In his latest video, synthesist Hainbach shares a look at old-school sequencing with the rare Oberheim DS-2A Digital Sequencer from 1973.
The DS-2A step sequencer is huge and very limited, compared to modern step sequencers. But like a lot of old-school gear, it was designed with a lot of flexibility.
“When I first got the Oberheim DS-2A Digital Sequencer in my studio, I got stumped – how can make this part of my whole setup?” notes Hainbach. “The connections seemed just too limited and the specs laughingly bad for 2021. Was I stuck with a museum piece? But in working with it, I realized something that made me appreciate this rare and vintage instrument from 1973.”
Is it a case of less is more? Check out the video and share your thoughts on old-school sequencers and sequencing in the comments!
16 thoughts on “Old School Sequencing With The Rare Oberheim DS-2A Digital Sequencer”
Now that’s a desktop in every sense of the world, Beautiful styling. Didn’t watch the video.
no screen so its a thumbs down for me
It’s from 1973, a screen is a little much to ask for that time 🙂
…you missed the irony. happens more in Germany 😉
greetings from Berlin;)
(did not watch the video)
german irony is a rare bird indeed
@Hainbach, the end resolt sounds great!
Yes, huge fail.. No OLED. What the heck were they thinking? No MIDI? I am out…
Spends 1200 eur for the museum piece.
Tries to justify it with nonsense arguments about “human feel and playability” which can be done with any modern cheap sequencer.
Raises prices for this junk beign a “synthfluencer”
Sells it for more
shame on him for buying something because he liked it’s look, admitting it, finding creative use for a it, making a video about it and enjoy it all in the process 🙂
So you don’t think this kind of self marketing is pretentious?
he did promote his channel at the end but this is fine, and no, nothing pretentious but maybe i didn’t understood what you are asking.
“…I got stumped – how can make this part of my whole setup?…”
“…Was I stuck with a museum piece?…”
All’s well that ends well (plus a Synthtopia topic), is it not?
writing three exclamation marks after meh taking the sting out of it
Another award winning thread.