Synth pioneer Tom Oberheim has announced the Oberheim Two Voice Pro Synthesizer, a modern recreation of the 1975 classic.
Oberheim says “It is similar to the original from 1975, but with some very interesting upgrades.”
- Mini-Sequencer is enhanced – you still generate a sequence with the knobs ( up to 16 positions ) but you can store sequences from the knobs into flash memory (up to 99 sequences stored)
- Two sequences can be played simultaneously (or play one sequence while also playing on the keyboard, like the old one)
- After sequences are stored in flash memory, you can edit them to add 2-way, 3-way or 4-way ratcheting and you can program the gate length from zero (like a rest) up to almost the complete step length
- Sequences can be chained into songs, and each step in a song can be programmed for sequence number, transpose amount and number of repeats
- Sequencer syncs to Midi Clock
- Keyboard outputs velocity and pressure
- Each module (both SEMs, Mini-Sequencer, Keyboard Control) has mini-jack patch points (over 50 patchpoints)
- Pitch and Modulation wheels
- Pan pots
- Headphone output
- Separate Vibrato LFO
The Oberheim Two Voice Pro Synthesizer is expected to be available in June, priced at $3495.
20 thoughts on “Tom Oberheim Intros $3495 Two Voice Pro Synthesizer”
Holy ,,,,,,, Money get away
get a good job with more paid
and your ok
I need the money.
VERY nice price considering what the old ones go for nowadays… Still cannot afford it. I will work on that.
wow for $349.50 i would def. buy it
That was what the Four-Voice was supposed to cost. I guess that’ll be much more if it’s ever made then, damn. I wish there was an initiative to mass-produce these and the Four-Voice’s like the MiniBrute is doing. Then they’d be like $2000 and every store in the world would sell five a week.
I like the fact that among it’s main features it has a headphone output.
This is what everyone on synthtopia wants, right? A recreation of a synth from the 1970s with the same sound and (mostly) the same features, at what is probably comparable to the original list price? 😉
I kind of wish he’d bring back the MSR-2.
Cars from the 50s were pretty cool. I wouldn’t mind if they brought those back. Too bad we can’t synthesize a reality just choosing all the cool things from various decades.
Hey Tom, if I mow your lawn all summer will you just make me a Matrix 12?
I’ll mow the lawn AND cook. And I make a mean chili.
Yeah, this is what I want on Synthtopia, real analogue loveliness, wish I had the money.
Everyone wishing they had the money to purchase…
Maybe this is why most companies just won’t make these things?
That might be part of it.
I’m sure it has a lot to do with it. The success of stuff like the Mopho, Minitaur and (soon) Minibrute seem to indicate that <$1K is the sweet spot at the moment. I don't even necessarily think that the price on this (or on a Voyager XL) make them bad values — I just don't know how many people can drop $3.5 – $5K on a synth given the shitty state of the economy.
I’m sure this is worth every penny, but it also demonstrates why clamoring for a real analog CS-80 or Jupiter-8 is hugely unrealistic. If a well-appointed 2-voice analog synth is $3495, what do think the tag would be on an 8-voice instrument? When $3495 will buy you any one of several variations on a full production rig, it draws a solid line. This thing is sweet for sure, but stand-alone SEMs will be Tom’s bread and butter.
Damn. I can imagine one of these next to my imaginary Voyager XL.
I’m so glad to see Oberheim making synths. These were always my favorite. The Matrix-6 was a total workhorse and will always hold a top spot for me.
I just did a girl scream !!!!!
This is great news……Second job to afford it….here I come !!!!! Please hire me now !
Tom, can we get a real picture of your synth? I’m already in love, but I need to know if this love is real!
I love the tolex, but I don’t see a handle. Better hope your latches are secure or bye, bye pretty Two-Voice Pro and you’re left with the lid in your hand… 🙂
It looks GREAT!..Hope it sounds as great too as I have an original TVS-1A (ex-Edgar Froese) that I bought restored in 2003 & still use on gigs.
I worked out that if I sell it, I could probably afford two of the new ones!…Tempting.
The (old) 2-voice is a fantastic “engine-room” for live impro but have to say the new 2-voice sequencer looks like a far better proposition for live-twiddling.The old TVS has stacked double-pots that are a bit fiddly to adjust live and there is no (installed) clock-in or Seq CV/Gate Outs.
Also, I wonder whether or not the new 2-Voice VCFs will self-oscillate as the old versions do not unless you fire a signal through them.
I like the idea of the extra ‘global’ LFO too and the addition of Moog-style Pitch & Mod wheels.
Good Luck with this project Tom!