge unison sounds
- Polyphonic portamento with linear or exponential response
- Noise generator connected to filter input #1
- External audio or A440 tuning reference connected to filter input #2
- Updated output module with mix and pan control for each voice
- Two SO4Vs can be easily connected together – result: eight voices!
Each SO4V is equipped with a Tom Oberheim signature plate.
Specifications subject to change.
The Oberheim Son Of 4 Voice is expected to be available in May, 2011, for US $3,495.
Preorder at GFSAgency.