I completely and totally disagree. (hey, that’s what these lists are for, right
I had the 6R and now have two M1000s. I wil never own another 6R.
Here’s a box that’s MADE to be played only one way: through MIDI. Yet, the 6R has no midi volume. Yes, you can assign VCA2 to volume, but that ties up a mod channel.
And once you go software (I use Opcode Galaxy – very cool Matrix 6 editing) it doesn’t matter which box you use because it’s all done through the computer screen.
OK, so I paid $1100 brand new for my 6R back in the day – and back then, having a few features was OK, but today
6 voices is not even a serious axe any more, let alone worth splitting or layering.
As they’re virtually identical in sound (though some might argue the point) it comes down to how you want to integrate into your system. If you want to PLAY the thing to grab a handful of old skool analog, then the M1000 is the way to go: quick and easy. If you wanna TWEAK the thing and go into places that most people do not, then a strong argument for the 6R could be made, if you didn’t have a computer (which you obviously do, or you wouldn’t be sending email ;-)
So as such, I can hardly think of a reason to won the 6R... except the cool looking front panel :-)
On Behalf Of
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:44 AM
Re: [oberheim] Help me with a Matrix 100 vs. 6R decision...
You can get all Mx1000 programs on the internet, and you can load them via Midi.
Also you can do split/layer with 6R!!!!
Only thing that it has 127 RAM program places less than Mx1000.(only drawback).
Anyway, I'll go with 6R...
Wed, 4/14/10, ogusa@...
From: ogusa@... <ogusa@...>
Subject: Re: [oberheim] Help me with a Matrix 100 vs. 6R decision...
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 5:49 AM
Gee the M1000 is only one rack space.
That said, if you can spare the rack space keep the 6R.
Bi-timbral/separate outs/front panel editing is definitely better.
I have a M1000 because I can't spare the extra rack spaces.
Only 2 banks of the M1000 are editable, the rest are ROM, though I
just use sysex to tweak the ROM sounds as I go.
Quoting bob_at_work_ 2000 <
> Hi group. I recently purchased an Oberheim 1000 and a 6R, listened
> to both and like what I hear, but think I only have room for one of
> these babies....decisions , decisions. Here is what I am
> weighing.... 1000 presets, editable via software in mono before
> external effects or 100 presets, editable via front panel or
> software, in possibly stereo or layered, but limited to 4/2 or 3/3
> voice division. Sonically, the units seem the same although I have
> not tried an apples with apples voice comparison.. ..so what are your
> thoughts on which I should keep
> El Segundo, CA
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